Haiti’s local director Yvetot Gouin turned to Mechanism Digital to design local-flavor inspired graphic flourishes.
Special Guest: J.J. Sedelmaier
The future is now on this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum as Computer plugs Joel and Alan into the 21st century with their first ever Skype interview! Skyperview! Special Guest J.J. Sedelmaier "phones it in" about such subjects as comic books, graphic novels, and how to build and maintain an independent animation production company. Then, in the first ever Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum sing-song-story-telling-open-microradiophonic-sound-experience, Joel shares his latest therapy ballad about some extra baggage that he's been carrying around. And make sure to stay tuned through the very end of the episode for a special FFAF out-take of Joel and Alan testing out their new technology with one of the biggest names in cinema history!
On the day of Ray Harryhausen’s 90th birthday, at the official opening of the exhibition "Ray Harryhausen - Myths and Legends" at the London Film Museum, the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation has announced its intention to deposit the Collection of the life’s work of celebrated special effects animator Ray Harryhausen at the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK.
The inaugural MAX event in Los Angeles is almost here. Set to take place at Club Nokia, I think I can smell the success brewing.
Anime Expo Los Angeles and the new - maybe even controversial - MAX event are coming soon. This should be an interesting July.
On this decisode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan and Joel lament over the mysterious disappearance and unplanned obsolescence of The FFAF Computer, while entertaining a career in side-show freakery. Then Baman Piderman's own power-couple, shoe-illustrator Lindsay Small and shoe-phobic Alex Butera, discuss dinner, dating, working in cartoons, cartoon networking, avant-god animation assignments, and how perfectly complimentary skill sets boost both animation production and home economy. FFAF then gets a personal invite to their wedding where Joel and Alan will release doves through inventive voice-acting calisthenics.
On a Full Forum Super-Seven-Student Panelpalooza, Joel and Alan survey animation students who study animation at Boston's extra-prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts about their likes, dislikes, and the future of future animation futures. During the course of the discourse, many fundamental life questions are questioned; what's the best way to animate glitter raining down on a stripping cat?, would you really give up your right pinky for the abilities of a changeling?, how can one take a shower in the classroom?, and most importantly, can Hamburger Helper help you to help yourself?
For the first time, Disney has merged media and images with water to create a visual show that will transform the guest experience, evoking a range of emotion from laughter, drama, insanity and beauty similar to an onscreen performance.
Welcome to The Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum's MemorRADdaycal Weekendture Hiatus-Restus Episode-Reload BBQ R'nR'n-Stravagastic Ameri"can-of-beer" Party-bration Party-storm Party-Down Get-away Club! Join Joel, Alan, Myself, and my new love, Sam Olschan, in a hearts-across-the-globe citizen-fest of remembering, eating, traveling, economy-boosting, and kick-off-summering while we all rest our ears and grow fond our hearts 'til the brand new Epsiode 9 posting of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum podcast next Sunday! Until then, check out episodes 1-8 while you wait in traffic.
Love, The FFAF Computer
The J-Pop/J-Rock presence at the Los Angeles Anime Expo continues to grow. Yes, Mano Erina will be attending the world premiere screening of her first film Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror from Tokyo. She will also be performing.
This week on the Frenzer Forman Animation Forum, Alan grills Joel about cheese, shoots the shot about pickles, and reveals his own unique down-home bathing technique. Joel blurts out starts to thoughts, pauses dramatically to think of what to say next, and concludes non-sequitarily. Then special guest, fan, animation motion maker, and high-seas adventurer, Sam Olschan, enlightens the discussion as she loquaciously elucidates on animation teaching philosophy, production practice, dance-fighting, the implausibility of Scrooge McDuck, Narwal Quick-Fire Challenges, and flirting with the FFAF Computer. Six-year-old animation entrepreneur Isaac Short then visits the studio to seek advice about his next very very very traditional stop-motion masterpiece.
New, from the makers of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, it's the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum's Lucky Sevens Sunday Sweep-week Spectacular! Starring Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman! You'll be wowed by Joel's magical grievance genius! Thrilled by Alan's private area! And swept away by a beautiful wind! Your heart will soar as special guest Carolyn London waxes poetic about life as a soon-to-be mother, life as an independent filmmaker, and the future of inter-galactic voyeurism! But that's not all! If you listen now, you'll receive another Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum Super Saver Bonus Feature bringing you another highlight from the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival Animator's Picnic with special guest appearances by Robert Anderson, Gene Fowler, and the 32nd President of the United States of America... Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
J-Rock fans get excited. X Japan is definitely making its presence known in the US. Here is the latest from Bam! PR.
AWNtv has posted sneak peeks of the interviews and attractions of day one through four of FMX 2010. Hear words of wisdom and impressions of the event from industry superstars like Marc Weigert, Volker Engel, Tim Sarnoff, Bruno Velazquez, David Schaub, Bruce W. Smith, Hendrickson, John Bruno, Stuart Sumida, Ben Grossman, David Sproxton, Mohen Leo, Victoria Alonso and Ed Hooks.
Here we go again! It's May again, so time to travel to Stuttgart, Germany to meet, to listen, to open the eyes and the minds, to feel the sense of wonder, the pulse of the future and to be amazed by the achievements of the many professionals, as well as those of the bold young students, who present their work.
Author, animator, and 80's cartoon voice reenactor, The Definitive Tim Finn, stops by to discuss coffee-table books, animation based on colors, and 3D Chess. Joel and Alan then engage Tim in a very brief but colossal battle of capitalism in FFAF's newest radio game, "Two Minute Monopoly". All is then put classier when the beautiful, the insightful, and the ever effervescent Lorelei Pepi reveals her unorthodox recipe for Italian Wedding Soup, her thoughts on animation and art, and why FFAF's other newest radio game, "Brain Cloning", is a good excuse to beat up on Joel's face.
Featuring an announced program packed with conferences, presentations, exhibitions and 6 days filled with screenings of the world’s best animation, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival celebrates its 50th Anniversary from June 7-12 in Annecy, France.
In episode 2 of The Forum, Frenzer and Foreman are intentionally confronted by the mind, the mystique, and the magic of the creative juggernaut power-house - Andy London. Words are said, wisdom is sown
The best of everything our industry has to offer, and then some, comes together every May at this powerhouse event in Stuttgart.
Overall, I like it. I like it a lot. On a sunny day, the monorail ride across the bay to the Tokyo Big Site is worth it alone. During my ride, I not only witnessed a cutesy pop concert, but also some Tokyo drifting.
One of the most widely anticipated theme park entertainment experiences ever created - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort - is set for a public grand opening on June 18.
When you see a never ending line of Otaku marching toward an exhibition gate, a press pass is priceless. But even after bypassing this dragon's tail, I was immediately submerged in a wave of anime fans as I waded into the exhibition hall.
Now with the crazy award season over, AWN offers readers a chance to catch up with all the adventures of the animation nominees. Watch interviews with the nominees and a who's who of the animation community as part of AWN's Oscar Showcase videoblog! New episodes will be posting weekly. Check them out on AWNtv.
"We're almost there." I don't remember which nominee said it, but it was very fitting, given that Walt Disney Animation Studios was the last stop yesterday on the L.A. leg. Of course, "Almost There," from The Princess and the Frog, summarizes the hopes and dreams of all the nominees. So, it was also very fitting that Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements and John Musker were on hand to view the shorts and meet with the nominees.