Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, special features and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry of animation. New this week:
Re:vitalizing Animation Through Virtual Studios
In building a more personal, varied animation future, Greg Singer offers perspective for collaborating online.
Notes from the Underground Part 2 -- Highjacking Animation (And Taking It Back!)
Jean Detheux returns to look at the path animation has strayed onto - a linear, non-experimental path - and discusses why and how we should try to bring it back onto the road leading to Art.
Here We Go! Gorillaz Takes Music By Storm
Paul Feldman goes behind the animated personas of the band Gorillaz to discover the creative team that put such a dynamic group together and the record label brave enough to take it on.
The Games That People Play
Greg Singer visited this year's Game Developers Conference and reports on the breadth of events and insights. From testing out the latest games to discussions of Wittgenstein as a means for simulating sophisticated social activity among game characters, there was something for everyone.
Make Mine Marceline
Robin Allan paints a vivid picture of Marceline, Missouri, Walt Disney's home town. Walt truly harkened back to his days in this rural American town, which continues to strengthen its bonds with this honored native son.
Crossing Over Into Gaming
So, you've been reading the articles about how much work there is in gaming, but you don't know if your skills will cross over? Sylvia Edwards gives us an overview of the gaming production process and where its similarities and differences lie from more traditional animation fields.
A New Age for American Independents?
It seems as if the grasp that vertical integration had on the U.S. is beginning to ease...does this mean brighter days for America's independent studios? Mike Young Productions, Curious Pictures and Film Roman respond.