Jerry Beck reviews Creating 3-D Animation, a complete stop motion how-to guide from the hugely successful Aardman Studios. A must have for filmmakers, enthusiasts and Wallace & Gromit lovers.
Giannalberto Bendazzi reviews Maureen Furniss' book, Artin Motion - Animation Aesthetics, where he discovers a knowledgeable,bright, new voice in writing on animation. Available in English and Italian.
Critica di Giannalberto Bendazzi sull libro Arte inMovimento-Estetica di L'Animazione (Art in Motion - Animation Aesthetics)di Maureen Furniss dove lui scopre una voce pertinente, brillante e nuovaa livello mondiale di scrivere sulla animazione. E disponibile in Inglesee Italiano.
Mark Christiansen reviews Inside SoftImage 3D, a long overdue text of tips, tricks and tutorials on the popular 3D animation package.
Mark Christiansen reviews Character Animation In Depthwhich relates how to advice for 3D animation setup across most major platformsand software packages.
While the text is a little light, Eric Lurio finds the real power of this book is the beautiful images.
Eric Lurio takes a spin through this graphically stylish, chatty and witty Klasky Csupo coming of age story.
Tyron Montgomery leads us through the production process of Our Garden, a stop motion theatrical piece he recently completed utilizing digital technology. Includes a Quicktime movie clip.
Toby Bluth discusses DreamWorks' long-awaited feature, The Prince of Egypt. While the animation and effects are stunning, the storytelling leaves something to be desired...
LEAF was everything an event about special effects and animation should be. From great screenings, to gleaning excellent, useful advice from the folks creating the cutting edge. George Cairns was there.
Menno de Nooijer traveled to the Holland Animation Film Festival for a week of fabulous screenings and catch up time with old friends.
Annick Teninge, Directrice Gale d'AWN, a assistau 3e "Carrefour" de l Indien la R conf qui traitait cette ann des enjeux du travail distance pour europ cin d Article disponible en fran et anglais.
AWN General Manager Annick Teninge traveled to the Indian Ocean island of Rnion to attend the third "Crossroads of the Image of the Indian Ocean" conference which tries to unite this remote locale with the European animation industry. Available in French and English.
Did you know that before Hey Arnold!, Craig Bartlett completed several projects for amusement parks and World's Fairs? Joe Bevilacqua looks into Craig Bartlett's past life...
Contrary to popular belief, the Internet and kids are made for each other. Ted Pedersen & Francis Moss take us into the world of the post-television generation.
Charles Solomon reviews PIXAR's much anticipated follow-up to Toy Story, A Bug's Life, which is funny, bright and a joy to watch.
Giannalberto Bendazzi reviews That's Enough Folks,Henry T. Sampson's insightful book on the cartoon treatment of African Americansand other minority groups. Available in English and Italian.
Giannalberto Bendazzi rassegna,Questo e tutto, Famiglia, ingenioso libro di T. Sampson sul tratamento dei afroamericani ed altri gruppi minoritari nei cartonni. E disponibile in Inglese e Italiano.
Giannalberto Bendazzi shares a treasure...the book American Magus - Harry Smith, which features "one of the most hidden, obscure and enigmatic figures in the entire history of animation and the avant-garde." Available in English and Italian.
Chuck Pirtle discusses the latest text on Harry Smith, Think of the Self Speaking: Selected Interviews of Harry Smith. Featuring interviews from 1968-1989, this text elaborates on the life of this groundbreaking American Surrealist artist.
The toddlers' first excursion into theaters in The Rugrats Movie is well directed and paced, but flawed. Michael Mallory explains.
How can a collection of essays make Warner Bros. cartoons seem so serious? Mark Mayerson ponders the impact of academics on the new book Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation.
Charles Solomon reviews PIXAR's much anticipated follow up to Toy Story, A Bug's Life, which is funny, bright and a joy to watch.
Walt Disney World is the proud site of a new Disney theme park: Animal Kingdom. Joseph Szadkowski reports on this new destination which combines adventure, education and fun.