Pretty much everyone thinks they can do selection better. I go to Annecy and other festivals and can't understand what the committees and juries are thinking. But...what you and me are doing is presuming there are good and bad ways of doing selection. Festival committees and judges are not these detached demi-Gods standing above and beyond us mortals. They are just everyday folks, as biased, passionate and flawed and well-meaning as you and your films.
Category: Short Films
Yesterday, the Motion Picture Academy screened 45 qualified animated short films for short list voting in a program from which the eventual 2011 Oscar winner will be chosen.
The American Cinematheque presents an evening of madcap Animated Entertainment with Animator BILL KOPP and Voice Talent Brad Garrett, Tom Kenny, Jess Harnell, Jeff DeGrandis & Margaret Loesch In Person!
Human Ark, Poland’s pre-eminent animation studio will be hosting a special one night screening and reception celebrating their latest award winning film THE LOST TOWN OF SWITEZ – A FILM BY KAMIL POLAK next Thursday in Los Angeles.
Bill Desowitz came away with info about Air Mater and Small Fry at his recent trip to Pixar's new studio in Vancouver.
Georges Schwizgebel’s films are swirling journeys through space and time. The first of a three part series, this article looks at the inspiration behind his films.
Two-time Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter today received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011.
Nickelodeon Latin America and One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today the winner of their competition in which primary school children across Central and South America were challenged to use their XO laptops to create videos focused on creating a better environment.
Red Bull is pleased to announce RED BULL CANIMATION a new nationwide competition offering budding animators an opportunity to progress their skills and careers in the field through a series of prizes, including: internships at top animation studios Aardman, The Mill & 12foot6, state of the art Autodesk, Stop Motion Pro and Digicel Flipbook Pro animation software and equipment for the media and entertainment industry and a chance to be featured on Channel Four and in cinemas nationwide.
Consumers will be in pursuit of Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Tom and Jerry Blu-ray and DVD release featuring 37 re-mastered, cartoon shorts available on Blu-ray hi-def for the first time October 25, 2011.
Nine Nation Animation, World According to Shorts' critically-acclaimed selection of international animated shorts, is now available on home video.
The next Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, will take place in Flagey from February 17 to 26, 2012.
Various new records are being announced by the organizers of the 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, which is now coming to a conclusion. The record attendance is particularly impressive.
Cortoons, International Animated Film Festival, is opening registrations for its ninth edition, that will be held next March 2012 (14-18th) at Palladium Theatre in Rome (Italy).
What to do with these characters has been Warner Bros.’ challenge for years now. The classic theatrical shorts have matured from classic to just plain old. (Masterpieces all, but old just the same.) Attempts to bring them up to date have given us excretions like Loonatics, so-whats like Baby Looney Tunes and faux old-time toons like Carrotblanca. Under exec-producer Sam Register, they’ve finally gotten it right: contemporized their merrie menagerie while keeping their core personalities intact.
Weta Digital’s Wayne Stables, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Pixar's Sharon Calahan, ILM's Scott Farrar, ILM's Roger Guyett, DNeg's Gavin Graham and PDI Founder Glenn Entis are some of the speakers slated to present next week at VIEW, Italy's largest computer graphics conference.
If you've ever gone down in flames trying to impersonate Mr. Walken, this video is for you. Or if you like zombies.
Now, I love kids just as much as anyone. Well, that's really a lie. I like kids that take out the trash the first time asked and can be trusted around my scotch. Which is to say, there are no kids that I like. However, this short video has me hoping someone who knows their way around a vfx shot had a hand in its making.
The folks at Buzzco Associates have taken on big business and the pervasive economic and political dissatisfaction spilling over on Wall Street with a set of 7 animated shorts. In the time-tested spirit of political humor, where one can only laugh when faced with daunting issues that are anything but funny, each short is based on a traditional nursery rhyme, spinning topical issues together with little childhood ditties we all know and love. The latest film, Itsy Bitsy Spider, was just released last week.
Learning 2D animation on your own is very doable. This first of a four part series on the tools of the trade looks at mark making in a digital world.
Coming November 18-20, 2011 to Burbank, California, CTN brings you a variety of business, creative, technical and inspirational presenters from various walks of life to reaffirm that CTN-X as that jewel in the crown, that "one of a kind" show where we get to rise out of the production trenches for 3 whole days to experience visual stimulation, fantastic connections and powerful inspiration.
Let Snoopy and Charlie Brown brighten your holidays with seven merry-making Peanuts DVD titles available from Warner Home Video (WHV) this fall. Among the animated classics offered to consumers is Happiness is…Peanuts™: Snow Days, a new title making its debut on DVD October 18, 2011. Several iconic Peanuts holiday classics will also be available in stores including: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; A Charlie Brown Christmas, among others.