We use our collective “animaginations” to create life out of the very ether around us, wherever we go, through the moving and timeless art of animation.
Joseph Gilland's Recent Posts
The dreaded Disney curse strikes again, deep into the heart of a jaded old animation fart who tries not to care about animation any more! Stick a fork in him and turn him over, he's done!
Multi-tasking on the computer these days is enough to spread anyone's brain cells out pretty thin. Throw in our so-called 'smart' phones, iPods, etc, and what are our chances of getting any work done?
What is the point of remaking the timeless 1981 Harryhuasen classic 'Clash of the Titans'? Do we really need a slick new CGI version? Does Hollywood have a single original idea left in its big fat thick head? Are $150 million remakes of oldies all we we can come up with?
How do you take a film that is not working, and rebuild it in record time, creating in the process a modern day classic? It’s simple! Hire super directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and let them work their magic!
Alice in Wonderland -Tim Burton puts a brand new and yet thoroughly classical twist on this timeless favourite!
Adventures in the Frozen North -Bringing Elemental Magic to China, taking my special effects workshop to students in Harbin, Northern China, January 2010
A harsh, opinionated and entirely unfair review of Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog'. Reader beware, it's a ridiculous, long-winded affair full of inexcusably questionable critique and pseudo insider dribble. Honest too...
My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.
In his last "The Animated Scene" column, Joseph Gilland ruminates on the last year, his new book and some big changes.
At the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Joseph Gilland teaches a workshop designed to put the real back in reality.
In this month's column, Joseph Gilland watches hopefully as animation gears up for its next renaissance.
In this month's "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland explores the sea change that's come about in the animation process.
In this month's "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland wonders if all this connectivity causes animators to lose connection with their work.
In this month's "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland talking about how to pace yourself and still make the deadline.
This month in "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland ponders to be too busy or not too busy that is the question.
Joseph Gilland puts aside his usual column to reflect upon the recently departed Ryan Larkin, whom he considered a great friend and inspiration.
Joseph Gilland reminisces about his move into the sweet home of animation in this month's "The Animated Scene."