A survey of people related to this issue's theme of television animation answering, "Whatten films would you want to have with if stranded on a desert island?
Animation World Magazine takes a jaunt into the innovative and remarkable: this month we look at two productions that are using computers to simulate cut-out animation techniques: South Park and Blue's Clues
Compositing 3D elements into live-action footage is a very important facet of post-production. Bill Fleming instructs us on how to get it just right.
Craig Miller introduces us to the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus, which aims to assist animation writers and help them to better the circumstances under which they work.
William Moritz discusses Richard Reeves' Linear Dreams and Bbel Neubauer's Moonlight and helps to put them in perspective. Includes Quicktime movies of both films.
Bbel Neubauer divulges her creative process and discusses the production of Roots, her drawn-on-film short abstract work. Includes a Quicktime movie.
Pete Nicholls traveled to San Diego to report on Comic-Con in a year when comics reigned and animation was strangely missing...
The fourth installment of Barry Purves' production diary as he chronicles producing a series of animated shorts for Channel 4. An Animation World Magazine exclusive.
Environmentalist Lesli Rynyk explains the Canadian Waste Management Act and subsequent Animation Waste Management Plan designed to decrease waste in animation studios.
Macromedia's Dreamweaver impressed Dan Sarto. Read on for why this web authoring tool is hard to beat.
Glenn Vilppu continues his world-class life drawing lessons. This month the focus is on Spherical Forms.
The artists' festival... Gunnar Str tells us about the 13th World Festival of Animated Films in Zagreb, Croatia.
Heather Kenyon relates the events from Cardiff, Wales, an educational festival full of panel discussions and lectures with many bright spots, despite the rain.
Alan Neal reviews Anime Essentialsa good book if you are a beginner fan who wants an introduction into the world of anime.
Ron Diamond discusses Cartoon Movie 2001 and the band of U.S. delegates that attended looking to increase the opportunities of bringing European animated features to America.
Elaine Brechin's "Windgrass." Courtesy of Elaine Brechin, © Interval Research.Growing up as a self taught artist, I had to read many "how to" books to learn new drawing and painting techniques, so 25 years ago I had no idea there were artists using computers to create artwork. Thanks to my parents, who took me to the library religiously, I started reading more and more science and technology-related books and magazines. This was my introduction to computers and computer art, and it fascinated me. I didn't actually have any hands-on experience with computers until the early '80s, and the desire...
SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival was once again the showcase for the past year's best computer graphics work. This year's festival showcased more than 150 pieces of all types including scientific, mathematic and visualization animations, motion-capture demonstrations, visual effects sequences, location-based entertainment films, television commercials, animation shorts, student films, clips from CG feature films and "SIGGRAPH in-betweens," customized animations interspersed in the program. Films were selected from 650 submissions by a five-person jury made up of Thomas Linehan,...