Anima Mundi in Brief
For the fifth consecutive year, Anima Mundi stands again as the most important cultural event in Rio De Janeiro. Spanning ten days in August, more than 22,000 people enjoyed 126 films and dozens of videos, and participated in various workshops, talks, and other events.Cesar Coelho, Valeria Colela, Lea Zagury, Aida Queiroz, Marcos Magalhaes. Photo: Lula Rodrigues. © Anima Mundi. Anima Mundi's Impact This unique animation festival, the only one of its kind in Latin America, brings to the Cariocas (as the residents of Rio refer to themselves) the best in worldwide...
Animation At The Museum Of The Moving Image
Yvette Burrows describes the Museum's collection and many of the intriguing animation events and training courses being held at London's world-famous MOMI.
Anima Mundi in Brief
Pelo quinto ano consecutivo, Anima Mundi foi o principal evento cultural do Rio de Janeiro por dez dias do m de agosto. Desta vez, mais de 22 mil pessoas assistiram a 126 filmes e dezenas de veos, al de participarem de oficinas e palestras. O ico festival do gero em toda a Amica Latina novamente trouxe para os cariocas o melhor da produo autoral internacional, assegurando uma sintonia com o mundo que come a render seus primeiros frutos. Se antes de Anima Mundi os animadores brasileiros tinham...
The Animated Strategy: Building A Strategic Plan For Your Products
Marketing consultant Jennifer Deare details the steps to building a strategic marketing plan for an animated project's success.
On the Winning Film: Dada
During the fifth Anima Mundi Festival, the audience awarded for the third consecutive year, a prize for their favorite animated film. The Public Award is very important and meaningful because it reflects the charm and spontaneity of Brazilian taste, preference and opinion. After five years of presenting a variety of great works, we are now able to observe how the Anima Mundi audience's taste is becoming more refined.Dada by Piet Kroon. © Picture Start/Cilia van Dijk Film Productions.Among the many great films that were screened, Dada, by Piet Kroon from Holland, was...
Meena Comes to a Store Near You
"Yehi hai right choice, Baby. Un Huh'!" sing two young rag-pickers as they wade through a heap of rubbish, gathering scraps of metal, paper and old bottles to sell in New Delhi, the bustling capital of India. Hips swinging and voices raised, the children seem to be caught in a spirited bubble which, for an instant, was lifting them above the dirt and filth on which they danced. Listening to these children sing out with spontaneous, joyous abandon makes one smile and then wonder at the incongruity of it all: for they are, in fact, warbling the television...
AnimExpo'97: An Introduction to the Rising Tiger
Carlos Ramos Scrapbook
The Cost of Eyeballs: Advertising Dollars & TV
Buzz Potamkin takes a long look at the relationship between on-air advertising and television animation. As ratings become diluted across the channels, where does the future lie?
SIGGRAPH `97: Too Much to Do, See and Think in a Week
Photo by Cintia Matte Ruschel. Animation World Network. SIGGRAPH `97 came to Los Angeles with such a hype and fervor that before anyone knew what was happening, everyone was involved. The event was the talk of the town as SIGGRAPH graciously welcomed, not only the usual crowd of academia, visual effects artists and students, but by week's end, everyone from the curious to those remotely involved with the entertainment or computing field. Our extensive coverage of this event includes several features: Avi Hoffer's The Films of SIGGRAPH `97: A Coming...
The Masters Of Animation: An Unprecedented Opportunity
Seattle's first animation festival gets a glowing review by Doug Ranney. His tales of hobnobbing with animation's biggest stars in a casual setting are sure to make you green with envy.
News From SIGGRAPH 1997
Photo by Cintia Matte Ruschel. Animation World Network. For those of you who didn't have a chance to absorb the who, what and how of the 24th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, interactive was definitely the key word in the acronym this year. Virtual Reality, VRML, and Motion Capture were everywhere. . . . More than 48,000 people attended, SIGGRAPH, creating an unending sea of bodies in the showroom, navigating the jungle of Hardware, 3D Software, and 2D Software. on display from 300 exhibiting companies . ....
CTW and MTV: Shorts of Influence
The impact that CTW and MTV has had on one another, the industry and beyond is the subject of Chris Robinson's in-depth investigation.
The Digital Studio Challenge: A Catch 22
Keeping up to speed with today's ultra-new, ultra-cool technology is a daunting task. We asked four leaders in the field to answer, "What are the largest challenges you face everyday running a digital studio/facility?" Representatives from Rhythm & Hues, Fante, Neurones Animation and Pacific Data Images all replied. Time and time again the experts all agree that the continual push to upgrade to the newest technology and then integrate it back into the system proves to be the largest challenge. Oh, yes, and finding incredibly talented people and...
Tooning in the Fall Season
A new splash of fresh programming is soon to hit the airwaves. In this pivotal year of FCC rulings and vertical integration, let's see what has been produced.
SIGGRAPH 1997's Festival Images
Enhanced Processor Lifetime through Deuterium Processing by Benjamin Grosser, Beckman Institute Visualization Facility, Urbana, Illinois. This animation visualizes a recent Beckman Institute Discovery in Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures. The discovery involves a simple change in the way silicon-based chips are processed. The findings should result in increased microchip life and faster speeds.
The Taj Mahal by Anuj Rawla, VR Real Technologies,...
The Korean Animation Explosion
Milt Vallas reports on Korea's growth from humble beginnings to big business. This Asian dynamo is striving to be taken seriously by the international animation community.
Aah, television, our old friend. What madness the power of a child with a remote control instills in us...
Animation in the NFTVA
This month we are defining the collection at The National Film & Television Archive in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1936, the NFTVA has an expansive collection of British animation available for investigation.
Charlie Thorson: Character Design In Classic Animation
Gene Walz chronicles the mysterious career of Charlie Thorson, a crucial character designer who was quite a character himself.
The Films of SIGGRAPH `97:A Coming of Age
A blue-haired girl eats a passenger train in Kutchae!, an animated i.d. directed by Isao Nishigori for MTV Japan. © 1996 Music Channel Co., Ltd. This year's film selections at the SIGGRAPH '97 Electronic Theater in Los Angeles celebrated the expanding diversity of storytelling talent and production technique now possible with software-based animation tools. The "CG" animation genre of the late `80s and early `90s (typically denoting some robotic, overly geometric sci-fi scenario) is giving way to some traditionally-inspired techniques, expressive characterization, and more...
A Conversation with: Arlene Sherman and Abby Terkuhle
Mo Willems hosts a conversation over dinner with CTW's Arlene Sherman and MTV's Abby Terkuhle. What does this unlikely duo have in common? More than you would think!
Joanna Priestley: A Continuing Dialogue
Rose Bond interviews Joanna Priestley and reveals the unique relationship between the filmmaker and her films.
What's On in ... Australia
What's On in... Australia
Compiled by Susie Campbell
Time Channel Program
6:30 a.m. Channel 7 The Adventures of the Count of Monte Christo
7:00 a.m. Channel 7 Saturday Disney (program block)
~The Adventures of Mickey & Donald
9:30 a.m. Channel 9 Plucka's Place (program block)
~Ace Ventura-Pet Detective
10:00 a.m. Channel 7 Huckleberry Hound
11:30 a.m. Channel 7 The Mask
12:00 p.m. Channel 7 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear...