At the intersection of pre-cinematic devices and modern technology is the work of Japan's Toshio Iwai. Deanna Morse describes the work of this innovative multimedia artist.
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John Canemaker shows us around the refurbished animationfacilities at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Animation Programand gives us insight into the school's curriculum.
Kosei Ono takes us on a tour of the Anpanman Museum in Japan, where Japan's favorite edible superhero comes to life for the entire family.
Mark Christiansen reviews Inside SoftImage 3D, a long overdue text of tips, tricks and tutorials on the popular 3D animation package.
Director Mark Osborne discusses the making of More, the world's first 70mm/15 perf stop motion film. Includes a Quicktime movie clip
Mark Christiansen reviews Character Animation In Depthwhich relates how to advice for 3D animation setup across most major platformsand software packages.
There's no denying that Bristol is the stop motioncity, especially with Aardman Animations' coup of bringing a feature filmto the area. Andrew Osmond investigates the hubbub.
En Hommage Jean-Luc Xiberras: Jean-Luc Xiberras, mare d'oeuvre du prestigieux Festival Internationaldu Film d'Animation d'Annecy nous a quitt le 26 dembre1998. Nous avons souhaitlui rendre hommage en publiant les toignagesrecueillis aupr de ses amis et collues.Article disponible en francais et en anglais.
The Anime Companion isn't a list of films and directors, rather it clarifies those background facets of Japanese history and culture that puzzle Western audiences. Fred Patten investigates.
A Tribute to Jean-Luc Xiberras: The architect of the highlyregarded Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Jean-Luc Xiberraspassed away on December 26, 1998. Here an international selection of friends,colleagues and animators give their final thoughts on a man whose presencein animation will long linger. Available in French and English.
Batman, Bruce Timm, and animation fans finally have the glossy coffee table book they've always wanted of the caped crusader. Aaron Severson takes a look.
Brad DeGraf and Emre Yilmaz demystify performance animation and explain why the `Devil's rotoscope' might not be so bad after all....
Seth Rosenthal, the motion capture department supervisorat Industrial Light & Magic, took time out of his "menacing"schedule to discuss a gamut of topics relating to motion capture with HeatherKenyon.
Batman Beyond might be just another gimmick, butTerrence Briggs has high hopes for this new action-adventure series.
Dr. John Lent and Asli Tuninvestigate the inroads women have made into the animation industry in Turkey, long thought of as a male stronghold.
Terrence Briggs reviews Dilbert, UPN's big hope: a newspaper comic strip come to animated prime time life.
The February 1999 Animation World Magazine is focusing on motion-capture and stop-motion. Don't miss out...
*Thursday, January 28. New York City, New York, U.S.A.
The New York City public premiere of Blue Sky's "Bunny" will be held on January 28 at 7:00 P.M. at:
Pace UniversityNYC Schimmel Center for the ArtsOne Pace PlazaNew York, NY
The event costs $7 for general admission and is free to NYC ACM SIGGRAPH members and Pace students & faculty. The screening will be followed by a presentation hosted by director Chris Wedge, digital effects supervisor Dave Walvoord and senior animator Doug Dooley.
Among Paris, France-based Salsa Distribution's predominantly science fiction genre programming slate is the animated Tommy and Oscar. Produced by Rainbow s.r.l., Salsa is offering 26 half-hour episodes to Latin territories. Tommy is a young boy who befriends a loveable alien named Oscar, who feeds on music instead of edible foods. Salsa is also overseeing Latin American merchandising on the series.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the phenomenally popular Comedy Central animated series South Park, will speak at NATPE. The informal talk, Coffee With Trey Parker and Matt Stone, takes place Wednesday, January 27, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in Room 245.
After nine holiday-themed specials, Encore Enterprises has created 26 new episodes of Chucklewood Critters with educational structures and guidance provided by the UCLA Department of Education. The show has been pre-sold to Ravensburger Film & TV in Germany, BBC in the UK and Daro Film in the rest of the world. Additionally, Encore has two hundred 1-minute fillers of Goofballs, a dialogue-less, gag-driven series featuring two handymen - Tiny the elephant and Jake the lizard. The show is a co-production between Riverstar Entertainment and SPI International.