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Don Hertzfeldt ANIMATIONWorld

The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts: Don Hertzfeldt Talks ‘World of Tomorrow Episode Two’

From crafting a story around the musings of a five-year-old to employing an aging technical pipeline, no filmmaking challenge is too big for Hertzfeldt.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Sony Pictures Animation’s Shannon Tindle Talks Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:30pm

The creator of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ teases his new animated feature film at SPA, shares his insights on the difficulties of the creative process, and gives advice for young artists looking for a career in the industry. 

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Blue Sky’s Chris Wedge Talks Animation Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10:08pm

The Oscar-winning director and studio co-founder shares his insights on the animation industry, what inspires and drives him, as well as what advice he has for young professionals.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

DreamWorks Animation Television’s ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Revival Aims for the Heart

Voice-over artist Tara Strong steps into the shoes of the legendary June Foray for Amazon Prime Video series ‘The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle.’

Previs VFXWorld

Virtually Cool: The Third Floor Delivers Previs and Pop Culture for ‘Ready Player One’

TTF previs creative director Joshua Wassung, previs supervisor Todd Constantine, and storyboard head Doug Lefler collaborate with director Steven Spielberg on a host of visual gags for the sci-fi feature’s complex race scene.

FMX 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: David Silverman Discusses ‘The Simpsons’ Then and Now at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Oscar-nominated director talks about his work on Fox’s multiple Emmy Award-winning hit series, some of the show’s history as well as his new feature film in production with Wink Animation. 

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Paula Fairfield Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Creature Sound Design and More at FMX 2018

The veteran designer discusses her work creating the riveting sounds of White Walkers and dragons on HBO’s hit action-adventure series.

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

Sympathy for the Devil: How Digital Domain Helped Create Thanos for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Complementing the 12-foot tall purple villain created by Weta Digital for action-packed fight sequences, Digital Domain employs proprietary tool Masquerade using new machine-learning algorithms to deliver emotive performances from the CG character.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Life Cycles'

Ross Hogg talks about his newly (online) released short, Life Cycles (2017), a stellar and blunt depiction of modern monotony.

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Esben Toft Jacobsen Talks Post-Apocalyptic Series ‘The Rain’ and More at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00pm

The creator and visual supervisor discusses his world-building and design work on the upcoming VFX-driven Netflix Original Series.

FMX 2018 VFXWorld

WATCH: Phil Tippett Talks Tough on 40 Years of VFX, Movies and More at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:19pm

The legendary industry pioneer shares his insights as an artist, director, visual effects supervisor and survivor, including thoughts on digital character performance and conflicts with studio executives. 

video ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Half Wet'

Sophie Koko Gate takes us quickly behind the scenes of her 2014 student film, 'Half Wet', which delves into aging, mortality, a failing relationship and, perhaps, a banana.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Heart Chakra'

Angela Stempel talks about the making of her acclaimed graduation comedy, 'Heart Chakra' (2017) a comic take on the world of crystals and all things 'new age'.

Industrial Light & Magic VFXWorld

How ILM Animated the Avatars from Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Industrial Light & Magic had a blast creating the virtual world of the OASIS and tripping down memory lane with spot-on recreations of the DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’ or the T-Rex from ‘Jurassic Park,’ but the avatars were much more demanding.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Our Jungle Lush Tangles with the Lush Jungles of ‘Archer: Danger Island’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:46pm

Our hero, sporting an eye patch and pressed khakis, crashes, splashes, slashes and drinks his way through the treacherous 1939 South Pacific tropics in the brand-new season of FXX’s hit animated series.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

I Have a Question Patrick Doyon

In which Chris Robinson asks animation professionals profoundly inane questions about the inner workings of their existence. Today's guest is 2012 Oscar nominee ('Sunday') and illustrator of really good Quebec beers, Patrick Doyon.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Plug & Play'

Every Monday or so, Chris Robinson asks an animator how they made a particular film. This week: Michael Frei offers up a riveting and impassioned commentary on the creation of his award-winning film/game, 'Plug & Play' (2013)

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