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ChatGPT will be for creators what plastic surgery is for actors: everyone will use it, but few will admit it.
Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School
The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.
NVIDIA Studio Highlights ‘I Am Not Afraid!’ Animated Short
Creative studio Fabian&Fred harnessed Adobe Creative Cloud, Blender, and DaVinci Resolve, bolstered by GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs, creating an authentic reflection of a little girl’s fear and her discovery of the true meaning of bravery.
Podcast EP 190: Laura Gonçalves’ Journey to Create ‘The Garbage Man’
In the last AIP of 2022, the 2D animator discusses animation career opportunities in Portugal, producing and financing her latest film via an artist collective, and how she achieves her unique storytelling style.
Web3 Co Woodies to Premiere NFT-Based ‘The Woodies Origin’ Animated Short
The company’s NFT collection comes to life in its first animated short, revealing the Woodie’s unique and mystical origins; the 3-minute CGI film debuts September 19.
A Creator’s Midjourney
Transmedia creator and ‘SUMMER ISLAND’ author Steve Coulson discusses AI-generated content and the disruptive future of entertainment.
A Word of Encouragement
SCAD Announces 4 New Schools
Savannah College of Art and Design launches the School of Creative Technology, Animation and Motion, Film and Acting, and Visual Communication: courses in new technologies and STEM disciplines prepare students to lead companies, brands, and studios.
Ánima Teams with Green Kids’ Club on ‘Victor and The Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos’
Inspired by original IP developed for the environmental group, the new animated series follows a young ‘every kid’ kid who embarks on an epic quest to overcome challenges, find his inner hero, and learn to embrace and accept the imperfections of himself and his family.
Hiroshima Animation Season Coming August 17-21
The Hiroshima International Animation Festival gets new August run, reveals inaugural ‘Golden Carpster’ Award honorees for contributions to animation in Pan-Pacific and Asian regions, and shares The World Competition: Category Award winners.
SCAD GamingFest: Building Shared Story Experiences with Diverse Character Design
At the college’s annual event, dedicated to spotlighting new trends in gaming and digital media design, game designer Seth Smith and Emmy Award-winning art director Lauren Brown discussed their love of video games and desire to foster greater storytelling diversity in their industry.
Quantum Storey and Hasbro Ink Multi-Year XR Content Deal
Company’s extended reality platform brings immersive and experiential storytelling to children’s entertainment company’s popular franchises; ‘My Little Pony-Virtual Magic’ will launch in spring 2022
Has China Jumped the Shark?
Netflix Launching 2nd Animation Foundation Mentorship Session
Program to broaden opportunities for underrepresented talent and bring new voices and stories to the animation space is partnering with Veterans in Media and Entertainment and IllumiNative to identify candidates from the veteran and Native American / Alaskan Native communities.
Disney Sets Three 'Strategic Pillars' for Success in 2022
In a memo sent to staff, CEO Bob Chapek notes company’s mission is clear as it works to ensure next 100 years are as successful as its first.
Pearl Studio Launches Dream Frame Program
The Chinese animation studio has announced new animated features in development, in conjunction with newly launched initiatives to exploring new genres, promote Chinese culture and authentic storytelling while seeking, cultivating and supporting emerging industry talent.
Hornet Adds Director Sarah Beth Morgan
Known for her bold but nuanced work, the Portland-based illustrator employs a narrative-first conceptual storytelling style; her ‘Between the Lines’ animated short, currently in progress, deals with the scarring experience of schoolgirl bullying – check out the trailer.
HBO Max and WarnerMedia Launch Animated Shorts Program
New mentorship and training program seeks to discover artists in underrepresented communities whose style and voice push boundaries in storytelling and animation; up to 7 artists will be selected to participate; applications due by October 24.
Walt Disney Animation Taps Cinesite for ‘Iwájú’ 3DCG Work
Directed by Kugali co-founder Ziki Nelson, the new animated series will feature authentic stories inspired by African culture; show is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney+.
OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights
Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.
Netflix Launching Animation Foundations Mentorship Program
Kicking off next month, the program will broaden opportunities for underrepresented talent and bring new voices and stories to the animation space; creatives in both the Latinx and neurodiverse communities have been selected by program partners to participate in the inaugural Fall 2021 group.
Real-time Story Development
Scholar Names Anne Skopas New York Studio Managing Director
Executive producer joins creative collective after stints at Hornet and Buck, bringing experience in traditional animation, real-time animation, experiential media, AR, VR, and live-action production.