Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Matt Damon's Elysium Is an Action Movie for the 99 Percent Vulture "The thing is, if you're a responsible, functioning filmmaker in the 21st century, you can't spend a hundred million dollars and then try to behave as though you're going to keep...
Gamasutra Exploring video game animation with a film industry veteran Gamasutra It's instantly noticeable just how movie-like and fluid the character animations are, especially on the protagonist -- although Gallat is keen to stress that he plans...
Following the success of David Fincher's House of Cards, Netflix is going to produce a new series, this time teaming up with Dreamworks Animation SKG. The series will be based in Dreamworks' upcoming animation movie ...
Slate Magazine (blog)The Best Animated Film of the YearSlate Magazine (blog)But the best animated film of the year is about a stick figure named Bill. Bill is the star of It's Such a Beautiful Day, the latest from independent animator Don Hertzfeldt.
"The best animated film of the year is about a stick figure named Bill. Bill is the star of It’s Such a Beautiful Day, the latest from independent animator Don Hertzfeldt. Hertzfeldt is known for making sick, hilarious shorts films about endless dental procedures and balloons that turn on toddlers. As those descriptions suggest, his earlier shorts, which might be described as Looney Tunes directed by Franz Kafka, aren’t for everyone. Ironically, this was more or less the point of his 2000 short Rejected, and yet it still won over enough members of the Academy to get nominated for an Oscar."
Kafka’s Nightmare Tale, ‘A Country Doctor,’ Told in Award-Winning Japanese Animation in Animation, Books, Literature | December 5th, 2012 1 Comment
Here’s a good story for a cold December night: Franz Kafka’s cryptic, hallucinatory tale of “A Country Doctor.”
Written in Prague during the icy winter of 1916-1917, Kafka’s story unfolds in one long paragraph like a fevered nightmare. “I was in great perplexity,” says the narrator, an old doctor, as he sets out in a blizzard at night on an urgent but vague mission. But he can’t go anywhere. His horse, worn out by the winter, has just died and his servant girl is going door to door pleading for help. A surreal sequence of events follow.
Slate Magazine (blog)How YouTube Is Leaving Amateurs BehindSlate Magazine (blog)Even for a non-gamer, Machinima.com's Web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, based on the best-selling franchise, is entertaining, at times bracing.
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Neha Prakash: "We know, it’s a little meta, a viral video about viral videos. But how could we resist, when this parody encapsulates all we’ve ever wanted to know about making a video an online sensation" ...
ComingSoon.net DreamWorks Animation to make 'Croods 2' Los Angeles Times DreamWorks Animation is moving ahead with a sequel to its prehistoric family comedy "The Croods," according to a spokeswoman at the Glendale studio.
"“A Story About Robots“, a poignant short film about the sad story of a little robot… An animated short film directed by Alfonso Fulgencio and Jose Luis Farias from Paramotion Movies, combining images shot with Canon 50D and post production with 3D Studio Max and After Effects.
The animation in the Bonobo “Cirrus” video will blow your mind WGNtv.com If you're a regular viewer of the WGN News at Five, you might have realized that I have a thing for archived filmstrips. I use them in my features a lot….but never like this.
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A lot of fans are waiting for this and I'm pretty sure they aren't gone a be disappointed.
These four animators helped shape and change animation throughout television and movie history.
"Émile Cohl was a French cartoonist and animator who is often referred to as “the father of the animated cartoon.” In 1907, Cohl began work at Gaumont, a motion picture studio who hired him as a scenarist, which is someone who came up with one-page story ideas for movies. It was between February and May of 1908 that Cohl made what is regarded as the first fully animated film: Fantasmagorie."
Read this story and more, watch the movies and have fun. It' really not today's mainstream, it's history and it's awesome :-)