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SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Trailer

Not very much character performance work this year… The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the Electronic Theater.At SIGGRAPH 2017, in addition to the Electronic Theater, the festival is moving beyond the flat screen to present short films and experiences in a new space, the VR Theater,…

Animated Television & Behind the Scenes & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & VFX

The Making of Stranger Things with Aaron Sims Creative

With the highly anticipated second series of Netflix cult show Stranger Things set for release this coming Halloween, we caught up with the team at Aaron Sims Creative – the award-winning VFX studio that brought the series’ eerie otherworldly landscapes and terrifying Demogorgon to life.…

CG & Rigs

New Luna Rig – FREE!

New Luna Rig – FREE! I have’t tested it yet, but here is a new rig released by Adien Dendra.  Once I test it with my students and it passes, I will add it to the approved rig list.  Comment with your notes on how you think it works and strengths and weaknesses! Looks to me like she can go off model quickly which makes it hard to teach with this rig with beginners.  Her fingers are designed poorly – too…

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Floyd Norman & Siggraph

Keynote Address at SIGGRAPH 2017 – Floyd Norman

SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator to work for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as its keynote speaker. SIGGRAPH’s keynote session featuring Norman will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing attendees the opportunity to hear a Disney legend discuss his life and career within an intimate setting. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics…

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Jobs & Nickelodeon

Storyboard Artist Opportunites

Nick is hiring! 2017-7014 STORYBOARD ARTIST – THE LOUD HOUSE US-CA-Burbank 2017-6978 STORYBOARD ARTIST – SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS US-CA-Burbank 2017-6676 CHARACTER DESIGNER (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REBOOT) US-CA-Burbank 2017-6637 BACKGROUND DESIGNER / 2D LAYOUT ARTIST – INVADER ZIM (ANIMATED TV MOVIE) US-CA-Burbank 2017-6291 STORYBOARD ARTIST – INVADER ZIM (66-MINUTE TV MOVIE) US-CA-Burbank…

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Inspiration

Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

Update: the deadline for submitting applications for the ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum scholarship online application site has been extended to the end of day, June 30. Scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students entering the sophomore year and above and for graduate students continuing their animation education. Awards range from $2500 to $5000 and can be applied to tuition, books and supplies, animation hardware or software and senior or graduate thesis production. This is a worldwide scholarship…

Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

AUTO NOM

Oh hello lovely machine, emancipating yourself from function… You look adorable, you know? Yes dear, you were built to be autonomous, it said so in the campaign brief. No rush – getting from A to B was never an exciting idea to begin with, for your kind. Dance yourself clean, pull your metal frame apart and let the sun burn through your circuits. Ride your autobiography, guided by the beauty of your code. Fresh freedom smells like common place, and…

Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Love in the Time of Advertising

Weird character designs, but really cute story. An animated musical love story about a young man who lives inside a billboard and is charged with updating the advertisements. When he falls in love with a beautiful lady living across the highway, he has to use the only method he knows to get his message across – advertising. Production information Work Name: Love in the Time of Advertising Language: English Running time: approx. 8 minutes Production Country: USA Co-written, co-directed by:…

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Geek Stuff & Learning & Manga Studio & Resources & Shortcuts & Software

Manga Studio Review: Better than Adobe Photoshop

A review of Manga Studio 5 showcasing the features that are better than Adobe Photoshop for digital drawing and painting. I outline some of Manga Studio’s exclusive features that make the program so powerful and enjoyable, from the point-of-view of freelance illustrator, Brian Allen. See full review at: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/?p=3192 ————————— This video uses a custom set of 100 Manga Studio 5 brushes available for purchase here for $2.99: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/custom-manga-studio-5-clip-studio-paint-brushes/…