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Aardman & Animated Features & Animated Shorts & Behind the Scenes & Jobs & Stop Mo

Aardman is Hiring Assistant Animators

I rarely post jobs here on the blog because that is what job boards are for, but there is rarely a stop mo opportunity, so here it is… TRAINEE ASSISTANT ANIMATORS – EARLY MAN Closing Date 22nd July 2016 Location Aztec West Trainee Assistant Animators wanted – Early Man Project based contracts We currently have a small number of Trainee Assistant Animator vacancies in our Features Animation crew. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to take the first…

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Behind the Scenes & Events

Behind the Scenes of Zootopia: Gnomon Alumni Panel

Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Join Gnomon on Thursday, May 19th, at 7:30 PM for an evening with Walt Disney Animation Studios. Hear from five Gnomon alumni about how they landed roles at Walt Disney Animation Studios, and discover their experiences working on 2016’s animated animal comedy-adventure, Zootopia. Alberto Abril (Animator), Chika Saito (Modeler), Diana Zeng (Lighter), Dylan Ekren (Modeler), and Tyler Bolyard (Look Development Artist) will talk about their unique journeys into dream jobs at…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & CG & Concept Artists & Disney & Funny & Geek Stuff

Zootopia Drawings

When you make an animated film, you end up making A TON of drawings. A lot of those drawings are just to help describe how something is constructed or how it should move.  Those drawings can get boring.  So to keep it fun, the Zootopia drawings got weirder and weirder.  Here’s some mildly weird ones. Those drawings can get boring.  So to keep it fun, the Zootopia drawings got weirder and weirder.  Here’s some mildly weird ones.  So to keep…

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Anim Talk & Animated Features & Animated Shorts & Behind the Scenes & Cloud Platforms & Crowd Sourcing & Inspiration & The Biz

The Nimble Collective

This concept is the future for all animators, makers, and creators. Check out the podcast by Tracy Chabala at Smashd to understand how Nimble Collective proposes one platform mastered on the cloud will help you make your next film. ~Via Smashd BY TRACY CHABALA | MARCH 2, 2016 The startup Nimble Collective wants to hook you up with studio-grade animation applications in the cloud.…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Inspiration & Oscars & VFX

First Woman to Win the Oscar for Visual Effects in the 86-Year-History of the Category

Ex Machina won the Academy Award for visual effects. The award was shared by Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, and Sara Bennett. Bennettt is a co-founder of Milk VFX, which provided the film’s vfx along with Double Negative, Utopia, and Web FX. She is only the third woman ever nominated in the category, and the first woman to win the Oscar for visual effects in the 86-year-history of the category, which was earlier labelled the special effects category. The…