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Acting & Blogs & Learning & Resources

Comedy For Animators

There is a great blog called Comedy For Animators… check it out! The goal is to teach animators about the art of physical comedy as practiced by the masters. About Comedy for Animators Intended for animators, story artists, writers and development executives, Comedy for Animators is a book written to introduce you to the remarkable art of physical comedy.   If you want to make  funny cartoons, it’s critical to understand this unique history of characters and stories.   Animation teachers have long told…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Learning & Stop Mo

A Conversation with Kubo and the Two Strings VFX Oscar Nominees

https://livestream.com/gnomon/kubo-two-strings-vfx LAIKA’s Oscar-nominated VFX Supervisor, Animation Supervisor and Director of Rapid Prototype will discuss Kubo and the Two Strings at Gnomon ahead of the VES Awards. The panel will bring together Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff, and Brian McLean, and the discussion will be moderated by Emmy-winning character animator and Gnomon Instructor, Laura Barbera. Speakers will take questions from both the stage audience and Livestream viewers during the live event. Tweet questions using #gnomon on Twitter. If you’re in or near…

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POKEY POKEY by Jake Zhang

A message from one of my students at USC regarding his film – POKEY POKEY… The Pokey Team: composer Pantawit Kiangsiri, sound designer Katie Gately, producer Zhen Zeng, graphic designer Shangning Wang, one of story creators Xu Zhou, Chinese version theme song creator 黃衍仁, voice actor Ross Huguet, Music Engineer Dan Blanck, animation helpers Jinzhi Du, Fan Feng, Wan Jinyue, etc. Thank you Joshua Weisbrod for helping revising the script. And sure thanks to the great USC faculties and staffs…

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Learning

40 Free Educational Websites

You should always be striving to be the most well rounded artist you can be so here are 40 Free Educational Websites via I heart Intelligence 1. ALISON –  over 60 million lessons and records 1.2 million unique visitors per month 2. COURSERA – Educational website that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. Learn from over 542 courses. 3. The University of Reddit – The free university of Reddit. 4. UDACITY…

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Movie Geometry – Shaping the Way You Think

Have you ever noticed that villains in a story have pointy features and the lovable characters appear to be round-faced? A new video has revealed why – and how Disney and other filmmakers use the trick to get us to empathize with the hero and hate the villain in movies. It shows how characters such as Darth Vader and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty have sharp, angular faces made from triangles, while lovable characters such as Baloo from ‘The Jungle Book’ are…