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Sheridan Animation’s Hugely Disappointing

Well this is great news for AnimationMentor.com Thoughts on Sheridan Animation’s Hugely Disappointing Industry DayBy Nick As an animation supervisor, I was asked to be one of the representatives of my studio at Sheridan College’s Animation Program ‘Industry Day’. It was to be a landmark event, since it was also to include final-project screenings of some 68 graduates of Sheridan’s new “Bachelors of Animation Arts” degree program. A four-year animation program that – surprise – comes with a bachelor’s degree;…

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Interpretive Dance From Santa

My buddy Shawn McInerney has been teaching himself flash and working traditionally lately. He made this great little holiday card – Santa Dance. Shawn says, “I drew it all digitally with a Cintiq. I used TVP Animation to do the pencil tests and Toon Boom for the cleanup, ink, and paint. I was very tempted to block it out in 3d, but I decided it was important to see if I could do this in a production minded way, so…

Behind the Scenes & Pencil Test

One Animator, 78 minutes and 5 years

Phil Nibbelink, has made a feature film all by himself…Seriously. The name of his film is Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss.It’s a retelling of the classic Shakespeare play using sealsin an underwater setting and is being released Oct 27th. The film was animated in Flash and backgrounds painted in Painter. The dialogue was recorded in his basement studio using himself, his children and friends for the voices. There are around 112,000 drawings using a graphics tablet and few…