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12/22/09

BricksInMotion.com
We are an online filmmaking community devoted to the art of stop-motion animation. Most of our films, sometimes called brickfilms or LEGO movies, are created using LEGO® and other plastic brick building toys. In addition to an active community forum for filmmakers, this site is home to an ever-growing directory of films submitted by our users.

BricksInMotion.com


10/30/09

55 Terrific Cinema 4D Tutorials & Techniques -- from smash!ng apps


9/29/09

The Wired Camera -- from Wired Pulse by Maria Popova
The father of animation shows a blueprint of a piece of equipment designed to make cartoons more realistic and enjoyable – vintage innovation laying the groundwork for today's motion arts.

The Multiplane Camera


9/17/09

FlashPoint.com in Chicago, IL

FlashPoint.com in Chicago, IL

 

9/16/09

Astro Boy Gets the Hollywood-Blockbuster Treatment -- from wired.com by Brian Ashcraft
Astro Boy—the beloved '60s Japanese anime series—is launching on the big screen on October 23! Woo ... wait a minute. Haven't we been here before? The Technicolor hemorrhage that was Speed Racer recently taught us that anime doesn't necessarily benefit from the Hollywood-blockbuster treatment.

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Bent Image Lab and Chel White: Samurai Jack Cartoon Network -- from Motionographer | Motion graphics, design, animation, filmmaking and visual effects by Tyquane Wright

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Awesomely animated cut out style visuals from Director Chel White at Bent Image Lab for Cartoon Network.
DIRECTOR Chel White
STUDIO Bent Image Lab bentimagelab.com
CLIENT Cartoon Network
Animated using Chel White's signature cutout style, this spot shows us Jack and Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness, locked in eternal battle, but as construction paper. The process of morphing paper puppets is always a challenging one, but this spots displays a seamless transformation as Aku comes out of the mountain.

8/25/09

Related item:
At the Dawn of the Augmented Reality Industry -- from Wired by Bruce Sterling


7/17/09

3D animations coming to Safari -- from The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) by Joshua Brickner


5/11/09

Related article:
Flash vs. Silverlight: What Suits Your Needs Best? -- from Smashing Magazine by Muhammad Usama Alam


4/3/09

X | Media | Lab Suzhou “Wealth of Animation”
Suzhou Industrial Park
April 16th-19th 2009

Meet some of the world's best animation industry experts and a ‘who’s who’ of the China animation industry in Suzhou. Following the great success of the first Suzhou Lab, we are proud to announce the second Suzhou "Wealth of Animation" in mid-April. The first Lab brought together some of the world’s great creative talent and business executives together with a ‘who’s who’ of the China animation industries and this year’s event will undoubtedly do the same. It’s your chance to insert yourself right into the middle of the many opportunities for outsourcing, licensing, international distribution, and co-production in the world’s fastest growing animation industry.

The Keynote Conference Day focuses on four themes: Animation Industry Development; International Business Opportunities; Licensing and Merchandising IP; and Creativity and Technologies and Skills.

The Business Matching Day focuses on you.  It’s your opportunity to meet up with the animation industry experts, directly discuss your own animation ideas, network yourself right into the heart of the China animation industry, and explore business matching and partnerships with the other international participants at the Lab.

International Mentors include:

  • John Stevenson - Director of 'Kung Fu Panda' (San Francisco, Los Angeles)
  • Zareh Nalbandian - Founder and CEO of Animal Logic ('Happy Feet') (Sydney)
  • Eric Rollman - President of Marvel Animation (Los Angeles)
  • Yaosh Ho - Director of Worldwide Digital Media, MGM (Los Angeles)
  • Mark Ollila - Director, Publishing, Games, Services, Nokia (Helsinki)
  • Linda Steiner -Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at Warner Bros Animation (Los Angeles)
  • Eric Calderon - Founder and President at Wild Boar Media (Los Angeles)
  • Heather Kenyon - Heather Kenyon and Associates; formerly Director of Development, Original Animation at Cartoon Network (Los Angeles)
  • Ming Chan - Founder and CEO at The1stMovement (Pasadena, Denver)
  • Si-Bum Kim - Founder and CEO at Characterline (Seoul)
  • Antti Haikala - Co-Founder, Anima Vitae Studios (Helsinki)
  • Dr Leon Xiao - Professor and Vice Dean, School of the Arts & Communication, Beijing Normal University (Beijing)
  • Ashish S.K - CEO, BIG Animation India (Pune)
  • Mike Cowap - Development Manager, Screen Australia (Melbourne)
  • Asenath Wald - Head of 3D for the Oscar nominated film "Waltz with Bashir" (Jerusalem)
  • Anand Gurnani -Co-founder and CEO, Animation Xpress (Mumbai)
  • Tatiana Kober - President, Berjuba! Entertainment (Toronto, Los Angeles)

3/13/09

X Media Lab: Lab Suzhou “Wealth of Animation"


2/10/09

Wow!!!!!JISC Digital Media launches!

 JISC Digital Media


2/9/09

 

BioInteractive from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute1


1/23/09

[After Affects] Tutorials from GrayMachine.com -- the art & science of motion


1/14/09

Organic Chemistry Animations -- from Educational Technology blog
Students who might be puzzled by the world of organic chemistry will definitely want to bookmark this useful site created by a team of researchers at the University of Liverpool. The site focuses on providing interactive 3D animations for a number of important organic reactions that will be encountered by students taking organic chemistry. The site's homepage contains...


1/6/09

Portaportal.com -- free and low-cost resources for animators

PortPortal.com


The 3-D Animation Lab at Texas Tech University

3-D Lab at Texas Tech

Blender.org

Blender.org

1/1/09

Animations, Movies & Interactive Tutorial Links -- from Expriencing elearning, by C. Tucker
Library of science animations, movies, and tutorials, sorted by topic (chemistry, microbiology, protein synthesis, etc.)


12/8/08

Links from technical writer/cartoonist Mr. John Auchter -- see John's work at http://auchtoon.com

12/5/08

Resources re: animation (I can't vouch for all of these, but were recommended by some of the blogging animators out there)

10/21/08

Animating Dreams -- The ACME Animation Program -- from Edutopia.org (requires iTunes)


10/3/08

comicbrush.com

ComicBrush

 

10/1/08

Go animate -- from goanimate.com

Go Animate!

 

9/26/08

Cell biology animations -- from Joe Girolamo, T&L Digital Studio
http://www.johnkyrk.com/

9/9/08

Company Makes You the ‘Star’ of Your Own High-Quality Animation -- from e-Releases
Ever wondered what you might look like as a cartoon? Animate My Story, a new Internet-based service launched by Strategic Productions in Portland, Maine will do just that for you, making you the star of your own animated cartoon.

Animate My Story is the First & Only company that turns your short story (true or not) into a :60 second animated cartoon. You submit your short story and our animators go to work developing your custom :60 second animated cartoon......in less than 30 days!

Animation tutorials at the University of Texas at Austin

Company Makes You the ‘Star’ of Your Own High-Quality Animation -- from e-Releases
Ever wondered what you might look like as a cartoon? Animate My Story, a new Internet-based service launched by Strategic Productions in Portland, Maine will do just that for you, making you the star of your own animated cartoon.

Animate My Story is the First & Only company that turns your short story (true or not) into a :60 second animated cartoon. You submit your short story and our animators go to work developing your custom :60 second animated cartoon......in less than 30 days!

 

Animations are great for illustrating processes -- especially ones that can't be seen (molecular, atomic, etc.). Consider these examples: