Posts tagged with ‘social media’

  • 24 Hours Student Animation Contest an Incredible Success

    By David Derks on October 10, 2014
    This year, over 260 students participated in the 24 Hours Animation Contest for Students, having just 24 hours to produce a 30 second film from concept to completion. The five-person teams from 13 schools in the US, Canada and Australia produced a total of 53 projects. Sponsors included CTN, Disney, DreamWorks, FlipBook, Stuart Ng Books, ToonBoom, Wacom, and, of course, […]
  • #Student #Animations Website

    By David Derks on February 28, 2014
    Student Animations is a site is dedicated to being a helpful resource for students studying animation. At this site, students have an opportunity to have their work published at the site. Shorts are chosen based on their overall quality. For instance, if animation is mediocre but the lighting, modeling, and texturing are superb then it would be considered to have […]
  • Copyright and Fair Use for #Animation #Educators

    By David Derks on February 25, 2014
    Copyright law can seem arcane, confusing, overly restrictive, and frustrating for educators, particularly in the fields of art and design.  To be sure, there are a number of “gray areas” in copyright, but the law actually allows much more than you may think.  This session will focus on the many things that educators can do without infringing copyright or risking […]
  • Beaver Fever: The #Animated Short

    By David Derks on January 22, 2014
    In the short animated film Beaver Fever, five winters had past since the beast had come and attacked the beaver colony. Though they had defeated the bear, but they knew he would someday be back again. Jonathan Soto, a former animation student who is currently working at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, created this short film during the Fall of 2010 to […]
  • Andreas Deja: Notes from #Disney #Animation

    By David Derks on January 21, 2014
    Andreas Deja is a Polish-born German-American character animator, most noted for his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His body of work includes serving as supervising animator on characters in several Disney animated films, including the Disney villains Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Jafar from Aladdin and Scar from The Lion King. Andreas currently has a blog that discusses […]
  • Seven Golden Camels #Animation Blog

    By David Derks on January 20, 2014
    If you’re looking for a blog that discusses simple techniques and sophisticated design in the art of animation, Temple of the Seven Golden Camels is for you. With so much information available to artists at the click of a mouse, this blog is definitely one destination you’ll want to keep in your favorites. Mark Kennedy, a storyboard artists based in […]
  • An #Artist with Perspective: Pascal Campion

    By David Derks on December 19, 2013
    Many artists develop their own style that gives their voice but still allows them to work with the best in the animation industry. Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator. He studied narrative illustration at Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, in France. He revels in the company of his wife and daughter and finds it very hard to write about […]
  • #Disney #Animation Celebrates 90 Years

    By David Derks on December 12, 2013
    On October 16, 1923, Walt and Roy Disney set up a small animation studio in Los Angeles, California where they began creating a series of shorts where a live action little girl named Alice and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an animated known as the Alice Comedies. Flash forward ninety years later to the studio in Burbank, […]
  • #Artist Brings #Animated Characters to Life

    By David Derks on December 9, 2013
    The 22-year-old animator from California State University in Fullerton brings characters to life in a way that allows audiences to visually grasp the stories she creates. Her characters leap off the pages with impressively detailed life-like faces. Growing up, Jessica Perri immersed herself in movies and soon developed a love for the art of storytelling. In her preteen years, Perri […]
  • #USC Arts After Dark

    By David Derks on December 1, 2013
    We enjoy it when students document their activities at their respective colleges and universities. Matriculating through school can be an intense experience, but also one that is rewarding. Students at the University of Southern California’s six world-class arts schools (Architecture, Cinematic Arts, Dance, Drama, Arts and Design and Music) refine their craft in nighttime labs, theaters and rehearsal rooms all […]