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WATCH! ILM’s Hal Hickel Talk – on Creating Believable Giant Robot/Creature Performances and Collaboration – With BONUS: PACIFIC RIM Pipeline Special

Great for Animators and Animation Enthusiasts alike;  ILM‘s Animation Supervisor for  PACIFIC RIM,  Hal Hickel, talks about inspiration, the creative process, and creating believable performances with a sense of size, weight, scale, and a bit of style. As well as what it was like to collaborate with Director Guillermo del Toro… ~ Enjoy! Filmed during…

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WATCH! – Behind the Magic Collection: The VFX of “Pacific Rim”

Awesome PACIFIC RIM: VFX breakdowns from Industrial Light & Magic, showcasing… giant mech warriors waging war… against giant epic monster invaders.  For over 2 years the team at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver, in collaboration with Rodeo FX, Miranda Studio, Legacy Effects, and others, worked tirelessly to bring Guillermo del…

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L.A. Times – The Future of Animation

The L.A. Times conducted an hour-long roundtable with the directors of five recent feature animated films: Mark Andrews (Brave), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians), Chris Butler (ParaNorman), Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) and Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania) to discuss the challenges of making feature animated films and the future of animation.   Enjoy! 

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BEHIND THE SCENES BREAKDOWN: Paperman – Disney’s NEW short film

Paperman is the latest and much-praised short from Walt Disney Animation Studios, which will be shown in front of the studios newest animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph, opening early next month. It is an exciting time to be working in the animation medium. The short was created using a fascinating blend of computer-generated and hand-drawn animation…

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GREAT INTERVIEW: Genndy Tartakovsky – Hotel Transylvania

“Hotel Transylvania sets record for biggest September opening of all time!”  Best known for the Cartoon Network’s animated TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, and Dexter’s Laboratory, Animator/Director/Producer Genndy Tartakovsky talks about his feature film Directing debut on Sony Pictures Animation’s  Hotel Transylvania… Enjoy! LA Times – Genndy Tartakovsky on making Hotel Transylvania:…

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SHORT FILM: One Day – and a look at the Making Of

A sweet animated short about a man whose house teleports all over the world… made by 5 students at the french school Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image or Goblins School of the Image, here is the short film… One Day. Created by: Joël Corcia, Bung Nguyen, Thomas Reteuna, Laurent Rossi, Bernad Som. Don’t miss the making…

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