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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) this is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards. To date, Winner! for… • Best Animated Short – Cinequest Film Fest • Audience Favorite Award – Palm Springs International ShortFest •…

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JOHN CLEESE: A Lecture On Creativity

Probably best known for his work with Monty Python, English actor, comedian, writer, and film producer John Cleese speaks about his thoughts on the creative process; based upon what he has learned throughout his life. Pretty interesting stuff. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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ADAM AND DOG – Trailer Is Hand-Drawn Goodness

A little taste of a personal short from Disney visual development artist Minkyu Lee of The Princess and the Frog is keeping the traditional animation spirit alive in his own written/directed independent short film Adam and Dog.  The full film isn’t available online yet, but… it was just nominated for an Annie Award.  Minkyu sent…

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The Chase – Trailer

Check out the first explosive trailer for The Chase, an animated short directed by Philippe Gamer. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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Studio Profile : Character Animation inside ILM

Maia Kayser is a Lead Character Animator at ILM. In this studio profile video, we travel to the Presidio in San Francisco to Industrial Light & Magic to see what it is like to be a woman doing digital character animation in films such as Rango. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Click here…

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TIPPET STUDIOS: Creature Animation Masterclass

    William Groebe, Animation Supervisor at leading animation company Tippett Studio, presents a masterclass on animating believable animal characters in a live action feature, pushing the acting while retaining a feel for reality and realism versus cartoony-style animation. He also includes some great advice on what to include in your demo-reel to potentially get a…

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Mutant Land – A Tippett Studio Original Production

From the darkness comes all-manner-of-creatures ravaging the land seeking food…  A Tippett Studio Original Production, created by award-winning director, animator, & VFX supervisor Phil Tippett. (Great reference and inspiration for you creature animators out there) Click the player, and enjoy the video: For more info on the making-of, check out this article on fxguide.com: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/mutantland-from-the-mind-of-phil-tippett/…

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