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Steve Jobs – R.I.P.

Steve Jobs 1955-2011 Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005:  How to live before you die Here is the video: Good bye Steve, the world is a better place for having you in it.

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Pixar Before Pixar

These days we take CGIfor granted, with almost every modern movie, and video game full of spectacular digital effects, and animation.  Here is footage showing where it all began. In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is…

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I LOVES ME… SOME STUDIO GHIBLI!

I love me… some Studio Ghibli,… the creators of ‘Spirited Away‘ ‘Princess Mononoke‘ and ‘Ponyo‘ (to name just a few), founded by animation god Hayao Miyazaki. — So to that extent… I thought I’d share a couple of trailers from the studio’s recent films: Arrietty Fantasy/adventure fun for children of all ages.  Directed by Hiromasa…

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Kevin Pollak’s interview with Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof, a key figure behind some of recent history’s biggest Sci-Fi television and film successes; the co-creator and showrunner of Lost (TV series), producer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009 film), co-writer/producer for Star Trek 2 (film slated for 2012), writer of Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens (2011 film) and Ridley Scott’s Promtetheus (film…

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Pete Paquette: "Rio" Reel & Workflow

As a student of Animation Mentor I had the honour and privilege of being taught by, and have as a mentor… the long-time Blue Sky Studios brilliant animator… Pete Paquette,… who recently shared some of his amazing work done on Blue Sky’s animated feature film Rio,… as well some insight into his workflow… check it…

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