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MOONSHINE: DreamWorks Artists… After Dark!

DreamWorks first personal art publication, Moonshine, was conceived as an opportunity to highlight the breath of artistic development talent at Dreamworks. This short documentary gives you a sneak peek into the personal works from the artists. Enjoy the video: Directed by Alexis Wanneroy & Christophe Lautrette Artists featured in documentary: Sam Michalp, Nicolas Weis, Griselda…

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Walt: The Man Behind The Myth

A great find I stumbled across – here is a 2001 documentary… a portrait of a legend…   Walt – The Man Behind The Myth Walt Disney… founder of The Walt Disney Company, family man, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, philanthropist,… he helped shape the face of 20th century…

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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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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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Animation Mentor Summer 2011 Graduation

(Shawn Kelly Co-founder of Animation Mentor and me) So a bit of a personal update: Already having more than a decade of industry experience in television and commercial animation,… … I recently became… a proud Alumni… of, arguably, the best animation school and/or program on the planet,… Animation Mentor…     ^__^  Where students learn…

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Fog City Mavericks

   I stumbled across this great find.  (I will totally will be buying this on DVD) I’m a big cinematic and film-making junkie (always curious to know how things work and the potential for new advances).  I have a lot love for all things related to visual storytelling… and this is just choke-full of great…

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Pixar: A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features: Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation…

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