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What is being creative?

This is promoting a concept for a smart phone (which don’t get me wrong, seems cool), but I’m mainly posting this because I like the video and the message behind it. A reflection on What it means to be creative. Original music by Palmer Taylor blackdoveaudio.com Click the player and enjoy the video: For those…

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Free eBook: Animation Insiders

Pure awesome! (It was already on my wise list) — This book has just been made available as a free digital download.  It includes interviews with many animators about their workflows, including Pixar elite Victor Navone and Jason Schfleifer.  Check it out! Click here to go to the site. (UPDATED August 2011)

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Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING

I’ve seen a lot of storyboards over the years (for various animated TV series and commercials, etc).  Some smooth and easy to follow… others… welll… not so much 🙁 So to those regards — here is a nice little find – I thought I’d share 🙂 Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING:   “Here…

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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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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Following up on my previous post “Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?” — Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Why you should listen to him:  Why don’t we get the…

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J.J. Abrams: The Mystery Box

Writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams makes smart, addictive dramas like TV’s Lost, and films like Cloverfield and the new Star Trek. Why you should listen to him: As the Emmy-winning creator of the smart, addictive TV dramas Lost, Alias and Felicity, J.J. Abrams’ name looms large on the small screen. As the writer/director behind…

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