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Neil Gaiman: LIFE OF AN ARTIST

    Inspiration and some shrewd advice about the life of an Artist.  If you are an Artist of any kind, you NEED to watch this.  Award-winning author, top graphic novelist Neil Gaiman addresses Philadelphia’s University of the Arts graduating class – check it out.  Enjoy the video: “Neil Richard Gaiman is an English author…

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James Cameron: Before Avatar … A Curious Boy

James Cameron‘s big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films have successfully created worlds exciting fantasy.  In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic — from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving — and how it ultimately drove the success of his massive-blockbuster-hits Aliens, The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar.  Check it out. Click the…

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Pixar’s Andrew Stanton TED Talk – THE CLUES TO A GREAT STORY

  Andrew Stanton has made you laugh and cry.  The Writer behind three “Toy Story” movies and the Writer/Director of such Pixar films as WALL-E and Finding Nemo; both films earned him the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, his new film John Carter came out earlier this mouth.   Now, the Oscar-winning filmmaker…

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DreamWork’s Jason Schleifer TEDxYouth Talk

Jason Schleifer Head of Character Animation at PDI / DreamWorks Animation, gives a short, fun talk about animation.  Inspirational and informative, plus you get to see some sweeet animation tests from Megamind.  Check it out. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Also, you can click here to check out Jason Schleifer’s website for Animator…

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Feeling Creatively Drained?… Let This Letter From Pixar Inspire You

Words of wisdom from the animation industry… KCRW’s The Business, talks about the Animator Letters Project and airs a reading of the ‘Persist’ letter contributed by Pixar animator, Austin Madison, read by Austin himself. PERSIST Have a listen: Pixar Animator, Austin Madison’s Letter- KCRW’s The Business by KCRW Letter Transcript: PIXAR May 17, 2011 To…

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Interview with Pixar Story Artist James Robertson

Great interview with fellow Canadian, Pixar Animation Studios‘ Story Artist James Robertson.  Amongst other things, James worked on the story for Pixar‘s Toy Story 3! Click the player, and enjoy the video: To check out similar interviews visit Schoolism.com If you’d like to know more about James Robertson check out his blog: The Iron Scythe

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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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