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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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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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A Conversation with the PIXAR Creative Team – D23 Expo 2011

PIXAR‘s John Lasseter, Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Marks Andrews, Bob Peterson, Dan Scanlon, Pete Sohn, and Ronnie del Carmen – some key figures responsible for Pixar‘s movie-making-magic reveal some upcoming Pixar projects and gather to discuss their work at the 2011 D23 Expo.  This is the full video of the presentation given on…

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The Pixar Story

  Awe-inspiring and informative here is Leslie Iwerks’ award winning 2007 documentary… … about the inspirational story of Pixar. Enjoy the video: Available on the Wall-E 2 & 3 Disc Sets

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The films of…

  More from young talented editor Kess van Dijkhuizen, from the Netherlands.  I’ve previously posed some work from his ‘Cinema’ series (click here to see post),  now from his new series ‘The films of’…  showcasing some of his great cinematic editing with footage from various beloved film makers and films… here is a sample of…

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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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