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3D Animation – How IT works

How IT works! Have you always wanted to know how they make those amazing 3D commercials on tv? Well, please check out the video and find out the in’s and out’s of the whole animation process! Any questions or comments are more than welcome and if you like to know more on the makers –…

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Happy 5th Anniversary AnimationMentor!

Time flies… I still remembered, back in 2004, on the forums at CGTalk.com (now CG Society), reading about the conceptual foundation for a new online school called… “Animation Mentor,” and thinking (mentoring… an old idea made new) “that is a kick-ass idea… I WANT IN!”  Now, years later, I’m half way through the program, and, as…

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TRON Original Trailer – Fan Modernized

Some trends, old and new: There’s a real art to cutting a good trailer. While the basics have remained the same over the years, some aspects of that art have changed greatly in the past two decades. Watch the original trailer for Tron, for example, and you’ll see a good tease for the film and…

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Waking Sleeping Beauty

“The Disney Renaissance from 1984-1994 produced some of the most captivating and inspirational animated films of all time.  The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, to name a few. Don Hahn (producer of countless Disney Films) and Peter Schneider (former President/Chairman of Walt Disney Feature Animation) sit down with the…

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Animation Mentor

Currently, when I’m not running around trying to keep my business together and doing various contract work, I’m often busy doing stuff for my current school. Here is a little bit on my crazy-cool-insanely-awesome school… … ANIMATION MENTOR!!! The idea of the e-school was born after Shawn Kelly, Carlos Baena and Bobby Beck (left to…

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Learn to Speak Body

In animation, in order to help bring our characters to life, (among other things like the 12 Principles of Animation, etc), we study ‘body language.’ Here is a comical look at some samples of ‘body language:’ “Yes, in just a few easy lessons you too can learn to speak body just like humans do.”

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