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1 in 5 teens will experiment with art: KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF ART!!!

Love this parody ad campaign by Team Detroit, done for Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. Believe-it-or-not teenagers aren’t stupid.  So when Team Detroit was recruited to create an ad campaign, for the CCS, they decided rather than out-spend the competition, they would out-think them instead.  The result is a pitch-perfect parody of anti-drug PSAs, right…

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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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ROBERT VALLEY: Pear Cider and Cigarettes

  Robert Valley is one of the most unique and innovative designers working in animation today.   Robert’s distinctive style is all over animation work for the Gorillaz music videos, Nike, Coca-Cola,  Aeon Flux with Peter Chung, The Beatles: Rock Band cinematics, and many others.   Most recently Robert’s work was a buzz as Disney XD‘s…

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James Cameron: Deep-Sea… And Aliens Of The Deep

On top of my interest and involvement in the entertainment industry,… I am a certified SCUBA Diver and I’ve always been interested in marine biology and the mysteries of the deep-sea.  — So I was pretty jazzed to hear that last week, on March 26, 2012, fellow Canadian and film maker James Cameron made news…

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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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Short Film on THE PROCESS OF ANIMATION PRODUCTION

I`ve been often asked “how do you make a piece of animation?”   In truth, it is kind of like being asked… “how do you make a car?” — The answer isn`t a simple 1 or 2 step process.  While projects, styles, and techniques can vary, there generally is a whole assembly line of things…

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