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TIPPET STUDIOS: Creature Animation Masterclass

    William Groebe, Animation Supervisor at leading animation company Tippett Studio, presents a masterclass on animating believable animal characters in a live action feature, pushing the acting while retaining a feel for reality and realism versus cartoony-style animation. He also includes some great advice on what to include in your demo-reel to potentially get a…

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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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POWER POSES… Stop Slouching!

Power Poses Good for animation reference as well possibly your own well being…   In this video we take a look at “power poses” and other nonverbal communication or body language,  as Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School discusses how we can actually change feelings we have about our own status through the physical positions…

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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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Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments.  But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story.  His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Click the player, and enjoy the video: To check out more TED Talks…

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Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

Here is a short, 5 minute TED Talks video with some killer productivity tips: Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices. Click the player below, and enjoy the video: To check out more TED…

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Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

Here is a short, 5 minute TED Talks video with some killer productivity tips: Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices. Click the player below, and enjoy the video: To check out more TED…

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Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

This TED Talks video has been around for a little while, but I came across it again today, (I think it was like my 3-4 time watching it), and I thought it was worth sharing: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love” muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and…

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