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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: 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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Choosing a Career in Visual Effects – For 15+ year olds

  Visual effects (VFX) is the fastest growing component of the UK’s film industry.  Now, here is a short video from Skillset, for young people interested in exciting career opportunities working in VFX.   Click the player, and enjoy the video: To find out more info visit: skillset.org/vfx

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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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ILM tour with Shawn Kelly!

  Congratulations to Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for winning Best Animated Feature Film at last night’s Academy Awards / Oscars, on their very first fully-animated feature film, Rango.   Now, come along with EPIX as we get an exclusive tour of George Lucas‘ visual effects mecca, Industrial Light & Magic. Senior Animator, (and co-founder…

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Aardman: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

New from Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation, check out this behind-the-scenes featurette of the upcoming film The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Click the player, and enjoy the videos: Bonus! More of an in-depth look behind-the-scenes, HeyUGuys visits Aardman Animation Studios.  Very informative with a ton of great little details. Click the player, and enjoy the…

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