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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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DreamWork’s Jason Schleifer TEDxYouth Talk

Jason Schleifer Head of Character Animation at PDI / DreamWorks Animation, gives a short, fun talk about animation.  Inspirational and informative, plus you get to see some sweeet animation tests from Megamind.  Check it out. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Also, you can click here to check out Jason Schleifer’s website for Animator…

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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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JOHN CLEESE: A Lecture On Creativity

Probably best known for his work with Monty Python, English actor, comedian, writer, and film producer John Cleese speaks about his thoughts on the creative process; based upon what he has learned throughout his life. Pretty interesting stuff. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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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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Fotoshop – Spoof Commercial Sheds Light on Unrealistic Beauty Standards

LOL… this is awesome. Jesse Rosten, a filmmaker from Northern California, was watching TV one sleepless night and stumbled upon an infomercial for some beauty product. The commercial showed before and after portraits, that to his eye, looked like the same photo just photoshopped.  He laughed to himself. Then made this video. “Fotoshop is a…

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