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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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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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Fan Trailer – and – The John Carter Legacy

Ray Bradbury said Burroughs’ JOHN CARTER books “put us on the moon.”  Now after a 100-yr. wait, we get a movie based on this influential character. — Here is a fan trailer celebrating the new John Carter film — Director Andrew Stanton approves 🙂 Click the player, and enjoy the video: Bonus Feature: John Carter…

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NEW short film — Puss in Boots – The Three Diablos

New from DreamWorks Animation, following up on the Puss in Boots movie, here is a short film The Three Diablos. “Now gather around, because you have much to learn from… PUSS… … in boots!” Click the player, and enjoy the videos: Click here to see related post: Puss In Boots – “You Made The Cat…

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Rango – CG Breakdowns and a Look Behind the Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted some really cool breakdowns of their first fully-animated feature film, Rango. Winner! and nominated for… Best Animated Film 2011 by every film awards group going. Click the player, and enjoy the videos: The Animation & Effects of ‘Rango’ Behind the Magic: The Characters of ‘Rango’ Behind the Magic:…

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon – CG Breakdowns and a Look Behind the Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted some really cool breakdowns of the live-action, science fiction, action, special-effects-extravaganza feature film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. (Originally based on a toy line from Hasbro) Nominated, by a number of film awards groups, for… Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Science Fiction…

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