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Aaron Hartline Interview

Every animator’s and artist’s path is different — here is a bit of the inspirational journey animation elite Aaron Hartline has taken. Aaron Hartline is Animator at Pixar Animation Studios. Aaron worked on “Toy Story 3”, “Up”, the “Ice Age Trilogy”, “Horton Hears a Who” and “Robots”. Click the players below and enjoy the video:…

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How to Create a Pitch Bible with Heather Kenyon

I’ve hung out with Heather a number of times, over the years (since she was editor-in-chief of AWN) typically at various Ottawa International Animation Festivals she is good people and knows her stuff. For all those interested in getting a show made (and I know there is a lot of you), you should check this…

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Everything is a Remix

Fun and informative Everything is a Remix – Part #2: Put together by writer, director, editor Kirby Ferguson This is an exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films.  And is Part #2 of a four-part series currently in production. Click the player below and enjoy the video: Bonus feature: This one is more…

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Fog City Mavericks

   I stumbled across this great find.  (I will totally will be buying this on DVD) I’m a big cinematic and film-making junkie (always curious to know how things work and the potential for new advances).  I have a lot love for all things related to visual storytelling… and this is just choke-full of great…

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‘Rango’ Behind-the-Scenes

I think this is kind of great… the director, Gore Verbinski (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame), for this particular film wanted a more “natural acting experience”, BUT rather then go the motion-capture route they came up with this fun and I think relevant approach to their animation process on this film. Enjoy the video:

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Free eBook: Animation Insiders

Pure awesome! (It was already on my wise list) — This book has just been made available as a free digital download.  It includes interviews with many animators about their workflows, including Pixar elite Victor Navone and Jason Schfleifer.  Check it out! Click here to go to the site. (UPDATED August 2011)

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Pixar: A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features: Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation…

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14 Life Lessons from He-Man

At the end of every episode of the 80s animated TV series He-Man, a character from the show would come on and offer kids a tip for life. Here are 14 such tips. Watch the video now: via

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