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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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Short Film – THE CHASE

   Earlier this year I posted the trailer, now here is the final explosive film The Chase,  directed by Philippe Gamer.   Click the player, and enjoy the video: Click here to see related post: The Chase – Trailer

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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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