• Duet

    I had the pleasure of attending a screening of Duet last week, Glen Keanes new animated short for Google.

    Its a beautiful work. Check it out here. This is a great thing that is happening. Congrats to Glen and all the people that worked on this great film.


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  • School films 2014

    Some cool films from Cal Arts this year here:

    Please post films from your school in the comments and we will update the page. Congrats classes of 2014!

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  • Cool Interview…

    Here is a great podcast with my ol pal and co worker Mark Oftedahl on Toon Talk. There are alot of really cool interviews on this site…




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  • Free Flash Animation Lecture!

    There is a great free online lecture on the subject of Flash for Animators this weekend.

    It will be taught by Sam Hood who is currently a storyboard artist at Pixar.

    Sam was also a flash animator for various studios

    Check it out here: Sign up soon because its filling up quick.


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  • Animate what makes you happy!

    I wanted to plug a really cool online summer program that the Art Connection Academy is doing. Its a 9 week intensive in which students will learn from some of the best teachers in Story, Art and Animation. The objective is to animate a thing, or moment that makes you happy. It will be put to a piece of music. The idea is to make a 24 second film. The inspiration for doing this came from Pharrell Williams song “Happy” where people did their own videos of his song. Here is that site called 24 hours of happy. In regards to what we are doing, its the idea of animating something that has a core idea. The students goes through the entire production process using the software of their choice.  I’m excited about the idea of having students make films. This is the first animation offering from the Art Connection Academy which was previously “The Art Department” The class will take place in an online space, meeting twice a week for 3 hours per session. (6 hours plus a week) .

    Take a look at the class here. We hope a few will sign up.