Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Art of Storyboarding with director Terry Gilliam

Here's a great set of interviews with director Terry Gilliam.

One on One with Terry Gilliam

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Interview with Disney writer/director Ron Clements

The TAG blog posted this great interview with Disney director Ron Clements a few months ago. It's an extensive interview covering Ron's early days as a TV animator in Sioux City, Iowa to his influential career at Disney.

For more interviews checkout the TAG blog and the  Animation Guild YouTube Channel .

Also you can follow TAG on Twitter @AnimGuild

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

USA TODAY: Interview with DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg


'At the 14th USA TODAY CEO Forum, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg regaled listeners with stories about Hollywood and offered advice on careers in film. via USA TODAY'

More info about the interview here
// USA TODAY: Interview with DreamWorks Jeffrey Katzenberg

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

2d Draw Tool For 3d Face Rig Ctrls

Oscar Medina has posted a cool vid demonstrating his 'Mr. Drawing Animator' tool. It looks super awesome and could be very useful! I really like the idea of being able to sketch a pose that controls the face rig! Rock!

Thanks Bryn Richards for the heads up!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Self Publishing – DIAY (Doing It “All” Yourself)

This talk at CTN has some great info about self publishing!  More info about the panelists here CTN: Self Publishing - DIAY

'Description: Today the roles of author and publisher have combined and are very much apart of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement that include online animation media channels, blogs and self-publishing outlets. Hear about the journey and the world of the creator/self publisher who has chosen this DIY route and who proudly wears the multiple hats of Author, Illustrator, Layout/Design, Printing, Publishing, Marketing/Advertising , Sales and “Creator”.  Listen and gain first hand the knowledge, the rewards, the nuts and bolts, ups and downs reasons why these great talents choose to DIY and publish without a third party company.'

Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham
Sean Galloway
David Colman
Stephen Silver

Thursday, October 18, 2012

100 Masters of Animated Short Films

This is a great compilation of filmmakers many of whom you'll recognize and some you might not. For the full list of films and artists check here:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

'KING KONG' Live On Stage (2013)

Ok, this just made my day!! I think I might have to make a special return trip to Australia next year just to see this show!! Amazing! Take a look at the vids below to see a rough prototype of the KING KONG puppet created by Global Creatures! Wow!

More info here: 
KING KONG Live On Stage

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Ray Harryhausen Interview (1974)

This is a great classic interview with Ray Harryhausen. The hydra puppet is just amazing! Thanks for the heads up Chris

Also check out the 'Ray Harryhausen 90th Birthday BAFTA Tribute'

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

'Paperman' 3D/2D breakdown

This 3D/2D breakdown vid of 'Paperman' is really great! The 2D morph process is pretty awesome! Amazing how much freedom the software gives the artist!

Paperman Breakdown via

The Making of Paperman via

Also check out these character design sheets over on the Character Design blog

Paperman Character Designs