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Investing in yourself

April 9, 2020, 15:27 PM

In the beginning of our career, we’re really hungry and we want to learn everything: all the tutorials, all the training, we want to learn every part of what we’re doing. However, after we get that first job, everything tends to stop. We think that we’ve made it and we don’t need to continue learning anymore.

Aardman's 'Lip Synch' 30 Years On

August 27, 2019, 06:48 AM

In episode 92 of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we look back at 30 years of Lip Synch, the game-changing series of short films from Aardman Animations. A short film ‘package’ produced by Aardman for Channel 4 in 1989, Lip Synch expanded on the techniques used for earlier shorts series Animated Conversations and Conversation Pieces, consisting of five early outings for now-established directors: War Story, Going Equipped (Dir. Peter Lord), Ident (Dir. Richard Starzak), Next (Dir. Barry Purves) and the Oscar-winning Creature Comforts (Dir. Nick Park, later of Wallace & Gromit fame).

Goro Fujita, PART I: Virtual Reality Movie Making

January 27, 2019, 08:25 AM

Goro is a friend of mine and he’s an amazing artist! I’m sure you’ve heard of him. One of the things that I find inspiring about Goro is that he does his art every single day. The first time we met, he was doing a talk on a daily ritual of speed painting. I wanted to pick up a pen and start drawing myself. The more I got to know Goro, the more inspiring he’s become. He has so much insight about his art and Virtual Reality.

Pixar’s Animation Sup Gini Santos

December 21, 2018, 07:28 AM

This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 173! I’m speaking with Gini Santos, one of the Animation Supervisors at Pixar. I’m really excited for this Episode. I want to make this intro short and sweet.

Episode 168 — Pixar’s Andrea Goh

November 30, 2018, 10:35 AM

This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 168! I’m speaking Andrea Goh, a Layout Artist at Pixar. I’m really excited for this one. Andrea talked about setting some high goals to work at Pixar — and accomplishing that.

Pixar Post - Pete Docter Explains Importance of In

March 25, 2015, 12:37 PM

Director, Pete Docter recently sat down with CBC Radio (a Canadian-based radio program) where he discussed his journey into the making of Inside Out. The 20-minute conversation is sprinkled with research details and interesting facts from the film - such as one of Riley's fears being Grandma's vacuum.

Ep55: Questions and Answers

October 13, 2014, 04:32 AM

Hour long Q&A from Twitter - How to avoid abandoned projects, the rise in interest for Blender, how to promote yourself and thoughts on the new pie menus.

Mousterpiece Cinema, Eps. 154: Planes: Fire and Re

July 23, 2014, 09:45 AM

Please sit back, with your tray tables in their upright and locked positions and your seat belts fastened. This episode of Mousterpiece Cinema will be a wild flight indeed. What’s that? You think it’s super-creepy to imagine yourself, a human, taking a ride in an anthropomorphic plane? OK, fine, it’s weird, but is it weirder than one plane fearing that he’ll suffocate? Or the possibility of a Trail of Tears in a world of planes?

GRAVITY Interview: Max Solomon – Animation Super

March 27, 2014, 21:19 PM

In fact, four Framestore artists received VES nominations for Best Animated Character in a Feature Film — for the astronaut Ryan played by Sandra Bullock (nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress).

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