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Archive for Editorials
For people working in the visual media business there is next to no way around Adobe software. Now Adobe has announced that they will discontinue the traditional way of selling their products, leaving you no choice but to subscribe to something called the “Creative Cloud”. You pay a monthly fee, you get some online storage and fancy, collaborative web applications, but also access to download and use some or all adobe software – basically you rent it. While renting software or giving out licenses with a time limit is not a new concept, introducing such measures retroactively on products that are more or less the monopoly is a scandal.
I try to keep a pretty level head about most topics, from the big ones to the small stuff. Normally the “right answer” is somewhere in the middle and not at the extremes. Who really likes reading an editorial that plays it safe, though? Today I’ll be telling you why as an animator, you shouldn’t touch Adobe Flash with a ten-foot pole, and if it’s on your computer right now the “Delete” button should be your next move.
Animators from all over the world have long been complaining about the public’s misconception that animation is an easy and effortless process that can be done with the press of a button. Now, the impossible is becoming a little more real: The research department of the Walt Disney Company announced today that they are working on a suite of software which will be “a break-through in how animated features are created”.
It’s that time of year again, and Animator Island is back with the annual review of this year’s Academy Award nominated Animated Shorts! Which one will take the coveted golden statue in 2013? Read on to find out!
Since the apocalypse doesn’t seem to have come we have no other choice than wishing you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Share with us any amazing animation related gifts that you received or gave out over the holidays in the comments.
As an animator you better be observing your fellow humans, their behavior and gestures all the time. You will find things, you would never have thought of, that can bring your animation to a whole new level of quality.
Have a look at this situation that happened during the very exciting UEFA soccer game Netherlands (in the orange shirts) vs. Germany (in the white shirts).
Last week, I was lucky to hear a lecture by Kevin Koch at the FMX in Germany about what you should do and not do in a demoreel. In this article I will try to summarize some very helpful tips from his lecture and from around the web.
Hello there guys, what I want to talk about here is about a condition that most of people in the animation business do not talk about. A single word we rarely hear discussed, but one that SHOULD be.
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