Evolution of a Peg

Evolution of the Acme Peg Registration System. by Tom Arndt Cartoon animation requires a way to keep the separate drawings aligned or ‘registered’ throughout the production process. When I built my…

Bridge by MFA Graduate Ting Tey

Bridge from Ting on Vimeo. And a making of video she made with some great breakdown details.: Bridge - Making of from Ting on Vimeo.

Beauty is Embarrassing – Wayne White

This looks like it will be very inspirational (not to mention funny) . Can't wait to see this. The official trailer for Beauty Is Embarrassing -- the funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring…

A “Must-have” book – Setting the Scene : The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout

This is a must-have book for anyone interested in hand-drawn animation. Let me rephrase that : this is a must-have book for anyone interested in any kind of  animation or film making , period.…

The Lion King roars again !

To mark the special occasion of the re-release of "The Lion King" to theaters (in "3D" ) master animator Andreas Deja has posted some pencil tests of his wonderful animation of Scar from "The Lion…

Where are all the Traditional Hand Drawn Animated films ? (and why study traditional animation?)

When people make the claim: "There are no traditional animation jobs" or "2D is dead" you should realize that what they mostly mean is that the model of big-budget feature length 2D Animation that…

CTN Expo – Behind the Scenes with Independent Filmmaker Mike Nguyen

Here is another inspiring video from a presentation given at the CTN Animation Expo . If you haven't attended CTN Expo before it is highly recommended . CTN is only 3 years old , but has THE place to…

>VLSM (Very Large Stop Motion)

>To the list of all the fun and useful things you can do with your cell phone, add animation. Aardman Studios teamed up with Nokia to promote the N8 smart phone. The N8's on board camera supposedly…

>Kitchen Pest

>I came home today hearing that we have a fly problem in the kitchen– a problem I created. Often in the summer this problem is due to fruit that ripened while we were away at work, which then…