Thought You Had Animation Pegged? Not For Much Longer !

The drawing/image registration process is a fundamental aspect of film animation. If the images that are animated don’t have a shared foundation with each other, the movement that’s created by the animator has no common relationship with the background or …

Winsor McCay Illustrates Temperance — or Prohibition?, 1929

While strolling through a used-books store in Los Angeles over 20 years ago, I spied the dust-jacketed binding of a book with a familiar illustration style. Much to my delight, I’d found a little-known 1929 first edition volume published by …

Print in Motion Winner: Thumbtacks

Entry Title: Thumbtacks Design Firm: none (self) Client: Self-Promotion for thumbtacks Creative Director: Melissa Stammer Art Director: Melissa Stammer Voice over: Melissa Stammer Animator: Melissa Stammer Designer: Melissa Stammer Writer: Melissa Stammer Compositing: Melissa Stammer Instructor: Michele Wong Project description …

Lunch Break Video: an Anti-Globalization Animation

Animations of real life chitchat have a rich – and even an Academy Award winning – history. John and Faith Hubley received Oscars for their cell painted Moonbird, a visualization of their kids’ playful fantasies, back in 1959, and for their …

Le Parody 007

Title sequence designer Laurent Brett designed, animated and rendered in After Effects for the Michel Hazanavicius OSS 117, a 007 parody. Brett notes that the “references to Bass-Binder masters for this comedy-spy movie who take place in the 50′. Graphic …

Long Beach Comic Con: My "7 Highlights" List

  These days, the so-called San Diego “Comic”-Con‘s main attraction is sugary TV and movie confectionery. But if you enjoy graphic novels and cartoons – and, well, scary stuff – you may have attended the recent Comic & Horror Con …

Skyscraper Soars Over Brooklyn

Beth Morrison is  producing Croatian-born artist, Danijel Zezelj‘s large multi-media concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from November 9-12.  Brooklyn Babylon has music by grammy-nominated composer, Darcy James Argue and his big band, Secret Society. The visual and …