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'Hoof It' - Seth Boyden
Written by Charles   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:55

Check out this great short from Seth Boyden. It's his third year film at CalArts. A whimsical and imaginative tale traditionally animated in a lighthearted style that reflects the nature of the story. You can see more of the filmmaker's sketches here.

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'Baman Piderman' - Kickstarter - May 30 2014
Written by Charles   
Friday, 02 May 2014 09:19

Let's celebrate a venerable animated online franchise that's reached its Kickstarter goal in less than 2 days!

"Baman Piderman" is my nominee for the strangest series on the Web. There's an archive of episodes on the AN Forums for over three years. Now there's a crowdfunding campaign to take it to the next level. The popular cartoon is a staple on Mondo Media. It's the creation of Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera. With their $50,000 goal reached there's 28 days to build upon their funding. Take a look at the video below and consider supporting the project. Here's the link to the Kickstarter campaign.

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Design Unscripted - Ringling on Kickstarter - May 16 2014
Written by Charles   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:39

When it comes to art and animation we're in an age of creative high points that keep going up and up.

Take for example this great campaign on Kickstarter organized by students at the renowned Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida USA. The project is called Design Unscripted and involves more than 25 artists who've banded together to publish an impressive book of Visual Development art.

The campaign wraps up on May 16 2014 and with a couple of weeks to go it looks like they're making good progress towards reaching their goal.

Here's the link to the Design Unscripted project on Kickstarter followed by video. Consider supporting this excellent project and help spread the word through your networks.

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'There's a Man in the Woods' - Jacob Streilein
Written by Charles   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 20:30

Here's a narrative that's based upon an actual childhood experience. Cal Arts student Jacob Streilein created this compelling film in Flash using Photoshop for the backgrounds and After Effects for compositing. Michael Paul Kennedy came up with the music and Michael Ho did the voicework. Excellent job by all...

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Happy 5th Birthday Kickstarter - April 28 2014
Written by Charles   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 23:00

The site that changed the Internet and business as we knew it celebrates their 5th anniversary with a video that showcases the incredible growth and influence of from its very humble origin.

The possibility of an Independent Economy for artists, creative people of all sorts, innovators, entrepreneurs, has become a reality thanks to the leader in crowdfunded projects.

Thank you Kickstarter and congratulations! Here's to the next 5 years and many more to follow...

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