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CTN animation eXpo 2011 in Burbank - Nov 18-20
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Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:49

If you haven't heard about CTNX yet, get acquainted with one of discount cialis and viagra the most significant conventions in the pfizer viagra 50 mg online animation industry. Especially if you're an artist. For the third year in a row, the CTN animation eXpo will be happening at the Marriott Hotel in Burbank, California, located on Hollywood Way, directly across from the Burbank airport. Sponsored by the Creative Talent Network, the CTN eXpo is a magnet for the industry's greatest talent on a worldwide level. This is an event that all artists involved with animation should place on their must attend list. It's a significant venue for our creative community. For further info follow this link to price cialis the CTNX website. Also check out the www.clevelandcountyschools.org website for the Creative Talent Network. You can find the most recent Forum Topic here. The following video will give you a look at last year's eXpo.

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Frank Forte's "Cartoon Concept Design" Blog
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Thursday, 29 September 2011 03:58

There's a great new blog that's recently been launched by Frank Forte, a very talented designer, storyboard artist and propecia w/o perscription comic artist working professionally in Los Angeles. Frank has been a member of AN for a long time. He's also a former student from a few years ago at my school, The Animation Academy in Burbank, California. Frank has a series of excellent blogs he's maintaining, and the content he's sharing in this particular one, his Cartoon Concept Design Blog, is a real treat. Model sheets, storyboards, and concept art from a series of vintage animated TV shows. Something else to add to your list of bookmarks. To access more links to the blogs Frank's created, head to the Forum Topic he started and you'll see a line up of links in his signature.  

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Fleischer Studios 'Superman' - all in one YouTube movie
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:08

One of the greatest animated serials of all time, "Superman", is now a comprehensive movie on YouTube. Every episode ever produced in the early 1940s, 1941 and 1942, have been combined into a YouTube movie that anyone on the Internet can watch for free.

Now you can see every episode and be an expert on the series. With incredibly impressive production quality for the time, that holds up every bit in our own day and age. Fleischer's Superman set a standard by which all other action adventure cartoons that followed hold homage to. You can clearly see the artistic influence of www.fortwaynecurling.com the series on record-solutions.net shows that came much later, especially WB's Batman and the Superman TV cartoons that ran throughout the 1990s.

Here's the real thing in a comprehensive collection to enjoy. If you can't watch them all at this time, bookmark the YouTube link and you'll have it available at your pleasure. Here's the Forum Topic for your reference.

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'Sintel' - Blender Foundation a year later
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 19:57

If you haven't seen this film yet, here's your opportunity to watch it. A year ago nearly to levitra 10mg the day on September 30, 2010, "Sintel" went online and made a strong and immediate impression as to what can be achieved in the area of independent animation through open source software. The project was initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and online drugstore validate the Blender free/open source 3D creation suite. With initial funding provided by means of thousands of donations through the http://radiosyndicationtalk.com/generic-discount-levitra internet community. Sintel is a touching film involving the relationship between a girl and an injured baby dragon she rescues and nurtures back to health.  ANer Glen Moyes brought this to our attention last year at this Forum Topic. He writes... "What makes these open movie projects so important to the animation community? They are 100% open (as in open source). All of the software used to create these films are free. Blender for the 3D animation, GIMP and Krita for textures and concept art." He provides more info here.

A year later, Sintel has 2,620,248 YouTube views as of this writing. Enjoy the film.

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'I Love You' by Katy O'Connor
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 07:06

This strange yet dazzling animated short utilizes a very creative approach to rotoscoping, as well as free form shape oriented absract animation. It made the film festival circuit last year including Animafest Zagreb, the Vox Feminae Film Festival, Holland Animation Film Festival, Animanima in Serbia, it was also in the International Showcase at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the Panorama Showcase at the Melbourne Animation Festival. Visit the Forum topic as I'll be expanding it to levitra online us feature other rotoscoped works. From Katy O'Connor in brilliant color and crystal clear vibrant resolution, here's "I Love You"...

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