Videos

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.: In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world. We celebrate the famously imaginative, the greatest artists and innovators from Van Gogh to Steve Jobs. Viewing the world creatively is supposed to be an asset, even a virtue. Online job boards burst with ads recruiting “idea people” and “out of the box” thinkers. We are taught that our own creativity will be celebrated as well, and that if we have good ideas, we will succeed.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

How to Become an Animator: Interview with Mike L. Murphy

How to Become an Animator: Interview with Mike L. Murphy: If you want to know how to become an animator, then you’d want to learn from the best. As animator to Hollywood box-office hits Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, like Iron Man, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Mike L. Murphy from Successful Animator is the guy you’d want to learn from about the animation industry.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For: Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgments to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have a few seconds to make a first impression, but the truth is, your brain has made up its mind (so to speak) about a person within milliseconds of meeting them.

According to research done by a Princeton University psychologist, it’s an evolutionary survival mechanism. Your brain decides from the information it has—in other words, how you look—whether you are trustworthy, threatening, competent, likable and many other traits.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Book Of Mormon Comes To South Park (To the tune of 'Hello')

The Book Of Mormon Comes To South Park (To the tune of 'Hello'): From Fast Company: “The Book of Mormon Comes to South Park” is an animated short directed by Simon Chong of creative studio Headspin Media. In it, the Book of Mormon opening number “Hello!” is magically transported to the South Park-iverse, affording us viewers the chance to say hello to some old friends. Co-written by E.G.O.T. winner Robert Lopez, this song features a bunch of Mormon not-yet-missionaries setting about the task of spreading awareness.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

11 Lessons From Time Out's Top 100 Animated Movies of All Time

11 Lessons From Time Out's Top 100 Animated Movies of All Time: The massive "Time Out New York" package devoted to "The 100 Best Animated Movies of All Time" is more than a simple list: It's also a quiz, a how-to for budding animators, and an index broken down by such types as "Oscar Winners," "Edgy" and "Traumatic" -- the latter's icon being, naturally, a silhouette of Bambi. To get the results, the magazine polled more than a hundred filmmakers, critics and animation experts

Recycling poses


Don’t call him the Walt Disney of Japan: How animator Hayao Miyazaki became a cultural icon by doing everything Pixar doesn’t

Don’t call him the Walt Disney of Japan: How animator Hayao #Miyazaki became a cultural icon by doing everything #Pixar doesn’t: Traditional animation is on its way out. In the age of Pixar, Dreamworks and other big-budget production companies that specialize in children’s entertainment, technology trumps tradition. There’s something exemplary about 3-D animation, something that fits in with contemporary culture in our desire to render magic real. We want to feel like we’re inside the same room as the characters we watch on the screen, even, oddly, when it comes to representational entertainment, like cartoons. In the age of hyperrealism, fantasy worlds must blend with our own, and imagination takes a back seat to spectacle.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

5 classic Easter eggs from your favorite animated movies

5 classic Easter eggs from your favorite animated movies: On Easter Sunday, little kids will be searching under bushes and inside closets for hard-boiled, chocolate, and marshmallow Easter eggs. But Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon says animation fans can find Easter eggs every day of the year — provided they know where to look in their favorite movies.

Animation is FUN