Animation

Why are Chuck Jones’ Cartoons so Funny?

The people over at Every Frame a Painting created this amazing “mini” documentary on what makes Chuck Jones’ cartoons so good. Chuck Jones made over 250 films, was nominated eight times for an Oscar (won three), and has won countless awards during his lifetime.

Inspirational

10 Life Lessons from Marc Maron’s interview with Louis C.K.

Marc Maron’s interview of Louis CK made Slate’s number one spot in their list of “The 25 Best Podcast Episodes Ever“. This was a good excuse for me to relisten to the episode. There are a lot of things to take away from this interview, but here are my top ten. 10 – Producers do stupid

Animation

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia – CG Animation

This video is an example of an excellent animation film. Lessons independent animators can learn from this video: It is short – Takes less time to make. Simple premise – Only has one character. It is funny – Humor is always easier to sell. “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia” is by HouseSpecial, a Portland-based

Filmmaking

YouTube Production Skills Boot Camp

I was excited to be invited to take part in a YouTube Production Skill Boot Camp. From June 15

Animation

Terry Gilliam on Cutout Animation

Use the limitations of cutout animation to your advantage.

Philisophical

The Nicest Place on the Internet

The internet can be a scary place for creatives.
Connecting to people across the world has made it possible to communicate with other creatives, colaberate across the planet, get feedback from countless potential fans, and make businesses like mine possible…
After watching three or four “nice people” give their webcam a hug, I felt a little choked up.

3 Secrets To Being More Productive

This is a long video but has amazing stuff related to productivity.
This video is from a Ted Talk on how to be more productive.
The speaker is Darren Hardy.

Animation

Pikachu Vs Team Rocket

I LOVE THIS video. It is by a family who participated in one of our animation workshops. The

Animation

Godzilla

Above is a great claymation video made by four 17-year-olds during a workshop last summer. It is one of my favorites because of its great design. Design Balance They did an amazing job balancing the styles of the background and characters.. The colors have a good contrast. And The three-dimensional clay looks good against the