Here's a fun animated / live action video that's just gone up on YouTube. "Star Spangled Chicken" comes from UniquePublications which is currently developing content for their channel. The beak on the little chick that stars in the video was animated by Kristen Robertson who incidentally was a student of mine at one time.
It's always great to see new content that's been made possible because of crowdfunding. In this case the ARMSmasters proof of concept short by Alpha Omega Animation Design entitled Phase Zero. This remarkable effort is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Congratulations to Michael Winn and crew on a great accomplishment. It's inspiring to see independently produced animation at this level of quality.
Snakebite Cortez is back with another installment of Full Media Commandos. This time he addresses a very important topic concerning the use of pre-existing copyrighted properties and the trend over the recent past by some artists to use these properties commercially in ways that are inappropriate. He encourages artists to develop original content as a solution.
I had the privilege of seeing this video at a private screening recently and am happy to share it with the community. This is the first episode of Full Media Commandos by Snakebite Cortez. It's a new concept in an educational series which explores a broad range of subjects important to media artists. Snakebite collaborated with the popular Roadhouse! Youtube Channel to get the series going. Take a look at this innovative method of learning new things through a creative lifestyle...
It was 75 years ago on March 15 1941 that a new character appeared in the Warner Bros emerging pantheon of timeless animated characters. Cecil Turtle was created by Tex Avery and proved to be a worthy adversary in Bugs Bunny cartoons. Myron Smith of Animation Treasures explains the history behind Cecil as well as some of the animation politics that led to the departure of Tex Avery from WB to MGM...
There's a new trailer for the upcoming "Kubo and the Two Strings" from Focus Features. The movie will be in general release August 19 2016. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instargram. You can purchase advance tickets here.
Stash Magazine is a leading online publication that features the world's most outstanding animation and VFX. Stash announced that they've launched StashJobs.com. It's a new aspect to their operations that focuses on employment opportunities available in the industry worlwide. Follow this link to StashJobs and see what's happening.