In the beginning there was... a woman filmmaker who was blazing trails in the use of the medium when it was new. Alice Guy-Blache was way ahead of the pack. In "The First Woman Filmmaker Nobody's Heard Of" we get a glimpse into all the innovative things she was doing. The video comes to us from San Francisco based Fandor - a social movie and entertainment company that produces content for sharing.
The mainstream entertainment industry continues to suffer from a condition by which they believe the propaganda they create as is evidenced by comments made by the Disney Company's CEO Robert Iger at this year's shareholders meeting yesterday on March 8 2017.
With their flagship sports network ESPN and their news network on ABC television Mr. Iger makes the extraordinary claim that the company shows no political bias in their coverage. With ESPN losing hundreds of thousands of subscribers per month many of their former customers would beg to differ.
Regardless of which side of the political spectrum one leans towards it's hard to imagine how any objective viewing of these Disney properties can conclude a complete lack of bias as Mr. Iger claims. Along with Disney's notorious abuse of US labor laws concerning their H1_B visa scandal his statement is astonishing. You can hear what he has to say below...
This just out by Matthias Hoegg who is a commercial animator based in London. You'll enjoy this innovative approach to character animation and exposition as a stickman adventures across screens embedded in blocks through the floors of a John Lewis department store in Leeds UK.
In a field of excellent contestants "Piper" from Pixar won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Watch director Alan Barillaro and producer Marc Sondheimer accept the Oscar. You can also enjoy a quick look at the film below.
Nominated in two categories for this year's Academy Awards "Kubo and the Two Strings" is a masterpiece of stop motion animation. The creation of Laika Studios in Portland Oregon this promotional video produced for Academy member consideration gives us a glimpse into some of the amazing artistry that went into the film. The Oscars will be presented on February 26 2017. Here's the list of the Animated Feature nominees and the also rans.