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Color Coding in 2D Animation

While animating characters in 2D, it’s pretty easy to keep track of what goes where. This is an arm, this is a leg, this is a grotesque alien tentacle, and so fourth. Special effects animation can get a little more

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Movies that Utilize 2D and 3D

Ever since the emergence of Toy Story, there has been a long-standing debate about whether 3D movies are superior to 2D movies. The answer, of course, is NO, as the most important element of any movie, animated or otherwise, is

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India Ink – my new favorite medium

There’s little that is more rewarding than picking up a completely new medium, be it program or paint, and creating a piece that you are proud of right away. India ink has been one of the easiest mediums for me

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Moustaches – Cool or Creepy?

I’m currently working on an educational kids show for the UCSD Autism Center. My team consists of five men and two women, and we needed character designs. One character in particular gave me a lot of problems as a character

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CTN-X 2010

The CTN animation expo is in its second year running. After last year’s fantastic show, I was not about to miss the opportunity to go again! One of the primary highlights for me this year was getting to talk to

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I am the proud new owner of a piece of history!

I’d like you to meet my new favorite toy – a 1952 Keystone Sixty 8mm film projector, in perfect working order. After taking an old film-production class at the Echo Park Film School (just to be able to say I

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The Tarzan Chronicles

I love the Disney production art books. It’s one thing to see an amazing movie, but it’s a thousand times better to see how the magic happened. Tarzan is by far one of the best movies in existence. Great story,

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CTN-X 2009

Anyone going to school for animation and living anywhere BUT the Hollywood area is going to have a very limited understanding of what they’re getting into. After three years of working towards my animation degree in San Diego, attending the

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