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Pippi Longstocking: A Miyazaki Film That Never Was

By George Siosi Samuels on May 21, 2012

Did you know that Hayao Miyazaki once tried to make an anime adaptation of the classic children’s book “Pippi Longstocking”? A Youtube user only discovered this fact recently and found the artwork online by pure chance. I thought this worth the share!

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Animatic Storyboards from the Avengers

By George Siosi Samuels on May 19, 2012

Have you seen The Avengers recently? Well here are two animatic storyboards that help give you a deeper look into what goes into film-making. The “animation” is kept fairly simple, highlighting key poses, so that the next person(s) in production have a better idea of what to setup, animated and render.

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Yijala Yala’s “Love Punks” Web Game

By George Siosi Samuels on May 17, 2012

I had to post this because I thought it was a great use of animation, web and interactive technologies for a social cause. This just goes to show the potential for utilizing your animation skills on the web, especially for something like indigenous stories (my passion!). It’s also beautiful to see this sort of fuse between indigenous and “Mad Max” artistic styles.

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Animation Skills Demand Rising

By George Siosi Samuels on May 9, 2012

The year of 2012 is seeing a rise in the demand for animation skills on the web. As video usage and sharing increases, and barriers to producing video content diminish, the web holds great potential…

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How To Play Your Video References Frame-By-Frame

By George Siosi Samuels on May 4, 2012

A lot of aspiring or beginner animators usually don’t know how to playback videos frame-by-frame (typically referred to as ‘fbf’) for referencing purposes. Now, with anything, doing your research always helps, but this article aims to provide you with a little boost to get you started.