Moving Beyond Generic Animation Merchandise

Friday, November 29, 2013

Generic animation merchandise is everywhere but is often low quality and a mismatch for the audience. How can we move beyond it and offer fans something relevant and great?

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Animation By-Products

Thursday, September 26, 2013

All the stuff that is created during the animation production process is often discarded. What if you turned them into animation by-products instead?

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The Creative Commons Conundrum

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Can Creative Commons serve to enhance the prospects of animated content on the internet better than traditional copyright?

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French Animation on Fire But The Devil is in The Details

Monday, September 9, 2013

French animation is booming, but thanks to US dollars. Is this a sustainable situation?

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Should Filmmakers Take Vimeo’s $10,000 Offer?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Video hosting service Vimeo is tempting filmmakers fresh from success at this years Toronto International Film Festival with a lucrative-sounding offer.

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Not One, But Two Open Source Animation Kickstarter’s Launched

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Not one but two animation-related Kickstarter projects have sprung up. Both have differing aims, but both are important to the future of the technique.

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The Significance of ‘The University of DIC’

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Did you know there was a ‘University of DIC’? Neither did I, but Michael Mallory’s post at Animation Magazine details it and the many benefits it offered.

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Is YouTube Starting to Suck

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

YouTube has been awesome for years, but are we seeing the first evidence of suckiness in the site?

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Applying Milken’s Junk Bond Theory To Animation

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Michael Milken made a fortune as the Junk Bond King back in the 1980s. What could his theory about them teach us about animation and spreading risk?

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Comapring and Contrasting the Strategies of Major Animation Studios

Monday, August 5, 2013

A look at the apparent strategies of the various major animation studios that may surprise you.

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How Difficult is it to Set Up an Animation Studio Today?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Just how difficult is it to get an animation studio up and running today? is it as easy as getting the equipment and staff together or is there more to it than that? This post takes a look.

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