Introducing Socel: Microblogging Made for the Animation Industry

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Socel home screen

Tired of Twitter? Spam, jerks, and advertising got you down? Want to connect with the rest of the animation community in a meaningful way? Good news! Socel is…

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An Interview with Independent Animator Signe Baumane

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Latvian-born, New York City-based Signe Baumane has made a name for herself through her consistently intriguing works and willingness to tackle topics that others do not. Her 2014…

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Why America Remains a Magnet for Animators: An Interview with Ricky Renna

Thursday, December 8, 2016

An interview with Blue Sky animator Ricky Renna regarding the attraction of working as an animator in the US.

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Remember Inside Out?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Seems like ages ago that everyone was gushing over Pixar’s latest hit, doesn’t it? Now Minions is the movie on everyone’s lips. The hit of the land! A…

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Where Have I Been?

Friday, May 23, 2014

If you’ve visited or browsed this site any time recently, you’ve probably noticed that posting ended abruptly in the second week of March. Three years of almost-daily writing…

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Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The start of a new year brings lots of potential with it and 2014 is no different. The recent hiatus was caused by a trip home to Ireland…

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What I Learned At A Simpsons Scoring Session

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A recap of what I learned from attending a Simpsons music recording session.

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The 2013 CTN Expo Recap

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A recap of the 2013 CTN Expo held in Burbank, California.

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Animation Idioms from 1938 You Might Find Relevant

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

From a 1938 artist tryout book for the Walt Disney studios comes a few animation idioms that are as relevant then as they are today.

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Fred Seibert Is On the Money (When It Comes to Copyright)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fred Seibert is a guy I have a lot of respect and admiration for so it was quite surprising (and delightful) to see a post from him on…

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An Analysis of the Animation Guild’s New Logo

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The website Brand New is one of my very favourites. Analysing brands, logos and identities is never a dull sport as there is always something to discuss. Seeing…

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