Thoughts on Female Representation in Animation

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I like female characters, that’s no secret at this point, they’re awesome and unfortunately continue to be under-represented in contemporary animation programming. That’s not to say they don’t…

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Who Is Kickstarter Ideally Suited for?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kickstarter is a great service and one that I’ve covered before in some detail, but recently I got around to thinking, just who is Kickstarter ideally suited for…

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A Response To Amid’s Post Concerning an Animator’s Brand

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Amid over at Cartoon Brew has an insightful post that looks at Spike Lee and how he has managed to create a personal brand around himself and his…

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What About Apprenticeships in Animation Instead?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

So there was a bit of a furrow last week as a post by Brodoof on Tumblr concerning the various “Art Institute” colleges run by the Education Management…

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On The Topic of the Aul Sins of Piracy

Monday, July 30, 2012

  Via: All Movie Photo Brown Bag Films CEO Cathal Gaffney recently published a piece in the Irish Independent with the terribly misleading title of “Giving Up Yer…

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A Kickstarter Campaign Too Far?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Randall Monroe just could not have gotten the timing of yesterday’s XKCD comic any better: Yes, this comic is relevant to today’s post as I recently discovered over…

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Let’s Talk Tax Credits

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

OK, taxes, boring I know, but it’s a pressing matter for animators in the UK. It’s also a topic that’s come up from time to time over here…

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Yes, Animation Still Has A Stigma Once You Reach A Certain Age

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fred Seibert re-blogged a post by Megan, a.k.a. animationbits over on tumblr in which she goes into detail about how much she loves animation and how she’s hard…

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Comparing Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton’s Risk Tolerance

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mark Mayerson recently posted (with apologies for the delay, I’ve been without my RSS reader for the past fortnight) about the contrast between he efforts of two first-time…

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The Herald Scotland “Praises” Animation in The Weirdest Possible Way

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

To be honest, I’m still trying to figure out if this article by Robert McNeill for the Herald Scotland website is genuine or a piece of deep, deep…

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Are Studios Missing An Opportunity With Their Cartoons?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The impetus for this post is this chart, which I found over on 9Gag the other day (just for a few minutes as I needed a quick wind-down…

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