Six Questions Every Creator Needs to Ask Themselves

Friday, January 16, 2015

Everyone can create, but should everyone create? Plenty of great ideas never get off the drawing board, and seemingly terrible ones manage to make it all the way…

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Are Creative Risks Worth Taking?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Animation has always had a strong creative streak with plenty of variety to it. If you didn’t like that Walt Disney was chasing realism, all you had to do was look across town to the Warner guys on Termite Terrace and see cutting edge character comedy in full flow. Today is no different; while major studios have become increasingly bland in their offerings, there are plenty of others taking up the creative mantle. Is what they’re doing worth the effort and risk involved?

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Making An Animated Feature Film With Elliot Cowan

Saturday, February 18, 2012

All-round nice chap Elliot Cowan, known to his legions of fans around the world as the creator of Boxhead and Roundhead, has embarked on the formidable task of…

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Why You Need a Creative Resume

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Via: Resources Yesterday, Mr. Warburton (you read his blog, right) posted a post about resumes in which he absolutely nails the fact that some creative types have a…

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Should You Aim For A Specific Animation Style?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  Via Mike’s website It’s a tough question that’s not too easy to answer straight off the bat. So let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages and compare…

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Three Solid Steps To Encouraging A Kid To Take Up Animation

Monday, April 4, 2011

Via The Animator’s Survival Kit.com Animation is kind of a funny industry in that a vast majority of its ultimate customers have no idea about the nuts and…

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How To Find Inspiration

Monday, February 28, 2011

Don’t ask me! Hahaha. No seriously, not today anyway, I’m coming up short! While this morning might be a tough one for me to write a post, that’s…

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David OReilly on Why He Doesn’t Repeat Himself

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not to turn this place into a quote blog, but I think David OReilly makes a great case for moving in new creative directions: when you’re making an…

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The Seven Creative Principles of Pixar

Monday, December 13, 2010

A short post today, and that’s because you’ll want to head on over to the downright fantastic Scribble Junkies blog, which, in case you didn’t know, is the…

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Creator’s Block

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We’re all familiar with writer’s block, that agonizing thing when it feels like you can write nothing. But what about creator’s block? I certainly got it today with…

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