Why do People Continue to Offer Up Excuses?

Friday, March 6, 2015

The rise in popularity in using technology for animation has brought about a subsequent explosion in creative output. For decades, animation was the preserve of a few who…

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Independent Animated Features: 10 Questions That Need Answering

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Yesterday, I was treated to a screening of an independent animated feature film called The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead. Written, directed and animated almost single-handedly by Australian Elliot Cowan, it’s a film that I’m still mulling over in my head the next day; a good sign if ever there was one. I’m not going to comment on the film itself just jet, however, the entire project has prompted some questions of my own on independent animated films in general and especially those done by one man bands or very small studios.

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Week Links 24-2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Multiple engaging week links today! Homer Simpson isn’t a positive role model for kids? Eat my shorts… David Mitchell over at the Guardian has this thoughtful piece about…

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Week Links 17-2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Charles’ week links for April 28th to May 4th, 2013

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What To Do After Graduating From Animation School

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Via: Wikia Having travelled the world, Australian animator Elliot Cowan is well-placed to offer advice, and his latest blog post is no exception. In it, he details no…

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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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Nichola Kehoe’s Showreel Takes All The Right Steps

Thursday, October 20, 2011

For animators, the standard showcase of your work is often the showreel, which is perhaps even more important in this modern, digital age. The advent of YouTube, etc….

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Anomaly Appraisal: Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest

Friday, May 13, 2011

Via: The Internet Movie Poster Awards Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest is one of those films that I must have seen when I was younger. I was smack…

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Would You Like To Win A Bunch of Incredible Original Artwork?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Who wouldn’t, right? Well, Australia’s favourite son (the real one), Elliot Cowan is currently running a competition based on his multiple award winning all-conquering Boxhead and Roundhead shorts….

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