More Tough Choices Ahead for Independent Animators

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This time last year, I speculated that the ‘You’ part of ‘YouTube’ was about to become as irrelevant as the ‘Music’ part of ‘MTV’. As it turns out,…

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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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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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Creating Content From the Indepdent’s Perspective

Friday, December 6, 2013

A look at creating content from the perspective of an independent animator and how they go about doing it.

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How David OReilly Engages His Fans

Monday, January 28, 2013

Independent animator David OReilly is constantly engaging his fans in ways that further their interest in his work. Here’s how he manages to do it all and get away with it.

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TANK Teaser

Friday, November 16, 2012

Nate Hamilton has sent in a link to the teaser for his latest short film, TANK. The film is set when: “a boy finds a connection between his…

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The 7 Reasons Why DreamWorks MUST Remain Independent

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

With the recent announcement that DreamWorks is making a large investment in China (both as a studio and as an entertainment provider), I thought it would be interesting…

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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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DreamWorks MUST Remain Independent: The 7 Reasons Why

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

┬áVia: Wikipedia Although DreamWorks Animation is already independent, it does distribute it’s films through Paramount, who in return, collect a fee from the gross receipts. Such an arrangement…

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Now You Can Read About The King Of Indie Animation

Friday, March 11, 2011

Via: Bill Plympton on Scribble Junkies A real quick post to relay the news that Independently Animated, a whole book dedicated to the amazing career of Bill Plympton…

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Re-Releasing Animation on the Big Screen

Friday, April 16, 2010

The silver screen. Once the dominant screen for entertainment in the US, it fell somewhat dramatically with the arrival of television. However, the film industry remains adamant that…

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