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Entries from November 27th, 2008

Andrew Darley to Give Keynote Address at Persistence of Animation Conference

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Animation conferences

I am delighted to announce that Andrew Darley, the widely acclaimed author of Visual Digital Culture: Surface Play and Spectacle in New Media Genres (Routledge, 2000), a book which has helped shape contemporary cultural theory, will deliver the keynote address at the Society for Animation Study’s Persistence of Animation Conference; the conference , which I […]

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Life Magazine Photos Online!

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Animation studios, Animators, Filmmakers, Television

Life magazine’s photo archives are in the process of being posted online, thanks to Google.  The magazine was the picture journal of its day and was published weekly from 1936-1972, and continued to be issued in various stand alone forms until 2000. And its roster of photographers reads like a Who’s Who of Photo Journalism […]

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Where Have All the Film Critics Gone?

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Film and TV criticism

Last week, in his “All about flicks” blog, The Salt Lake Tribune‘s Sean P. Means noted the dismissal of Los Angeles Times film critic Carina Chocano. In so doing, he  says that this “makes 40 movie critics who have lost their jobs — through layoffs, buyouts, reassignments, forced retirements, etc. — at print publications since […]

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In Our Lifetime

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

The election of Barak Obama was received with an understandable mixture of joy and relief both here and abroad. And even nominally nonpolitical bloggers have joined in the celebration. It seems rather improbable that Obama can fulfill all what is expected of him, but we can still savor the moment. And one of the best […]

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SANDDE??? How the NFB Does (Drawn) 3D Stereoscopic Animation

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Canadian cinema, Stereoscopic films, Technology

Is this the future of drawn animation? The National Film Board of Canada has recently posted this fascinating film in which “Munro Ferguson explains the principles of the 3D Stereoscopic animation technique a.k.a. Sandde. He also shows us the lab where these short animations are shaped up.”

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Don Hertzfeldt in Atlanta (and Elsewhere)

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Screenings

  Cult animator and Oscar nominee Don Hertzfeldt has been making a series of one-night stands across North America, including an upcoming stop in Atlanta on Tuesday night, November 11th, at the Midtown Theater, under the auspices of ASIFA-Atlanta. He will be showing a selection of his films, including his newest one, I am so […]

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