fps Charity Auction 2007: Update and More Voting
You've once again chosen to donate the proceeds from this November's auction to cancer research. Now head over to the auction page and vote to decide which organization will be the one we'll be writing the cheque out to when the dust settles. While you're there, you might also want to see our list of auction items.
Acting for Animators: 5 Questions for Ed Hooks
Ed Hooks is an actor and acting coach who has been helping animators understand the importance of acting theory to improve their craft. He is also the author of Acting for Animators
, the first book that was written solely on the subject, and has taught the principles of the book to animators the world over.
Review: Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D, Second Edition
Understanding how to use tools to reach a goal is the basis of the animator's craft. The trick is to know why you're doing something and sometimes a computer can get in the way. Character Animation: 2D Skills for Better 3D
works both the 2D and 3D sides of the street, using drawings to get the reader to think about motion principles before tackling the complexities of software.
Upcoming Releases: June 2007 to November 2007
It's only been a few days since ImaginAsian launched their weekday morning anime programming block, and they've already announced the first six DVD releases for the three series. On another front, it looks like there are a couple of good books coming over the next six months.
New and Notable This Week: June 11 to June 17
is a fun, short-form anime that follows a guy whose encounter with an immortal demon poses to him quite a quandary. Also: Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl Vol. 1
and Suzuka Vol. 1
Short Takes: Pixar's Up, Astro Boy, Bollywood Nights, Oh Canada, Thundercats
Pixar has announced that their 2009 feature will be titled Up
, making it the most concisely titled animated feature ever, at least until Shane Acker's 9
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Bethesda Softworks - Rockville, Maryland
Big Fish Games, Inc. - Seattle, Washington