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Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time

Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.Read More

Motionpoems – ‘Working Order’

Watch this hypnotically beautiful motion poem “Working Order” by  Gentleman Scholar Title: “Working Order” Air Date: May 22, 2014 Client: Motionpoems Executive Producers: Todd Boss, Egg Creative, Jennifer David Production: Gentleman Scholar Creative Directors: Will Campbell, Will Johnson Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek Art Directors, Lead Designers: Jordan Lyle, JP Rooney Producer: Read MoreRead More

The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new Read MoreRead More

Top 5 Guest Couch Gags on The Simpsons

Here’s a selection of the best Simpson’s couch gag titles designed and animated by outside artists. The so-called Simpsons ‘couch gag’ has gone down in television history as one of the most instantly-recognizable, near-immortal title sequences. The opening sequence, although seemingly timeless and familiar, actually features a range of unique twists in almost every single episode. The Read MoreRead More

Charlie Rose Oscars Special Opener 2014

Al Boardman produced this opening sequence for the Charlie Rose ‘Oscars Special’ show, which aired on PBS on 27th February 2014. The sequence features 8 Oscar nominated films with actors and directors that had previously appeared on the Charlie Rose show. The 1 minute sequence shows a series of custom animated illustrations and transitions from the film Gravity, Read MoreRead More

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