All posts in "Animation"

The Best Animated Music Videos Internationally 2018

By John Thatch / June 16, 2018

In today’s digital age, a music video is often as important as the song itself. Budgets are huge, and the results are as cinematic as any film in your local movie theatre. But, music videos have been around for a very long time, so it’s growing increasingly difficult to be original. Animation might be the answer […]

How to get animation internships (2018)

By John Thatch / June 9, 2018

When it comes to starting a career in the field of visual arts, a degree is important, but it certainly isn’t everything. If you’re an animator, bagging an internship at a top production studio is key to landing that first job and getting your career moving. Here’s our guide on how to beat out the competition […]

17 Great Animation Blogs in 2018

By John Thatch / July 18, 2017

​Animators are a special breed. Because unlike actors, the characters they create are tireless, purposeful and free from any human shortcoming. But in order to create these pieces of art, they need to be their best, learn from the best and produce their best. With that in mind, I’ve scoured the internet in search of the coolest […]

Ease in, Ease Out – Stop Motion Animation Tutorial

By Tony Clavelli / May 18, 2017

When new animators first start out, most of their big mistakes can be easily fixed with a solid understanding of the 12 Basic Rules of Animation. Though first referenced in The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson (by the way, new animators, this is a fantastic book), these principles continue to be […]

The 10 Best Animation Software 2018

By John Thatch / February 23, 2017

Animation can be brutal. If the long hours of strict concentration don’t get to you, then the tediousness will. But the moments of real magic shine through: that perfect sequence of frames bringing your character to life.Whether managing the tedium or celebrating the victories, choosing the right software can make an enormous difference. And while […]