An evening with "Moebius" hosted by Animation Director John Musker was an exclusive special event held at the CTN animation eXpo Nov 20, 2010. For more information about this session visit: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/moebius/+ More details
Today the roles of author and publisher have combined and are very much apart of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement that include online animation media channels, blogs and self-publishing outlets. Hear about the journey and the world of the creator/self publisher who has chosen this DIY route and who proudly wears the multiple hats of Author, Illustrator, Layout/Design, Printing, Publishing, Marketing/Advertising , Sales and “Creator”. Listen and gain first hand the knowledge, the rewards, the nuts and bolts, ups and downs, and reasons why these great talents choose to Do it All Yourself and publish without a third party company. For more information visit: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/self-publishing-diay-doing-it-all-yourself/+ More details
Join Ryan in this passionate and inspirational session where he discusses his creative process. Animating from the heart and comparing Logic vs Inspiration. For more information: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/ryan-woodward/+ More details
Raising the Bar Recruiting has been the launching pad for some of the best talent in the animation industry. Talent is prescreened by top industry recruiters and employers and those who pass the prescreening are afforded an opportunity to be interviewed on site at the event. Quote: "CTN Expo is very special to me because it was the turning point for me. I applied for my very first 'new talent portfolio review' and had one review with a visual development artist from Disney. His review was actually very honest and little harsh to take. But I tried my best to address his notes because he was totally right. So I restarted my portfolio and I am now working at Dreamworks Animation." Woonyoung Jung New Talent CTN For more information: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/stores/recruiting/+ More details
Brittney Lee has had a passion for drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil! After graduating from the Film and Animation program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, she journeyed across the country to her new home in San Francisco. Brittney , as a freelance animator, designer and visual development artist, has contributed to projects for Three Rings Design, Zynga, Huckleberry Toys, and Universal Studios. In her rare moments of spare time, Brittney loves to explore the Bay Area and watch lots of movies. Brittney is currently working as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation.+ More details
How does an animation studio discover an idea for a film and what is the development process? In a rare and candid open session, Sony Pictures Animation’s Senior Vice President of Creative Development Michael Lachance, and a distinguished panel of Sony Pictures Animation artists take you into the creative environment and development process, where ideas become movies. For more information: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/from-pitch-to-picture-sony-pictures-animation/+ More details
If you had the opportunity, what would you ask the top sculptors in animation? Well, now you will get the answers to those questions, from inspiration to tips & tricks, Panel organizer and sculptor, Michael Defeo has assembled a group of the top sculptors in the industry and he asks them each the same questions. The diversity of the panelist, reveal a broad range of answers that are sure to inspire and inform. Dont’ miss this rare opportunity to see this meeting of the top maquette sculptors in animation share their thoughts and process with you. Enjoy this review by Timbuktoons: http://timbuktoons.com/2012/07/6-sculptors-6-questions/ Thank you: Damon Bard Feature Film Sculptor Andrea Blasich Feature Film Sculptor Michael Defeo Feature Film Sculptor Jim McPherson 3D Designer Kent Melton Feature Film Sculptor Raffaello Vecchione Feature Film Sculptor For more information: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/6-sculptors/+ More details
"My work is about setting fantastical characters in surrealistic and symbolic, sometimes abstract environments. As the cubists broke classical aesthetics apart to show its facets from unexpected perspectives, I am trying to break apart the aesthetics of traditional illustration and animation in order to rearrange the symbol sets of their visual language within new frames of reference." ~Peter Clarke For more information about Peter Clarke and his show "Past, Pencil, Future" @CSG The Center Stage Gallery click here: http://centerstagegallery.com/events/peter-clarke/+ More details
An incredible in depth philosophical and practical guide, "BE THE ARTIST" puts forth the notion as presented by veteran feature animation story artist and independent talent Louie del Carmen, that by making a commitment to actively put your art first and remain focused on what is inherent in each of us, we then become more artistically independent, and ultimately someone truly unique in a world of artists. For more information: http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/cultivating-your-artistic-personality-with-louie-del-carmen/ Session Crib Notes from Timbuktoons: http://timbuktoons.com/2012/04/7-things-about-being-an-artist/+ More details
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