This short film by students from Media Design School New Zealand won Best Animated Film at the 2016 Comi-Con International Independent film Festival.
The Traditional Animation Show interviewed Disney Director Stephen Anderson and found out how he got his start in animation, from college all the way up to directing Winnie the Pooh for Walt Disney Feature Animation. Be sure to watch until the end for a professional storyboarding lesson by Stephen himself.
I’m pleased to announce that Nayland College Digital Dojo has been granted educational licenses to use Unity 5 in 2016.
From their website:
Unity Technologies values the immense contributions made by educators and educational institutions. You help drive the future of the industry and expand the use of interactive application and game development technologies. You teach, support and mentor learners so they can realize their ambitions. We do all we can to support you through:
- Easy and open access for individual students and faculty with Unity 5 Personal Edition
- Special offers for institutions on licenses, content and services
- An enhanced program of video tutorials and sample projects to support learning
- An comprehensive, competency-based, hands-on curricular framework
- An industry-validated Professional Skills Standard with an academic cross-reference
- A vibrant online community of committed users keen to team up and offer advice
How do you think they achieved this?
I’m very happy to introduce you to freelance animator and web designer Billy Blob. He’s been putting out interesting work for over 15 years and was one of my inspirations while I was at uni. HIs website is so different from all of these boring “themey” designs (like … ahem … the one for this site). He’s an artist who adopted a digital medium, as opposed to a tech guy having a crack at being artsy.
Trapped and dying on a car windshield,
a bumblebee contemplates the meaning of his life with an optimistic butterfly.
Here’s another video that goes with it.