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Animation Insider’s goal is to focus on the blue collared worker of animation; the back bone of the industry. We want to focus on the people in the trenches who make the award winning stuff we love.  Basically if your job is or ever was associated in some way with animated movement, we want to interview you! Even if you’re a big famous hotshot you weren’t always and I’m sure you’ve got great stories to tell! We think everybody has stories to tell from the trenches of animation!

If you’ve ever been in the Animation, Feature film or video game industry, please feel free to send us an email and we will send you the questionnaire!

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Bryan Ballinger

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts,  Freelance Illustrator, and Collector of Absurd Non-Perishable Food Items.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Shoveling out chicken coops was probably the craziest.  Between kamikaze roosters and all the airborne particulate matter, it wasn’t the most effervescent experience…
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
One of my favorite projects was doing the artwork the popsicle stick theater segments for some episodes of the VeggieTales Animated series , Another project was doing the art work for an animated TV spot for the National Associate of Broadcasters.   I also did some illustration work for a Finnish Blues Band called The Milk Cows.

How did you become interested in animation?
When I was a kid my dad used to show me the old original Popeye cartoons, which he himself loved. So that’s probably when my interest started. What really  blew my socks off though is when Continue…

Paolo Libunao

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Paolo Libunao. Not much of an animator. I’m into pre-visualization i.e. story boarding and concept art. I also illustrate comic books and other stuff. I work freelance.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I don’t think I’ve done any crazy jobs.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
There’s “Armor Quest” a graphic novel from Rising Star Studios. Concept art for “Earth-Steel-Stone”. As for story boards, well there are those that I made for video game cinematics for Raptura Games.

How did you become interested in animation?
As a kid we all loved watching cartoons, I loved drawing them. It became Continue…

News: New Moleskine sketchbooks beam your scribbles to Adobe’s Creative Cloud

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Engadget is reporting that Moleskine has released a sketchbook that works with Adobe’s creative Cloud and your iPhone. The Moleskine Smart Notebook uses your iPhone’s camera to capture sketches. Printed markings on each page help the iOS companion app transform captured JPGs to SVG files for later tweaking. Once you’re back at a computer, the images are stored in the cloud for easy access in Photoshop or Illustrator.

One might say, “Soooo essentially it’s a standard notebook you take pics of… what’s so great about that?” Ahhh, but it’s not JUST a notebook because it also converts the drawing to a vector, and the paper has a detectable grid so it corrects for angle and lens distortion. So a step or two past just taking a photo. Still don’t know if I’d use it myself but you might!

You can read the whole article here.