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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

RefPack038: Podcast- Different Artists, Different Paths

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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects, podcasts and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.


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Animated Discussions Podcast

Different Artists, Different Paths
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Animated Discussions 003 / Davey Jarrell & Stephen Worth

There are as many different paths to success as there are different artists. How does a young artist go about charting a course to find his own way in the artistic world? That is the subject of the third podcast in our “Animated Discussions” series. Animation Resources’ Director of Programming Davey Jarrell and President Stephen Worth are the hosts.

Here is an index of the topics that are discussed in “Different Artists, Different Paths”:

  • 01:20 – Studio Artists and Independent Artists
  • 05:25 – Versatility and Functionality vs Personal Style and Creativity
  • 15:51 – Finding Your Place In The Business
  • 20:35 – How Independents Can Compete With Big Studios
  • 35:37 – How To Cultivate An Audience Online
  • 54:30 – Give The Audience What It Wants
  • 64:32 – Teaming Up To Split the Workload

We hope you find this podcast useful and we welcome your feedback.

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Members Appreciation Month

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Monday, February 8th, 2021

REFPACK038: Advice, Art and Animation

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Every other month, Animation Resources shares a new Reference Pack with its members. They consist of an e-book packed with high resolution scans and video downloads set up for still frame study. Make sure you download the Reference Packs before they’re updated. When it’s gone, it’s gone!


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Animated Discussions Podcast

Animation Resources has just posted its 38th RefPack! This time our Reference Pack is jam packed with advice, art and animation. First up is a brand new podcast in the Animated Discussions series titled "Different Artists, Different Paths". Director of Programs Davey Jarrell and Animation Resources President Stephen Worth talk about how a young artist can go about charting a course to find his own way in the artistic world?

The topics include: Studio Artists And Independent Artists, Versatility and Functionality Vs Personal Style And Creativity, Finding Your Place in the Business, How Independents Can Compete With Big Studios, and How To Team Up With Other Artists To Split The Workload.


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Picasso

In 1956, the great French film director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Wages of Fear, Les Diabolique) produced a very remarkable film. The concept was simple: point a camera to look over the shoulder of the greatest artist of the 20th century while he worked. The result was much more than just another art documentary. It was a probing study into the way an artist sees and how he goes about the act of creation.

The millions and millions of little choices an artist makes are the thought process behind the magic. This film allows you to look through the eyes of a great artist and understand how he went about creating. Animation Resources hopes this will help you refine the way you make your own daily artistic decisions.

Picasso

Picasso


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Rooty Toot Toot

In every medium, there are innovations that change the course of the entire art form. Beethoven’s symphonies broke the established symphonic form and ushered in the Romantic movement. Marcel Duchamp painted “Nude Descending a Staircase” and opened the door for abstraction. Isadora Duncan shattered the stuffy conventions of ballet and inspired a whole generation of dancers to express themselves in a totally new way. In animation, there was UPA’s “Rooty Toot Toot”.

The artists at UPA incorporated elements of modern art and sophisticated magazine cartoons, like those in the New Yorker, to create more abstract and expressive cartoons. They began with the Fox & the Crow, but soon abandoned funny animals in favor of human characters. Each cartoon was a step or two more modern than the one that came before it, culminating in the Academy Award winning short, “Gerald McBoing Boing”. But the format of the “funny cartoon short” remained unchanged until “Rooty Toot Toot” came along in the Fall of the 1951.

Many thanks to Animation Resources’ Advisory Board Member Steve Stanchfield and Thunderbean Animation for sharing this beautiful high definition transfer with our members.

Rooty Toot Toot
Rooty Toot Toot


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Louis Raemaekers

With every Reference Pack, we’ll be including a bonus video or e-book from one of our past Reference Packs. This time we are sharing a wonderful e-book full of influential political cartoons by Louis Raemaekers.

Raemaekers was incensed by the stories of atrocities during WWI and began to produce intensely personal anti-German cartoons which led the Germans to push leaders in his home country to charge him with the crime of “endangering Dutch neutrality”. When those charges were dropped, Kaiser Wilhelm II put a bounty of 12,000 marks on his head. Raemaekers fled with his family to Britain, where he was celebrated as a hero and put to work producing propaganda pamphlets for the British government. These cartoons became world famous, and soon Raemaekers was making a tour of the United States, encouraging America to support the European fight. Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying the Raemaekers did more to win the Great War than any other civilian.

Louis Raemaekers


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At Animation Resources, our Advisory Board includes great artists and animators like Ralph Bakshi, Will Finn, J.J. Sedelmaier and Sherm Cohen. They’ve let us know the things that they use in their own self study so we can share them with you. That’s experience you just can’t find anywhere else. The most important information isn’t what you already know… It’s the information you should know about, but don’t know yet. We bring that to you every other month.

Picasso
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Picasso


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Saturday, December 5th, 2020

REFPACK037: LAST CALL! Two Feature Films

Our February/March Reference Pack will be going online this weekend and RefPack037 will be removed from the server. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, do it now before it’s too late.

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Every other month, Animation Resources shares a new Reference Pack with its members. They consist of an e-book packed with high resolution scans and video downloads set up for still frame study. Make sure you download the Reference Packs before they’re updated. When it’s gone, it’s gone!


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Animal Farm

Animation Resources has just posted its 37th RefPack! COVID-19 has made it difficult for volunteers to digitize and prepare e-books, so this time we are focusing on videos. We have two wonderful feature films for you to study. First up is a British animated feature based on George Orwell’s anti-Stalinist fable, “Animal Farm”. John Halas and Joy Batchelor produced the film with a crew of over 80 artists and it took three years to complete. It’s a forward thinking and efficient animated film with simplified backgrounds and brilliant layouts. We think you will learn a lot from this stylish and efficient animated feature, and hopefully it will inspire you to create films with a more adult point of view.

Animal Farm


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Cinematography

At Animation Resources, we often speak of animation’s many links to drawing and painting. But it shares an even closer kinship with live action movie-making. Cinematic principles are just as important as the fundamentals of drawing. The best source of information on this is the study of live action movies. The range of subject matter in animation is very narrow… talking dogs, princesses, and superheroes account for most of it. But in live action, the range is infinite… westerns, horror, crime, science fiction, romance, comedy, documentaries, musicals… you name it. There is no better place to start than to examine the role of the cinematographer in live action film making. The camera is the viewer’s eye, and the Director of Photography chooses how the audience sees the action on the screen. In this Reference Pack, we are presenting a rare documentary titled Visions Of Light to introduce animators to the rich visual language of live action films. This documentary includes clips from some of the most important films of all time. It would be a good idea to take this documentary as a jumping off point for your research. What better way to spend a pandemic lockdown than by studying great film making?

Cinematography


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Gustave Dore

Our bonus download this month is a fabulous e-book of high resolution images by one of the greatest illustrators who ever lived, Gustave Dore. In 1847, Dore decided he wanted to create a book of engravings based on a great literary work, Dante’s Inferno. He visited the offices of Louis Hachette, the most successful publisher in Paris. Even though no book up to that point had sold for more than 15 Francs, Dore told Hachette that he wanted to produce a deluxe oversize book of engravings that would sell for 100 Francs. The publisher scoffed at the idea and assured him that no book would ever sell at that price. But Dore called his bluff, offering to pay the printing and binding expenses if Hachette would manufacture and distribute the book for him. Dore created 76 full page engravings for Inferno, and financed a print run of 100 large format books. Within two weeks, the first printing had sold out and Hachette was eager to eat his words and publish the book on Dore’s terms. With a team of the greatest available engravers working under his supervision, Dore went on to create iconic engravings for Don Quixote, Baron Munchausen, Fontaine’s Fables, Milton’s Paradise Lost and the Bible, among many others. In just three years, he produced over 2,000 engravings, and continued to maintain an incredible pace for another two decades.

The influence of the imagery of Gustave Dore can be seen in classic movies like Intolerance, King Kong, Great Expectations and The Ten Commandments. Despite the fact that Dore’s engravings are nothing more than lines etched in black and white, he achieved a remarkable sense of scale, depth and mass, as well as truly spectacular lighting effects. It’s no wonder that the masters of epic filmmaking, D.W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille and David Lean referred to Dore’s illustrations for their set designs. Stop-motion animators, Willis O’Brian and Ray Harryhausen have cited Dore as one of their main influences as well.

Gustave Dore
Set design for D.W. Griffith’s "Intolerance" (1916).
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Animal Farm

At Animation Resources, our Advisory Board includes great artists and animators like Ralph Bakshi, Will Finn, J.J. Sedelmaier and Sherm Cohen. They’ve let us know the things that they use in their own self study so we can share them with you. That’s experience you just can’t find anywhere else. The most important information isn’t what you already know… It’s the information you should know about, but don’t know yet. We bring that to you every other month.

Cinematography


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Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing self study material to the worldwide animation community. If you are a creative person working in animation, cartooning or illustration, you owe it to yourself to be a member of Animation Resources.

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