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1+3+5=The Making of 9

[hdplay id=15 ] Title: 1+3+5=The Making of 9 Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted June 2010 Length 45 min You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to meet up with the front end creative team  from the ground breaking Focus Features film “9″ . This informal discussion with the [...]

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6 Sculptors: 6 Questions

6 Sculptors: 6 Questions from Creative Talent Network on Vimeo. Title: 6 Sculptors: 6 Questions Length 75 min. 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 [...]

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A Moment with Moonshine

A Moment with Moonshine

Meet the designers who are currently working at DreamWorks Animation Studios who’s collected personal works can be seen in the art book collectible “Moonshine”. An exclusive screening of these artists in their studios will be shown and the limited edition book will be available. Visual Development Artist Christophe Lautrette and many more will be present [...]

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Action, Anatomy and Animation with Dr. Stuart Sumida  – Anatomy of a Fight 2.0

Action, Anatomy and Animation with Dr. Stuart Sumida – Anatomy of a Fight 2.0

Talking about the finer points of anatomy and fight choreography necessary to animate a realistic fight sequence in a recent webinar hosted by Animation Mentor.  Animation Mentor is excited to announce that Dr. Sumida will be demonstrating these principles in person with Sensei Bill Ryusaki and friends. Check out this event and learn how you [...]

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Anatomy of a Hit Animated Series

Title: Anatomy of a Hit Animated Series Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=30 ] What are some of the key ingredients of creating and producing a hit TV animated series in an ever-changing entertainment landscape?  Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire, creators of the hugely popular [...]

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Andy Gaskill Art Director Sony Image Works

Title: Andy Gaskill Art Director Sony Image Works Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted June 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=13 ] Andy Gaskill was drafted out of art school to work at the Disney studio when he was twenty-one.   He flew out to Los Angeles from Philadelphia and he [...]

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Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration Animator and Filmmaker Ryan Woodward

Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration Animator and Filmmaker Ryan Woodward

Join Ryan in this passionate and inspiration session where he discusses his creative process. Animating from the heart and Logic vs Inspiration. Ryan Woodward began his career as an animator/designer and storyboard artist in 1995.   He has worked for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment and Dreamworks [...]

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Animation Designers Who Illustrate and Vice Versa

Animation Designers Who Illustrate and Vice Versa

Title: Animation Designers Who Illustrate and Vice Versa CTNX 2011 Length: 75 min Are you an illustrator and have been wondering if you should take your skill set into the world of animation design. Or maybe you are an animator or animation artist and have been wondering if you should take your skill set into [...]

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Animation Mentor – An Animation Career Snapshot

Title: An Animation Career Snapshot Sponsored by Animation Mentor CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted May 2010 Length 45 min[hdplay id=10 ] Join Animation Mentor and guests at CTN-X for a conversation about “An Animation Career Snapshot”. Panel Description: Just as the animation industry is constantly evolving, so does your career in animation! AnimationMentor.com has gathered [...]

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Are They Trained and If So For What?

Are They Trained and If So For What?

With over 10,000 new students a year enrolling in schools and looking to be trained for a career with a future in the fields of animation, media graphics, film and video games we need to explore options and understand better the educational requirements for this medium. Listen to this great group of educators discuss the [...]

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ARTHUR CHRISTMAS – An Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS – An Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is THURSDAY Nov 17th at the Burbank AMC Theater Priority is given to 3-day passes. First come first serve while supplies last. How do you get your pass. 1,2 or 3 1. Register on site early  Thursday starting at 4pm at the Marriott Convention Center. Bring your 3-day pass receipt and [...]

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Birds of A Feather ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum

Description: What are the core skills in animation today? Over the past decade schools across the world have opened up animation education programs at rapid speed, offering curricula ranging from the most art driven experimental approaches to strict industry driven models. Join us for a round table discussion at the CTN expo (date, place) for [...]

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Boarders Without Borders: StoryboardArt.org

Title: Boarders Without Borders Hosted by StoryboardArt.org Length 45min Are you prepared to handle clients across the country, or even halfway across the world? In this fast changing world of digital art and social networking, it is more important than ever to be able to market yourself as versatile storyboard artist.  In this presentation you [...]

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Building your career from Getting In to Getting It All

Building your career from Getting In to Getting It All

Steve Hickner presents a holistic look at your working life.  The reality is that you are not looking for a job—you are looking for a career and know the difference.  A job might last two to three years where as a career is “a life” in the animation business.  Steve presents an engaging opportunity to build [...]

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Building Your Career from Getting In to Getting It All

Steve Hickner’s 5 Rules for Animators: Insights for Longevity in Your Animation Career If you are having trouble viewing this session you can view directly on VIMEO at: http://vimeo.com/37779709 Filmed on Location CTN animation eXpo 2011 November 19th, 2011 As with any life goal or aspiration, anyone can start, but staying in and finishing well [...]

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Chief Artist Officers, those CAO’s Who Create Companies and Brands

Chief Artist Officers, those CAO’s Who Create Companies and Brands

Filmed On Location CTNX 2011 Check out Timbuktoons Commentary below. Artist-Driven Companies that are beating the odds, and finding new ways to innovate. With a general concept and stronghold supporting the long lived misconception that artists can not create or run a business CTN welcomes the CAO’s (Chief Artist Officers) of successful studios, brands and [...]

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Comedy Wanted Drawn or Alive

Title: Comedy Wanted Drawn or Alive Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 60 min [hdplay id=29 ] Join Yvette Kaplan and her panel of 5 accomplished bi-genre writers for “Comedy Wanted: Drawn or Alive”, a discussion about the creative and procedural differences between writing Animated or Live [...]

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Creating the Mood

Creating the right visual mood is vital to the success of a story.  In this workshop conducted by Art Director Bill Perkins, artists will cover the critical elements that contribute to creating and maintaining, or advancing the visual mood to reflect the intensity of any story.  Artists will work hands on and discover proven methods [...]

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Creature Conversations with Creators

Description: Amazing Creatures!!!! Are they real, do they exist outside of the imagination, how do they become real and from where? Where does the inspiration come from to create never before seen creatures? What kind of creative courage does it take to go through the door into that never before seen and unknown design territory? [...]

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Cultivating Your Artistic Personality with Louie del Carmen

Cultivating Your Artistic Personality with Louie del Carmen

Filmed on Location at CTNX 2011 BE THE ARTIST Cultivating your Artistic Identity by Louie del Carmen A philosophical and practical, guide, BE THE ARTIST puts forth the notion that by making a commitment to putting art first and focusing on what is inherent in each of us, we become artistically independent, and someone truly [...]

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Darrin Butters Acting for Animators

Darrin Butters Acting for Animators

Darrin Butters started at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in September of 1996 as an assistant animator. He quickly became an animator and was an integral part of bringing the characters to life in Disney’s groundbreaking animated feature Dinosaur. After completing work on Dinosaur, Darrin continued to lend his CG animating talents on such films [...]

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Deja “View”: A Look at The Inspiration

Deja “View”: A Look at The Inspiration

Description: View: A Noun = An instance of seeing or beholding; a visual inspection. It takes time to become an animator. Time to look, study, explore, look again, and be curious, research, be playful and passionate and then after you fail time and again you must  have that drive that comes from deep down inside [...]

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Designing from a Distance

Title:Designing from a Distance Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=25 ] Moderator Sue Nichols “For years, Sue Nichols has been one of the best vis dev and storyboard people in the business, having helped to create some of Disney’s greatest animated motion pictures of the [...]

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Designing with Dreamworks Character Designer Takao Noguchi

Designing with Dreamworks Character Designer Takao Noguchi

Spend an hour and see how Dreamworks Character Designer works and learn the tips to designing in both 2D and 3D. . . . . Takao Noguchi was born and raised in Japan and in 1997 moved to Honolulu to work as a creature supervisor for Square Pictures on “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” and [...]

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Directing Animation vs Live Action

Title: Director for Animation vs Live Action Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=20 ] Bill Kroyer is an award-winning director of animation and computer graphics commercials, short films, movie titles and theatrical films. Trained in classic hand-drawn animation at the Disney Studio, Bill [...]

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Dos and Don’ts of a Demo Reel with Kevin Koch

Dos and Don’ts of a Demo Reel with Kevin Koch

Mentor Kevin Koch, animator at Reel FX and mentor at Animation Mentor, will discuss the dos and don’ts of a demo reel in this in-depth workshop. Koch will provide tips to make your demo reel stand out from beginning to end as well as talk about the importance of continuous demo reel refinement.

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Dream Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed

Dream Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed

Making the Most of Your Skill Set as a Professional Animator With 40,000 new graduates coming out of art schools and media arts departments across the nation each year combined with thousands of jobs going to studios over seas,  its a perfect time to find out the career options available to you to apply your [...]

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Finding Your Creative Signature While Sharing the Canvas

Finding Your Creative Signature While Sharing the Canvas

Description: Whether a newcomer who has graduated college and entered the studio system or a veteran professional, it can be difficult for us to find creative voice within a crew of 500. At the end of the project where do these creatives find authorship, where do they point and say “I did that!”. As creative [...]

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From Pitch to Picture – The Creative Process at Sony Pictures Animation

Filmed on Location CTNX 2011 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 [...]

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From Trainee to Journeyman

Representatives from WDAS and Disneytoon Studios share their experiences beginning as trainee or apprentice artists to journeyman. Brad Raymond: Multiple Annie Award nominee and winner Brad Raymond hails from Denver, Colorado and attended art school at the prestigious Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art, where he studied animation production under famed Disney animator Milt Neil. [...]

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Gesture: The Soul of Drawing – The Pixar Way!

Carrying on the Gesture Conversation started by legendary animation artist and 10th old man from Disney,  Walt Stanchfield. Clearly gesture is the heart beat of what breathes life into a character. The gesture line that started with Walt Stanchfield has continued through to these direct descendants who are now carrying on the conversation. CTN is [...]

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Glenn Litwak Attorney Litwak & Havkin

Title: Glenn Litwak Attorney Litwak & Havkin Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=27 ] “Animators are often asked to work as independent contractors.  This lecture will discuss the various provisions of an independent contractor agreement, including the term of the agreement, compensation, warranties [...]

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Hand-drawn Animation Dead or Alive? A case Study!

Hand-drawn Animation Dead or Alive? A case Study!

A philosophical look into the unique strengths and appeals of the hand drawn medium, with a goal of generating a new and different type of thinking that is  working towards creating vibrant works in hand-drawn animation. Mike Nguyen will show various visual clips to support this exciting presentation. Mike Nguyen primary interest is the hand-drawn [...]

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Higher Education and Industry in Harmony

Every major studio around the world makes use of Toon Boom Harmony. Today’s graduating students need to have knowledge of the entire animation production pipeline. Studios are looking for people who understand more than just how to ink and paint, many employers use a skilled worker to work on multiple stages in the pipeline. Making [...]

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How to Break Into Animation Steve Hickner Dreamworks Director

Title: How to break into Animation and How to Stay There! Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=8 ] Description:  Director/Producer Steve Hickner gives practical advice and hints on how to get into the animation industry and pitfalls to avoid once in it. Steve [...]

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How to write and draw your own graphic novel.

How to write and draw your own graphic novel.

Many artists in the entertainment industry have their own stories to tell and either lack the funding or connections to get these stories into production. An alternative is to write and draw your own graphic novel and Jake Parker wants to share with others what he’s learned in the creation of his own books. Jake [...]

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I Don’t Want to See a Degree, I Want to See What You Can Do!

I Don’t Want to See a Degree, I Want to See What You Can Do!

Description: A great deal has changed in both the entertainment industry and in it’s education over the past decade or so and the assumption is widespread that if you get a degree you will get a job.  However, this is far from the truth for anyone wishing to enter the higher aspects of the film, [...]

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Indy Studio Owners

Title:Indy Studio Owners Sponsored by Animation Magazine CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Aug 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=21 ] The production model has changed in the past 10-15 years. The inclusion of downsizing and outsourcing by the large production studios has given fuel to the startups and smaller independent studio owner. Find out about [...]

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Inside the Imagination of Carlos Grangel

If the above video does not play click here: http://vimeo.com/38673364 Filmed on location at CTNX 2011 Carlos Grangel is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films. Carlos started as a character designer at Amblimation-Universal Pictures in London, and worked on “We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story” and “Balto”.In 1995 he started designing characters for DreamWorks movies [...]

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Inside the World of Ralph McQuarrie

Inside the World of Ralph McQuarrie

In a rare presentation exclusively moderated by John Scoleri, co-author/publisher of “The Art of Ralph McQuarrie” and personal friend to Ralph, join us and experience that magical time and get inspired all over again through the presentation and conversations of those artists that not only were inspired by but who also worked side by side [...]

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John Mahoney Instructor

Idea Concept Professor – Lucasfilm San Francisco & Singapore Drawing & Sculpture Professor – Cal Arts, Gnomon, USC Drawing & Sculpture Professor – Ngee Ann Poly – Singapore John Mahoney has taught around the world such diverse classes as: Character Sculpture, Zbrush, Figure Drawing, Character Design, Production Design, Story Board, Stop Motion Animation, Traditional Animation, [...]

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Kathy Altieri Dreamworks Production Designer

Title: Production Design: A Look Inside the Process Sponsored by Dreamworks Animation CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=17 ] KATHY ALTIERI is Production Designer on one of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming 2010 releases, “How To Train Your Dragon,” based on the children’s book by Cressida Cowell.  Prior to “How to [...]

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Late Night with Lion King

Description: Come celebrate some of the amazing key talent responsible for the legendary film “Lion King”.  A property with their contributions that was created in 1994 for $79,300,000 and went on to earn world wide gross of $928,475,367 with a profit of $384,937,684 and has gone from 2D to Broadway to an Ice Show and [...]

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Making it Work for You

Making it Work for You

Join 3D industry professional Darren Kiner as he shares his passion, enthusiasm and experience about how to stay ahead of the curve and stay in the market. This is a very inspirational and motivating lecture that you won’t want to miss. Darren Kiner is a CGI Lighting Artist / Compositor and CGI Supervisor working in [...]

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Making It! Creative Development at Sony Pictures Animation

Making It! Creative Development at Sony Pictures Animation

CTN is proud to announce in a rare and priviledged appearance that Richard Sherman will share his talent and magic with us at CTNx 2011. He will talk and perform some of the most beloved award winning songs he’s written for feature films. It is a well known fact that talent has ideas for properties [...]

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Marketing from the Right Side of the Brain

Title: Marketing from the Right Side of the Brain Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=24 ] LEE SILBER, affectionately known as “Creative Lee” is the best-selling author of 14 books including “Self-Promotion For The Creative Person”, “Organizing From The Right Side Of The [...]

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Master Workshop with Don Bluth (Title TBA)

Master Workshop with Don Bluth (Title TBA)

DON BLUTH, trained by the nine old men is one of the original pioneers of independent animation filmmaking. As an animator, producer and director he was invited by 20th Century Fox to move to Phoenix, Arizona to co-helm the creation of Fox Animation Studio in 1994, following an already illustrious career in the animation industry [...]

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Mike Mignola American Comic Artist and Writer

Title: One on One Spotlight with Mike Mignola Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 47 min [hdplay id=7 ] Moderated by animation Producer and Director Don Hahn  this one on one interview  with An American Cartoonist Mike Mignola is a rare moment in time as these two [...]

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One on One Spotlight Interview Bill Plympton

One on One Spotlight Interview Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is an American animator, former cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face. and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog. Bill Plympton was born in Portland, Oregon, to Don and Wilda Plympton. From 1964 to 1968, he attended [...]

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One on One Spotlight with Dave Master

Title: One on One Spotlight with Dave Master Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=18 ] Moderator Henk Dawson: I started my Seattle, Washington-based illustration and animation business in 1989. Since then, I have been working with clients such as Apple, ESPN, Fox, FedEx, [...]

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Oscar Grillo

Oscar Grillo

Animator, Illustrator, Creator and Director,  Oscar Grillo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1943. Having attended Art School at the age of 16, Oscar’s passionate journey began when working in animation where  his career quickly broadened into publishing cartoons in satirical magazines, illustrating books and painting.  Oscar Grillo has filled every moment of his [...]

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Peter de Sève Legendary New York Illustrator

Title: A Spotlight Career Interview with Peter de Sève Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Sept 2010 Length 20 min [hdplay id=31 ] PETER de SÈVE’S  illustration and character designs are known throughout the world.  His work spans three decades and various media, including magazines, books, print and television advertising, [...]

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Pixar Is In the House | Story Story Story

Title: Pixar is in the House: Story Story Story Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=5 ] Join award winner animation director Roger Allers and Pixar Story Artists Ted Mathot, Scott Morse, Bill Presing, and Derek Thompson, in this rare opportunity as they discuss [...]

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Prep with Prep and Landing 2011

Kevin Deters joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1996, working in the Clean-Up Animation and Story Departments on such projects as Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Chicken Little. Kevin made his directorial debut with the 2007 animated short, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, starring Goofy. Along with directing partner Stevie [...]

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Red Engine A Career in Concept Design

Red Engine A Career in Concept Design

Join the team from Red Engine Studios in this intimate session for the first 80 people who sign up as they share and show what it takes to have a career in concept design. Both Steve Jung and Jung Park will be passing on what they have learned over their careers, including what it is [...]

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Régis Loisel

Régis Loisel

Help CTN welcome, in a US Exclusive Appearance, French Graphic Novel Artist Règis Loisel. In 1972, when Régis Loisel was 20, he made his comics debut in the magazine, Pieds Nickéles. At that time he was still in college at the University of Vincennes, where he was taking courses in creating comics. These courses were [...]

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RON-N-JOHN

RON-N-JOHN Two great directors, one name, multiple successes. A rare one on two spotlight interview with this award winning team of directors.  Two identities, two names, work as one. “RonandJohn”. Trained by and standing on the shoulders of the Nine Old Men the chain of inspiration is personified with Ron-n-John as they took the Disney [...]

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Sculpting from A-Z: A Live Demonstration and Walk Through the Process

Sculpting from A-Z: A Live Demonstration and Walk Through the Process

Sculpting from A-Z: A Live Demonstration and Walk Through the Process Take a once in a lifetime hour and  a half to walk through the professional process of creating characters in the 3D format from design to creation with master sculptor and designer Michael Defeo.  Michael will demonstrate live and walk through this step by [...]

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Self Publishing – DIAY (Doing It “All” Yourself)

Self Publishing – DIAY (Doing It “All” Yourself)

Description: 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 [...]

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Story tools Intensive:10 Essential tools to Land you a Storyboarding Job

Story tools Intensive:10 Essential tools to Land you a Storyboarding Job

Are you prepared to handle clients across the country, or even halfway across the world? In this fast changing world of digital art and social networking, it is more important than ever to be able to market yourself as versatile storyboard artist. In this presentation you will learn the networking tricks to landing storyboard jobs [...]

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Thank You For Everything “Moebius”

“Moebius” was in the house at CTNX the weekend of Nov 19-21, 2010. This exclusive US appearance of JEAN GIRAUD “MOEBIUS” was made possible by The Creative Talent Network®. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (May 8, 1938 – March 10, 2012) (alias Moebius or Gir) was a legendary author and comic strip artist. In 1963, under [...]

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The Art of Story

CTN is proud to have over 50 years of Disney Feature Animation storytelling in one room. Take advantage of this once in a life time opportunity to have a conversation with and hear from the top story artists from Disney. STEPHEN ANDERSON (Director) joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1995 as a story artist on [...]

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The Blue-note and the Bank and Believing is Seeing

The Blue-note and the Bank and Believing is Seeing

Description: A Meeting with the Masters DON BLUTH, trained by the nine old men is one of the original pioneers of independent animation filmmaking. As an animator, producer and director he was invited by 20th Century Fox to move to Phoenix, Arizona to co-helm the creation of Fox Animation Studio in 1994, following an already [...]

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The Broad Appeal of Animation

Title: The Broad Appeal of Animation Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted May 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=11 ] The number of females working in the animation industry has dramatically increased in the past quarter century. What began mostly as a male-dominated profession has evolved into an arena full [...]

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The Business Side of Your Entertainment Business

The Business Side of Your Entertainment Business

The Business Side of Your Entertainment Business The 10 Things You Should Do With The Business Side of Your Creative Business:  Come listen, learn and ask questions about what you can and should do to maximize your business success all while ensuring you are following the local, state and national laws as you start, build [...]

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The Future Has Arrived

Title: The Future Has Arrived Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted August 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=22 ] Chris Oatley has worked as a visual development artist and a content creator in the entertainment industries for six years. Chris has worked in visual development on films at Disney and [...]

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The Incredible Science Behind the Creation of Creature Design

The Incredible Science Behind the Creation of Creature Design

In order to draw the imaginary, you need to understand the real.  Terryl Whitlatch shows you what is required to design imaginary animals and creatures, both realistic and stylized.  Join her as she gets into the zoology behind Creature Design, from the bones and muscles up, to Narrative Concept art and stylized characters.  The anatomy of [...]

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The Line KINGS 2011

Title: The Line Kings 2011 Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 75 min With our industry growing arms to 3D, live action, multi media and more what inspires these most sought after designers to simply keep drawing! Moderator Tenny Chonin Former Director of Artist and Professional Development at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Tenny Chonin [...]

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The Media is the Message!

The Media is the Message!

The Media’s the Message! This is an opportunity to invite a conversation between artists who are on the leading edge and are some of the first explorers of the Transmedia domain. A new approach to story telling and a freeing up of independent creators to connect with audiences through new forms of presentation. In this [...]

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The Modern-Day Da Vinci Sponsored by Reel FX

The Modern-Day Da Vinci Sponsored by Reel FX

More and more, studios are looking for specialized generalists when filling key staff and project positions. Much like da Vinci, these specialized generalists have mastered more than one skill set, which often include skill combinations like modeling/lighting, lighting/texturing, rigging/animating, or texturing/matte painting. Today’s multi-faceted artist has an edge on the competition because recruiters and production [...]

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The Perfect Bait: The Artist’s Guide to Attracting Clients and Creating Demand

The Perfect Bait: The Artist’s Guide to Attracting Clients and Creating Demand

Description: Bobby Chiu, owner of Imaginism Studios and character designer for “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), discusses philosophies from his new book, “The Perfect Bait: The Artist’s Guide to Attracting Clients and Creating Demand” Over 10 years in the making, Chiu’s research comes not only from his own philosophies and experiences but also from his interviews [...]

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The Upside of Uploads – YouTube Animation Success

The Upside of Uploads – YouTube Animation Success

Description: Aaron Simpson, VP of Animation Development at Mondo Media, will host a discussion with online animation maestros Arin ‘Egoraptor’ Hanson, Dick Figures’ Ed Skudder and Zack Keller and Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick from Cyanide & Happiness. Collectively, their online animations have been viewed over 200 million times, and we’ll add 3 or 4 [...]

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They’ve Got the Look 2011

Description: They’ve Got the Look!”  – Top painters and illustrators  talk about calling the shots. Who has inspired them and how they go about designing “THE LOOK” of a film. Enjoy the visuals and insider discussions between these art directors to see and hear why they make the choices they make. Moderator Sue Nichols Visual [...]

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Translating 2D to 3D

Translating 2D to 3D

Title: Translating 2D to 2D CTNX 2011 Length: 75 min Follow the process of turning 2D drawings into 3D sculptures. The process of translating your work or that of a designers into a  single 3D volume is critical to the beginning of 3D character development. Spend an hour with  3D Character development artist Michael Defeo [...]

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Understanding The Visual Language

Understanding The Visual Language

Take a Walk Through the Viz Dev Dept. Join Marcelo Vignali and walk through the process of creating visual development artwork. Annie Award Nominee Marcelo Vignali will be presenting a lecture to discuss his many years doing visual development in television animation, feature animation, theme park design, and computer gaming. Marcelo will also be discussing [...]

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What Is Animation Today

Title: What is Animation Today Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Filmed in November 2010 Description: With animation being seen in just about everything we watch on TV and Screen the question arises more often than not within the community and in it’s award categories about  “What is animation?” When you’ve got Sponge [...]

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Where Do We Go From Here

Where Do We Go From Here

Title: Where Do We Go From Here? Sponsored by Animation Nation CTNX 2011 Length 75 min. Everyday we read about another studio opening up outside of the US with original content designed by US artists being outsourced. Large companies have told American animators that they aren’t valuable anymore by outsourcing. Lean forward and listen in [...]

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