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From Balloon Guy to Bluesky – Interview Chris Wedge

Title: From Balloon Guy to Bluesky Sponsored by Bluesky Animation Studios Length: 45 min Description: Join me in welcoming to the CTN animation eXpo in this rare exclusive opportunity to meet, see and hear about the amazing career of Oscar® winning film director, producer, and co-founder of Blue Sky Studios Chris Wedge. Moderator Bill Kroyer [...]

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Getting from Cal Arts to Directing Animation for Live Action

Title: Getting from Cal Arts to Directly Animation for Live Action Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 min Filmed: Nov 2010 Posted January 2011 Description: Listen in on this rare exclusive opportunity to hear first hand from Cal Arts alumni Chris Bailey as he shares secrets and tips from his career in this [...]

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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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Mike Disa Director and Writer

Title:Mike Disa Director and Writer Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length: 45 mins Filmed in November 2010 Help me welcome animation Director and Writer Mike Disa to CTNX 2010. After working for over ten years as an animator/story artist at studios like Disney Feature Animation, Warner Feature, Marvel, Amblin, and Hanna Barbara, Mike struck [...]

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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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Renegade Animation

Renegade Animation

Renegade Animation was founded in 1992 with the aim of producing outstanding animation, providing exceptional service and fostering a supportive and creative environment for its employees.  The studio made its initial splash in commercial animation and one of its first projects, the Nike Superbowl spot “Aerospace Jordan” was one of the most successful commercials of [...]

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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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The Pioneer Series: Those Who Paved The Way

Title: The Pioneer Series: Those Who Paved the Way Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted April 2010 Length 45 min [hdplay id=4 ] Moderated by Animation Historian Jerry Beck this round table discussion with Don Bluth and Gary Goldman centers on the pioneering spirit.   Hear first hand about the passion [...]

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Steve Gordon Director

Steve Gordon Director

My Full name is Steven Pierre Gordon.  I use my middle name because there are 2 Steven Gordons in Animation. I went to school at Cal Arts.  Worked at Disney Feature Animation as a 2-D Animator for 9 years (from 1993-2002.)  Took 2 years off then transitioned from 2-D to 3-D at Imageworks for 2 [...]

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VFX in Animation @R+H

Title: VFX in Animation @R+H Sponsored by The Animation Educator’s Forum Length 45 min Discussion on the Animation process from development to final Animation at Rhythm & Hues Studios. Including:  What studios look for in an artist, how to create a good reel, how to become part of the process, and how the industry has [...]

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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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How I Sell the Pitch

How I Sell the Pitch

Title: How I Sell the Pitch Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 20 min Guy Vasilovich brings an illustrious  animation, cartooning, and musical background to film and television.  He currently serves as Executive Producer and Creator on his own animated series for YTV in Canada titled, “MOVILLE MYSTERIES” starring the voice of Frankie Muniz. [...]

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Gary Goldman Animator, Director and Producer

Gary Goldman Animator, Director and Producer

Gary Goldman’s first animation job interview was in February at Walt Disney Productions.  He had been raised in Watsonville, CA and earned his Fine Arts degree in Life Drawing with a minor in Art History from the University of Hawaii the December before, in 1971. Three days after the interview, he was hired into their [...]

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John Banh and Chris Bennett Fox TV Animation Artists

John Banh and Chris Bennett Fox TV Animation Artists

Fox TV Animation Artists JOHN BANH is currently working as an Assistant Director on “Family Guy”. He has been in the animation industry for 10 years and has worked as a storyboard artist at Film Roman, Cartoon Network and Fox TV Animation. John was first introduced to animation when he attended the ROP after school [...]

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