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Part One of Two of an in- depth look and analysis of emotional acting in both animated and live action films and how it can be applied to our animation.   Please note this lecture is T...

Animation Designers Who Illustrate and Vice Versa


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Listen to these industry professionals discuss the similarities and differences for using their skills in animation and book illustration to create and tell stories visually. ...

Breakfast and The Genius of Frank Thomas


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A closer look at the work of Disney's master animator Frank Thomas. Never before seen pencil tests will be analyzed as they reveal Frank's thought process as well as acting choices. You wil...

An Evening with American Film Director: Kevin Lima


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Meet the American Film Director Kevin Lima. Currently directing for DreamWorks Animation after successfully transitioning from Walt Disney animated feature films where he directed the award winning...

Bancroft Bros Podcast #05- The Travis Knight Interview

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Tom and Tony get real with the uniquely talented Travis Knight, head animator AND CEO of Laika Animation Studios!   They said no one could create a thriving, independent animation studio creat...

Are They Trained and If So For What?


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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 op...

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Taught By A Pro (.com) presents the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast.   Hosted by twin brothers, Tom and Tony Bancroft, who are former Disney animators and directors, this podcast is ch...


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