Animation has allowed storytellers to tell stories in unique ways. The visceral fantastical worlds in animated films can reignite inspiration and the magic of stories no matter what age. So if you’re a storyteller, or want to be, the animation is a great place to start. So what is animation? And what are the types of animation cartoonists and artists use? Let’s jump in. (more…)
Whether you’ve heard of the persistence of vision or not, if you’ve ever seen something move on screen or even in a flipbook, you’ve experienced it. Answering what is the persistence of vision is second to knowing how to your advantage as a filmmaker. (more…)
Over the years, animated movies have changed the landscape of cinema with fantastic imagery, other-wordly stories, and sobering morals. We all remember watching animated movies when we were children, whether it be the work of Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Dreamworks, or another production house - but there’s so much more to animated movies than what we saw as children. In this article, we’re going to rank the best animated movies of all time - from Aardman Animations to Zootopia.Each film on this list was selected because it offers something extraordinary to the world of animated cinema, whether it be for ...
Nothing says the holidays like Rankin Bass Christmas claymation movies. Whether you’re in your fifties or early twenties, you probably remember those Christmas movies that infiltrated your living room right around December 1st. Producer, writer, and director(s), Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass, have imprinted their style and Christmas cheer on several generations. But just out of curiosity...does anyone actually remember how weird these movies were? It’s a list all of the Rankin Bass Christmas claymation movies ever made! (more…)