Speaking of Animation

Five frank “marketing-speak free” podcast interviews with major animators, over at Speaking of Animation

“Richard sat down with us to discuss his role as the animation director on the film and to answer all of our questions about the animation process on Avatar. He also gave us a brief back story on his amazing work on The Iron Giant [ and ] animating Gollum on The Lord of the Rings

It’s an amazing story. From being a manual labourer in Dublin, getting onto an animation course without a portfolio because they had a spare place — to animating on Avatar.

Mefune Akira Trailer Competition

Don’t forget the Mefune Akira Trailer Competition deadline is 10th May 2010….

“All movie trailer submissions must contain all of the following lines of dialogue.”…

* “Honestly, its not my gerbil”
* “They’re dead! They’re all dead!”
* “Shut your pie hole son and start shooting!”
* “If you love me, you won’t do this.”
* “Dammit, I said cut the blue one, not the green!”

But I don’t think they have to be the same audio clips that are used on the Wolf & Dulci show adverts. Full details at the web page.

[ Hat-tip: Dulci ]