"ARTS THREAD media has been created as a social enterprise: an online educational tool designed to connect students, graduates, universities and industry, exclusively within the field of design."
"Each day, Cartoon Brew brings the latest news and trends in animation to over 20,000 different artists, entertainment execs and cartoon aficionados. Animation authorities Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi ... cover a wide range of topics, including contemporary and classic animation from around the globe, CGI, advertising, design, anime and industry/business news."
(Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi)
Fig.1 Joshua Catalano (2011). "Demoreel 2011".
"I am a visual effects compositor currently working at MPC Vancouver [http://moving-picture.com/]. I have set this site up with two aims, firstly as a place to showcase my current work, but also as a place where I can archive past work and map my career as I go. I'm hoping this could be interesting for people thinking about getting into the visual effects industry."
"I made this interview for http://www.adventuretime.tv and http://www.frederator.com --- Man, I don't know what I'm sayin. To follow up on some of these ideas.. what I'm trying to do with Adventure Time is create a cartoon that kids are going to have fond memories of after they grow up.. and hopefully will be able to go back into and watch again and appreciate it a new way after they grow up. I'm tryin to make it timeless - - - like peewee's play house. With jokes that should be funny for adults and kids. When I was muttering about "real characters" What I mean is.. when I was a kid.. I cared about cartoon characters. I cared about Lisa Simpson when she loved her substitute teacher and how she felt when he left town on that train.. I cared about Doug Funny when he was nervous around Patty Mayonnaise. Even Beavis and Butthead had real moments.. when Butthead choked on that chicken.. it was real.. it wasn't.. cartoony.. but it was still funny. So I'm into that idea. Not that my characters are overly sensitive like Doug or Lisa.. I'm not trying to re-create those emotions. But just find out how Finn and Jake would react to the situations they are in and then play them real. Finn is turning into a little spitfire actually.. and Jake is Bill Murray and The Dude from The Big Lebowski.
The show is turning out really good I think. There are a lot of amazing people working on it. Thanks for staying interested and watching this video."
"You know the studio, you’ve followed its work, and now you’re ready to get your portfolio through the door. Industry leaders give advice on how to get your mug on that desk
It’s a simple fact that there are more designers than there are jobs in design. Every year, a new wave of hopefuls emerges from colleges around the country to ensure the situation will only become more difficult. There’s some good news, though. Anecdotal evidence from the desks of creative directors around the world suggests that only 20 per cent of the applications they see are worth considering.
This is bad news for employers, as they have a lot of sifting to do, but for any designer worth his or her salt it considerably narrows the field. You are, in effect, only competing with the rest of that 20 per cent. The trick is to ensure you don’t get lost in the creative tsunami caused by the other 80 – and that’s what the wisdom collected here is intended to ensure. Creative directors, specialist recruitment agencies, advertising giants – the people you’re trying to reach – explain how to go about reaching them."