Animation Mentor has written an article called “Animation as an Art Form,” for 3D Creative Magazine. The article looks at where animation is heading and concepts in animation art.
The article was based on our special report: Behind the Animators. We talked to a panel of experts to get their take on the animation trends including Jill Smolin, Computer Animation Festival Director at SIGGRAPH 2008; Frank Gladstone, a 35-year animation veteran, consultant and educator; and Kathy Smith, USC professor and chair of the Animation and Digital Arts school. The article features several images from our 2008 Summer Student Showcase!
Some trends include:
• A theme that animators have found a way to use animation to tell a powerful story in a way that live action cannot.
• Animation as a tool that can help us make sense of our place in the world.
• There is a resurgence of old technologies such as stop frame and 2D animation
If you want to check out the full article, click here!
Animation Mentor Staff