The article was based on Animation Mentor's 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:
Â· A theme that animators have found a way to use animation to tell a powerful story in a way that live action cannot.
Â· Animation as a tool that can help us make sense of our place in the world.
Â· There is a resurgence of old technologies such as stop frame and 2D animation
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