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How we built our "America: Elect!" graphic novel interactive

www.guardian.co.uk
A technical rundown of how the Guardian US Interactive team built the incredible America: Elect! graphic novel interactiveFor the US Presidential Elections, we wanted to create a catch-up overview in a graphic novel format. Our animator Greg Chen created the excellent drawings and I coded the HTML and added animation....
How we built our "America: Elect!" graphic novel interactive

YC-Backed SpinPunch Aims To Build Faster, Prettier HTML5 Games

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There’s no shortage of HTML5 games (or developers for that matter) out there, but most of them don’t offer much competition for more graphically-intensive, engrossing native games. “You can run StarCraft on your PC, but the best game you can in your browser is, like, FarmVille,” SpinPunch co-founder Ian Tien...
YC-Backed SpinPunch Aims To Build Faster, Prettier HTML5 Games
Pixar animator makes the NFL season better by drawing each game as a mascot battle
'The Legend of Zelda' hacked to make the princess playable

Battle Bears: Lightbank's First Gaming Deal is More Angry Birds Than Zynga

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Heard of Battle Bears? It’s a mobile game out of Omaha that’s amassed an 18 million-strong following and, as of today, an investment from an impressive group of investors: Lightbank has led a round of undisclosed size in the firm’s first ever gaming deal. Nextview Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital,...
Battle Bears: Lightbank's First Gaming Deal is More Angry Birds Than Zynga
How Google Created Its Epic(-ish) Valentine’s Day Doodle

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Organizing a museum can take a lesson from design and digital media

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HerryLawford Such was the breadth of speakers at this year's storytelling conference in the UK (called The Story) that Fiona Romeo, head of design and digital media at the National Maritime Museum (NMM) and Royal Observatory, took to the stage immediately after a talk by animator Michael Please. Please had captivated...
Organizing a museum can take a lesson from design and digital media

Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation

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Facebook is about to hit the stock exchange - valued today at anywhere between $93 and $104bn. But just how big is it and how has it grown so massive? This video by our animator Mariana Santos, shows you exactly how the Facebook became the world's biggest social network. This...
Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation
Sobering health stats get a Healthy Dose of Imagination

TNW Pick of the Day: The Animator's Survival Kit is a spellbinding iPad app for budding animators

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Some apps set out to solve a problem, some entertain, and others strive to educate. The Animator’s Survival Kit for iPad does all three, in what can only be described as a sublime and spellbinding app from Richard Williams, courtesy of Faber and Faber. Williams is the genius behind the...
TNW Pick of the Day: The Animator's Survival Kit is a spellbinding iPad app for budding animators
How animators bring characters to life with Pixar's magic (interview)

Getting in on the secret of Pixar's 'hidden' speakeasy

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A Pixar animator opened a small access door in his office, crawled down a tunnel, and discovered a "secret" room. The rest, as they say, is history. [Read more]...
Getting in on the secret of Pixar's 'hidden' speakeasy
'Up' and 'Monsters, Inc.' director Pete Docter talks animated filmmaking in Reddit AMA

The CEO Who Plays With Dolls: ParaNorman Producer Travis Knight

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How do you take the old way of making a product and fuse it with new technology to move your business forward? Here are some tips from the head of Laika animation studios. Travis Knight makes his living playing with dolls. Knight is the president and CEO of Laika,...
The CEO Who Plays With Dolls: ParaNorman Producer Travis Knight
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Done Deal! DreamWorks Paying $33 Million, And Maybe Much More, For AwesomenessTV

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There we go: That DreamWorks/AwesomenessTV deal I told you about last night is now official. The animator is paying $33 million in cash for the YouTube channel, with incentives that could that push the payout to $117 million by 2015. That’s a nice win for Awesomeness CEO Brian Robbins and...
Done Deal! DreamWorks Paying $33 Million, And Maybe Much More, For AwesomenessTV
Massive Joe aims for a monstrous hit with Escape from Age of Monsters
Real Courage: The Dick Figures Movie Is the Anti-Brave. (Give Them $15.)

This Kickstarter Project Raised Nearly $1 Million in One Day

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This post originally appeared at The Fiscal Times It’s been a kick-ass week for raising money on Kickstarter. The crowd-source funding site saw a new record set on Wednesday by the Elevation iPhone Dock, which raised over $1 million in less than two months and beat the previous all-time...
This Kickstarter Project Raised Nearly $1 Million in One Day

Brickfilms: Lego stop-motion

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This month on Make: Online we're talking about DIY moviemaking. One important subset is the brickfilm: a stop-motion movie using Lego bricks to create the animations. For inspiration, here are some of the most awesome films that have been done: Generally considered to be the first brickfilm, The Magic...
Brickfilms: Lego stop-motion

Product makers must tell a good toy story to stay focused

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How should a startup identify and communicate its core purpose? With a ripping yarn, say two veterans from the nexus of technology and creativity. At GigaOM’s Roadmap 2012 conference, which is discussing design thinking in technology, former Pixar CTO Oren Jacob and animator Bobby Podesta said good design requires a good story. “An idea needs...
Product makers must tell a good toy story to stay focused

Animation pioneer Bill Plympton takes to Kickstarter to fund his new feature film

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In what can only be described as a sign of the times, American animator Bill Plympton has taken to Kickstarter in his quest to fund a new animated feature film called Cheatin‘. Plympton’s perhaps best known for his 1987 animated short called Your Face, about a man in a chair...
Animation pioneer Bill Plympton takes to Kickstarter to fund his new feature film

Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Everyone Watched This Fan Fiction About One Direction

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A four-second-long video of a girl kicking herself in the face spread like wildfire last week. This week, though, it's a lengthy 18-minute animated piece that's taken the Internet by storm. Mark Parsons thought it was about time for a man to step up and write some fan fiction about...
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Everyone Watched This Fan Fiction About One Direction

Call of Duty: Ghosts - animation lead Zach Volker on 'classy violence' and the cost of realism

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We talk to the lead animator on the forthcoming next-gen instalment in the Call of Duty series.Triple A game development never really stops. Studios crunch for months to make release deadlines, then a few weeks later, everyone is back in the office brainstorming the next instalment. The industry is ruthless...
Call of Duty: Ghosts - animation lead Zach Volker on 'classy violence' and the cost of realism

Lost Oracle: Impressive Fan-Made Zelda Animation

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This is a VERY impressive homemade cartoon by animator Joel Furtado based on an imagined continuation of the Zelda franchise in the style of Wind Waker called The Lost Oracle. What's a lost oracle? No clue, but I did lose my monocle at the bar once. Anybody seen it?...
Lost Oracle: Impressive Fan-Made Zelda Animation

The woman behind Kraftwerk's 3D models talks animation and obsession

www.theverge.com
If you've ever seen the groundbreaking video for Kraftwerk's Musique Non Stop (below), an image of the band's blue, unblinking, 3D faces lip-syncing "boing boom-cha" is likely ingrained somewhere in your sub-conscious. In an interview with Wired, Kraftwerk's animator Rebecca Allen discusses the exacting process of creating the video...
The woman behind Kraftwerk's 3D models talks animation and obsession

Nintendo Zelda sequel trailer is cool but not real

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In this world, there are people who make games and there are insane, talented fans of those games who create their own amazing adaptations of famous series and franchises. Sadly, these two sides rarely intertwine. Take for example, a recently uploaded trailer for Zelda: The Lost Oracle – not an...
Nintendo Zelda sequel trailer is cool but not real
TED-Ed YouTube channel launched: educating the world one video at a time

Remember Rejected? Digital Artist Series at Pratt Includes Animator Don Hertzfeldt and Algorithmic Artist Roman Verostko

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Roman Verostko. Epigenetic pen plotted drawing, 3" by 5", 1987 Starting next week, Pratt will showcase six digital and new media artists for its free and open to the public spring lecture series. The lineup looks pretty sweet: Don Hertzfeldt of Bitter Films, the Academy Award nominated animator whose short Rejected...
Remember Rejected? Digital Artist Series at Pratt Includes Animator Don Hertzfeldt and Algorithmic Artist Roman Verostko
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