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The Friday Round-Up (from High-End Animation to TV Dads)

Claude Harrington 06.17.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:

IdeaBlog:

Monday: An Interview with Entrepreneurs Kyle Racki and Kevin Springer

Tuesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: “Make The Future” (Motion Graphics Explainer Video)

Wednesday: What to Look For When Judging an Animation Studio’s Portfolio

Thursday: INTERVIEWS WITH ANIMATORS: Andy Kennedy

ICYMI: 6 Tips to Help Keep Your Explainer Video Compelling from Start to Finish

ICYMI: Internet Trends 2016 (Part 1: Changing Demographics, Evolving Brands)

ICYMI: Internet Trends 2016 (Part 2: Video Marketing, Messaging and More)

29 Ways to Stay Creative

FROM THE VAULT: Video Production: 29 Ways You Can Stay Creative

“Picasso produced 13,500 paintings, 2,500 original prints, 1,000 ceramics, and 700 sculptures during his lifetime, and Isaac Asimov penned over 500 books – including my favorite short story of all time – “The Last Question” – but you don’t even have to go that far to find prolific creators. Seth Godin updates his blog on the weekend!

But those guys are exceptions to the rule, right?

Only geniuses and workaholics have the output to make great creative stuff every day, and none of them make videos. What about us normal people? What about those interested in creating engaging video content or high-end animation? You can make great video everyday – you just need a system.”

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Animation News:

Finding Dory Is a Wonderful, Huge Adventure With Emotion to Spare (via Gizmodo)

Disney and DreamWorks Have Come Up With A New, Kooky Reason Why Wage-Theft Lawsuit Is Invalid (via CartoonBrew)

A History of DreamWorks Animation: Part 3 (via Animated Views)

 

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Entertainment:

Disney Unveils Scenes from its Pacific Animation Adventure, Moana (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Suicide Squad Official Soundtrack Released (via Entertainment Weekly)

VR-Maker Vrse Gets a New Name–Within–and Millions of Dollars in Funding (via WIRED)

 

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Tech:

Is Snapchat Stealing Filters from Makeup Artists (via The Ringer)

Microsoft’s New Secret Weapon is Reid Hoffman (via Back Channel)

Here’s what Apple’s new Differential Privacy Means to You (via The Verge)

 

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Culture:

The TV Dad is American History (via MEL)

A Lab-Grown Diamond is Forever (via Racked)

Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created? (via The New York Times)

Questions? Comments? Contact IdeaBlog@idearocketanimation.com

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