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The Friday Round-Up (from Whiteboard Animation to VR Hoverboards)

Claude Harrington 10.09.2015

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:

ICYMI: The Making of a Campaign: Knicks and Rangers (MSG)

Monday: How to Engage Employees with Animation

Tuesday: Digital Ads Sell Candidates and Causes

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Johnny Express (3D ANIMATION)

Thursday: Partner Profile: CaptionMax

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FROM THE VAULT: 8 Animations Share Their Secrets to Animated Video Production

Every studio approaches animated video production differently. Some swear by animatics, others prefer storyboards. Some take weeks scripting and developing a concept, others dive into production. We’re all unique snowflakes.But the top studios and artists consistently create great animation day in and day out.

So what’s their secret?

I asked eight leading animators to share the most important step in the animated video production process. Turns out they have a few things in common.

Easy Sketch Pro

Animation News:

Whiteboard Animation Software Revolutionizes Learning for Special Needs Students

Giant Robots From Outer Space, A Supinfocom Student Film (via Cartoon Brew)

The Ever-Expanding Cartoon Universe (via TAG Blog)

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Entertainment:

What’s It Like to Illustrate a Cover for Marvel Comics (via The Verge)

25 Best TV Characters of the Past 25 Years (via Entertainment Weekly)

45 Looks at New TV Shows from the 2015-16 Season (via The Wrap)

New Reactions

Tech:

Facebook Announces Test of Reactions Feature to Expand Upon Like Button

Elon Musk says Apple Poaches Tesla’s Rejects (via Tech Insider)

Oculus Rift Is About to Make Virtual Reality the Real Deal (Newsweek)

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Sports:

There’s Finally a Working Hoverboard…In Virtual Reality (via Popular Science)

Fantasy Sports Scandal Shows Size Doesn’t Equal Success (via WIRED)

Bill Belichick is Right: The NFL Needs More Reply (via Bleacher Report)

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