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The Friday Round-Up (from Animation for Businesses to Modern Love)

Claude Harrington 01.22.2016

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:

Tuesday: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Animated Shorts at Sundance

Wednesday: When It Comes To Explainer Videos, One Size Does Not Fit All

Thursday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Spicy (3D Animation)

ICYMI: 7 Reasons Why an Explainer Video Will Increase Conversions (Part 1)

ICYMI: 7 Reasons Why an Explainer Video Will Increase Conversions (Part 2)

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FROM THE VAULT: Video Marketing Isn’t About You

“Your content is about helping your clients. The minute you turn the focus of your video marketing towards how great you are, no no one cares, and your marketing fails. The simple key to successful video marketing is: Make clients’ success your mission.”

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Animation News:

Morton Salt Creates a 90-second Short to Sell its Ice Melter (via Cartoon Brew)

Sony Pictures Animation Brings In T.J. Fixman To Write Popeye (via Deadline)

Cape Town Animation Fest Announces Details (via Animation Magazine)

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Entertainment:

When Mulder and Scully Went to Springfield: An Oral History of the Simpsons-X-Files Crossover (via Wall Street Journal)

Anatomy of an Oscars Boycott: Why Will Smith and Others Are Taking a Stand (via Daily Beast)

McG in Talks to Direct New Masters of the Universe Movie (via Vulture)

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Tech:

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning (via The Verge)

The Creator of JavaScript is Out to Upend the Ad Industry (via WIRED)

Everything Apple Will Unveil in 2016 (via Tech Insider)

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Culture:

Introducing Modern Love: The Podcast (via The New York Times)

This 30-second Animation Shows How Much the World has Warmed Since 1880 (via Mashable)

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts (via Business 2 Community)

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