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The Friday Round-Up (from an Upstart Animation Company to Quitting)

Claude Harrington 02.12.2016

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: 6 Reasons Why It’s Important to Have a Strong Creative Brief

Tuesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Papa (animated video)

Wednesday: Q&A with David Heredia, creator of Heroes of Color

Thursday: 7 Tips for Choosing an Animation Provider

ICYMI: PICK OF THE WEEK: Vitaminwater (explainer video)

ICYMI: 11 Incredible Video Marketing Stats from the Past Month

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FROM THE VAULT: 7 Ways to Get the Most out of your Animation Studio

“Good is good, but great is better. When you go to a high-caliber animation company, you’re all but guaranteed to get a very good explainer video in return. But great? Great can give you goosebumps…

…Great doesn’t happen by accident. Stellar videos are the result of seamless collaboration with your animation studio. Here are seven simple ways you can get the most out of your animation company, securing the great result you’re looking for.”

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Animation News:

How a Little Company called GKIDS Keeps Crashing the Oscar Animation Category (via The Wrap)

DreamWorks Animation Reaches For New Markets (via TAG Blog)

How Making Online Shorts Landed Steve Cutts a Simpsons Couch Gag Opening (via Cartoon Brew)

Entertainment:

Meet the new Powerpuff Girls, same as the old Powerpuff Girls (via A.V. Club)

Dr. Dre Filming Apple’s First Scripted Television Series (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Even Michael Lewis was Surprised Hollywood Bet on The Big Short (via Vanity Fair)

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Tech:

Which Apps are Winning the Dating Game? (via BBC)

Facebook and the New Colonialism (via The Atlantic)

Relive Nintendo’s Glory Days with Duck Hunt in Virtual Reality (via CNET)

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Culture:

The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power (via Rolling Stone)

The Deadpool Moment (via Vulture)

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