Konstantinos Pappis – The Odd Ones Out: The Rise of YouTube Storytime Animation

The emergence of new media has reshaped the creation and sharing of art in contemporary culture (Catricalà 2015; Krekovic 2003). The arrival of YouTube, in particular, has allowed for “independent modes of producing traditional media genres” (Burgess and Green 2009, n.p) as well as new genres, such as vlogging. An example of a traditional art […]

Jessica Rutherford – Challenges surrounding participatory practice research in Animation: The case of FASD affected participants

This paper discusses the development of a Learning Programme designed around the animation film making process. The process of animating is tactile, multimodal and multi-sensory, allowing for wide application in a range of settings for purposes including education and therapy. Targeting multiple learning pathways with its visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach, the Learning Programme aims […]

Ian Friend – How does a Transnational Audience Factor in Character Design for Professional Broadcast Animation

During my animation career, I’ve found myself working in many areas of animation but most of my production experience lies in pre-school television. This can probably be attributed to the fact that most of the animation work produced in the UK is for a broadcast pre-school audience. I now teach full time in the University […]

Ron Barbagallo – The Destino Animatic, and the Fate of Assembling Artistic Truths into a Greater Whole

The images described in this article of Dalí’s animatics for Destino  are available via Ron Barbagallo’s Animation and Art Conservation, as part of his “Lost and Found Series.”   Figure 1: The theme of rejection and that of being cast aside till you figure it out is a theme that repeats throughout Salvador Dalí’s Destino. […]

Adriana Navarro-Álvarez – Kijé: The Long Path of a Co-Produced Animated Short Film

The aim of this paper is to study the trajectory of a self-produced animated short film wherein the director herself takes on all the tasks of communication, administration, financing of production, and distribution. This is a handcrafted and alternative model of production in response to the post-Fordist theory. This system was born during the 1970s […]