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The Fall of Vinton Studios

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

For the animation, specifically, the Stop Motion obsessed, this may be an interesting historical trivia read.  The article about Vinton Studios (at end of my comments here),  appears to be a reasonably good chronological timeline history.  Lots of details I was not aware of. This drama started about 15 years ago where Vinton Studios would eventually [...]

The Simpsons ‘Couch Gag’ in Stop Motion

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

First, let me say as part of my daily life routine, The Simpsons is not on my schedule of priorities, however, in my lifetime I have occasionally & serendipitously viewed a number of episodes at random times. Of course The Simpsons has achieved almost iconic cult status and to my surprise has been around since [...]

Stop Motion, 2D, Cgi – Chameleon-like Webster Colcord

Friday, May 24th, 2013

I have known Webster Colcord for a number of years. When he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the golden age following The Nightmare Before Christmas, when stop motion opportunities where more abundant here … our paths would cross on projects. Also a few times, I got to visit his home studio set-up.
Webster [...]

Cgi, Stop Motion, Puppetry? – Cell Phone in Microwave viral ad (2008)

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

This originally made the internet rounds waaaay back in 2008. In the techy consumer products, Cgi effects, & internet virtual world, apparently 4 years ago is ancient history. For those that are not familiar, within the conjested internet cyber marketing landscape, a viral type ad on the web can be, of a stealth marketing strategy [...]

Mr. Peanut, formerly Stop Motion but now CGI? You decide.

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Here we go again. Similar scenarios happened in past …. characters that were originally done using Stop Motion Animation, were then later RE-DONE in CGI. I am speculating one of reasons, perhaps the client who is owner of the copyrighted and/or trademarked characters, putting pressure on the ad agency or studio to create [...]

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