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January, 2015

  • 29 January

    500 employee layoff at Dreamworks, The Oatmeal Kickstarter ‘Exploding Kittens’ raises 3mil dollars in 3 days

    Layoffs, lawsuits, and cats — OH MY! Stephen and Rob talk about the tough subjects of foreign VFX subsidies and the troubles fighting them, the abrupt closing of PDI/Dreamworks Redwood City campus, and a Kickstarter campaign so ridiculously popular it brings up the topic of how democratic is the internet …

  • 21 January

    The LEGO Movie left out of OSCAR Nominations and an animator used Nintendo’s Power Glove to do Stop-Motion

    Stephen and Rob are back again to talk about the creepy “Thunderbirds” character designs, the Oscar nominations AND those left out in the cold. A stop-mo animator rigged the Nintendo Power Glove for use in animation and “Underdogs” (Argentina’s “Metagol”) gets an English language trailer thanks to the Weinsteins… and …

  • 20 January

    Vera Kachouh’s The Moon in My Kitchen – The Baking Artist

     Photo Courtesy of Vera Kachouh, 10/25/2014 Tuesday, January 20, 2015 – San Francisco, CA During Open Studios at the Noonan Building, I experienced a unique element that you wouldn’t easily find at any studio event – Vera Kachouh’s pastry Pop-Up known as The Moon in My Kitchen. That is also the …

  • 16 January

    Tragedy at Charlie Hebdo, two animators discuss

    Stephen and Rob try to work through what happened at Charlie Hebdo last week in Paris, but also discuss less heavy topics like the Peanuts animation style and Wacom’s new 27 inch Cintiq. Join a very sick Stephen and a very uncomfortable Rob for over 2 hours of chatter… because …

  • 16 January

    Open Studios at the Noonan Building

      Monday, January 5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA At the end of October, Artiholics surveyed the captivating energy of the Noonan Building, an artist community on the verge of major community developments. Located in Pier 70 on the eastern waterfront in San Francisco, this historic neighborhood of 28 acres once harbored …