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The Friday Round-Up (from European Animation to Apocalypse Meow)

Claude Harrington 09.09.2016

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:



Tuesday: The Unique Powers of Whiteboard Animation

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Ripaille (A Gobelins Animated Short)

Thursday: Interview with Animators: Michael Trikosko & Andrew Wilson

ICYMI: An Interview with NYT Senior Graphics Editor Graham Roberts

ICYMI: The 22 Video Marketing Stats You Need to Know


FROM THE VAULT: The Power of E-Learning (By the Numbers)

“A few weeks ago, we looked at how animated video can be leveraged for e-learning. In that post, we cited a couple of research papers (which taught us that animation has an “intrinsically motivating appeal” and “animated graphics include additional information and the ability to convey more comprehensive content that static graphics alone”) and discussed a handful of techniques that leveraged this information. In light of these findings, as well as evolving technological trends, it’s no surprise that so many organizations are using e-learning for professional development; to educate and train employees. But how many organizations are implementing e-learning courses and what kind of results are they experiencing?

When it comes to e-learning, there are a lot of facts and figures out there. But unfortunately many of them are out-dated or misleading. So today, to help clear up that confusion and paint a picture of the landscape, we’ll take a closer look at some of those most meaningful e-learning statistics out there.”


Animation News:

Cartoon Forum Reflects Europe’s Fast-Growing And Changing TV Animation Industry (via Cartoon Brew)

Legendary Missing Doctor Who Episode To Be Restored Using Animation (via Nerdist)

MoMA Brings Large Collection of Spanish Animation to New York (via Crain’s)



Sony’s Planning a Live-Action Mulan movie (via AV Club)

Hulu Picks Up Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Comedy Future Man To Series (via Deadline)

How Star Wars Helps Explain Civil Rights (via Gates Notes) 



Inside iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed the Headphone Jack (via BuzzFeed)

The Chaotic Race To Build Elon Musk’s Hyperloop (via WIRED UK)

Adobe Reveals Video Collaboration, VR and Animation Updates for Creative Cloud (via TechCrunch)



Apocalypse Meow: Inside The Cult That Believes Cats Are Divine Beings (via Nashville Scene)

How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down (via Vanity Fair)

Inside America’s Ayahuasca Boom (via The New Yorker)

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