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The Friday Round-Up (from Business Animation to Digital Cracker Jacks)

Claude Harrington 04.29.2016

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:


Monday: Make Video Your Star


Thursday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Desert Critters (Video Animated)

ICYMI: Meet Mr. Whiteboard Animation: Andrew Park

ICYMI: The Balancing Act: Fun vs. Professionalism in Your Explainer


FROM THE VAULT: The Power of Video: The Beating Heart of Your Animated Video

“And your very flesh shall be a great poem,” wrote Whitman. “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart,” scrawled Wordsworth. “All the world’s a stage,” sayeth Shakespeare.

We know, of course, that Whitman’s not suggesting your body will split into the written word. Wordsworth isn’t telling you to hyperventilate into your Moleskin, nor does Shakespeare truly think we’re all on some sort of cosmological set. They’re employing metaphor—and to great effect. But metaphors aren’t just effective in the prose and poetry of dead white guys; it’s also an extremely powerful tool for your business animation.”


Animation News:

BBC and Netflix Team Up for Remake of CGI Watership Down Remake (via Cartoon Brew)

NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion (via Variety)

The 2016 Eisner Awards Nomination Process (via Comic-Con)



Beyonce’s Lemonade is Making the Lemon Emoji Very Popular (via WIRED)

ESPN is Trying to Get You Hooked on Watching Video Games (via Tech Insider)

Marvel’s The Punisher Spinoff Ordered by Netflix (via Entertainment Weekly)



The Future of Shopping: Trapping You in a Club You Didn’t Know You Joined (via Bloomberg)

How SpaceX’s Red Dragon Could Change the Way we Land on Mars (via The Verge)

Google CEO: “Devices” Will Be a Thing of the Past (via USA Today)



You Shouldn’t Exercise to Lose Weight (via Vox)

Inside the World of Surprise Egg Videos (via New York Magazine)

Cracker Jack Prizes Will Now Be Digitized (via NPR)

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