Long before ParaNorman’s protagonist could start battling zombies, Laika’s Brian McLean and his 40-member team had to tame a new stop-motion technology process. McLean talks about the bloody road to the film’s bleeding-edge character design.
As head of animation studio Laika, Travis Knight guides the strategic vision of the company. As lead animator of the shop's latest film, "ParaNorman," he personally crafted 15,000 frames of animation. What CEOs can learn from the hands-on creative leader.
Universal translators are something of a holy grail in mobile tech trends--and Microsoft's just revealed its latest effort at its own TechFest show. It's real-time. And it uses your own voice and face.
Today Google is paying homage to a ubiquitous but little-known creator in pop culture history: Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby. That talking slab of green goo with the asymmetrical head, who first appeared on TV in 1955, has become so ingrained in our collective memory that he's more of a symbol or metaphor than anything else. But where did he come from? Like Jim Henson, Art Clokey created ads for a living to finance his experimental art as a young man--before that very experimental vision itself became attractive to the suits as fodder for childrens' programming.