(Now days away from launching our latest project, A Sweet Story, I thought it apropos to repost an interview our social media guru Vish did with the book’s author Jono Howard this past summer. Enjoy!)
We’ve been working away on our latest interactive ebook for kids, A Sweet Story, As we make our way through the workflow, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to everyone who’s been working on it, including Kris&Brake (the coders) and now, Jono Howard, the accomplished writer behind this very sweet story about a boy and his relationship to food.
Quick note to all the fans of Fleischer Studio’sSuperman animated short films – Warner Bros. has posted all 9 episodes produced by the company (before Famous Studios took over) on their YouTube page. To get you started, here’s the eponymous first episode, also known as “The Mad Scientist”:
The shorts were not only leaps ahead of similar works of the 1940’s due to the Fleischer brother’s talent, but also because the series was given double the budget of their previous work (which included Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor shorts).
Even if you’re unfamiliar with Fleischer Studio’s work, be sure to take a look if you’re a Superman fan… the shorts are credited with being the first media appearance of The Man of Steel’s ability to fly.
Thanks to Jerry Beck over Cartoon Brew for bringing this to our attention!
As promised, here’s Part 2 (read Part 1) of my interview with Zachary Green and Kyle Sharpe, two recent graduates of CNA’s Digital Animation program in Stephenville, NF. Find out about what it’s been like for Zac and Kyle to work on Impromptu and in animation in general.
"The hub" at the Media Arts Centre where Zac and Kyle animate scenes for Impromptu
Out latest 3D short (co-produced with the NFB) is truly a coast-to-coast Canadian production. Not solely because the NFB is headquartered in Ottawa while we’re in Vancouver; nor because Chuck’s dinner party menu is filled with coastal dishes (mmm lobster and mussles, oh my!); Impromptu‘s animation staff, too, spans across Canada, too!
While we have our core crew working on the film in-house, we’ve also brought on two animators from Newfoundland. I interviewed Kyle Sharpe and Zachary Green last week and got a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to animate a 3D animated film, work on a project from a distance, and overall, navigate the Canadian animation industry as a recent graduate. Read the first part of my interview with Zac and Kyle.
College of the North Atlantic - Bay St. George Campus, in Stephenville, NF
Supervisor to two CNA graduates who are working on animating scenes for GMM and the NFB’s latest co-production, Impromptu, James tells us all about the Digital Animation (DA) program offered by the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) in Newfoundland. Read more