Category Archives: #30 Spring 1993

Issue 30 – Index of selected articles

International Animation Festival Cardiff 1992 The theme of the festival was “Rocking the Boat”, planned to tap into young adult taste. Read more… From Student to Professional Animation The transition from the freedom of student animation to professional animation that earns money for its creators is a difficult one. This seminar at the Cardiff Animation… Read More »

International Animation Festival Cardiff 1992

Rocking the Boat Cardiff is a major production centre for animation with many large and small studios producing TV series. These have grown with the help of the Welsh television channel SIC which was established in Cardiff in 1982. Rather like its London based counterpart Channel 4. SIC has been very keen to promote animation,… Read More »

From Student to Professional Animation

The transition from the freedom of student animation to professional animation that earns money for its creators is a difficult one. This seminar at the Cardiff Animation Festival brought together a panel of recent graduates, employers and a Channel 4 representative. Report by David Jefferson. An enthusiastic audience of students assembled to learn more about… Read More »

Visual Effects on Terminator 2

Alex Seiden, a senior technical director and animator at Industrial Light & Magic gave a talk about Terminator 2 and its visual effects at the International Animation Festival Cardiff. Report by David Jefferson. “Behind all magic there is a trick, and it is certainly true in the case of visual effects. It is not really… Read More »

Visual Effects on Terminator 2 – Page 2

The next step is compositing. On the live action shot the actors are acting to nothing, that is the essence of special effects work. In Terminator 2 there were many shots of Arnold Schwarzenegger twisting his fist in mid-air where he was supposed to be hitting the 11000. These are called the background plates. “Nowadays… Read More »

Visual Effects on Terminator 2 – Page 3

“Motion control existed before Star Wars but it really came alive with that film, it had much more use than it ever had before. Now it is used for completely non-computer graphics things such as models and spaceships.” A wacky fight scene. When Seiden read the description of the following sequence he did not think… Read More »

Meet Klasky Csupo

Klasky Csupo, Inc. have hit animated television series, The Simpsons and Rugrats, on their track record. Marketing Director, Larry Le Francis, introduced the company at the Cardiff International Animation Festival. David Jefferson reports. Klaskv Csupo, Inc. was started by husband and wife team Gabor Csupo (pronounced Chewpo) and Arlene Klasky, literally out of their living… Read More »