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Character Design 1: Thumbnailing

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Editor’s note: This video is a CTN “Best of the Web” pick originally posted on October 17, 2019   Video tutorial by moderndayjames on character design and thumbnailin...

Making Animation for INSTAGRAM! Adobe Animate

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Editor’s note: This video is a CTN “Best of the Web” pick originally posted on May 4, 2018   Video tutorial by BaM Animation on how to design characters and create a ...

Blizzard Presents: A CTN Success Story

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Exploring the journey of 3D modeler Rakan Khamash, and how he found his people at Blizzard Entertainment....

A Live Podcast with Latoya Raveneau & Tara Whitaker

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The Bancroft Brothers are back to give you one of our favorite things to do at CTN-- a live podcast! Tony and Tom are twin brothers with a passion for all things animation and each have over 30+ ye...

Creating a Rockstar Portfolio with Dominic Domingo

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Visual development artist, author and educator Dominic Domingo explains how to make a rockstar portfolio....

OBSERVATIONS on MODERN CHARACTER DESIGN

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An objective look at character design in animated media over the past two decades. We'll take a look at some of the most prevalent trends, what they say about their characters, and what that sa...

Character Driven, Draw Over Part 1

Character Driven with Coran Kizer Stone

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 4 2020, 12 pm - 2 pm PDT   Character Designer Coran "Kizer" Stone draws over character designs submitted from the ...

Primary Sources, With Academy Award Nominated Animation Studio Cartoon Saloon

Primary Sources

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 22, 2020, 11 am - 1 pm PDT   Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authoritie...

Primary Sources, With Visual Development Artist Jordi Lafebre

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 15, 2020, 11 am - 1 pm PDT   Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authoritie...

Building Character with Special Guest CRAIG BARTLETT

Cartoon Crash Course

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting:  September 16, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT   This Q&A/Talk will focus on how to create well-rounded, interesting characters and sit...

Primary Sources, With Concept Designer and Character Designer Rael Lyra

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 8, 2020, 11 am - 1 pm PDT   Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities...

Character Driven, Creating Pose Sheets for Animation

Character Driven with Coran Kizer Stone

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: August 21, 2020, 12 pm - 2 pm PDT   Coran 'Kizer' Stone discusses how to create character pose sheets for animation!...