The Padded Cel

Exploring the All-Important ‘Schmooze Factor’ at MIPTV! It’s that special time of year when blossoms return to the branches, swallows return to Capistrano and steroids ... Continue Reading →

The Padded Cel How to Pitch Like a Pro, Really!

A great animated series or movie always starts with an inspired creative vision, but for most of us that is not enough to get it produced. Typically an idea will go nowhere without ... Continue Reading →

The Padded Cel: Down and Out at MIPTV/On the Riviera

Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of showbiz trendsetting. The economic meltdown has pushed Hollywood ‘haute couture’ ... Continue Reading →

The CG Revolution on Display in Singapore

The inaugural edition of SIGGRAPH Asia (Dec. 10-13) offers a mind-expanding showcase of the region’s talent as well as a colorful snapshot of future possibilities. If anyone ... Continue Reading →

The Padded Cel: Tooniversity and Beyond

This month I have been asked to provide profound insight into a) picking an animation school and b) landing a job in animation. Rule #1 of Showbiz Success states ‘always offer ... Continue Reading →