resources and inspiration

Inspiration – start here

The web is overwhelmingly full with great works of animation to view. The challenge is to sort the interesting and relevant works to observe and learn from.
The following blogs do a great job in curating interesting works, covering different fields of media and design. Great for expanding the scope of what’s possible with animation these days.

Motionographer – The main hub for cutting edge animation and special effects works. Covers the range between commercial and independent works – updates frequently

creative applications network – Not exclusive for animation. Covers new media and interactive works, from the innovative and experimental side of the spectrum.

Behance – A great inspiration blog, for many fields of design. This link is to the animation category, but make sure to check other categories as well.

cartoon brew – A blog by animation historian Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi, broadly covering animation news, opinion and artistry. Focused mainly on traditional cartoon animation.

4mations – A community driven blog, featuring independent short animated films.

Soon to come

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