December 23, 1998 |
When Carol Adams Caley decided to move out of her home office five years ago and establish her graphic design firm in a commercial location, she chose a place where she is surrounded by similar businesses. Instead of being suspicious of the competition, Caley has embraced it and says the creative stimulation, business referrals and camaraderie of working around other designers have improved her company. Caley was interviewed by freelance writer Karen E. Klein.
December 11, 1998 |
"I don't know if people really understand what I do," muses Joe Ranft, story supervisor of Disney/Pixar's blockbuster hit, "A Bug's Life." "When I say that I do story for animation, they say, 'Oh, you're a writer!' If I tell them I'm kind of a writer, but I draw, they get this puzzled look. But when I say, 'I'm the voice of Heimlich,' the light bulb goes on and they say, 'Oh, great!'
November 20, 1998 |
In feature animation, a "tent pole" is a sequence from a film that's the first to be produced. Two crucial criteria are demanded of such a sequence: It should be able to remain intact no matter what other subsequent changes may occur in shaping the film's overall story line. It should work without the rest of the film in order to wow studio executives, stockholders and whoever else might get a very early peek at a project. That's no small order. "One of the most difficult parts of the process is getting the first sequence into production," says John Lasseter, the Oscar-winning director of the groundbreaking computer-animation hit "Toy Story," and, now, "A Bug's Life," in an interview at Pixar's Northern California studio.
October 27, 1998 |
Through the mid-1980s, the idea of founding an institute for the study of Internet Web design was perhaps the furthest thing from Lynda Weinman's mind. Back then, Weinman was a graphic designer, just discovering the capabilities of her first Macintosh computer.
October 4, 1998 |
'We are half thinking," says Rex Grignon, one of two supervising animators on the new DreamWorks SKG release "Antz," "that it would be wonderful if one of our characters got nominated for an acting award. Because, really, we are measuring ourselves against live action rather than conventional animation." This is (if you'll pardon the expression) a large statement. Ants are, after all, among the tiniest and the least respected creatures on God's Earth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1998 |
A group of Los Angeles high school students guided nearly 100,000 younger pupils through a printing exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair. But when the 17-day fair experience ended Sunday, it was the students who had learned the most. Eighteen students from Manual Arts High School and 12 from Wilson High were back in their regular classes Monday after conducting hands-on demonstrations at the Pomona fair for elementary and junior high students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 |
Transporting 210 students to the Getty Center for a daily arts program would have posed a distinct challenge to Grover Cleveland High School's staff, had the issue come up. Fortunately, the museum floated a simpler proposition: Bring the Getty to the Reseda students.
August 26, 1998 |
Having a good printer is half the battle in adding pizazz to your business presentations, signage and correspondence. You also need graphics software and a source for "clip art." The demand for business-oriented graphics has prompted a couple of software vendors to create special business editions of their popular consumer graphics editing programs.
July 8, 1998 |
Color printers, photo-editing software and graphic tools traditionally have been marketed to home users and graphics professionals. But that's starting to change. Small businesses of all types are finding ways to employ low-cost and easy-to-use graphic solutions to enhance their businesses. I don't have to go any farther than my local ice cream or video store to find evidence of the creative uses of inkjet printers.