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“Distraxion” with Dreamworks’ Mike Stern

May 3rd, 2010

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This week’s Channel Frederator film “Distraxion” comes to us from Mike Stern, who is currently working at Dreamworks Animation and is an instructor at AnimationMentor.com and was kind enough to do a quick interview.

Channel Frederator: Where did you study animation?

Mike Stern: I went to NYU to study digital imaging and design. This is where I got my start in general 3D. Towards the end of my studies there I decided to specialize in animation. As luck would have it AnimationMentor was just opening its doors and I signed up to be part of their first class.

CF: Who are your favorite artists?

MS: Right now hanging up around my cube I’ve got some work by Hylton Warburton and Yoshitomo Nara.

CF: What gave you the idea for “Distraxion”?

MS: The idea actually came from a real life experience. Some co-workers and I went to lunch at an outdoor restaurant and we were seated right next to these [Read more…]

Jazz! Circus Tricks! Vegetables! Watch Our Fantastical ‘Toons!

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Come one, come all to Channel Frederator, a stupendous side show of animation oddities! See the works of astonishing big-shot studio animators, astounding indie artists, and amazing post-it note flipbook animation the likes of which you’ve never seen! You with the face! Step right up and take a look…

Channel Frederator - “Distraxion” by Mike Stern: There’s no such thing as ‘easy listening’ in this CG smooth jazz fiasco.

Fredbits - “More Circus Tricks History Forgot” submitted by Totem X: Another short from the master of flipbookery Totem X!

Cartoon Hangover - “Porn on the Cob” by Dax Norman: Finally, a reason to eat your vegetables.

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