vlog 9 background design behind the scenes making and animated short with stephen brooks at rubberonion animation

After 4 years of waiting, I’m back at the VLOGs! I’m giving you even more content than usual with a full 25 min video made possible by my awesome Patrons via (who got to see this first).

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anomalisa movie review by stephen brooks on rubberonion animation plus a podcast episode

I just got to see Anomalisa. I phrase it that way because it does feel a little bit like I have been given some sort of exclusive golden ticket, and not just because the film has a limited theater run at the moment – it was special. Here’s my review…

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what to do when technology lets you down as an artist - rubberonion animation blog

Technology is great. And yes, even in (and maybe even especially for) art. Technology can make your work more accurate, it can make you faster, and both of those things are helpful in keeping up with the content demands of today.

But one of the worst things as an artist is when that technology suddenly fails you and you don’t know what to do! It’s especially annoying if you knowingly relented into using a new piece of tech because of the promise of efficiency – when that fails, it seems like a cosmic joke. Here’s some things I’ve learned over the years that help me avoid or deal with those problems…

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why it's a good thing that adobe flash is becoming adobe animate cc

You probably already know by now that Adobe has decided to rebrand “Flash CC” as “Animate CC.” This took pretty much everybody by surprise but heavy users, like myself, were hoping for a move just like this and I’ll tell you why. But first, here’s what I know so far about Adobe Animate CC

[audio:|titles=RubberOnion Animation Podcast – “Adobe Flash is now Adobe Animate, and that’s a good thing”]

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