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    How Practicing My Skills Have Allowed My Creative Work To Evolve

    "I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true--hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it."

    –Ray Bradbury

    The saying 'practice makes perfect’ can apply to many disciplines –sports; music; art.  
     
    But it also applies to your work. Whether you are a master at spreadsheets, a whiz at making calls, or a commander of the conference room, the more you practice your role in the workplace the better you become. No matter your title.

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    5 Tips For Drawing Your Favorite Marvel Superheroes

    This is the second in a series of animation & graphic design blogs by Nick Clarke.

    Superheroes and comic books have shaped the imaginations of generations.

    And now, the characters on these pages have transformed to create the largest cinematic franchise in film history.

    So, in celebration of Captain America: Civil War's release this past weekend, I wanted to show how the creators brought these iconic characters to life.

    Here are 5 tips for drawing your favorite Marvel superheroes, by Stan Lee and John Buscema from their book, How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way.

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    5 Traditional Animation Principles That Are Still Important Today

    Animation has evolved exponentially in the last century.

    That doesn’t change the fact that every animation - from the very first cartoon ever made, to the cartoons and animated movies that we watch today - are all crafted by artists.

    Technology is constantly advancing the way we animate. However, it doesn't matter if you are animating with a pencil and paper or by computer, the same fundamental animation principles apply.

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    3 Big Mistakes to Avoid in Explainer Videos

    When done right, an animated explainer video can help explain your product or service, drive engagement with viewers and increase conversion rates 20%.
     
    But when done improperly, they can end up confusing your viewer and costing you money.
     
    In this post we’ll walk you through the three most common mistakes we see people make with explainer videos. And we'll give you practical pointers to avoid making them.

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    4 STEPS TO MAKING AN ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO

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    Well it’s that time of year again, and Christmas is upon us once more!

    Whenever the holiday season rolls around,  I'm reminded of the year I created an animated music video.

    In 2012 guitar virtuoso, Johnny A., asked MediaBoss to produce an animated music video for his rendition of “Sleigh Ride.” I was the animator on the project.

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