What Kind of System do I need to play the DVD’s ?
A Mac or PC with DVD drive
(Macintosh)
  • 1.8 GHz PowerMac G5 or 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster Macintosh computer
  • At least 256MB of RAM
  • 64 MB or greater video card
(Windows)
  • 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 64MB or greater video card
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
How soon will all the DVD’s be released?
We will be releasing them over the course of the year, we are hoping to release at least one a month.

Are you planning on releasing any videos on Drawing?
Once we get the current course up we will look into this if there is any demand. So not for at least a year. I recommend trying out Don Bluth’s DVD’s on drawing
http://donbluthanimation.com.

I noticed the sound slipping on some of the you tube videos, do the DVD videos have this slipping?
No. The videos on the DVD are of much higher quality. Some sound slipping and compression artifacts were introduced in the you tube compression process so those videos are of a lower quality.

Where can I get the animation tools mentioned in your videos?
You can get punched paper, field guides, pegs and much more at these web sites:
http://www.cartooncolour.com/
http://www.chromacolour.com/
http://www.cartoonsupplies.com/
Pencils and other art supplies should also be available at your local art store

What kind of special hardware and software do I need to film my animation?
Pencil Test Software and a USB video camera to shoot your animation (examples below)
Flipbook http://www.digicelinc.com
Toki Linetest http://www.tokitest.fr/index_en.html
MonkeyJam http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
iStopmotion http://boinx.com/istopmotion/overview/home/

Can I play the videos on a regular DVD player?
No. They are Data DVD’s and can only be played back on a DVD equipped Mac or PC. The videos on the DVD’s are in .m4v format and should be able to stream to the Apple TV set top box if you have it connected to your system.