Whether you’re aware of it or not, you know of Will Vinton. He’s the man who coined and, in 1978, registered the term “claymation” to describe his films’ use of stop-motion animated clay. He’s responsible for some of the most well-recognized ad spokesmen of the twentieth century in this style – the California Raisins and the Red and Yellow M&Ms. He’s won an Oscar and multiple Emmys; all while working from his home base in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading... “An Interview with Will Vinton”
Oregon’s animation industry is as exciting as ever and the Oregon Animation blog is continuing to gear up with new posts and updates on cool projects throughout the state.
Be sure to check out the brand-new interview with Academy Award winner, Oregon native and claymation pioneer Will Vinton in particular. Vinton talks about his past projects, why he loves working in Portland, his views on shifting technology and the international animation industry. He even gives a tip to all the rising animators out there so read the entire interview here. Continue reading... “Interview with Will Vinton on the Oregon Animation Blog”
The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions
Hello, and welcome back for the second installment of the Intern Report! This week’s article takes us down to a hardware and lumber supplier in Southeast Portland for an interview with the Besaw brothers, Steve and Dave.
Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television Continue reading... “Even Movie Stars Need a Two-by-Four”