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Includes QuickTime movie clips! Within the world of animation, most experimentation occurs within short format productions, whether they be high-budgeted commercials, low-budgeted independent shorts or something in between. The growing number of short film festivals around the world attest to the vitality of these works, but there are few other venues for exhibition of them or even written reviews. As a result, distribution tends to be difficult and irregular. On a regular basis, Animation World Magazine will highlight some of the most interesting with short, descriptive overviews. If you have the QuickTime plug-in , you can view a clip from each film by simply clicking the image.
When Macromedias Flash animation software first appeared around , it was considered mostly as a toy for Internet users. By , it was an increasingly sophisticated and necessary toy for Internet users who wanted to add glamour to their Websites. Today professional animators have increasingly used it as a serious production tool for broadcast TV.
Bernard Derriman is an animation director born and raised in Australia. He began his career in animation at Walt Disney Studios in Sydney. He was an animator there until , working on both television series and films.