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The Supplement & Cinema: 'Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag' & 'Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy'

"Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy" by Every Frame a Painting Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let’s see how he does it. "Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag" by Every Frame a Painting Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen, we’re still learning from him. Today, I’d like to talk about the artistry (and the thinking) behind his gags

Animated Short (One-A-Day): The Present

"The Present"   “The Present” is a thesis short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The Present” is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala. Make sure to check out his page:"

The Supplement & Cinema: The Early Animated Films

"The Early Animated Films" by The Royal Ocean Film Society The early history of animation is widespread and worldwide, and chalk full of marvelous films showcasing the lengths to which animation can strive towards. Let's take a look at a handful of filmmakers and the technical innovations they developed that got us from the turn of the century to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Animated Short (One-A-Day): Here's the Plan

"Here's the Plan" by Fernanda Frick "A married cat-dog couple of cupcake bakers dream of opening their own bakery. One day their oven breaks and they have to postpone their dream in order to earn money and replace it. Somewhere down the line, they drift apart from their dream and from themselves."

The Supplement & The Tune: Warner Brothers Animation Special Part 3 - Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices

"Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices" "Melvin Jerome Blank (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and radio personality. After beginning his over-60-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and most of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation. He later voiced characters for Hanna-Barbera's television cartoons, including Barney Rubble on The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons. During the golden age of radio, Blanc also frequently performed on the programs of comedians from the era, including Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, The Great Gildersleeve, and Judy Canova. Blanc was nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices", and is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice acting industry". - Wikipedia

Animated Short (One-A-Day): The Loner

"The Loner" by Sticky Monster Lab Music by The Freaks