About Animation Complex:
What We Are:
Animation Complex is a newly minted website (established in 2016) intended as a resource for people to analyze animation through a more critical and academic lens. We feel that animation is a highly undervalued art form that offers very unique insights into different cultures.
We try to go to lots of screenings, conventions, technical talks and presentations, etc. as much as possible, and bring insights from those to this blog, as well as our own experiences in school, our careers, and the many resources available to us. Basically, whatever we feel can add relevant value to the field ends up here. : )
This site also intends to cover the wide breadth of sequential art that is tied in with animation, including occasional pieces about video games, VR, computer graphics, related tech and tools, graphic novels, and the vast intersections where these different mediums overlap
What We Are Not:
This is not a blog to teach you specific animation techniques or tutorials, nor is this an animation news site. There will be reviews, but we will curb them or present them as more discussion or analysis-based.
Where We Are Going:
About the Site Owner:
Jen Hurler is an animation fan currently working in animation production at Blue Sky Studios. She studied game design at The College of New Jersey, where she also minored in film production, and had academic concentrations in animation studies and creative writing. Following TCNJ, she studied CG animation at SVA for a few years before she left to work on The Peanuts Movie (2015). Her credits also include Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Ferdinand (2017). You can follow her personal Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or blog if you wish.
Miko Mai, who co-hosts the Animation Complex podcast, also occasionally helps out on the site and with video production. He currently works as a technical animator at Blue Sky Studios, where his credits include Rio 2 (2014), The Peanuts Movie (2015), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), and Ferdinand (2017). Prior to Blue Sky, he worked at Rhythm and Hues Studios.