The NoRights Podcast: S5E15 – Emoji Movie

  • On April 18, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank as they try to record a show before Ian’s next date. But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Out-of-date apps put 3 million servers at risk of crypto ransomware infections

Obama supports cable box competition and—surprise—cable lobby is angry

Help save 17 years of PC game modding history

Whew! There will be no texting in AMC movie theaters after all

Ben relates the last story to a no-texting ad for the Alamo Drafhouse.

Then Ben shares a few headlines of his own.

E-skin ‘can monitor body’s oxygen level’

Report: Ghost in the Shell screen test used VFX to make white actors look ‘Asian’

YouTube Millionaires: ChannelFrederator Appeals “To All Fans Of Animation”

WB Accepts R Rating for ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

Sony’s Emoji Movie Is Basically One Long Commercial For Mobile Apps

Finally, everybody hunkers down for some dating and Doom trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E14 – Injection Molding

  • On April 11, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Doug, Frank, and Nate in a quest to record an episode before Ian has to leave for a date. First up, Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV Feature Film Teaser

Apple won’t demand to learn how FBI cracked terror suspect’s phone

Blizzard shuts down popular fan-run “pirate” server for classic WoW

Adobe patches Flash bug that’s being exploited to install ransomware

Newspapers to Brave browser: Don’t mess with our ads — or else

Then Ben delivers a few headlines of his own.

Privacy advocates and security experts condemn leaked Senate encryption bill

Google reaches into customers’ homes and bricks their gadgets

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer

FIRST LOOK IMAGE: Guillermo del Toro’s “Trollhunters”

HP, NVIDIA Announce Professional Desktop Workstations for Virtual Reality

Cartoon Network Lied To Us: ‘Uncle Grandpa’ Is Ending Production

This Pixar Marketing Video From 1990 Is Incredible

Ben also wants everybody to know that YoYo Games is having a spring sale with up to 50% off all products.

Finally, everybody hunkers down for some injection molding and 1987 WWF trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E13 – OpenToonz

  • On April 4, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank to discuss the open source debut of Toonz animation software. But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Holoportation: Microsoft creates living memories with virtual 3D teleportation

DC Entertainment Launches New Talent Development Workshops For Aspiring Writers and Artists

Animation Workers Reach Settlement With Blue Sky in Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

Formula One cracks down on racing game mods

MPAA opposes proposed Minnesota revenge porn law, says it limits speech

Frank also shares a news story (that Ben hipped him to earlier)

Entire ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Cast to Reunite for RiffTrax Anniversary Show

Then Ben brings us a few headlines of his own.

April Fools’ Day pranks: 2016’s comprehensive, updating (and upsetting) list

Rumor: Warner Bros Spending Millions On ‘Suicide Squad’ Reshoots To Make The Film More Fun

Why ‘April And The Extraordinary World’ Should Be A Blockbuster (But Won’t)

WATCH: Red-Band Trailer for Titmouse’s ‘Nerdland’ Feature Arrives

DreamWorks Animation Unveils First Look at ‘Home’ Series

Watch: Seth Rogen’s ‘Preacher’ Teaser Has Come Here to Save Us

Moving on to the main topic this week, Ben tells us about OpenToonz.

OpenToonz, the 2D Animation Software Used by Studio Ghibli, Is Now Free

Here’s Where To Download OpenToonz, Studio Ghibli’s Free Animation Software

OpenToonz GitHub

OpenToonz Users Forum

OpenToonz Resource Post

OpenToonz Issues

toonzdigitalvideo on YouTube with Toonz Harlequin tutorials

OpenToonz Subreddit

Toonz Subreddit

OpenToonz help/discussion thread

OpenToonz Animation Jam!

Finally, everybody hunkers down for some MTV’s Jackass trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E12 – Animation Retreat

  • On March 28, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by the return of Nate and the later appearance of Doug to discuss retreats inspired by the Oceanmaker’s Production.

But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Trendy Entertainment suing Ark: Survival Evolved studio over non-compete clause

Netflix throttles video on AT&T and Verizon to keep users under data caps

Stealthy malware targeting air-gapped PCs leaves no trace of infection

YouTube may run with its own live-video app

Valve Makes It Easier to Change Your Steam Controller’s Design

Then Ben shares a few headlines of his own.

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

Nintendo refutes rumors, claims Wii U production will continue into next year

MIITOMO, NINTENDO’S FIRST MOBILE APP, IS GONNA MAKE BANK

‘Lego Batman Movie’ teaser trailer takes us inside the brick Batcave

Moving onto the main topic, Ben shares the article Watch Animated Short ‘The OceanMaker’, Learn How a Tropical Retreat Made This Film. Lucas Martell took the crew of the film to a Caribbean island for six weeks to work on the short. They even produced a YouTube behind the scenes series chronicling the experience.

This leads to a series of questions. Is an animation retreat a good way to network, learn new skills, and relax or can it be a good production environment? There are plenty of artist retreats and getaways out there, but how would one work for animation? World Animation Retreat is a weekend. Would it make more sense to run such an event as a nonprofit?

Finally, everybody hunkers down to play some King of the Hill trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E11 – Clip Studio Paint

  • On March 21, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Doug. After some catchup and Frank playing with his audio setup Ian brings us today’s headlines.

A City In Tennessee Has The Big Cable Companies Terrified

New Realtime 3D Modeling Can Turn You Into Any Celebrity on Camera

Open-Source Animation Production Software OpenToonz Available March 26

Crytek Unveils All-New CRYENGINE V and Community-Centered “Pay What You Want” Model

9th Circuit revisits Dancing Baby copyright case: No fair use via algorithm

Then Ben shares a few stories and some follow up articles of his own.

Sony’s Animated ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Finds Director

Netflix Picks Up ‘The Little Prince’

Will “Sausage Party” Be a Setback for Adult Animation?

Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Gawker

Starburns To Make Stop-Motion Michael Jackson Biopic From Chimp’s Point of View

Here’s why Google’s Tilt Brush may be virtual reality’s killer app

Autodesk Presents Key VR, 3D Character Updates at GDC

Watch the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync take on zombies in Dead 7 trailer

Emulation isn’t a dirty word, and one man thinks it can save gaming’s history

McDonald’s anime ad needs five seasons and a movie

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Nick’s CG-Animated Turtles Travel through Time to Meet their 2D-Animated 80’s Counterparts

Watch us play Platinum’s unique Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Doug bows out to go work out on leg day but the rest continue the show.

Following that, Ben tells us how Manga Studio is consolidating to just Clip Studio Paint. Version 1.5.4 includes new animation features. Considering Celsys is also responsible for RETAS, something of a standard in anime, this is a pretty big deal. And Clip Studio Paint is currently on sale as of this recording! $20 for Pro and $87 for EX. (For animation Pro supports up to 24 frames while EX handles more.) Full disclosure: We are advertising affiliates for Smith Micro, however that’s not why we’re highlighting this sale. Clip Studio Paint is an extremely affordable alternative to Photoshop and other programs, now with animation capabilities, and the full version is reduced from it’s usual $209.99 price.

Finally, everybody hunkers down for a round of Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles Trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E10 – Ghostbusters

  • On March 14, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Doug to discuss the new Ghostbusters trailers.

But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Six Flags, Samsung debut virtual reality roller coaster experience

Florida sheriff pledges to arrest CEO Tim Cook if Apple resists crypto cooperation

After an easy breach, hackers leave “TIPS WHEN RUNNING A SECURITY COMPANY”

One of the greatest art heists of our time was actually a data hack

This weekend WWE will face its toughest opponent: The wrestling audience

Then Ben delivers a few headlines of his own.

Shannon Tindle’s ‘On Ice’ Now on YouTube

Cinema 4D VR plugin to be Showcased at GDC 2016

Korea’s ‘Red Shoes and The 7 Dwarfs’ Gets A Teaser

Titmouse Reveals Teaser for Adult Feature ‘Nerdland’

 

http://nerdlandmovie.tumblr.com/post/140301076261/the-official-trailer-for-titmouse-incs-first

New ‘Kubo’ Trailer Arrives from LAIKA

PARAMOUNT DROPS THE LITTLE PRINCE A WEEK BEFORE RELEASE

The Playboy Revamp Continues: How The Magazine Is Redrawing Its Cartoon Lines, Too

While discussing the new trailers, Ben brings up two interviews with Ernie Hudson about his character Winston and the changes that happened right before filming began. Then he shares this highlight from Double Toasted.

Trying to steer the conversation to the use of CG, he also points to a review, Immortal Ad Vitam: The Untapped Expressionism of CGI – Brows Held High.

Finally, everybody hunkers down for a Ghostbusters trivia title match. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E9 – Urbanced

  • On March 7, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Doug who’s on his way to the Arnold. After catching up Ian brings us today’s headlines.

An upgradable Xbox One? Think this one through, Microsoft

AT&T to sell DirecTV online—no satellite dish or set-top box required

Your bus may be spying on you

Ben then delivers a few headlines of his own.

SPA, WWE Hang Ten for ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

First Look: R-Rated ‘Sausage Party’ Will Have Work-In-Progress Screening at SXSW

REVIEW: Adobe Animate CC from a Flash Veteran’s Point of View

Fabric Software Launches Fabric Engine 2.1

WATCH URBANCE PILOT NOW!

CalArts Animation Student: “If I Don’t Draw Black Characters, Who Will?”

Nick Greenlights Two-Part ‘Hey Arnold’ TV Movie

Finally, everybody hunkers down for some trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E8 – The Leaderboard Network

  • On February 29, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Doug to discuss Ben’s joining the Leaderboard Network. But first Ian brings us this week’s headlines.

The Power Glove reborn? Sony patent points to finger-tracking controller

It’s actually easy to force people to be evil

Disney CEO asks employees to chip in to pay copyright lobbyists

Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop

‘No-selfie zones’ set up in one of the world’s biggest cities

Then Ben shares some headlines of his own.

Delving Into the Photoreal World of Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ Remake

Reallusion Launches iClone Character Creator 1.4

Internet Creators Are Pressuring Youtube To Respect Fair Use Laws

Joe Dante Talks About ‘Termite Terrace,’ The Film He Tried To Make About Warner Bros. Animators

Ben tells us about joining the Leaderboard Network, a gaming vertical of the Channel Frederator Network. He hopes it’ll help bring some guidance and structure to the YouTube channel as well as to make some friends/collaborators.

Finally, everybody hunkers down for some trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

Don’t forget you can watch the video version of this podcast here:

The NoRights Podcast: S5E7 – Dick in a Box

  • On February 22, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and mid news by Doug. After a bit of catching up Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Makers in Uproar over Poached Thingiverse Models on eBay

‘The Simpsons’ to Tap Motion Capture for Live Broadcast

Real or virtual: Scientists ask—can we tell the difference?

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators

Apple vs. FBI: Battle over unlocking phone gets nastier

Everyone spends a bit cracking wise and then it’s time to hunker down for some trivia. First Scooby Doo Basics and then newspaper comics. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E6 – YouTube MCNs

  • On February 15, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Doug to discuss YouTube Multi-Channel Networks. But first everybody plays catchup and tells us what they’ve been up to. Then Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Kids, forget console gaming—play the FBI’s browser-based game instead

Warning: Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud deletes Mac user data without warning

Potentially deadly drug interactions found mining FDA complaint bin

PayPal To Settle $3.2 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Online legal publishers squabble over the right to copyright the law

Then Ben digs into his bag of news stories as well.

Ontario byelection candidate changes name to ‘none of the above’

How Happy Is Your Uber Driver? Survey Offers Candid Glimpse Of Gig-Economy Workers

Porcelite Ceramic Resin for SLA/DLP 3D Printing

‘Ed’ by Taha Neyestani

Justin.tv To Relaunch As Snapchat Channel

Self-Help Author: Robots Are Taking Over So Learn Animation Before It’s Too Late

Animate CC is HERE!

Fuller House – Official Trailer – Netflix [HD]

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday – Date Announcement – Only On Netflix [HD]

First Look Media Keeps Building, Adds Comics Site The Nib to Stable of Web Properties

How X-Men: Danger Room Protocols Came to Life—Without Facing the Wrath of Marvel

Ben found this story on the Rubber Onion Animation Podcast and recommends others go check them out.

Sony Rounds Out Voice Cast for ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

Shout! & Studio 100 Announce Multi-Picture Deal for ‘Maya the Bee’

Moving on to the main topic this week, Ben asks for opinions on joining Multi-Channel Networks, or MCNs, on YouTube.

WHICH YOUTUBE NETWORK SHOULD I JOIN

Should You Join a YouTube Network? The Pros and Cons of YouTube Partner Networks [Reel Web #67]

Complete Guide to YouTube Optimization: Everything You Need To Improve Your Channel

Channel Frederator

Mondo Media

Finally, everybody hunkers down for a title match of hair metal band lyric trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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