If you’ve not heard of Nancy Beiman then you’re not listening hard enough. An alumni of the first Cal Arts Character Animation Course her career has seen her work in shorts, TV specials and features at Disney, Warner Bros Bill Melendez Productions, Hahnfilm GmbH, Amblin’ London, and many other studios. Through her post as professor of animation at Sheridan College and through her key texts Prepare to Board and Animated Performance Beiman has educated many in the art and practice of animation.
Petrucci and Sterling By Music Man come up with a road-ready hotrod. By Steve HendersonAfter the release of the JP Majesty a short while back, it was only a matter of time before Music Man released a Sterling version to satisfy the needs of those who might dig the guitar, but not its hefty price tag. And let’s be honest, that $6K ticket is not for everyone – especially the average working muso. But that’s not to imply that the Music Man Majesty isn’t worth it.
As another year comes to a close it’s time to look forward to what the next has in store for us. Animated features, wether they be in multiplex cinemas, festivals or on limited release, at the very least they keep the kids entertained with fart jokes and dance numbers whilst others let us enter a colourful world of beguiling fun and intrigue setting themselves apart as real works of art. You’ll find a mixture of both in this list.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".