KXB Interview Series: Owen Neuberger

Owen Neuberger is an animator and CG specialist. We met at the Charles River Creative Art Program in Dover, MA where he taught kids music, art, and video. This year Owen is finishing his final year of college at Hampshire University. He’s preparing to make a move to Los Angeles to begin a job at…

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Setting Up Your Home Animation Studio

So you’ve just finished an animation workshop with KXB Studio. Understandably, you’ve fallen in love with animation and want to animate all day long. Here’s some important info for you to get started with your own home animation studio. Software Dragonframe ($295): I use Dragonframe exclusively. Dragonframe is easy to use for simple and complex…

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Animation as an Educational Tool

The New Year started out with a trip to the Boston area to teach at the Charles River School. Teaching in a school environment illuminated the possibilities of using animation as a powerful tool in the classroom. My class included kids in grade 2nd to 5th who had never animated before. They were excited to…

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Wolfing it Down While Working

When I work from home it’s hard to remember to eat properly. I get in the work zone and don’t realize my hunger and dehydration until it’s too late. Here are some easy, fast, and cheap cooking ideas and recipes that help me get through the day. I’m not much a cook and I don’t…

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Operation Dancing Bears

KXB Studio hit the rode last week to continue work on the Polar Bear Project in Quebec City, Canada! I visited gallery owner, Jean-Robert Wilhemy, at the Inuit Art Zone to take pictures of his dancing bear sculptures. I painted this in college from a photo I took about ten years ago. My dream of…

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The Polar Bear Project

The Polar Bear Project was spawned from a dream about a drowning bear. The imagery of the bear dominated my thoughts, sketchbook, and google searches. I joined the International Bear Association student group and asked if any of the bear ecologists would benefit from using animation to illustrate their research. Dr. Thea Bechshoft, polar bear…

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My Studio is Driving Me Crazy

“Staying in your own home can be corrosive and stifling, especially for creative work. The surroundings can smother you with the baggage of your past and the History of You.” – Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking It’s intolerable to not be making art right now. It’s equally intolerable to be in the studio this…

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How to Survive in Your Home Animation Studio

When I realized that animation was my LIFE I decided to invest in and set up a home-studio. Over the years, I’ve had several home animation studios and have learned a few things that keep me sane as I create in the place where I live. Use External Speakers. When I’m working I usually have…

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New Animation Studio: Workshops, Services, and More!

Hello animators and educators, students and businesses, friends and fans. Welcome to my new online home. This blog is the official news source of KXB Studio. As the founder and sole employee of KXB Studio I’ll also be the author of all articles. What you can find here, after subscribing to my rss feed, is…

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