Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thought of You - Making Of

  Following up on one of my previous posts, in which I showcased Ryan Woodward's mind-blowingly-gorgeous short film Thought Of You ...
... here is the final cut of the making of, Thought of You:

  Click the player below, and enjoy the video:
  Great, inspiring stuff.


AND AGAIN... if you haven't seen the short film... do yourself a favor and click here to check out "Thought of You"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Todor & Petru by CRCR

  This is crazy-cool...
 ... from French collective CRCR, the team of Gobelins students that introduced us to Jesus 2000, comes “Todor & Petru”  a mind-melting eclectic fusion of stop-motion and cartoonish 2D graphics. The project was completed over a 2-month summer stay at WIZZ design in Paris.

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Bonus feature:
More fun:
TD and PT:
This appears be an early development test.

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... and for some more fun, here is... JESUS2000
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Dogboarding!

LMAO!

From:
  danieldaniel.us
music:
   "Helena Beat" by Foster the People

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No animals were harmed in the making of this video.
Don't harm animals, dummy.

Disney/Dali's Destino

  This is just gorgeous.
  Destino is an animated short film released in 2003 by The Walt Disney CompanyDestino is unique in that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion.  The project was a collaboration between Walt Disney and Spanish painter Salvador Dalí.

  The original version featured music written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez and performed by Dora Luz  ---- however finding an original copy of this short film, with its original music, has proven to be rare (I did have a link to a copy, but that source seems to be gone now) --- so here is the original animation with alternate music from dutch composer and music producer Mari Koning.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aaron Hartline Interview

  Every animator's and artist's path is different --- here is a bit of the inspirational journey animation elite Aaron Hartline has taken.

  Aaron Hartline is Animator at Pixar Animation Studios. Aaron worked on "Toy Story 3", "Up", the "Ice Age Trilogy", "Horton Hears a Who" and "Robots".

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Click here to check out more great interviews - sketchoholic.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Trailer for Dargaud's 'Siegfried'

  Some really gorgeous traditional animation work done here.

 Trailer based on Dargaud's 'Siegfried' --- Animation by 'Pendragon Imageforge'

 Apparently due to a lack of funding this project hasn't moved forward since 2007 (Booo...) still well it is worth checking out the trailer:

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Patrick Boivin's Black Widow Gone Wild


  I've featured a bunch of Patrick's Boivin's videos in the past...
Click here to see related post: "AT-AT Day Afternoon"
Click here to see related post: "The Making of Patrick Boivin's AT-AT Day Afternoon"
Click here to see related post: "Some Interactive YouTube Videos"
Click here to see related post: "Stop Motion Animation Awesomeness"
Click here to see related post: "Iron Baby"
... now here is the French Canadian director's latest release, a stop-motion animated action figure short entitled "Black Widow Gone Wild"

  Click the player below and enjoy the video:

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Saga Of Biorn

  Bachelor film project 2011 from The Animation Workshop.

Credits:
A film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Eye Slow Mo Reference

  Wonderful Slow Motion Eye Reference. Definitely check it out. Amazing how each of the parts in the eye work together with the eyeball rotations.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to Create a Pitch Bible with Heather Kenyon

  I've hung out with Heather a number of times, over the years (since she was editor-in-chief of AWN) typically at various Ottawa International Animation Festivals she is good people and knows her stuff.

  For all those interested in getting a show made (and I know there is a lot of you), you should check this out.


  Heather Kenyon is now the Vice President of Project Development and Sales for Starz Animation, a Division of Starz Media. She is the former senior director of development, original series at Cartoon Network, where she focused on the development of animated comedy, comedy adventure, action adventure and live-action series for children 6-11 years old. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, as mentioned she was editor-in-chief of Animation World Network , a leading Internet publisher of animation news, information and resources, and was responsible for managing the site’s editorial and writing efforts.

  Filmed on location at the CTN animation eXpo 2010.

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For more information about Heather Kenyon and this presentation please visit:ctnanimationexpo.com/​creatin-the-pitch-bible/​

One on One with Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena

  Meet the founders of one of, if not the most successful animation schools in the world (Animation Mentor). Listen to Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena as they share their philosophy, dedication and passion for education and training for the future animation artists and our international community.

Filmed on location at the CTN animation eXpo 2010.

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For more information about Bobby Beck, Carlos Baena and this presentation please visit:ctnanimationexpo.com/​one-on-one-with-bobby-beck-and-carlos-baena/​

'Kung Fu Panda #2' trailer

  I don't know how the story line is, but the animation and cinematography looks awesome! 
Regardless, a parade dragon eats, and then poops a wolf.  So you know... that's always fun  :o)

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KUNG FU PANDA 2 opens May 26th, 2011

Everything is a Remix

Fun and informative

Everything is a Remix - Part #2:
Put together by writer, director, editor Kirby Ferguson
This is an exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films.  And is Part #2 of a four-part series currently in production.

  Click the player below and enjoy the video:

Bonus feature:
This one is more music related:
Everything is a Remix - Part #1:
Remixing is a folk art but the techniques involved — collecting material, combining it, transforming it — are the same ones used at any level of creation. You could even say that everything is a remix.

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An additional supplement to this video can be seen here:
goo.gl/​gtArc

To support this series please visit: everythingisaremix.info/​?page_id=14


And,just for fun, click here to check out another remix post - entitled Video Remix Madness!!!:

What the viewer looks at

  Here is a nice bit of reference, for animators and film makers alike, with research showing what the typical viewer looks at.

  Below is an excerpt from There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007). 11 adult viewers were shown the video and their eye movements recorded using an Eyelink 1000 (SR Research) infra-red camera-based eyetracker. Each dot represents the center of one viewer’s gaze. The size of each dot represents the length of time they have held fixation.

  It really shows how important it is to give our characters a thoughtful performance, and how we should keep them alive even if they aren’t the ones delivering dialogue.

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All 61 Super Bowl 2011 commercials in 2 minutes

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We all need someone to look up to.

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A Rare Look Inside Pixar Studios

The New York Times goes to Emeryville. --- Melena Ryzik gets a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Pixar Animation Studios complex in California.
 
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TRON UPRISING: the Animated Series


  Part of the plan with the new Tron movie that came out recently, Tron: Legacy, was to launch a multi-platfrom new franchise.  So with that, here is a first look trailer at the upcoming Tron: Uprising animated series.

  Click the player below and enjoy the video: 
Tron: Uprising will begin airing on Disney XD (which apparently is the Disney Channel’s answer for boy programing) during the Summer of 2012, after a a 10-part micro-series this Fall.


Bonus feature:
Iraqi Tron:
LOL... a Tron parody.
Written By: Fahim Anwar & Aristotle Athiras
Directed By: Aristotle Athiras
Actors: Fahim Anwar, Amir Kamyab, Asif Ali, Omar Fazelat

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