Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pixar's Presto | Doug Sweetland - INTERVIEW - ANIMATIC & SHORT FILM


  Pixar’s Presto is as perfect an homage to classic Hollywood cartoons as could be - fast paced, strong poses, appealing characters and visual gags, charming and original – pure awesome from frame one.  Directed by Doug Sweetland award winning animator and academy award nominated director.  Doug Sweetland talks about the making of the short film Presto...

  Enjoy!


NOW... a... SPECIAL TREAT... Here is a 'rough' story-ideas-animatic which includes a number of ideas not seen in the final version, done in almost a story pitch style.


And now... here is the 'final' animatic
(It would be great to see more stuff like this on the Pixar DVDs)


Now... here is the final film... PRESTO...

  Enjoy!

FYI:
Pixar re-used the same theater in the very beginning of their feature film UP 
- when you see Young Carl Fredricksen sitting in the theater watching the news reels of Charles Muntz's adventures.
 

EXTRA Bonus Feature!
The music of Presto
  Scot Stafford says a quick word about the musical themes and general approach to scoring Presto...

  Enjoy!


Shown in theaters before Pixar's 2008 feature length film WALL-E.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SHORT FILM: One Day - and a look at the Making Of

  A sweet animated short about a man whose house teleports all over the world... made by 5 students at the french school Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image or Goblins School of the Image, here is the short film... One Day.

Created by: Joël Corcia, Bung Nguyen, Thomas Reteuna, Laurent Rossi, Bernad Som.

Don’t miss the making of just below the short!
  Enjoy!

Bonus Feature!
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
  Here a look at some of the making of the short film In-Between...

  Enjoy!


TRAILER: Hotel Transylvania

  New from Sony Pictures Animation, the Makers of The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Arthur Christmas, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, comes Hotel Transylvania...

  Enjoy!


TRAILER: Wreck-It Ralph


  New from Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes Wreck-It Ralph...

  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SLOW MOTION NINJA FIGHT!


Thought I'd share this for fun... Great reference for animation body mechanics and body language...

  The acrobaticalist ninja action heroes, NANDA, perform a well choreographed slow motion ninja fight as a crowd teaser for their upcoming touring show, "The Jacket" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

  Enjoy!

"NANDA – Juggling, acrobatics and comedy play alongside thrilling doses of NANDA signature kung-faux fighting in this epic story of ancient mystics, robots, lasers, and adventure heroes. All of the most entertaining aspects of popular film are irreverently paid tribute in this joyous high-energy romp that’s perfect for ages 5 to 105!"
[NandaTown]

SHORT FILM: Batman of Shanghai!


  Produced by Chinese animation studio Wolf Smoke, Cartoon Network's DC Nation presents Batman of Shanghai - The Destiny Scroll a unique re-imagining of the Batman universe in a heavily stylized form, set in a 1930's era Shanghai - check it out.

“We did key frames on paper first then used vector software to do the between frames and color painting."

  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

SHORT FILM: In-Between - and a look at the making of

  This is SO good... gorgeous animation and a wonderful little story – about a young woman who tries to overcome her shyness while being followed by a crocodile, made by 5 students at the french school Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image or Goblins School of the Image, here is the short film In-Between.

Created by:
Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries-Binet, Sandrine Hanji Kuang, Juliette Laurent, Sophie Markatatos.
Music by:  
Laurent Courbier

Don’t miss the making of just below the short!
  Enjoy! 


Bonus Feature!
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
  Here a look at some of the making of the short film In-Between...

  Enjoy!

Alice Bissonnet - research, storyboard, layout, animation.

Sandrine Hanji Kuang - research, character design, animation.

Juliette Laurent - research, storyboard, layout, animation, compositing.

Sophie Markatatos  - research, layout, BG coloring, animation clean-up.

TITLE SEQUENCE!!! Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja


  Check out the Crazy-Cool Title Sequence for Disney XD's new animated TV series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja ...

  Watch it!  Love it!

Sequence created by Passion Pictures, directed by Kevin Dart // Stéphane Coëdel

SHORT FILM: Nefertiti's hand


  Written and Directed by Guillermo García Carsí (creator of the Pocoyo animated TV series).

  Enjoy!