Videos

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Lackadaisy Guide to Construction

Lackadaisy Guide to Construction: From the site "Some notes about construction drawing that may or may not be helpful"

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Hear From Disney Recruiters Through 'Disney Recruiter Insights' Video Series

Hear From #Disney Recruiters Through 'Disney Recruiter Insights' Video Series: Today, we’re highlighting the latest round of videos from the series. Hear how you can start your very own Disney story through searching for the right position and more!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Is drawing important to CG Animation?

Is drawing important to CG Animation?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Build the perfect showreel: 10 top tips

Build the perfect showreel: 10 top tips: ." Other clich├ęs to avoid in general include dragons, robots, cameras endlessly flying round sets and worlds populated by supermodels and manga heroes.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Storytelling with Composition

Storytelling with Composition: It’s guys like Shane Hurlbut, Vincent LaForet and Philip Bloom (amongst several other noble souls) who continue to plow new ground in using these image making tools and techniques for visual storytelling. Following these folks is a great idea if you’re interested in learning something new every day.

Forward March (2013)

Forward March (2013): A student film from Esma

Forward March (2013) from ESMA MOVIES on Vimeo.

Simple Drawing Tutorial from Lackadaisy

Simple Drawing Tutorial from Lackadaisy: Awesome quick free guide to drawing.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Johannes_Vloothuis: Landscape Composition Rules

Johannes_Vloothuis: Landscape Composition Rules: I have put together a series of “ rules” (I’d prefer the word, tips) of composition that when used properly should reduce the flaws in your landscape paintings. These are a compilation of what appears in most books on composition plus some of my own ideas. A word of caution; do not allow these to hinder your work. They are to help you out when you are in doubt on where to place diverse elements in your work. Rules are made to be broken, in which case you should at least know what rule you are breaking and why and not err due to insufficient knowledge. There are 23 pages so get a cup of coffee and prepare yourself for a long haul.

The mechanics of a sexy walk

The mechanics of a sexy walk: What makes a walk sexier and appealing.

Rating Scary Disney Moments: Halloween Edition

Rating Scary Disney Moments: Halloween Edition: ‘Tis the season to be scared, so we’ve rated some of the scariest Disney moments we could think of to add some chills to your day. Be warned: although these ratings are completely arbitrary and totally silly, these moments are legit. Grab a blanket in case you need to cover your face out of sheer terror. Put your glass of water down so you don’t spit out said water in a moment of fright. Okay, we think you’re sufficiently prepared. Let’s get started.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

3D robots breakdance in the street for Audi

3D robots breakdance in the street for Audi: Oscar-winning visual effects facility Framestore uses Maya to bring an army of robots to life in this new spot for the German car manufacturer.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tarzan Animation Tests

Tarzan Animation Tests: Body mechanic studies in preparation for Disney's Tarzan.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Muybridge’s Horse vs. Boston Dynamics’ WildCat, an animated study

Muybridge’s Horse vs. Boston Dynamics’ WildCat, an animated study: A side by side comparison of the Muybridge's plates of a horse galloping and the Boston Dynamic's quadruped robot. Courtesy of the magicians @ Make Magazine

Monday, 9 September 2013

Amazing Tembo Tests

Amazing Tembo Tests: We can only hope somebody will pick up the concept.

Various Tembo Tests from Chaz Williams on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Elliot Cowan's on Life After Graduation

Elliot Cowan's on Life After Graduation: #animtip Another round of seniors have graduated across the United States and I have found myself responding to the same email from different students over and over again.
Although the grammar and spelling is different each time, the basic questions is "What do I do now????!!!".
Instead of replying every time, I figured I'd lay out some things here.
I'm writing specifically for 2D graduates here, but the information is mostly the same.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Seven Things I Learned About Animation From ‘Monsters University’ Supervising Animator Scott Clark

Seven Things I Learned About Animation From ‘Monsters University’ Supervising Animator Scott Clark: #pixar #MU Find out seven things that he had to say about animation and Monsters University

Man of Steel Symbol in Illustrator and Photoshop

Man of Steel Symbol in Illustrator and #Photoshop : #superman #manofsteel So in this tutorial we will show you how to create the Superman, Man of Steel logo using Illustrator and Photoshop. We will also utilize some stock photos for textures and the original poster for reference. The whole process will take from 3-5 hours depending on your pace. In the end it will be really fun to create and well worth the time spent.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Superawesome Slo-Mo video

Silly strings, nerf guns, water, cake and punches fly by at super duper lower speed for your appreciation and admiration. #animtip

Bruton Stroube // Slo-mo Booth Supercut from Bruton Stroube Studios on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Monday, 6 May 2013

Joe Madueira-Do you really want to be an artist?

Joe Madueira-Do you really want to be an artist?: I’ve noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: “Where should I go to school?” “What classes should I take?” “What should I study for anatomy?” “What pencils and paper do you use?” “Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?” “How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?” “When am I going to develop my own style?” “Who were your influences?” “Teach me how to draw hands!” The list goes on…

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013

Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love

Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love: Tony DeRose wanders between rows at New York's Museum of Mathematics. In a brightly-colored button-up T-shirt that may be Pixar standard issue, he doesn't look like the stereotype of a scientist. He greets throngs of squirrely, nerdy children and their handlers — parents and grandparents, math and science teachers — as well as their grown-up math nerd counterparts, who came alone or with their friends. One twentysomething has a credit for crowd animation on Cars 2; he's brought his mom. She wants to meet the pioneer whose work lets her son do what he does.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Disney turns away from hand-drawn animation

Disney turns away from hand-drawn animation: Studio says none of its animation companies are working in the traditional 2D format, and there are no current plans to do so again

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013

Goro Miyazaki sets his own path in animation

Goro Miyazaki sets his own path in animation: Fresh off the success of 'From Up on Poppy Hill,' the son of beloved Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki represents the new guard at vaunted Studio Ghibli.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Impressive CGI short: Paths of Hate

Impressive CGI short: Paths of Hate: “Paths of Hate” is a short film filled with spectacular and attractive-looking air-to-air combat scenes. In both its structure and its innovative 3D graphics-based image stylizations, the short resembles a comic book come to life.
The movie received multiple awards, including the prize for Best Animated Film and a Special Jury Award at the comic industry’s biggest event – Comic-Con.



Monday, 11 March 2013

Stop-motion animation made easy with new tech

Stop-motion animation made easy with new tech: A video-based interface that effectively erases hands used to create stop motion will drastically cut down the time and effort required to make animation.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

How 'The Simpsons' Helped Launch 'Wreck-It-Ralph'

How 'The Simpsons' Helped Launch 'Wreck-It-Ralph' : Rich Moore, a veteran of such TV shows as “The Simpsons” and “Futurama,” found himself facing a fresh challenge when he signed up to direct the Disney movie “Wreck-It Ralph,” which today was nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature film.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

15 Thoughts on Fine Art Photography Composition by Alain Briot (With Photos)

15 Thoughts on Fine Art Photography Composition by Alain Briot (With Photos): What are the most important aspects of composing a Fine Art Photograph? The answer to this question certainly varies from photographer to photographer because each of us places more importance on some aspects than on others. What follows is what I personally consider to be the most important aspects of Composition.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Protect your art career/ stephen silver

You are responsible for your career development and advance. No one else will do it for you.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Art of War: Animating Realistic Sword Combat

Art of War: Animating Realistic Sword Combat: This article -- a compilation of two viewpoints on adding authentic sword combat to games -- originally appeared in the December issue of Game Developer magazine. You can subscribe to the print or digital edition at GDMag's subscription page, download the Game Developer iOS app to subscribe or buy individual issues from your iOS device, or purchase individual digital issues from our store.

Monday, 28 January 2013

DIY Disney's multi planes camera rig

DIY Disney's multi planes camera rig: I´m making an animation short-film like in the good old days: paper marionettes and paint on a 10 level multiplane, no post-production tricks.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Awesome Pixilation short: Stanley Pickle

Awesome Pixilation short: Stanley Pickle: Stanley's life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down...


Stanley Pickle - FULL FILM ONLINE from Vicky Mather on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Andreas Deja Masterclass Notes

Andreas Deja Masterclass Notes: Anyway, I’m quite a bit late to this as it took place when I was somewhat occupied, many months before snow was falling here in Montreal, but here are my notes from the Andreas Deja Masterclass I was privileged to attend late last year. Many thanks to my good friend Sam Youssef and her Studio Technique for organising the day’s event.

FREE Maya Bonnie Rig

FREE Maya Bonnie Rig Cool FREE rig courtesy of Animation Boot Camp

Monday, 21 January 2013

Creature Animation: Gollum, Goblins & 48fps

Creature Animation: Gollum, Goblins & 48fps: In this podcast we talk to Weta Digital animation supervisor David Clayton about his work for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, covering Goblins, Gollum and working at 48fps.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Types of poses! What do you mean?

Types of poses! What do you mean?: A good pose is one that clearly describes the action and acting that you wish to convey. The pose must describe the forces that have an influence over the character.

The term “force” is emphasized in animation because without force there will be no movement. – Wayne Gilbert

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Why do animators always talk about strong poses?

Why do animators always talk about strong poses?: So, I hope I am clear why I want to do my first most post about posing and hey I’m not a teacher so do not expect an animation class, I’m just sharing my views and things that I’ve acquired from people and my mentor.