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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

However, at the end, haters gonna hate no matter what.

#animator Live your life to the fullest, and only that way you'll show the bullies who was right.


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

How Prince of Persia's famous jump animation was made

How Prince of Persia's famous jump #animation was made  Even with all the video streaming options available to us today, there’s nothing that can match the weird, mesmerizing quality of a good animated GIF. That’s why no matter where you go on the Internet, you’re sure to find clips of movies, TV shows, and other videos distilled down into looping, lo-fi GIFs. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a video GIF of your very own, you’re not alone.



Monday, 1 December 2014

Batman vs Ironman - Part I (Fan Animation)




#Batman vs #Ironman - Part I (Fan Animation) Since the chances we'll see this fight even in an animated feature seems to be very low, since Marvel and DC are direct competitors, I thought "why not?"

Friday, 28 November 2014

Terrifying video animation reveals what it will be like to ride the world's tallest rollercoaster, the 570-feet stomach-churning 'Skyscraper' | Daily Mail Online

Terrifying #video #animation reveals what it will be like to ride the world's tallest #rollercoaster, the 570-feet stomach-churning 'Skyscraper' For those who aren't sure they can stomach the twists and turns of the rollercoaster, there will also be a look-out point 535ft above ground, accessible by glass elevators and offering panoramic views of Orlando.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

How to create a high-quality animated GIF

How to create a high-quality #animated #GIF Even with all the video streaming options available to us today, there’s nothing that can match the weird, mesmerizing quality of a good animated GIF. That’s why no matter where you go on the Internet, you’re sure to find clips of movies, TV shows, and other videos distilled down into looping, lo-fi GIFs. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a video GIF of your very own, you’re not alone.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Strategy of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is questioned - LA Times

Strategy of #DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is questioned - LA Times #aninews Katzenberg, known for driving a hard bargain, may have overplayed his hand. The studio executive was said to be pursuing a deal worth about $3 billion — about $1 billion above the company's current market value. In the case of #Hasbro, investors also balked at the idea of getting into the volatile movie business and the company risked alienating its main licensing partner, Walt #Disney Co.

Monday, 24 November 2014

How To Make An Animation Pitch Bible That Sells Itself

How To Make An Animation Pitch Bible That Sells Itself Here you’ll find the best advice on animation pitch bibles that I’ve ever heard as well as an awesome sample animation pitch bible available as a free download! #animtip

Friday, 21 November 2014

Batman vs. Superman stop-motion raises the bar on Lego animation

#Batman vs. #Superman #stopmotion raises the bar on #Lego animation Tommy Williamson from BrickNerd has shared this funny stop-motion video of the epic battle between Batman and Superman. The background sets are incredibly good and the animation is so clever that it looks like CGI but it isn't. This thing had to take a bunch of time to produce so, go enjoy it and share accordingly.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

An Animation Vacation for Grown-Ups This weekend in LA

An Animation Vacation for Grown-Ups This weekend in LA #animation #LAYou might not know it based on the movies that make it into theaters, but there’s a whole world of alternative animation out there. Odd shorts, surreal adventures, dark stories–all intended for consumption by an audience older than eight.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Farewell Mirage

Farewell Mirage. The talented actress behind the voice of #pixar #disney #theincredibles #animation Mirage, has passed away. An elegant, talented and smart woman nonetheless.


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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Monster High Freaky Fusion Credits W0Ot!

Big thanks to all the crew at Nerd Corps for the awesome experience and Mattel for creating such a funny franchise. God bless.



Tuesday, 26 August 2014

How to Draw Anything from Memory

How to Draw Anything from Memory: Seeing people draw people, animals or objects seems like they must have a photographic memory. Lana Bachynski from Tea Time Animation knows that this is not always true. Following these simple steps, you can teach yourself to draw absolutely anything from memory.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

35 Body Language Infographics for Social Situations

35 Body Language Infographics for Social Situations: #animtip Thanks to the infographic below, you don’t have to feel clueless about your body language for much longer. It will walk you through situations where your visual signals are especially important, and the key ways to adjust your mannerisms for success. Trying to win that new client? Mirror his or her behavior. Want to disagree without making enemies? Smile and nod frequently.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Telling stories through animation

Telling stories through animation: Illustrated storytelling—like the Tyee’s “Fostering Truth” or the Center for Investigative Reporting’s “In Jennifer’s Room“—allows journalists to protect their sources, while still producing deeply researched investigative pieces. These are stories that might be overlooked because they’re too sensitive or difficult to pull off.

Friday, 1 August 2014

And this is what makes Iron Giant so special

And this is what makes Iron Giant so special: #irongiant With no songs, no sidekicks, and no cheap ending, The Iron Giant is a refreshing change-- like an off-Broadway production compared to the glitz of Disney's annual animated extravaganzas. Director Brad Bird may have Family Dog and The Simpsons to his credit, but this film doesn't have that brand of scatological humor. As with the best family entertainments, there are gags that adults will howl at while the kids are watching something else (see Bird's interpretation of cold war propaganda). And the star is one cool piece of animated magic. Voiced by Vin Diesel (Saving Private Ryan's hulking Private Caparzo) and filled with more gadgets than a Swiss army knife, the giant is a grand thing to behold. And like another famous cinema tin man, our hero--and the movie--has heart. Superb entertainment for ages 5 and up. --Doug Thomas

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.: In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world. We celebrate the famously imaginative, the greatest artists and innovators from Van Gogh to Steve Jobs. Viewing the world creatively is supposed to be an asset, even a virtue. Online job boards burst with ads recruiting “idea people” and “out of the box” thinkers. We are taught that our own creativity will be celebrated as well, and that if we have good ideas, we will succeed.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

How to Become an Animator: Interview with Mike L. Murphy

How to Become an Animator: Interview with Mike L. Murphy: If you want to know how to become an animator, then you’d want to learn from the best. As animator to Hollywood box-office hits Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, like Iron Man, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Mike L. Murphy from Successful Animator is the guy you’d want to learn from about the animation industry.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For: Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgments to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have a few seconds to make a first impression, but the truth is, your brain has made up its mind (so to speak) about a person within milliseconds of meeting them.

According to research done by a Princeton University psychologist, it’s an evolutionary survival mechanism. Your brain decides from the information it has—in other words, how you look—whether you are trustworthy, threatening, competent, likable and many other traits.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Book Of Mormon Comes To South Park (To the tune of 'Hello')

The Book Of Mormon Comes To South Park (To the tune of 'Hello'): From Fast Company: “The Book of Mormon Comes to South Park” is an animated short directed by Simon Chong of creative studio Headspin Media. In it, the Book of Mormon opening number “Hello!” is magically transported to the South Park-iverse, affording us viewers the chance to say hello to some old friends. Co-written by E.G.O.T. winner Robert Lopez, this song features a bunch of Mormon not-yet-missionaries setting about the task of spreading awareness.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

11 Lessons From Time Out's Top 100 Animated Movies of All Time

11 Lessons From Time Out's Top 100 Animated Movies of All Time: The massive "Time Out New York" package devoted to "The 100 Best Animated Movies of All Time" is more than a simple list: It's also a quiz, a how-to for budding animators, and an index broken down by such types as "Oscar Winners," "Edgy" and "Traumatic" -- the latter's icon being, naturally, a silhouette of Bambi. To get the results, the magazine polled more than a hundred filmmakers, critics and animation experts

Recycling poses


Don’t call him the Walt Disney of Japan: How animator Hayao Miyazaki became a cultural icon by doing everything Pixar doesn’t

Don’t call him the Walt Disney of Japan: How animator Hayao #Miyazaki became a cultural icon by doing everything #Pixar doesn’t: Traditional animation is on its way out. In the age of Pixar, Dreamworks and other big-budget production companies that specialize in children’s entertainment, technology trumps tradition. There’s something exemplary about 3-D animation, something that fits in with contemporary culture in our desire to render magic real. We want to feel like we’re inside the same room as the characters we watch on the screen, even, oddly, when it comes to representational entertainment, like cartoons. In the age of hyperrealism, fantasy worlds must blend with our own, and imagination takes a back seat to spectacle.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

5 classic Easter eggs from your favorite animated movies

5 classic Easter eggs from your favorite animated movies: On Easter Sunday, little kids will be searching under bushes and inside closets for hard-boiled, chocolate, and marshmallow Easter eggs. But Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon says animation fans can find Easter eggs every day of the year — provided they know where to look in their favorite movies.

Animation is FUN


Monday, 30 June 2014

Six Character Posters for Disney's BIG HERO 6 Get Them While You Can

Six Character Posters for Disney's BIG HERO 6 — Get Them While You Can: #Disney has released six character posters for their upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6, which is based on the comic book from Marvel. These give us our best look yet at a majority of the colorful characters that will be introduced in the story including Wasabi No Ginger, Honey Lemon, Baymax, Hiro, Fredzilla and GoGo Tomago.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Repressed Brits, evil Mexicans, Arab villains: why are Hollywood's animated movies full of racist stereotypes?

Repressed Brits, evil Mexicans, Arab villains: why are Hollywood's animated movies full of racist stereotypes?: From Chris Rock's jive-talking zebra in Madagascar to the racial hierarchy in Rio, Hollywood's animated films have been bombarding children with lazy caricatures for years. Should they come with ethnic sensitivity warnings?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

An Animator's Journey Beyond Three Dimensions 

An Animator's Journey Beyond Three Dimensions: As a high-school student, I was torn between two passions: my love of creativity and my love of science. On the one hand I enjoyed writing skits, building and painting sets, and acting onstage in the drama club's productions. On the other I loved that science and mathematics told an amazing, ever-unfolding story of an expanding cosmos.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Dreamworks VFX Supervisor Doug Cooper gives his tips for young animators

Dreamworks VFX Supervisor Doug Cooper gives his tips for young animators : For the uninitiated, Visual Effects can be a terrifying minefield of tricky maths and superfast computers. But if you can grasp the basic principles, things start becoming a lot more achievable. When I got the chance to sit down with Doug Cooper, VFX Supervisor at DreamWorks and one of the top VFX experts in the world, I relished the chance to get to the bottom of a few nagging questions.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

18 great animated films unavailable on Blu-ray

18 great animated films unavailable on Blu-ray: Not all movies need to be seen in HD, but if there's one type of filmmaking that regularly benefits from the Blu-ray format, it's animation. Let us cite one example at random: My Neighbour Totoro. Until fairly recently, the only copy we had on the shelf was an early, imported version on DVD, which was grainy and a little washed-out.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Become a Better Animator by Becoming a Better Actor: Understanding the Importance of Acting for Animation :

Become a Better Animator by Becoming a Better Actor: Understanding the Importance of Acting for Animation: As an animator you must be able to create believable movements. You must also be able to create believable performances that can make the audience feel like this virtual character is not only alive but they are also thinking and have a personality. That’s why acting is something you must master. This article will cover acting for animation and why it’s so important for great and memorable performances for your CG characters.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Next Version of Renderman will be free for non-commercial use

 Next Version of Renderman will be free for non-commercial use : With the upcoming release RenderMan will be free for non-commercial usage.
Examples of non-commercial use-cases include evaluations, personal learning,
experimentation, research, and the development of tools and plug-ins for RenderMan. #maya #pixar

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company

How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company: His desk, now barren, had once displayed the emblems of a storied career: an Oscar, six prime-time Emmys, a slew of Clios and innumerable other honors. He had brought clay animation back to life. But his creations, once animated on silver screens, were now housed in cardboard boxes, frozen in various states of bewilderment.

First law of cartoon physics #animtip

First law of cartoon physics #animtip

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Animator Recreates "Zelda" Temple of Time in Unreal Engine 4

Animator Recreates "Zelda" Temple of Time in Unreal Engine 4: If you've been salivating at the thought of a proper new HD The Legend of Zelda game, well, animator Michael Eurek is only going to make you want it more. He recreated the Temple of Time, featured in Ocarina of Time and other games, using Unreal Engine 4, and the results are pretty stunning. Watch as it does what Nintendon't below.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Disney's Big Hero 6 is the Marvel movie you didn't expect

Disney's Big Hero 6 is the Marvel movie you didn't expect: If you thought the Guardians of the Galaxy were an obscure choice for a big screen action adventure, then Big Hero 6 will be positively alien. The little-known team consists of Japanese superheroes, first appearing in 1998. Following a short mini-series, they have crossed paths with Alpha Flight -- a team of Canadian heroes, themselves associates of the X-Men -- but largely stayed on the peripheries of the Marvel Universe.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Animator Creates A Cool Holographic Concept For The iPhone

Animator Creates A Cool Holographic Concept For The iPhone: Inspired by Apple’s patent filing for a holographic display, animator Mike Ko came up with a cool concept that imagines what it might look like.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Learn More About the Awesome Animation Sequences in Cosmos From Producer Kara Vallow

Learn More About the Awesome Animation Sequences in Cosmos From Producer Kara Vallow: If you happen to watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Sunday night at 9pm—and you should, because it’s incredible—then you’re going to notice a lot of really gorgeously animated sequences over the course of the series. We wanted to know what went into making these parts of the show, so we went straight to the source.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The 25 Fastest Ways to Fail at Animation

Animator Island » The 25 Fastest Ways to Fail at Animation: Animator Island brings you weekly updates with ways to improve your animation skill. Sometimes, though, it’s just as important to know what NOT to do. Which of these easy animated mistakes are you making?

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

2014 CalArts Character Animation Student Films on Vimeo

2014 CalArts Character Animation Student Films on Vimeo: The films featured in this channel are made by BFA1 through BFA4 students in the Character Animation Program at CalArts (School of Film/Video), in 2014. Each student makes his or her own film, individually.





There's a Man in the Woods from Jacob Streilein on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Lackadaisy Expressions Guide

Lackadaisy Expressions Guide: Anyway, I found all I could really do was try to explain ways to teach yourself...and then add some pictures. Hopefully that amounted to something at least marginally informative.