Videos

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.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Creating a Great Animation Demo Reel

Creating a Great Animation Demo Reel

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