Videos

Thursday, 31 December 2015

These 3D Star Wars Animations Are Incredibly Fun To Play With

These 3D Star Wars Animations Are Incredibly Fun To Play With by io9 "Sketchfab, a place where 3D artists can work and upload animation, just hosted a Star Wars contest. Users came with 3D animated images and scenes from all the Star Wars movies, then a panel of super talented and wonderful judges (which included this writer) checked out the 36 entires and picked their favorites. The results are incredibly cool, and might just kill your afternoon as you play around with them."

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

I want what he is having....

I want what he is having.... by New York Post An Oscar-winning “ Star Wars” animator has admitted in a new interview that he dropped acid while completing “Return of the Jedi."

Guess we found the 13th animation principle? ;D

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Animaniacs

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Animaniacs By Mental Floss "The history of Animaniacs actually begins with Tiny Toon Adventures, another animated show from Warner Bros. and executive producer Steven Spielberg. After Tiny Toons became a huge success, Spielberg asked producer Tom Ruegger and his team to work on a follow-up cartoon."

The rest is history....

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Easy CG moving holds How-To

Easy CG moving holds How-To from Keith Lango 'What is a moving hold? Well, it's a relatively Cg-centric animation term coined by some with a flair for the ironic. The short description is that a moving hold is the slight bit of motion a character has while they are in a pose. The need for moving holds in Cg animation is vital due to the fact that a CG character just feels absolutely dead and lifeless the moment it stops moving. Hopefully by the end of this little tutorial you'll have a better grasp of what makes for a good moving hold. Granted all the animation is pretty quick and dirty, but the goal here isn't to impress you with highly polished pieces but to get the idea across. So think of these as "animation sketches".'

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

How Laika Made ‘Kubo’s’ Monkey Shine

How Laika Made ‘Kubo’s’ Monkey Shine  by Variety.com 'Here's how Laika's artists and technicians made Monkey, a key character for their next release, "Kubo and the Two Strings." '

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Peanuts CG animation test circa 2007

Peanuts CG animation test circa 2007.  Talented animator Keith Lango with a team of four artists creates this animated test for a potential web series.

It shows that staying true to the original series look and feel was quite of a challenge.

So imagine what the people at Blue Sky had to go through to make The Peanuts Movie look right.

Now straight from the Vimeo page description:

"This is the final result for a small CG animated test of the Peanuts characters. Warner Brothers hired Big Idea to do this test for some internet comics they were thinking of doing to revive the characters as more than mascots. I was hired on as a consultant for the look development and character work. The goal was to try and stay true to the original spirit of Schulz's ink pen drawings and Bil Melendez' charming animation style.

Our small team consisted of Brian Roberts (director), Chuck Vollmer (art director & painter), Steve Fuller (3d modeler), Joe Spadaford (painter) and myself (character engineer, look development, rigging & animation). We turned this around in 2 weeks from nothing."



2007 CharlieBrown -- Proof of Concept Test from Keith Lango on Vimeo.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Animating your dreams into reality

Animating your dreams into reality by YourStory.com “Follow your dreams, no matter what complications you come across. If you are good at what you do and enjoy your work, there is no point being coerced to do something else. In today’s increasingly competitive market, it is important to make your work stand out from the rest, so constant innovation is the need of the hour. In a globalised world, where resources are increasingly depleting, sustainable solutions are of prime importance. One should not be concerned with immediate gains, but look at the larger picture. Short-term gains will do more damage to our world and result in long-term losses.”

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Animators

If you are running under the wire and have no idea what to get for your animator friend, spouse, coworker, neighbor or relative, sweat no more!

Here you have a list of options that will show lots of mindfulness and intention from your part, to the animation artist in your life.

In Their Own Words - Jim Henson DVD from the PBS store



A very inspiring documentary from one of the most brilliant minds in the entertainment world.

Full of inspiring quotes and insight. You'll get to know more about the man that begat  Sesame Street, The Muppets, Dark Crystal. Labyrintn, Fraggle Rock and the Creature Workshop (just to name a few).

The best thing about this gift is that you will help PBS in creating more awesome content for the generations to come.

American Experience: Walt Disney DVD from the PBS Store






Guess Walt Disney needs no introduction, as supporters and detractors know the man behind of the biggest household names in the world.

This documentary comes loaded with lots of facts about the man behind the myth, the same Walt Disney became (you'll see what I mean by the end of it).

This has to be the best resource to learn about Walt Disney, only second to visiting the Walt Disney Family museum, which is another great gift on its own ;)

Combine this with the Jim Henson DVD for extra PBS good karma, or combine it with any Disney classic on DVD or Blu-Ray for extra brownie points.

And hey, you know you can borrow these gifts later on don't you?

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki from Amazon



On the pricier end of the spectrum you have this jaw dropping collection of Hayao Miyazaki's work on Blu-Ray.

This is the gift you give for those in love with the mastery of this 20th century genius. It's is not only 11 movies, you'll give out a finely crafted package with a beautifully printed companion book, and tons of extras!

How to make sure somebody is a Hayao Miyazaki fan you ask? Well, there are two major giveaways: They even own a Totoro in any possible incarnation/combination, or they have a piece of Hayao Miyazaki's art, in any possible media, in full display. I can tell you there is no such thing like a closet Hayao Miyazaki fan, so there you go.

Just in case, this collection it's not everything Miyazaki-san has touched, because something like that will come down to the price of a motorcycle. But don't worry, they will find a way to sell it to us through a convenient payment plan ;D

I'm recommending this gift because I'm quite sure you'll remember the face of the person who gets it. However, I warn you that you might end up buying one for yourself. So think wisely and binge away with no regrets!

Books, Books, plenty of Books!

Now in the list are a series of Books that I recommend, because I've either read them or reviewed them.

Whatever is not on this list is not necessarily bad, it's just I don't have the time and resources to own all the animation books I want.

Animators love books on any related subject. From design, technical matters, arts and biographies, there is little to no chance that you will go wrong.

You should know by now the recipient's taste, and you should have heard from the hundredth time how much she/he loved this or that show  (that's animator's lingo for any live action content with animated characters, animated feature films or shorts, games cinematic, TV series, etc), to the point you want to push them off a cliff. But don't worry, animators are passionate, hard working people, go to google and type "<the show's name> book art" and put it into your shopping cart.

So without any further ado, here they are in no particular order (and I am using Amazon out of convenience):

The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators by Andreas Deja


Andreas Deja pours his soul on this beautiful hard cover that gives you a front seat view of the masters behind Disney's magic.

Cartoon Character Animation With Maya: Mastering the Art of Exaggerated Animation by Keith Osborn



Keith Osborn, one of the best talents in the industry, shares his knowledge about how to do cartoony animation in Maya (the ubiquitous software used for computer animation).

A must have manual to have by your side by when your animation seems to be going nowhere, or when you want to specialize in looney looking shots.

You can transfer what you learn into any animation software. You will only lose the Maya specific tools you need to accomplish some of the teachings, but that's it.


Cartoon Animation (Collector's Series) by Preston Blair


Preston Blair, A seasoned Disney, MGM and Hanna-Barbera animator, pours all his notes into one book to help everybody with an interest in animation.

It might be an oldie but is a very good one to give. Its very easy to follow, appealing and straight to the point approach will get anybody started in no time. And it will serve them as a good reference as they gain more experience.

And this should be all folks! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hopping this lists helps to take some stress off your Christmas shopping.

Remember you can get most of the books from local shops, and they will help you to get a copy if they don't have in store.

Also remember Amazon prime gives you 2 day express shipping for free, plus you get to enjoy their exclusive series The Man in The High Castle!

May you and your loved ones have a beautiful Christmas full a great memories for the awesome years to follow!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

4 Important Truths Behind Pursuing Your Passion

4 Important Truths Behind Pursuing Your Passion By Stephanie O'Connell "In the process of living a life guided by passionate pursuit I’ve stumbled upon nuances and truths to following a dream that are sadly absent from the usual pursue your passion messaging. I sharing my experience, I hope to offer a more comprehensive understanding of that narrative – the hard truths, the lessons learned and the pleasantly surprising places those challenges can lead. "

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

How to Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do

How to Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do by Lifehacker Are you still getting the 'but' 'well' 'not good enough' after knowing you have improved your craft? if the answer is yes, you might be under the spell of an "underminer". Read the linked article to learn how to identify them and how to manage them. Remember, you are the only one responsible of your personal growth.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Make animated movies with your smartphone

Make animated movies with your smartphone takes you through a quick tutorial on how to create animation magic with your ubiquitous device.




Friday, 11 December 2015

Character animation with video rotoscoping

Character animation with video rotoscoping want to create a quick cycle and don't have any high animation software? Give rotoscoping a chance with this tutorial.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Top 10 Stop-Motion Scenes in Live Action Movies

Top 10 Stop-Motion Scenes in Live Action Movies by The Rotoscopers "I love a good feature length stop-motion movie. But now it’s time to think about the stop-motion animation that can sometimes appear in the most unlikely of places: in a live action movie. Sometimes it’s to be part of the special effects, sometimes it’s for artistic creativity, and sometimes it’s both (I’m looking at you Wes Anderson and Tim Burton!). So let’s not waste another moment, fellow animation fans. Let’s take a look at those frame-by-frame animated scenes that deserve our attention."


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Why Surreal Animation Is More Appealing Than Ever

Why Surreal Animation Is More Appealing Than Ever by Fader "Taylor Johnson, the Adult Swim designer behind Earl Sweatshirt's "Off Top," explains his love of dark cartoons"

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Animating a fight scene in 2D

Animating a fight scene in 2D Follow this great tutorial and look out for poses and timing that you can use in your own animation.


Monday, 7 December 2015

The surreal scenes of Plotagon, a text-to-speech animation platform

The surreal scenes of Plotagon, a text-to-speech animation platform by The Daily Dot "Somewhere along the way, the Internet’s collective lizard-brain discovered that the text-to-speech functionality built into every computer can be a source of incredibly delirious laughter. Type anything into that distant, uncanny-valley module, and bear witness to something almost technophobically sinister. "

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

What Working in Animation is All About

What Working in Animation is All About  A group of fellow animators/redditors give the most honest, straight to the point opinions on what working in animation is all about. This is a must read for all of those perusing a career in animation.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Dark Side of Creativity

The Dark Side of Creativity "Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for anyone trying to better understand their own creativity, or that of other people."

Now I get where all the eccentric traits of many talented people I've met comes from.

Have a great day!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Motorola’s New ‘Stitch’ Boot Animation Created With Cotton Thread

Motorola’s New ‘Stitch’ Boot Animation Created With Cotton Thread "Motorola tends to be creative on a number of different levels whether it’s looking for ways to beef up their phone displays, or simply make them look more interesting when they power up. It seems like Motorola is going to be gearing up for a change to the boot animation soon (startup animation for those who aren’t familiar with the term boot) for their devices called ‘Stitch.’ In a new short video which Motorola has posted up to their YouTube channel, as well as explained in detail on their blog, they show off the process of what it took for them to create a brand new boot animation made by using cotton thread to create the movements of the Motorola logo."


Friday, 27 November 2015

This stop-motion artist is captivating the world through Vine

This stop-motion artist is captivating the world through Vine "Pinot spends hours planning and executing his six-second videos, but this painstaking attention to detail has landed him work for big-name clients, like Samsung, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Spotify."


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Pixar, CalArts and Punkrobot Make Oscar Shortlist for Animated Shorts

Pixar, CalArts and Punkrobot Make Oscar Shortlist for Animated Shorts "A short film from Pixar Animation Studios will be going up against a student project from CalArts and the winner of TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival in the Oscar race for Best Animated Feature, the Academy announced on Thursday."

So it will be a 3 Way David vs Goliath folks!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

3 short animations everyone should see

3 short animations everyone should see By 3D World Magazine "We reveal the best animated shorts of the last 12 months, as voted for by the community in the CG awards."



Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Watch Fantasy Creatures Dance and Bloom in This Gorgeous, Trippy Animation

Watch Fantasy Creatures Dance and Bloom in This Gorgeous, Trippy Animation "Japanese animator Hideki Inaba has built a fantastical, alien world of plants, insects, and squid-like creatures for the Beatsofreen track Slowly Rising. And it’s magical."

Monday, 23 November 2015

Friday, 20 November 2015

This woman was a genius at stop-motion Vine videos, so she turned her hobby into a business

This woman was a genius at stop-motion Vine videos, so she turned her hobby into a business "Meagan started making vines right when the video app launched, and she now has over 637,000 followers. She’s been featured in Wired and Time magazines for her stop-motion mastery. Lowe’s Chief Marketing Officer said Meagan gave the company “a different dimension.""

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Here comes Playmobil animation: London Fire Brigade to the rescue!

Here comes Playmobil animation: London Fire Brigade to the rescue! Call the fire station! To launch the London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary, introduce your little heroes to their brave endeavours and teach them about fire safety. Starring their favourite characters from the PLAYMOBIL fire brigade range of playsets, this sing-a-long stop-motion video will educate children on what London’s finest firefighters do in the line of duty.



Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Make a Stop Motion Video Rig with a Raspberry Pi

Make a Stop Motion Video Rig with a Raspberry Pi "If you own a Raspberry Pi with the PiCam camera module, you’re already well on the way to building your own stop-motion animation studio!"

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

How to make an animated Space Invader in Fallout 4

How to make an animated Space Invader in Fallout 4 "That's the work of RFarmer who wired up a ton of lights, generators and three terminals to program this thing. It's made of three parts - the bit that doesn't animate and the two moving bits. You can read his imgur guide to building it in the gallery up there."

Monday, 16 November 2015

If ‘Fantasia’ Hadn’t Flopped 75 Years Ago, What Would Feature Animation Look Like Today?

If ‘Fantasia’ Hadn’t Flopped 75 Years Ago, What Would Feature Animation Look Like Today? "Seventy-five years ago today, Walt Disney swung for the fences with his third full-length animated feature (and his second in 1940, following Pinocchio). Fantasia has always been an experience as much as a film: over two hours long (not counting an intermission), requiring installation of a special sound system, with segments including a depiction of evolution on Earth as well as a climax wherein a demon is defeated by the inherent goodness of wandering monks. Hell, an opera commentator emcees it, for God’s sake. Little surprise, then, that in spite of its 1940s-era roadshow release, Fantasia ended up losing more money than Pinocchio, only making anything back after decades of re-releases."

Friday, 13 November 2015

How to rig a character for posing in Maya

How to rig a character for posing in Maya "When working on any scene, it's important to take the time to pose your characters. Rendering your creations in the standard da Vinci pose will work for basic portfolio pieces, but won't give the person viewing them an insight into their personalities. Adding a physical pose and facial expression will make your image more appealing while also giving viewers an insight into your character’s story."

Thursday, 12 November 2015

30 Best Maya Tutorial Videos for Beginners - Learn From Masters

30 Best Maya Tutorial Videos for Beginners - Learn From Masters "Autodesk Maya is an incredibly capable program, it can do anything that other 3d programs can do and more. It has incredibly comprehensive help files which have tutorials to help you learn the programs. Autodesk Maya commonly shortened to Maya, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation and currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects. I hope you like these Maya Tutorial videos"

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Principles of Animation

The Principles of Animation "No one person or animator sat down and came up with the famous Twelve Principles of Animation, not even Walt. It was a collective effort through years of trial and error – analyzing when and why something read or worked better than something else. It wasn’t until 1981, 44 years after the first animated motion picture was released, that Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston – two of Disney’s Nine Old Men – published The Illusion of Life and gave formal name to these principles."

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Legacy of Ken Harris

The Legacy of Ken Harris #looneytunes "For the sheer amount of shining moments in cartoon history he animated, Ken Harris should be on every single fan’s list of favorite animators. How many times have all of us viewed Daffy Duck’s frustration with changing scenery, Bugs Bunny knighting the Sheriff of Nottingham, Charlie Dog’s raving of the horrors of the big city, Mama Bear’s tap dance, or the side effects Wile E. Coyote suffers from after downing a bottle of earthquake pills, with pure awe on more than one occasion?"

Monday, 9 November 2015

New Book: The Pencil War Chronicles: The Studio Ghibli that Nobody Knew“!

New Book: The Pencil War Chronicles: The Studio #Ghibli that Nobody Knew“! "Details on Tateno’s book, scheduled to be released on November 21, have recently been made public, including the cover artwork which features the animator herself shrunk to miniature size (like Arrietty) and working on an illustration using an enormous pencil"

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Learn how to create better podcats

Learn how to create better podcasts The cool guys at NPR share their wealth of information to create better content.

Make the best of it :P

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Tokyo Cosmo - A slice of the Tokyo lifestyle through animation

Tokyo Cosmo - A slice of the Tokyo lifestyle through animation - This beautifully crafted piece of animation shows an accurate picture of what life in Tokyo looks like.

Enjoy!



Friday, 23 October 2015

3 Animation Styles and When to Use Them

3 Animation Styles and When to Use Them "So you’ve decided you want to have an explainer video made for your company. Maybe you’ve even convinced all the right people that it’s a wise investment and secured the funds to begin. You may have even found an animation studio that you can trust with your baby. Things are moving forward at breakneck speed, until the video producer asks you that first question. “What type of video are you looking for?”

Thursday, 22 October 2015

WestJet doesn't want to let it go

An amazing piece of artistry that uses a 737 plane as a canvas to portrait the bigger than life characters of #Frozen #Disney #Orlando


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

2D Animation meets high tech - Microsoft's Autocomplete For Animation, And It’s Incredible

2D Animation meets high tech - Microsoft's Autocomplete For Animation, And It’s Incredible "Unveiled at the Siggraph Asia conference, it doesn’t appear that a formal white paper has been released, but there is this illustrative video of the tech. You can watch as someone draws a fish once, then, upon drawing a single line for the next frame, the software suggests a skeleton to trace. It’s responsive, too, shaping its wireframes around your sketches in real time. And it also features a few other neat tricks, like if you begin filling in a pattern, it can sense that and suggest more of the pattern—or if you add color or detail to the first frame of your animation, it can duplicate it across the entire work."


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

How to design a set for an animated film

How to design a set for an animated film by Creative Bloq "One of the most important aspects of any set in animation is the fact that it should work as a stage for the characters and story, as well as any action that takes place within it. When you look back at some of the classic feature film animations, you'll notice that each frame is designed so that it contains the best composition to tell the story. Your set design should be no different: it should first and foremost be designed for the camera and story."

Monday, 19 October 2015

College Humor on Back to the Future about the year 2015

"College Humor does a reality check on what Back to the Future II missed about 2015" #BTTF


Friday, 16 October 2015

Terry Gilliam's deleted animations from Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Terry Gilliam's deleted animations from Monty Python & The Holy Grail straight from the ministry of silly walks! "To celebrate the 40th anniversary theatrical re-release of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and the release of the 40th anniversary Blu-Ray, DVD & limited edition castle gift set we've put together this video of Terry Gilliam's lost animations from the film."


Thursday, 15 October 2015

DIY Jack Skellington in a Bottle - Nightmare Before Christmas

DIY Jack Skellington in a Bottle - Nightmare Before Christmas - A cool craft for your desk this #Halloween


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Creating Better Animation Reference Using High Speed Video

Creating Better Animation Reference Using High Speed Video  from AWN.com "While there are some great sources for reference on the web, it’s seldom exactly what’s needed and often fails to correspond to the specific needs of a shot or sequence. It’s better to create one’s own reference if at all possible. We want to teach students to be keen observers, to see accurately and be able to analyze of weight, force, acceleration, etc.. In this post I demonstrate the use of low cost, high-speed video for creating better animation reference."

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Monday, 12 October 2015

Keeping a healthy relationship with your coworkers and supervisors with good communication

Keeping a healthy relationship with your coworkers and supervisors with good communication from Life Hacker "Your partner drops the ball and forgets to pay rent on time. You’re hit with a late fee. The practical thing to do? Come up with a solution so it doesn’t happen again. But you’re angry, so instead, you criticize your partner, and a fight erupts. Criticizing is one of seven common habits that can destroy healthy communication."

Never let anger and frustration drive the way you address a coworker. Also remember that every day is different for everyone. Life happens! that's a fact. Don't let your way or your time of doing things cloud your judgement over others.

Deadlines are temporary, friendships are forever!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Fans replace Dragon Ball Z’s animation with finger puppets, keep the awesome fighting

Fans replace Dragon Ball Z’s animation with finger puppets, keep the awesome fighting by Rocket News 24 "Many Japanese animation fans, after having their hopes dashed and their hearts broken one too many times, come to accept the truism that it’s just not possible to make a good live-action version of their favorite anime. Right now, it’s Attack on Titan’s turn in the hot seat, as its two recently released movies have been roundly roasted by fans of the original work and critics alike, and years ago Dragonball Evolution had far more people groaning than cheering as their left theaters."


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Creativity 101 with Dr. Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, Disney Animation

Creativity 101 with Dr. Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, Disney Animation by ZDnet Dr. Ed Catmull talks team building, brain trusts and infusing corporations with creativity and problem solving.

Make Compliance Training Interesting: Give Us Animation

Make Compliance Training Interesting: Give Us Animation by Forbes "The Road Runner and Wylie Coyote never uttered a word in their short snippet cartoons that lasted 5-7 minutes each.  It kept my young brain occupied, and with a little reading (Acme (insert product here) ), one could decipher the message.  Why can’t compliance training be more like that?  Animation, grabs your attention, gives you a message and on you go …. actually remembering the intended lesson."

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Canadian Studio Bardel bought by Italy's Rainbow

Canadian Studio Bardel bought by Italy's Rainbow "Two family-run companies have united following a deal that further exemplifies aconsolidating animation industry. Italy-based entertainment specialist Rainbow, Europe’s largest animation studio and home to the billion-dollar Winx Club franchise, has acquired Vancouver, Canada-based animation service provider Bardel Entertainment."

The Jim Henson Company Celebrates 60 Years "Over the last 60 years

The Jim Henson Company Celebrates 60 Years "Over the last 60 years, From the Animation World Network "Over the last 60 years, the Company has established itself as a leader in family entertainment and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation"

There are tons of activities all over the place for you to enjoy. Make sure to read their whole article.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Alibaba Group (BABA) Releases Its First Animated Film's Trailer

Alibaba Group (BABA) Releases Its First Animated Film's Trailer From the far east with love by China business news "Recently, Light Chaser Animation announced to launch a debut feature called “Little Door Gods.” It is the first animation movie to be distributed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Alibaba Group Pictures. It is also the first movie backed by the three Chinese e-commerce giants – Baidu Inc., Alibaba Group, and Tencent Holdings, known as BAT together."

Monday, 5 October 2015

'April and the Extraordinary World' creates stunning world with creative possibilities

'April and the Extraordinary World' creates stunning world with creative possibilities Promptly delivered by Daily Texan Online “'April and the Extraordinary World' presents a charming animated adventure with a beautifully crafted, innovative steampunk-inspired world. Taking cues from animation powerhouses such as Disney and Studio Ghibli, this French film uses strong humor and incredible visuals to tell a heart-warming story that mixes fantasy with science"

Friday, 2 October 2015

Don Bluth to animate his 13th animated film?

Don Bluth to animate his 13th animated film? From the Arizona plains: "Bluth has announced that he is currently in talks with an unnamed studio with plans to reenter the field that he helped transform so many years ago..." Love him or hate him, he will never lose his master status.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Attack on Titan on a Budget!

Attack on Titan On a Budget #attackontitan shows that you don't need deep pockets to put an idea on screen. So enjoy this cool piece of art and good and action in glorious #stopmotion.
and it beats the movie's clunky 3D manouver gear shots by a mile!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Genius animated GIF video is weirdly addictive

Genius animated GIF video is weirdly addictive  by 3D World Magazine "The music video for the track Drifted on The Shoes' new album, Chemicals, is an inspired mash-up of all your favourite animated GIFs, interwoven with a bizarre patchwork of looping pop culture-infused images."


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

You should be animating a Jerboa!

You should be animating a Jerboa! It's a bouncing ball and you'll get a creature animation shot on your reel! It doesn't get any better eh!. ;D

Monday, 28 September 2015

Calling All Future Walt Disneys: New System Makes 3-D Animation Easy

Calling All Future Walt Disneys: New System Makes 3-D Animation Easy Smartly from NYU "Andy Nealen, an assistant professor of game engineering, computer graphics, and perceptual science at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, has created a system that makes it possible for even beginners to create sophisticated and complex 3D animation. AniMesh, as he and his fellow researchers are calling the system, supports interleaved modeling and animation creation and editing and is particularly suitable for rapid prototyping."

Friday, 25 September 2015

Secret to Finding Inner Peace at a Toxic Job

Secret to Finding Inner Peace at a Toxic Job Fresh from Linkedin Pulse "Finding inner peace at a toxic job starts inside your head. ... Most people say, "I can't help it. Things happen at work that cause me to feel the way I do." However, that's not technically true. We all have the freedom to choose how we react to things that happen to us...."

Many of us have been there, and we are proof that you shouldn't cope with toxic work environments. However, when getting another job is not that easy, there are tools that will help you to deal with the storm before the arrival of better days.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Airbnb Uses Old School Animation Techniques To Create A Different Paris

Airbnb Uses Old School Animation Techniques To Create A Different Paris Via Fast Company "Not long ago, Airbnb Chief Marketing Officer Jonathan Mildenhall told Co.Create that the brand's primary mission was to communicate the notion of belonging, make people realize how important it is and how differentiating that makes the Airbnb proposition. He went on to say that the new frontier for the brand is working to create emotional and compelling stories that make people feel like they're having a human experience as opposed to being sold something by a brand..."



Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Cartoon Network Launches Television's First-Ever Virtual Reality Game

Cartoon Network Launches Television's First-Ever Virtual Reality Game Via The Futon Critic "Cartoon Network announced today the launch of the first-ever virtual reality game based on a television franchise, Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games. Based on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, global hit series Adventure Time, this first-of-its-kind game builds on Cartoon Network's dominance in the mobile games space, and furthers the network's mission to deliver innovative content and experiences to its fans in unique and immersive ways..." 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Brad Bird Wants To Make A Hand-Drawn 2D Animated Horror Movie

Brad Bird Wants To Make A Hand-Drawn 2D Animated Horror Movie Fresh from ToonZone! "There’s never been a horror movie in animation executed at Disney-level quality and hand-drawn. I’m not talking about CG; I’m talking about hand-drawn, but it doesn’t take a lot to imagine how cool that would be..."

Monday, 21 September 2015

Nancy Bernstein, Former DreamWorks Animation Head of Production, Dies at 55

Nancy Bernstein, Former DreamWorks Animation Head of Production, Dies at 55 The good die young :'(

Watch This insane New Honda Ad Driven by Stop Motion Animation

Watch This insane New Honda Ad Driven by Stop Motion Animation "This ad’s really not about paper flipping – it’s about paper engineering”, says Tom Peyton, Honda’s assistant vp of advertising, in a behind-the-scenes video on the commercial’s production. This rejuvenated approach to overall brand marketing is the sum of Honda’s best thinking and could only come from the company’s years of design and innovation. ..."


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Pixar: The Story Behind the Studio

A scientist, an animator and a businessman walk into a bar.... and found Pixar!




Enjoy!