Videos

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!