Videos

Friday, 29 January 2016

Motion Capture with Kinect-v2 Mocap Animator

Motion Capture with Kinect-v2 Mocap Animator by Microsoft's Channel 9 "Kinect v2 Mocap Animator is a simple to use motion-capture to fbx-animation tool. You can run it as a scene in the Unity editor, or use it as component in your own tools. The Mocap animator uses Kinect-v2 or v1 as input device, stores the captured movements as animation in a fbx-file of your choice, and allows displaying of the animation, right after you capture it. This package can be used in both Unity Pro and Unity Personal editors."

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Masters of puppets: Charlie Kaufman and the subversive allure of #stopmotion

#anomalisa Masters of puppets: Charlie Kaufman and the subversive allure of #stopmotion by The Guardian "...The fact that Anomalisa features stop-motion puppets rather than real actors doesn’t prevent it from being a sincere, profound, ultimately moving study of human relations. At the same time, it’s a strong contender for this year’s best animation Oscar, jostling incongruously with family movies like Inside Out and Minions"

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

How to create an animated GIF in Photoshop

How to create an animated GIF in Photoshop by MacWorld "Make an animated GIF that cycles through several images to create a slideshow that plays automatically on the web"

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Giving feedback on animated shots with nothing but YouTube

Giving feedback on animated shots with nothing but YouTube by The Digital Inspiration Blog Want to help your fellow animators but don't have any desktop capture tool? Find out how you can help your network to get out of a rut, or help them achieve awesomeness with this amazing how to.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Sony Pictures Animation Brings In T.J. Fixman To Write ‘Popeye’

Sony Pictures Animation Brings In T.J. Fixman To Write ‘Popeye’ by Deadline.com "Looks like somebody has been eating his spinach. Sony Pictures Animation is bringing in T.J. Fixman to write Popeye, the latest adaptation of the beloved sailor man. First appearing some 87 years ago  in a comic strip by the cartoonist Elzie Segar, Popeye has appeared in numerous comics, cartoons, ads and, in one instance, a live-action feature film."

Thursday, 21 January 2016

10 years of Butch Hartman's Fairly OddParents

10 years of Butch Hartman's Fairly OddParents by The Washington Post "The show’s 10th season premiered last weekend, but its creator, Butch Hartman, is already looking past the milestone and ahead to something monstrous: a new show called “Bunsen Is a Beast,” about a monster who becomes the first “beast” to go to a human elementary school."

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Storytelling through animated GIFs

Storytelling through animated GIFs by adweek.com "Medieval armored knights riding ancient Egyptian sphinxes might be the perfect visual metaphor for New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. And that is among the highlights from this fun project by one London animator, who transformed the Big Apple—and some of its most famous landmarks—into clever GIFs."

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The ugly truth: Do recruiters really hang on to CVs when they promise to?

The ugly truth: Do recruiters really hang on to CVs when they promise to? by BBC News "...recruiters often use the phrase because they aren't honest enough to say, “I'm sorry, but your skill set doesn't match what we're looking for.” Or they are too kind to say, "I'm sorry but you've changed jobs every six months for the past three years and that makes us not want to interview.” "

 My take is stay in touch and be patient. Whatever opportunity comes your way, it's the one that will work for the best.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Star Wars Characters Reimagined As Winnie The Pooh And Friends

Star Wars Characters Reimagined As Winnie The Pooh And Friends by Boredpanda.com Prepare for some serious cuteness overload!!!! "Florida based illustrator and artist James Hance just combined Star Wars with Winnie the Pooh. Titled “Wookie the Chew,” Hance’s illustrations reimagine Chewbacca as Pooh Bear and Eeyore as an Imperial Walker, along other crossovers."

Thursday, 14 January 2016

How the side hustle could help your career in Animation

How the side hustle could help your career in Animation By Dumb Little Man "According to a 2015 survey by CareerBuilder, 16 percent of employees ages 25-34 still live with their parents, and 26 percent were unable to save any money last year. This is causing many young professionals to have to make the difficult choice between their dream job and a job that pays the bills. Enter the side Hustle!"

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

When You Should Worry About Failure, and When You Shouldn’t

When You Should Worry About Failure, and When You Shouldn’t  from Hardvard Business Review "The next time you run into trouble, assess whether it’s an unsystematic failure – just the result of balancing the tradeoffs of life (or even unforeseen circumstances that won’t happen again) – or a systematic one. Ultimately, the systematic failures in your life are the canary in the coal mine that signals when you need to make a significant change in your actions."

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Work for yourself an hour a day

Work for yourself an hour a day by mymoneyblog.com "...if you aren’t satisfied with your current situation, why not work for yourself an hour each day? Instead of just idle dreaming, set aside specific time for action. Perhaps the key is small chunks of time, but at regular interval"

Monday, 11 January 2016

15 Lessons You Can Learn From Jedi Master Yoda

15 Lessons You Can Learn From Jedi Master Yoda by Dumb Little Man "Here are some lessons you can learn from one of the greatest Jedi Masters of all time" Applicable to anything you do!

Thursday, 7 January 2016

10 Disney Movie Moments That Changed Animation

10 Disney Movie Moments That Changed Animation From The Disney Blog "Walt Disney Animation Studios has always been a leader in technological breakthroughs and inventive approaches to pre-existing methodologies. There’s a reason that animation is synonymous with Disney (and vice versa), with each of these new innovations, the entire medium is pushed forward. These following moments changed animation as an art form; they aren’t needle moving blips, they’re evolutionary leaps."

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Focus on what matters to you to succeed

Focus on what matters to you to succeed By Entrepeneur.com "Here are three common reasons that I strongly feel are some of the biggest reasons as to why most people fall short in achieving their loftiest goals when Dec. 31 rolls around each year."

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A look at the minds behind Pixar Animation Studios

A look at the minds behind Pixar Animation Studios by CBS News "It's been nearly 30 years since Pixar introduced us to their signature desk lamps and bouncing balls in their first animated movie, "Luxo Junior." November marked 20 years since Pixar Animation Studios released its first feature film, "Toy Story," which critics hailed for its advance in computer-generated animation. John Blackstone visited Pixar's Bay Area campus to meet the minds behind the studio's biggest films."

 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Exhibition fetes works by late Ghibli animator Kondo

Exhibition fetes works by late Ghibli animator Kondo By The Japan News "An exhibition of artworks and materials related to animator Yoshifumi Kondo (1950-98), who directed the Studio Ghibli anime film “Mimi o Sumaseba” (Whisper of the Heart), is now under way at the Ishinomori Mangattan Museum in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture."

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