Monday, December 17, 2012

Talks - Steve Jobs Speech (1995)

The keynote speech by Steve Jobs at Siggraph 95.
SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the annual conference on computer graphics convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. The first SIGGRAPH conference was in 1974. The conference is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals.
SIGGRAPH 95 was held during 6 to 11 of August, 1995, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA. Siggraph 1995 Conference Co-Chairs: Brian Herzog and Peter Meechan.


moreInfo: http://mashable.com/2012/12/11/steve-jobs-siggraph-1995/

Monday, December 10, 2012

Talks - L.A. Times Roundtable Discussion: Animation

Animation directors Mark Andrews, Peter Ramsey, Chris Butler, Rich Moore and Genndy Tartakovsky talk with Los Angeles Times reporter Rebecca Keegan about the challenges of making feature animated movies and the future of animation. 



More at the Envelope: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DreamWorks - The Croods Trailer2

The Croods Trailer # 2. Looking Great!!!

THE CROODS is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures - and their outlook is changed forever.

US Release: March 22, 2013

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman

Directors: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco


on iTunes: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/thecroods/

more Info:  http://www.thecroodsmovie.com/

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TedsDay - Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest. Full bio »


"Education-as-usual assumes that kids are empty vessels who need to be sat down in a room and filled with curricular content. Dr. Mitra's experiments prove that wrong."
Linux Journal

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rollin' Safari

20. International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2013

The FMX trailers are traditionally created by students of the Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The 2013 trailer Rollin' Safari was directed by Kyra Buschor, Ännie Habermehl and Constantin Paeplow and produced by Valentina Bruening and Philipp Wolf. Please find the complete credit list here.



Youtube Channel

http://www.itfs.de/en/

http://www.animationsinstitut.de/

Talks - Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices

The life and career of the renowned voice actor of animation and radio.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Talks - Frank and Ollie

Master animators Frank Thomas and Oliver Johnson talk about their work on classic animated features. Brilliant and insightful documentary.



filmed 1995
more Info: Imdb
buy it here: Amazon

Friday, November 2, 2012

FridayFun - How to tie a Bowtie

A concise, magical movie for aspiring bow-tie-wearers and everyone else. Through the sleight of hand of stop-motion animation, The Hill-Side's indigo chambray bow tie comes to life and teaches you how to tie itself, in a few simple steps. Best of all, there aren't any clumsy human hands to get in the way!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

TedsDay - Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)
Kevin Allocca watches YouTube videos. For his job. Full bio »



"In a world where over two days of video get uploaded every minute, only that which is truly unique and unexpected can stand out in the way that [viral videos] have."
Kevin Allocca

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Disney•Pixar - Partysaurus Rex

Exclusive: Toy Story's Rex, the green dinosaur, gets a chance to shed his party-pooper past in Disney•Pixar's new animated short.


Partysaurus Rex on Disney Video


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DreamWorks - The Croods

Great!!!!!
official HD trailer on iTunes:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/thecroods/




more Info:
http://www.thecroodsmovie.com/

Monday, October 1, 2012

Disney - Paperman Technology

Take a look at the new technology Disney is using for his new shortfilm Paperman.
very nice looking!!!




Monday, September 24, 2012

Talks - Pixar director/co-writer Lee Unkrich

Pixar director/co-writer Lee Unkrich, talk about Toy Story 3

Shot in Los Angeles, December 2010



More Info: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881279/

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fridayfun - Willow: Sweater

Everything shot in studio with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls.


Willow - Sweater from Filip Sterckx on Vimeo.


More Info:
Directed by: Filip Sterckx
DOP: Pierre Schreuder
Production: Pierre Schreuder, Filip Sterckx
3D animation / Editing: Filip Sterckx
Technical support: Aitor Biedma
Production assistant: Nils Goddeeris

Monday, August 20, 2012

ParaNorman - Faces of ParaNorman

3D printing for paranorman:

Talks - Laika: Paranorman.

Writer/Director Chris Butler & director Sam Fell talk about the just released ParaNorman.
Producer Travis Knight.



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Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pixar : Toy Story Toons "Partysaurus Rex" Sneak Peek

Directed by Pixar veteran animator Mark Walsh and produced by Kim Adams, Disney•Pixar's new short "Partysaurus Rex"



The short will be in theaters in front of "Finding Nemo" on September 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Talks - An Evening With Jim Henson and Frank Oz

In July 1989, Jim Henson and Frank Oz made an appearance at the Puppeteers of America national festival at MIT in Boston. The event was documented and added to the Puppeteers of America audio-visual archive with a special introduction by Frank Oz made in 1993. Throughout the one-hour discussion, Henson and Oz perform Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Cookie Monster, Animal, Fozzie Bear and Grover. some of the topics include the history of Henson Associates, research on Sesame Street, and behind the scenes info about the Muppets, The Dark Crystal, The Jim Henson Hour, and Little Shop of Horrors. Frank Oz also demonstrates how they perform the Muppets on film and television.

More Info:
http://henson.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001345/

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Box Office - August 3-5 2012


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Talks - ComicCon 2012 : DreamWorks Animation Filmmaker Focus Panel

DreamWorks Animation kicked off Comic-Con 2012 with a filmmaker panel moderated by Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly. The panel featured DreamWorks Animation Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke, Madagascar 3 director Tom McGrath, Rise of the Guardians production designer Patrick Hanenberger and The Croods head of character animation James Baxter


Website: http://www.dreamworksanimation.com

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Laika - Paranorman : "Nailed It" & "NAPZ"

I can´t wait for this movie!!!
Great animation on this small Olimpic ad:


and in this one the National Alliance of People and Zombies reminds you that life shouldn't just be for the living...

More Info:
paranorman.com
laika.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Alike" anim tests

You can see here some tests for the short film Alike, done with open source software by Daniel Martinez Lara and his team.




More Info:
Alike Produccion Notes
Daniel Martinez Lara

Monday, July 9, 2012

Talks - The Amazing Spider-Man Behind the Scenes Footage Reel

Not really a talk today, I just found this Spider Man Behind the Scenes and I think is very interesting...




The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012.
Trailer

Weekend Box Office - July 6-8 2012


 Published on Jul 9, 2012 by

Friday, July 6, 2012

FridayFun - Pilot Evolution

The objective of the campaign is to promote one of the Pilot brand’s latest models, the Frixion, whose main feature is that it lets you both write and erase. Based on this premise, the main task was to offer an unprecedented reading of the history of evolution in which the pen —a metaphor for divine intervention— provides a solution each time a problem arises, to rectify the situation and allow the species to evolve correctly through each of their stages. “Create, remove, evolve;” concludes the spot, bringing the point home. Created by the agency Grey, the campaign
involved combining cell animation and stop motion techniques. Aired in Spain and Portugal, it has 20”, 30”, 60” and 90” versions.
Gold Laus Awarded "Best Animation 2011" Barcelona
Featured in // Boardsmag, Best of 2010 @ Fubiz, Stash issue 74 and The Reel magazine.


Directed by Martin Allais.
Produced by Boolab

DreamWorks - Rise of the Guardians: Official Trailer #2

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost - legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.


More Info:

Director: Peter Ramsey

Cast: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law

In theaters: November 21st, 2012

riseoftheguardians.com
theguardiansofchildhoodbooks.com
Imdb

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Valve - The Source Filmmaker

 Valve just released another great movie. but they also lunch this great new tool:

The Source Filmmaker (SFM) is the movie-making tool built and used by us here at Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. Because the SFM uses the same assets as the game, anything that exists in the game can be used in the movie, and vice versa. By utilizing the hardware rendering power of a modern gaming PC, the SFM allows storytellers to work in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get environment so they can iterate in the context of what it will feel like for the final audience. 


To celebrate the announcement of the SFM, we've also released "Meet the Pyro", the ninth installment in the "Meet the Team" series. Like all of our animated shorts, we made it using the SFM.



Check out the rest of the Team, Great Movies! Click Here

More Info:
http://sourcefilmmaker.com/
http://www.valvesoftware.com/

TedsDay - Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Matt Cutts is an engineer at Google, where he fights linkspam and helps webmasters understand how search works. Full bio »
 
  "The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?”  
Matt Cutts

Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Box Office - June 29-30 2012



 Published on Jul 2, 2012 by

Talks - The impact of Previsualization in Hollywood Film Industry

The impact of Previsualization on production and aesthetic of the films.
Discover what's Behind the HOLLYWOOD blockbusters !

This film has been produced by the National Film School Louis Lumière (2011-Paris)
Directed and shot by Haroun Saifi.

Friday, June 29, 2012

FridayFun - Playboy South Africa Hair Through the Ages



Directed by Jason Fialkov at Egg Films.
Advertising Agency: Y&R, South Africa
Chief Creative Officer: Graham Lang
Executive Creative Director: Rui Alves
Copywriter: Sherinne Winderley
Art Director: Ivor Forrestor

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tedsday - Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."
Massimo Banzi co-founded Arduino, which makes affordable open-source microcontrollers for interactive projects, from art installations to an automatic plant waterer. Full bio »


"You don't need anyone's permission to make something great." 
Massimo Banzi

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pixar - Presto

Very interesting stuff..

Presto Story Ideas Animatic :


Presto Animatic:


and here a copy of the film found on youtube: PRESTO

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BlueSky - Epic

The first trailer for Blue Sky's 2013 movie, directed by Chris Wedge.

Plot: Teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.


More Info:
http://www.blueskystudios.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848537/

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Box Office - June 22-24 2012



Published on Jun 25, 2012 by

Talks - Pixar: Brave

Director Mark Andrews talk about the just released Brave.


Producer Katherine Sarafian

Composer Patrick Doyle 

Published by

Friday, June 22, 2012

FridayFun - Coke Hug Me Machine

The Coca-Cola Hug Machine. You hug it, it returns the favor with a Coke. Because vending machines have feelings too.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pixar - Brad Bird: Directing

Incredibles and Ratatouille Director Brad Bird discusses directing an animated feature.


for more Interesting Pixar people go here : http://www.pixar.com/behind_the_scenes

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pixar - Monsters University Teaser : Pony

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Screaming with laughter and fun, "Monsters University" is directed by Dan Scanlon ("Cars," "Mater and the Ghostlight," "Tracy") and produced by Kori Rae ("Up," "The Incredibles," "Monsters, Inc."). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.



Official Site: http://disney.com/MonstersUniversity

Pixar - Brave Clip: For a Spell

Here another clip of Brave. In theatres this Friday June 22


More Info: http://disney.go.com/brave/
More Clips: brave-clips

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gothel & Rapunzel Disney's Tangled

Great Progression of an Animated Shot by Jamaal Bradley:
-This video was created for a class I was teaching. It shows some of my process when creating a shot. The steps show what we receive from layout, the thoughts behind ref & planning, blocking, and taking the shot all the way to final 
-This was for educational purposes only, including my own


More Info:
http://www.jamaalbradley.com/

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tedsday - Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time

Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk -- and don't miss the hilarious final poem!
A two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins captures readers with his understated wit, profound insight -- and a sense of being "hospitable." Full bio »


"When you get a poem [in a public place], it happens to you so suddenly that you don't have time to deploy your anti-poetry deflector shields that were installed in high school.”  
Billy Collins

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

FridayFun - RED: Mark Zuckerberg "Facebook" Portrait

RED is an artist-architect. She likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush.


Check out her website fore more cool stuff:
http://www.ohiseered.com/

Ice Age: Continental Drift - Official Trailer #2

Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.



More Info:
imdb
blueskystudios.com

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Madagascar 3 vs. Prometheus

This weekend Madagascar and Prometheus!!

See what happens when Madagascar 3 and Prometheus meet up and mingle! It might look something like this.


More Info:
Watch the Madagascar 3 trailer: http://goo.gl/wXvng
Watch the Prometheus Ultimate Terror trailer: http://goo.gl/dE9gs

Tedsday - Richard St. John's: 8 secrets of success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success -- and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one successful book. Full bio »


"The interesting thing is: if you do it for love, the money comes anyway.”  
Richard St. John

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

'Wreck-It Ralph' movie trailer

Here it is the trailer for the new Disney movie!
An 8-bit video-game character attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into a popular first-person shooter, but inadvertently wreaks havoc in the video-game universe by freeing a digital villain.

msn link:

YouTube link:


More Info: Imdb
http://disney.go.com/wreck-it-ralph/

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Brave: Clips

Some clips of the movie, looking great!!!













More Info: http://disney.go.com/brave/

The Tale of the Three Brothers

Axis are delighted to represent Ben Hibon for video game projects. Ben directed this critically acclaimed animated segment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

More Info:
http://www.axisanimation.com/
http://www.statelessfilms.com/

MIRROR MIRROR / opening sequence

Great work of Ben Hibon for the opening of Tarsem’s Snow White tale, Mirror Mirror.

More Info:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667353/
http://www.statelessfilms.com/

Monday, June 4, 2012

Talks - The art of storyboarding with Sam Mendes and Conrad L. Hall

Exclusive one hour long 'American Beauty' storyboard presentation with commentary of director Sam Mendes and director of photography Conrad L Hall.


Also Interesting:
The art of storyboarding with Ridley Scott 
The art of storyboarding with M. Night Shyamalan 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

PaperMan - Paperclips

I can´t wait for seeing this Short finish, what I saw it was just amazing...

Paperclips is a series of behind-the-scenes footage about the making of Paperman.

Plot Summary:
 "An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. "


In this clip, director John Kahrs gives some background on the look of the short.

In this clip, director John Kahrs discusses missed connections.

More Info:Imdb

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Glen Keane awarded with the 2012 Texas Avery Animation Award

merican animator, author and illustrator Glen Keane attends the 2012 Dallas Film Society Honors, being awarded with the 2012 Texas Avery Animation Award presented by Reel FX. The Texas Avery Animation Award honors the best and brightest of the animation industry.

A 36 year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Glen Keane is most noted for creating and animating such legendary Disney characters as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid", Aladdin, Pocahontas, the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast", and Tarzan. Most recently Keane served as Supervising Animator and Executive Producer on Disney's 2010 box office hit, Tangled.

Mr. Keane discusses how it feels to be receiving the award, his recent announcement of retiring from Disney after more than 36 years, what he would like to do in the future, and more



Friday, June 1, 2012

FridayFun - Speed of Light

The world's smallest all action police chase... Directed By The Theory The tiniest police chase ever seen, made using the world's smallest 'pocket video projectors'. Featuring an escaped convict, a determined cop and a fully armed police helicopter, Speed of Light takes 'projection mapping' to a whole new (and low) level. Speed of Light was all projected and filmed FOR REAL - there's no CGI trickery. - The car and helicopter are toys bought from a model shop filmed against greenscreen. - As well as using the world's smallest projectors from MicroVision, we also partially filmed using the world's smallest HD camera.


More Info:
http://www.microvision.com/
http://www.thetheory.co.uk/
http://www.nexusproductions.com/directors/the-theory

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dinner

It's dinner time for this little dog. Another great animation from Bird Box Studio.


More Info:
birdboxstudio.com
www.puppyclub.com

Tedsday - Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Full bio »


"Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.” 
Ken Robinson

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Honda - Go Everywhere

Ned Wenlock created this spot with DDB South Africa and Honda, in the same style as his previous, and great work Apache.


MoreInfo: nedwenlock.com

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ira Glass on Storytelling

David Shiyang Liu did  this video that ilustrate a fragment of a recording from Ira Glass.


Source audio(part3): http://youtube.com/watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY
David Shiyang

Monday, May 28, 2012

Talks - Alfred Hitchcock - Masters of Cinema



Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the world's most famous film director. His name has become synonymous with the cinema, and each new generation takes the same pleasure in rediscovering his films, which are now treasures of our artistic heritage. Hitchcock started out in the British silent cinema of the 1920s, which reached its peak with successful thrillers such as "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), "Sabotage" (1936) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938). Recognized as a 'young genius', Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and set about reinventing cinematic tradition,combining the modern with the classic in films such as "Vertigo" (1957), "North by Northwest" (1959)and "The Birds" (1963). Hitchcock gave talented actors such as James Stewart and Cary Grant the chance to play enduring antiheroes and imprinted the public imagination with the myth of the 'blonde', as embodied by Grace Kelly, Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren.


More Info: Complete Interview from 1972
 Imdb

Saturday, May 26, 2012

From Love to Bingo Getty Images

Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs resulted in a 1 minute film that AlmapBBDO created to advertise Getty Images, the world leading image database for creating and distributing visual contents. The film is surprising when showing 873 images in 15 images per second, sufficient speed to transform the series into a video that, without any text, tells a beautiful story. All photos, without any exceptions, are from the Getty Images archives.

Copywriter Sophie Schoenburg and art director Marcus Kotlhar worked 6 months researching images, improving the script and building each scene so they would not only be understood, but would also touch viewers. Sometimes, for example, a scene would look perfect on paper, but the images chosen to depict it were not sufficient or did not perfectly match up to offer the right movement and sense. And hence the research had to be restarted. The film was directed by Cisma, via Paranoid BR, along with Marcos Kotlhar, the art director at the agency.

For this creation team, the purpose was to adhere to the concept that Getty Images has so many images that anybody is capable of telling any story they want by only using their archives. In the film "Do amor ao Bingo em 873 imagens" [From love to Bingo in 873 images], a storyteller in the corner of the screen describes the images used. The Getty Images logo appears at the end of the story, but the storyteller continues to turn until reaching the exact number of images in the Getty Images archive.




Credits -- Film

Advertiser: Getty Images
Title: From love to bingo in 873 images
Product: Getty Images
General Creative Director: Marcello Serpa, Luiz Sanches
Creative Director: André Kassu, Marcos Medeiros, Renato Simões
Art Director: Marcos Kotlhar
Copywriter: Sophie Schoenburg
Producer: Paranoid BR
Executive producer: Egisto Betti
Direction: Cisma, Marcos Kotlhar
Animation: Split Filmes, Marcos Kotlhar
Rtvc: Vera Jacinto, Gabriel Dagostini, Diego Villas Bôas
Soundtrack / Voice-Over Artist: Kito Siqueira
Editor / Assembler: Marcos Kotlhar, Jonas Brandão
Finishing Editor: Split Filmes
Service: Cristina Chacon, Marina Leal
Media: Paulo Camossa Jr
Approval: Renata Simões

Friday, May 25, 2012

FridayFun - Life is calling

Spec commercial by Hanna Maria Heidrich.

FILMACADEMY BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG 2011/2012
www.jillschwarzer.com/

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tedsday - Tim Brown on creativity and play

At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).
Tim Brown is the CEO of the "innovation and design" firm IDEO -- taking an approach to design that digs deeper than the surface. Full bio »

"It’s not an ‘either/or,’ it’s an ‘and.’ You can be serious and play.”
 Tim Brown

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

More Mad

The Zoosters need YOUR help! Find the penguins, navigate your way through Europe, and escape the clutches of Capitaine DuBois in Madagascar 3: Furry vs. The Fuzz Video Adventure!
Hit Start, to watch more!


More Info:
Website: http://bit.ly/KtYv7f
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/KzauPI
iPhone/iPad App: http://bit.ly/JR2MR1
DreamWorks: http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

Cocaine Unwrapped

"Cocaine Unwrapped" anti-drug social campaign created by Leo Burnett London and produced by Stink.
The goal of the campaign is to raise awarness of the impact that cocaine production has on people across the world. Different places, different people and different situations all have the common element... cocaine chain of production.
Animated film directed by Tomek Baginski is one of the two in the campaign.
The second is a Rohan Blair-Mangat live-action short - "One Line One Life" (vimeo.com/42328869)


More Info:www.cocaineunwrapped.com
Agency: Leo Burnett London
Production house: Stink
Postproduction studio: Platige Image
Director: Tomek Bagiński
CG Supervisor: Grzegorz Kukuś
Producer: Agata Socha
Art director/Concept Art: Piotr Jabłoński
Compositing: Alan Uran
Rendering: Mateusz Bargiel, Grzegorz Kukuś
Animatic: Damian Nenow
Modellers: Mateusz Gajewski, Artur Owśnicki
Textures: Bartłomiej Walendziak
Additional Technical Director: Mateusz Popławski
Offline: Adam Kałuski
Conforming: Piotr Popielawski
DOP:: Kamil Pohl
Camera assistant: Maciej Żak
Make-up artist: Monika Bagińska
Cast: Karolina Mann

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This American Life “The Invisible Made Visible”

The show kicked off with an animated intro created by Claire Keane, Vincent Rogozyk and Chris Sonnenburg. Claire and Vincent also created the curtain animations that appeared on screen throughout the show.

More Info:
thisamericanlife.org/blog
Concept: Claire Keane, Vincent Rogozyk & Ira Glass
Art Direction & Illustrations:  Claire Keane
Character Animations: Chris Sonnenburg
Music Composer: Jason Holstrom
Editor & Motion Graphics: Vincent Rogozyk

Monday, May 21, 2012

Talks - Walt the Man Behind the Myth

From Mickey Mouse to MARY POPPINS to Disneyland and beyond, Walt Disney touched the hearts of millions with his special brand of magic. In this revealing portrait, you'll discover the man behind the myth as never before. Inspired by daughter Diane Disney Miller and hosted by Disney legend Dick Van Dyke, the film features all-new interviews with friends, family, collaborators, and experts plus never-before-seen home movies. Through good times and bad, including a brush with bankruptcy during World War II, Walt remained a driven innovator and perfectionist behind studio gates and devoted family man at home. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth, WALT: THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH offers the most intimate look yet at the man whose legacy continues to inspire the world.

More Info: Imdb

Friday, May 18, 2012

FridayFun - Billboard Magazine: Guitar Pee

How you promote a magazine of music? in Brazil they have crazy/cool ideas! :)



More Info: www.billboard.com
Advertising Agency: AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Creative Director: André Kassu, Marcos Medeiros

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Madagascar 3 - Clips

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED, flying into theaters June 8th!

Starring: Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), Jada Pinkett Smith (Gloria), David Schwimmer (Melman)






More Info:
Website: http://bit.ly/KtYv7f
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/KzauPI
iPhone/iPad App: http://bit.ly/JR2MR1
DreamWorks: http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

Tedsday - Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book "Start With Why" -- a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change. Full bio »

"If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”
Simon Sinek

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cat & Toast

Commercial for Flying Horse energy drink. Great! :)

More Info:
www.flyinghorse.com.br/
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Brazil

Disassembled

Because everyone has a bad day now and then.

More Info:
imaJunation.com
Twitter.com/imaJunation
A short by: JUNAID CHUNDRIGAR
Music by: JORIS HERMY
Sound design by: ERIK GRIEKSPOOR
Hulk explosion: THIJS VIEGERS

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Colosse - A Wood Tale

In this short film, Yves explores his child obsession with puppets and all things robotic.

Thoughts from the director Yves Geleyn:

“I’m a huge fan of Jim Henson’s work. I have always wanted to work with puppets but never had the chance to do so before. I’m also a huge fan of robots; they were in all my childhood movies, cartoons, and comics. The robot from Paul Grimault’s The King And The Mockingbird; Brad Bird’s Iron Giant; and Goldorak, a Japanese cartoon, were inspirations for me. It was these two passions of puppetry and robots that drove me to create this short film, with a bird in it of course (can’t lose my bad habits).”

Also check out the making of here
More Info: www.hornetinc.com

Monday, May 14, 2012

Talks - Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.



More Info: imdb
watch it while its online and/or buy it here:www.amazon.com

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Book People Unite

Reading lovers are coming together to help us get books into the hands of kids who need them the most. Remember visiting Narnia, playing Jumanji, and eating Green Eggs and Ham? Books can have an incredible effect on childrens lives, yet theres only one book for every 300 kids living in underserved communities in the U.S. So weve brought together some of our most beloved literary characters to help make this film and rally Book People for the cause.


MoreInfo:
bookpeopleunite.org

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tedsday - Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
Rory Sutherland stands at the center of an advertising revolution in brand identities, designing cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment. Full bio »

 
"The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.”  
Rory Sutherland

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Complete Animade Lernz

Some time ago we talk about this tiny tutorial, now they put all together in one clip, here you go:


More Info: animade.tv

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Child’s Own Studio

Child’s Own Studio is a web site where you can buy a custom made soft toys based on children’s drawings, each one as unique as the child who drew it.
Great idea and this is a great example of how a drawing is translate to three dimensions  in a very good way!
I love this place:

Fore more Pictures go here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/childsown/show/

Monday, May 7, 2012

Talks - The Sweatbox

A rough-cut of an unreleased 2002 documentary chronicling the creation of a troubled animated feature.
Disney has kept The Sweatbox locked out of sight for the past decade, you can watch it now:

More Info:cartoonbrew.com
ps:make your self a copy, before is too late :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay trailer - BBC

This is the launch trail for the BBC's Olympic Torch Relay campaign.
Animation was produced at Studio AKA by producer Sarah Caddy, production manager Jane Hunt, director Kristian Andrews, animation producer Sharon Titmarsh, previs artist Anna Kubik and Sander Jones, animators Sander Jones, Boris Kossmehl and Marie Verhoeven, 3D modelling team Adam Avery, Cristobal Infante, Ali Matar, ICE particle FX team Fabrice Altman, Rob Chapman, Cristobal Infante, Olly Nash, Doug Kennedy, compositing team Daniel Garnerone, James Gaillard, artist Daniel Garnerone, and editor Nic Gill.

More Info: studioaka.co.uk
Director KRISTIAN ANDREWS