Monday, April 30, 2012

Talks - Jennifer Yuh Nelson

A talk with the director of Kung Fu Panda 2


For more Great Interview visit: moviecitynews.com/dp30
I recommend among others :
Brad Bird
Chris Miller
Peter Jackson 
Carlos Saldanha
 ....

Friday, April 27, 2012

FunFriday - Flat Eric

Flat Eric was a low-tech, yellow puppet character from Levi's commercials for Sta-Prest One Crease Denim Clothing, built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.[1] His name comes from an idea for a commercial that included having a car run over his head and flattening it. The idea was not used but the name stuck. In the commercials, Flat Eric would ride with his friend Angel (played by Phillipe Petit) around California, evading the police as a wanted criminal

The Original from 1998:

And Two More:


MoreInfo: flateric.biz

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tedsday - Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Ayah Bdeir is an engineer and artist, and is the founder of littleBits and karaj, an experimental art, architecture and technology lab in Beirut. Full bio »
"Instead of having to program, to wire, to solder, littleBits allow you to program using very simple intuitive gestures.”
Ayah Bdeir

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH by Ryan Woodward

Animation + Comics = An Animated graphic novel app for the iPad. Available May 2012 by Ryan Woodward Art and Animation.

If you didn´t see his previous work "Thought of You", you have to. This is a very beautyfull work:



and the making of...

Thought of You - Behind the Scenes Preview - ROUGH CUT from Cambell Christensen on Vimeo.

More Info 
http://www.bottom-of-the-ninth.com/
http://conteanimated.com/

Monday, April 23, 2012

Talks - Inside the Imagination of Carlos Grangel

Master character designer Carlos Grangel is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films and currently working at Dreamworks Animation and running his studio appropriately titled, Grangel Studio. Jill Culton is a writer and director currently working at Dreamworks Animation Studio.

More Info:
www.grangelstudio.com
www.ctnanimationexpo.com


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Réflexion

Reflexion is a description of Women concerns about the way they look.
Awesome short film, great style and animation, very Original. Directed by Yoshimichi Tamura

More Info: www.planktoon.com
Yoshimichi Tamura

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tedsday - Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
Reality is broken, says Jane McGonigal, and we need to make it work more like a game. Her work shows us how. Full bio »
"My goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it is to save the world in online games.”
 Jane McGonigal

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chop Chop

A dramatic rescue.
Great Story, Great Animation, as always.

More Info: birdboxstudio.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dreamworks Animation After Hours

:)

More Info:forcesofgeek.com

I Know That Voice

A documentary on the mysterious world of "Voice Over & Voice Acting." We have collected the top voice actors, voice directors, casting voice directors, creators, agents, producers, engineers, mixers, voice teachers, voice school and all those involved in the booming voice-over industry. This is a must see documentary for anyone that wants to know what goes on behind the scenes in your favorite cartoons, animations, and anything to do with voice acting.


 More Info:  Imdb

Monday, April 16, 2012

Talks - From Pencils To Pixels

What makes a pencil line become a character?
I highly recommend you should watch it. It gives credit to the milestone features and pioneers of animation history, and includes interviews with directors John Lasseter and Nick Park, top animator Eric Goldberg and even an exclusive with two of Disney's Nine Old Men, the one and only Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson!


(C) BBC 2003
Original Airdate: 10th December 2003


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Photography in movement

Photography in movement, an awesome concept! Great Loops.
click on the pictures to go to the websites:



about film:


Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tedsday - Erik Johansson: Impossible photography

Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes -- capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.
Photographer Erik Johannson creates impossible but photorealistic images that capture an idea, not a moment. Full bio »

"Who hasn’t wished to simply iron out a kink in one’s character? Or to punch one’s own face after making a mistake?"
Environmental Graffiti

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tangled Ever After

The royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. Great Animation, well done!

More Info: Imdb

Google Art Project

Very Interesting project from google, Large pictures, Street view inside the museum and more. Impressive.
Simply select a museum from the homepage and then either choose ‘Explore the museum’ or ‘View Artwork’. Once you are in the main site use the drop-down menus or the side info bar to navigate between artworks and museums. Finally create and share your own collections online.




Monday, April 9, 2012

Talks - The Pixar Story

Very Interesting documental. A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios

More Info: Imdb
watch it while its online and/or buy it here: Amazon

Friday, April 6, 2012

FridayFun - Boo Bass (Monsters, Inc. Remix)

Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo, record sounds from games and movies, and piece them together like a jigsaw puzzle to create completely new music. You can find remixes for Disney Pixar, Microsoft, Showtime, the United Nations and more.

More Info: www.pogomix.net

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tedsday - J.J. Abrams' mystery box

J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery –- a passion that’s evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield, Lost and Alias -- back to its magical beginnings.
Writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams makes smart, addictive dramas like TV's Lost, and films like Cloverfield and the new Star Trek. Full bio »


"As a boy, JJ Abrams was fascinated with magic. As a television writer, director, and producer, he has beguiled audiences with a masterful use of suspense, plot reversals, and special effects."
Wired

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rear Window Timelapse

A visual installation by Jeff Desom
Based on footage from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954)
I dissected all of Hitchcock's Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie's plot.
Here the Making of:

more info:
jeffdesom.com/hitch/
www.jeffdesom.com 


Monday, April 2, 2012

Ted

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.


More Info: www.tedisreal.com

Talks - Animating Art (Art Babbitt, Richard Williams)

I like to watch old or new documentary and talks, so from now on I will dedicate a Monday to put the most interesting ones that I find on the net.
To start this one that is very interesting with the great Art Babbit and Richard Williams.


You might also find interesting this workprint of The Thief and the Cobbler
More Info:
Art Babbitt
Richard Williams