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.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Box Office - June 22-24 2012

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Talks - Pixar: Brave

Director Mark Andrews talk about the just released Brave.

Producer Katherine Sarafian

Composer Patrick Doyle 

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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.

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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.

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Pixar - Brave Clip: For a Spell

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Watch the Madagascar 3 trailer:
Watch the Prometheus Ultimate Terror trailer:

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.

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More Info: Imdb

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Brave: Clips

Some clips of the movie, looking great!!!

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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.

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MIRROR MIRROR / opening sequence

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

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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.

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