Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Studio Aka: TSB: The Story

A delightful 2.5min film about the Reverend Henry Duncan and the history behind the building of the TSB bank.

The result of a collaboration between STUDIO AKA's MARC CRASTE and DAMON COLLINS at JOINT, the film reflects the historic values of TSB's founder and his drive to enable ordinary working people to overcome poverty.
Combining the hand crafted artistry of 2D character animation within a stunningly integrated use of 3D CGI sets, the journey through time is reflected in the film's opening shot; an unbroken take which lasts a whopping 95 seconds.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

"the secret of animation"

Fun Animation by Giovanni Braggi.
Short character animation tutorial for every level that explains clearly the secret for a great acting performance.

Talks - Old Disney artists show their techniques

1958: Old Disney artists show their various painting techniques through a nature study.

Friday, April 12, 2013

FridayFun - Diane Birch: Valentino

Very Creative and Original video by Diane Birch.

and don't forget to watch the "Behind The Screen"...
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Diane Birch - http://dianebirch.com/

Video directed by Dennis Liu
See Dennis' other work here - http://www.youtube.com/dennisaliu

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shortday - Signs

SIGNS is a sweet short film about communication and finding love when you least expect it.

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Created by Publicis Mojo and @RadicalMedia
Director: Patrick Hughes

Monday, March 4, 2013

Talks - Grangel Studio

Take a look at this documentary about Grangel Studios done by  Christian-Dan Bejarano for Arte y Animacion.
with English Subtitles

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Talks - A Chuck Jones Tutorial: Tricks of the Cartoon Trade

Animation tips from Chuck Jones and other current animators.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shortday - Disney: Runaway Brain

Runaway Brain is an Academy Award nominated, 7-minute-long, animated short subject produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris, and starring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto. It was released on August 11, 1995 attached to the feature A Kid in King Arthur's Court and was re-released on July 16, 1997 in front of Disney's live-action remake of George of the Jungle. In international theaters, it was shown in front of A Goofy Movie.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

TedsDay - Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.
Educational researcher Sugata Mitra is the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. His wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another. Full bio »

 “Education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.”

 Sugata Mitra.

 Download the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) Toolkit >>

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CodeOrg - What Most Schools Don't Teach

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools.

Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.

Directed by Leslie Chilcott.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shortday - To This Day

I'm starting a new funny name, I like o dedicate one day to my favorite shorts, animation, live action, stop-motion, anything good... so for now on, Saturdays will be Shortday.
And  to begin this recent Short that I really like it.... enjoy.

To This Day Project is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.
Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point… A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.
Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice.
This collaborative volunteer effort will demonstrate what a community of caring individuals are capable of when they come together.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pixar - Behind the Scenes: Brave

Very Interesting Behind the scenes from Brave.

Official Brave Website: http://disney.com/Brave

Pixar Short "The Blue Umbrella" Clip

From Pixar Animation Studios, director Saschka Unseld and producer Marc Greenberg, "The Blue Umbrella" opens in theaters on June 21, 2013, in front of "Monsters University."

It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tedsday - Rob Legato: The art of creating awe

Rob Legato creates movie effects so good they (sometimes) trump the real thing. In this warm and funny talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.
Rob Legato creates surprising and creative visual illusions for movies. Full bio »

When we're infused with either enthusiasm or awe or fondness … it changes what we see. It changes what we remember.
Rob Legato

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Disney - Paperman

Great! here it is the full film! very nice Short.
Paperman is a 2012 black-and-white animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

TedsDay - Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.
It's become increasingly obvious that the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. In "Predictably Irrational," Dan Ariely tells us why. Full bio »

  "If you ever go bar hopping, who do you want to take with you? You want a slightly uglier version of yourself. Similar … but slightly uglier.”
Dan Ariely

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Talks - How To Train Your Dragon: Finding the Story

Via Paramount's BD-Live Web portal, there's a truly wonderful 50-minute documentary titled "Finding the Story." This is easily the best feature of the lot, tackling the film's production from more of a technical angle, right down to the grueling editing and post-production process. Why Paramount didn't drop a few of the EPK materials on BD-Live in exchange for this documentary on the disc is truly puzzling, and a little frustrating. Definitely find a way to hook up your BD player to the Internet (if you haven't already), and give this doc a download.

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