Monday, May 30, 2011

INSANE!!!!....... I don't know whether to laugh or cry

IS TROPICAL - THE GREEKS (official music video) from EL NINO on Vimeo.

"Here’s the new music promo from Megaforce. It feels like the brilliant French trio have really exceeded themselves on this one, straight off the back of their hugely ambitiousCadbury’s commercial.
A fantastic concept, extremely well executed. A great one for a Friday afternoon. Watching this I couldn’t help my smile from ear to ear, in amongst the gasps of “no they didn’t!!!” and countless jaw dropping moments of mindless animated violence.
The best thing is seeing how much fun the kids must have had on this one.
The promo’s sure to cause a stir, but what’s a good promo without getting some chins wagging.
If you’re offended by cartoon violence, you may not want to watch this."
Courtesy of Motionographer:

Some of the first images from Pixar's next film "Brave"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chinese Prisoners forced to play hours of "World of Warcraft"

"Apparently there's a new type of chain gang -- a virtual one. According to The Guardian, Chinese prisoners are forced to play hours upon hours of "World of Warcraft," farming virtual gold that the prison guards can then sell in the real world for nonvirtual cash."

Read More at PC World

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Audiences Refuse to be Hoodwinked Again"

How bad was the opening of Mike Disa’s Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil? It made Simon Wells’s Mars Needs Moms look like a Hollywood blockbuster. The release, by the perpetually animation-clueless Weinsteins, debuted in sixth place with a pitiful $4.1 million (est.) from 2,505 theaters. Its per-theater average was $1,653, which at current 3-D prices equals something like two viewers per theater.

Read More Here

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011


DREAMMAKER from Leszek on Vimeo.

This is a thesis project from Filmakademie Baden Wuerttemberg. The story is a little cheesy but the execution is pretty nice.

'Flip' - an experienced character animator sharing his tips.


Cameron Fielding , an animator who've been working in big projects such as 'How to train your dragon', 'Transformer'..etc, sharing his tips and tricks about doing character animation in professional manner. In addition, the blog is also welcoming the reader sending their own works to him for short review... if you are interested in animating field, don't miss it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

National Endowment for the Arts to start funding Video Games as Art with a capital A

One man's Boticelli is another's Duke Nukem Forever. That's the view of the National Endowment for the Arts, which announced this week that "interactive games" will be just one of the new media eligible for federal funding through the NEA's "Arts in Media" program.

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TEKKEN movie coming this summer

(Not a huge game fan myself but, that said I have to admit this looks pretty impressive)

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that TEKKEN Blood Vengeance, a new full-length 3D compatible feature film, created in full CG and set in the rich Tekken universe, will be releasing in summer 2011.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I recommend for the first viewing turning off the audio.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just plain cool...

The Node from Murat Pak on Vimeo.

Photoshop Apps for the iPad

Adobe's Photoshop companion apps for Apple's iPad are now available in the App Store. The three apps, Color Lava, Eazel and Nav, were first announced last month and follow an update for Adobe Photoshop CS5, which is required in order to use the companion apps. The apps work with Photoshop for PCs and Macs.

Read more here:

See screen shots here:

ILM on Lighting the Transformers

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

VLA Spring Book Sale!

In order to celebrate the end of winter, we are having a great book sale on select topics and titles. Please see the list below for titles and discounted prices. Hurry in, as they won't last!

You may come to our office between the hours of 11am and 5pm to purchase a book, or to purchase a book via phone please call Joni Todd at 212.319.2787 x10 to place your order. Please note that prices do not include applicable taxes or shipping & handling fees if you'd like them mailed to you.

.......BOOKS FOR SALE...................................................................................................................

Licensing Art & Design
by Caryn R. Leland. Revised Ed.
Regularly $16.95, on sale for $8.99

Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists
by Tad Crawford. 3rd Ed, includes CD-ROM.
Regularly $24.95, on sale for $12.99

Business and Legal Forms for Photographers
by Tad Crawford. 3rd Ed, includes CD-ROM.
Regularly $29.95, on sale for $15.99

Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business
by Rich Stim. 5th Ed, includes CD-ROM.
Regularly $39.99, on sale for $19.99

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation
by Anthony Mancuso. 9th Ed, includes CD-ROM.
Regularly $49.99, on sale for $24.99

The Writer's Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk Reference
3rd Ed.
Regularly $19.95, on sale for $9.99

Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right
by Gregory Colvin. 2nd Ed.
Regularly $26.00, on sale for $13.00

Electronic Highway Robbery:
An Artist's Guide to Copyrights in the Digital Era
by Mary E. Carter.
Regularly $18.95, on sale for $5.99

The Copyright Guide,
A Friendly Handbook to Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights
by Lee Wilson. Rev. Ed.
Regularly $19.95, on sale for $5.99

The Copyright Guide,
A Friendly Handbook to Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights
by Lee Wilson. 3rd. Ed.
Regularly $24.95, on sale for $11.99

The Patent Guide
by Carl Battle.
Regularly $18.95, on sale for $7.99

Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry:
From Megotiations to Final Contracts
by Mark Litwak. 3rd Ed.
Regularly $32.95, on sale for $19.99

Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals
by Frederic Vogel & Ben Hodges.
Regularly $19.95, on sale for $8.99

The Partnership Book: How to Write a Partnership Agreement
by Denis Clifford and Ralph Warner. Includes CD-ROM.
Regularly $39.99, on sale for $19.99


For any questions please contact Joni Todd at or at 212.319.2787 ext.10

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Fun little music video

Black Moth Super Rainbow - the sticky from bob jaroc on Vimeo.

Well executed but Bizarre little animation

Travelers with short legs from Leo Campasso on Vimeo.

Adventure Time – The Next Generation? Maybe. Travelers with short legs, by 23 year old, independent animator Leo Campasso from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has its own pace and sense of style. He mixes 2D, 3D and Flash animation to tell the story of a teen traveller on a strange journey, finding new friends and foes. Campasso’s previous film,Wild Wind, was featured on the Brew two years ago.

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew:

Animated Obama Speech

Free but kinda cheesy After Effects tutorials

After Effects Beginner Tutorial: Guru Lesson 1 from Mathias Möhl on Vimeo.