Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tinman In Review - February 2012

Morghan Fortier and Brett Jubinville are so excited about their upcoming project at their newly established Toronto studio, Tinman Creative, they’ve posted a video showing off their first month of production. They plan to create such a video every month. I don’t know if their mystery project is a commercial, short film or TV production, but it sure looks intriguing with its great character designs and great sense of color. 

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/studios/tinman-creative-february-2012.html

A SHADOW OF BLUE (full shortfilm) by Carlos Lascano

A mixed-technique animated short film, by Director Carlos Lascano
Written and Directed by Carlos Lascano
Producers: Carlos Lascano, Alexandre Charlet, Jonathan Hazan, Paula Lema / Music Composed by: Alex Conrado / Sound Design: Mark Vogelsang - Paul Wardlaw / Final Sound Mix - François Loubeyre / Digital Color Grading: Jan Černý / 3D Animation Department - Eallin Motion Art
Lead Modeling and Lighting Artist: Libor Batěk /Additional Lighting: Jakub Sporek / Modeling and Render Team: Martin Hanschild, Josef Kasal, Martin Ličko / Lead 3D Animator: Ondřej Přidal / 3D Animators: Renata Stránská, Dmitry Medinsky, Pavel Šiška / Design of Puppets and Scale Models: Carlos Lascano & Carlos S. Moya.
A co-production: Les Films du Cygne and DreamLife Studio in Association with Eallin Motion Art. / Line Producer: Paula Lema.
Festivals and Awards :
. 1rst Festival « Ciné Poème » of Bezons (France, March 2012)
. Short Film Festival of Vélizy-Villacoublay (France, March 2012)
. FEC Festival - XIV European Short Film Festival (Spain, March 2012)
. 16th Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria, March 2012)
. 20th French Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia (USA, March 2012)
. Be There ! Corfu Animation Festival (Greece, April 2012)
. 14th Mecal International Short Film Festival (Espagne, April 2012)
. 6th Festival « Trois jours trop courts » of Castres (France, April 2012)
. 14th Short Shorts Film Festival of Tokyo (Japon, June 2012)
Special Program :
. 9th French Cinema Panorama in China organized by Unifrance (China, April 2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vaesen Bachelor film project 2012 from The Animation Workshop.

A prince sets off on a journey to save his dying father, driven by his fear of failing him.
By: Adrian Dexter, Birk von Brockdorff, Arnold Bagasha, Drude Mangaard, Jody Ghani, Mikkel V. Petersen



Pixar "Brave" Sneak Peak

B'TWIN - B'Coool (2012) Directed by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset De Carvalho

B'Coool is an urban bicycle so convenient that all your travels in the city suddenly become easier!

Credits -----------------------------------------------------

Client : Decathlon/B'twin

Direction :
Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset De Carvalho

Animation :
Nicolas Launay
Thomas Lecourt
Pierric Danjou

Modeling :
Jeremy Theng

Technical direction :
Guillaume Baratte

Sound design :

Production :
Je Regarde



Monday, February 20, 2012

"Yosemite HD"

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.
This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.

Project Yosemite Website:
Contact info: info@projectyose.com

Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support!

Dynamic Perception Website:

Track: Outro

Album: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Artist: M83
Site: ilovem83.com
Publishing: emimusicpub.com
Licensing: bankrobbermusic.com

This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We'd like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.

"The Caveman" and "Ancient Egypt" from the History of the World series by Ross Bollinger

"Western Sunrise" music video for Art Decade directed by Whitney Alexander and created using Procreate on an iPad

"ABCinema" the alphabet in film.

ABCinema from Evan Seitz on Vimeo.

The Alphabet in Film:
Animations that quiz your movie knowledge. How many titles can you name?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Glassworks & The Mill: Range Rover ‘Positively Charged’

"Far Cry 3 - Stranded Trailer [UK]

"Network" a BFA Thesis by Michael Rigley

Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.

BFA Thesis
CCA Graphic Design

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Ride Of Passage" Bachelor film project 2012 from The Animation Workshop.

Bachelor film project 2012 from The Animation Workshop.

Toki's tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honor and respect. However, this rite of passage does not turn out as planned. With the help of a colorful new friend, he achieves something much bigger.

By: Christian Bøving-Andersen, Casper Michelsen, Eva Lee Wallberg, Tina Lykke Thorn, Søren B. Nørbæk, Allan Lønskov, Jakob Kousholt, David F. Otzen

"Collapsing Cooling Towers"

Friday, February 10, 2012

"Colosse - A Wood Tale" Teaser for Hornet's upcoming short directed by Yves Geleyn

Colosse - A Wood Tale | Teaser from Hornet Inc. on Vimeo.

Director: Yves Geleyn

Meet Colosse, Yves Geleyn's sweet 30-foot child. Now, Colosse isn't your ordinary child…he just so happens to be a very tall, wood robot puppet who doesn’t know his own strength, much less what his strings are up to. "Colosse - A Wood Tale" will be traveling the Festival circuit, so please enjoy this teaser for now and check back in for its official premiere.

Hornet Inc.
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Producer: Zack Kortright
Live Action Producer: Joel Kretschman
Director of Photography: Ivan Abel
Gaffer: Michael Yetter
1st AC: Jason Vandermer
Key Grip: Joe Mandeville
Fabrication: Connie Chan
Set: Halsey Rodman
Lead Puppeteer: Steven Widerman
Puppeteer: Billy Barkhurst
Robot Tech: Ben Phelan
CG Lead: Erwin Riau
CG Animator: Nicholas Johnnides
Editor: R.J. Glass
Compositor: Yussef Cole
Roto Artist: Mary Varn, Julien Koetsch
Music & Sounds Design: Huma-Huma

Special Thanks: Sang-Jin Bae, Greg Bedard, Chris Smith, Joseph Sluslak

"Kiss - A Love Story" directed by Joseph Hodgson & Franck Aubry animation by RACECAR

Kiss - A Love Story from RACECAR on Vimeo.

You can check out more work by Oslo based Motion graphic studio Racecar on their site: http://www.racecar.no/

Laundry Day is a Very Dangerous Day

A nostalgia piece I've worked on-and-off-and-on-and-off-then-on-then-off-again-then-resigned-from-abusive-inappropriately-and-unprofessionally-managed-job-environment-then-finally-back-on-to-finish.
Let me know if any of you guys have some input!

I ...*huff* *cough* .. I finished ...*huff* *coughCough* I FINISHED IT!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

"The Fox" music video by WINTR for Niki & The Dove

Niki & The Dove - The Fox from WINTR on Vimeo.

Learn more about Seattle based WINTR on their site: http://www.wintr.us/

"Aqua" by 17 year old Gints Zilbalodis

Aqua from Gints Zilbalodis on Vimeo.

A cat wakes up surrounded by water and must learn to survive.

My name is Gints Zilbalodis, I’m 17 years old and this has been my passion project for the last year an a half. It started as vague ideas of a cat, ocean and overcoming fear. Then through numerous battles with the script it shaped up to something similar you can see now. After seven drafts I felt that it was ready to start storyboarding, but the film kept evolving all the way until the sound mix was done. I kept learning about filmmaking everyday, going through all of the different processes.
I chose the cat as the main character mainly to save time with exposition, because people know that generally cats are afraid of water. So I could just jump right into action. Plus cat is a fairly small creature and the ocean seems even bigger to him. And of course cats are much easier to draw than humans.
The film’s music is by my friend Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis who helped a great deal to tell the story the way it was intended. Music had a lot of to convey in very little time and it came out much better than I could’ve ever expected.
I’ve been delaying the release for quite some time, because as I learned by making it, a lot of mistakes made earlier when I didn’t have the experience had to be remade from scratch. I’m glad it’s finally done and I can show it to the world.

Created with Toon Boom Animate Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"The Snow Queen" trailer by Moscow's Wizart Animation

English-language trailer for a Russian version of The Snow Queen, which is scheduled to be released toward the end of 2012. It will be released in Stereoscopic 3D and was produced on a budget of $7 million (US$). Moscow’s Wizart Animation is the producer/production company. More information and artwork can be found on the official Snow Queen web site.

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/the-snow-queen-trailer.html

Monday, February 6, 2012

Exclusive Photoshop Sneak Peek 7PM Feb 9t at the SVA Theater (RSVP required)

What’s the Photoshop team been up to?
Come be among the first to see a LIVE sneak peek at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. This is a performance, Photoshop style…that you won’t want to miss. Senior Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes is in town from Adobe HQ to show you some new work.
Fashion, beauty and dance photographer – and SVA Masters Alum – Sarah Silver will also be there to inspire and share her favorite uses for Photoshop.

Exclusive Photoshop Event - FREE Sneak Peek Night!
Dessert & refreshments will be served
Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Sr. Product Manager – Photoshop
Sarah Silver, professional photographer & SVA alumna
Thursday – February 9, 2012
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street (23rd between 8th and 9th)

It’s a FREE night of fun. Get your friends together and make an evening out of it. Whether you’re a student, a power Photoshop user, a newbie, a photographer, a designer, a creative-type…all are welcome to join us for some cool visual eye candy and an opportunity to ask questions and meet the Adobe team.  Prizes will also be given out.
RSVP now, because space is limited!


Friday, February 3, 2012

"The Royal Castle - from Destruction to Reconstruction" by Polish studio Novina

The Royal Castle - from Destruction to Reconstruction from Grzegorz Nowiński on Vimeo.

The exhibition at the Royal Castle in Warsaw / Poland.
by Novina Studio

The Royal Castle in Warsaw, being a symbol of the sovereignty of the Polish State, became a target for German military attacks as early as in the first days of the World War II. On 17 September 1939 it was in flames. Apart from the firemen and city wardens, also soldiers, harcerze (scouts) and civilians were helping to put the fire out. At the same time Polish museum workers and conservators, risking their own lives, were trying to salvage the most precious art collections, as well as decorative elements from the most important Castle rooms (eg. fragments of flooring, fireplaces, stucco works and frescos). The act of destruction was completed during the Warsaw Uprising in September 1944, when German sappers blasted the Castle walls.
Decision to begin the reconstruction was however not made until January 1971. In 1977 first interiors were ready. The next ones were delivered in July 1984. The rebuilding of the Castle was accompanied by an immense involvement of the Polish nation. The whole investment was financed almost in full with the money coming from donations of Poles at home and abroad.
Handing the reconstructed Castle to the nation was an act of honouring all of those, who, during the Occupation, with greatest dedication and risking their own lives, salvaged the Castle and the Castle art works for the future generations.

They actually have an interesting, and very interactive website http://www.novinastudio.pl/

Swedish studio Happycamper for China Mobile: “Wireless City”

China Mobile-Wireless City from Andrés Rosas Hott on Vimeo.

Check out more of Happycamper's work here: http://happycamper.tv/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hula Hoop Cam results is some pretty crazy but fascinating footage

Ian Farnsworth - Demo Reel 2011

Ian Farnsworth - Demo Reel 2011 from Ian Farnsworth on Vimeo.

This might as well be called my "SuckerPunch" reel since so much of this reel is work from the work I did on that movie while at Prime Focus (and it's not even all of it). :) Anyway, this has been sitting on my HD for a while now.. figured I might as well share it. Enjoy!

Special thanks to the talented crews I've worked with!

Also, to clarify, for Suckerpunch I was mainly responsible for:
*Gun Fire rig and many shots (muzzle flashes done by Brian Ritz)
*Train Track Dust rig and shots (some shots shared with Brian Ritz)
*City explosions / City explosion bubble / Building destrucion (Some buildings and additional bubble interaction was done by Martijn Van Herk)
*Jet Pack take-off
*Some robot face-smashing

--Will add a proper shot breakdown/list later on. :)

**Re-Uploaded higher quality version. Compression settings are much better this time around

Song is MGMT - Kids (Dagga Remix)

"Space Stallions" 80's Retro cartoon spoof from The Animation Workshop

Bachelor film project 2012 from The Animation Workshop.

As darkness is covering the multiverse, far away in the galaxy of the wild stallion, a spark of hope is born. Guided by the light of Mother Mustang, the Space Stallions must defeat the Demon of darkness, Destructo.

By: Thorvaldur S. Gunnarsson, Jonatan Brüsch, Ágúst Kristinsson, Arna Snæbjørnsdottir, Esben J. Jespersen, Touraj Khosravi and Polina Bokhan

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