Monday, April 30, 2012

New "Tron: Uprising" Trailer

I'm not normally a fan of Disney's animated tv series, but this doesn't look half bad. Its darker tone reminds me a bit of the animated Batman series from the 90's.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"iphone- diorama" by Mike Ko

Graduation piece by Mike Ko
Took around three months to complete start to finish.
Rendered in Vray
Done with Maya, After Effects, Pftrack.
The footages were shot with Cannon T2i
Soundtrack by Chairlift - Bruises

"After School Midnighters" teaser trailer #1 directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo

This is an incredibly strange idea for a film. I'm still trying to figure out how the anatomy model has rockets in his armpits.

"Count on Me" by Gentleman Scholar

"Count on Me" is nothing short of brilliant. Fantastic execution and a great sense of humor. I love stuff like this.

"EXOIDS" Trailer

This is totally not my style, but it is interesting to see what people are doing over at Gnomon, and the fact that Alex Alvarez is a producer makes it worth a look.

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Patterned by Nature" for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Patterned by Nature was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( for the newly built Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibit celebrates our abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process, and through our perceptions. It brings to light the similarity of patterns in our universe, across all scales of space and time.
10 feet wide and 90 feet in length, this sculptural ribbon winds through the five story atrium of the museum and is made of 3600 tiles of LCD glass. It runs on roughly 75 watts, less power than a laptop computer. Animations are created by independently varying the transparency of each piece of glass.
The content cycles through twenty programs, ranging from clouds to rain drops to colonies of bacteria to flocking birds to geese to cuttlefish skin to pulsating black holes. The animations were created through a combination of algorithmic software modeling of natural phenomena and compositing of actual footage.
An eight channel soundtrack accompanies the animations on the ribbon, giving visitors clues to the identity of the pixelated movements. In addition, two screens show high resolution imagery and text revealing the content on the ribbon at any moment.
Patterned by Nature was created by
Plebian Design -
Hypersonic Design & Engineering -
Sosolimited -

Monday, April 23, 2012

"BOTTOM OF THE NINTH" - Worlds first ANIMATED Graphic Novel

"Ryan Woodward, a veteran feature animator who is also responsible for the popular animated short Thought of You, is placing his bets on animated graphic novels. The first issue of his independently produced series Bottom of the Ninth will be released next month for the iPad and iPhone. The trailer above is intriguing as is the comic’s storyline:
The first app, Prologue, will set up the characters and the world of Tao City. Candy Cunningham is an 18 year old girl, born with a phenomenal athletic ability, and a hot head! Her father, Gordy Cunningham is an aged major league player whose athletic abilities have diminished over the years, but his ability to put on a good clown show always draws a crowd and ticket sales. Throughout the story, Candy faces some serious identity issues. The fame and glory of being a Tao City hero conflict with the true meaning of happiness taught to her by her father.
For more details, visit"

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

ALPHABETIC by Blink my Brain (Ariel Costa)

A very inventive tour through the english alphabet by Ariel Costa.

MTV "Group Hug" by Sehsucht™

Blobs cuddling in a group hug, colouring the grey scenery more and more in pastels and neon with each tender touch, welcome the viewer to a brand new series of international MTV idents starting April 2nd, 2012 around the world (except in the U.S.). This animation spot follows our first station ident for MTV International in July 2011, "Close & Caring", also created and directed by Mate Steinforth.


Client & Lead Creative Direction: VIMN MTV World Design Studio, Milan/Italy
Creative Director: Roberto Bagatti
Associate Creative Director: Anna Caregnato
Art Director: Scott Bendall
Executive Producer: Cristina Mazzocca
Producer: Beatrice Cardile

Production Company: Sehsucht Berlin GmbH & Co KG, Berlin/Germany
Director: Mate Steinforth
Design: Mate Steinforth, Christian Zschunke
3D: Philipp Broemme (lead), Ronny Schmidt, Adrian Azadvaten, David Weidemann, Christian Zschunke
Additional 3D: Hannes Weikert
Animation: Matthias Knappe (lead), David Weidemann
2D Animation: Helge Kiehl, Ronny Schmidt
Compositing: Christina Agapitou (lead), Christian Zschunke, Helge Kiehl
Producer: Christian Gemeiner
Music: Michael Fakesch


3D: Cinema 4D
Compositing: After Effects

Monday, April 16, 2012

MTV World Design Studio Milan - Chameleon by Buck

Today's average male teenager is juggling school and sports, playing with every gadget he can get his grubby hands on, socializing across multiple cyber platforms, consuming media and targeted marketing at every turn. All the while, his body transforms, hormones rage, pubes sprout, and puss-filled blemishes explode on every inch of his skin until he finally pulls himself out of the teenage wasteland only to have to get a job and spend the rest of his days staring at a screen in a cubicle. In collaboration with MTV International, we crafted this action-packed look into the plight of the modern teen.


Executive Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producers: Emily Rickard, Nick Terzich
Associate Producer: Ashley Hsieh
Coordinator: Emily Suvanvej
Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson
Animation Director: Steve Day
Art Director: Joe Mullen
CG Lead: Jens Lindgren
Technical Director: Albert Omoss
Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Sean Dekkers, Vincent Lammers
3D Artists: Joao Rema, Ana Luisa Santos, Jens Lindgren, Jean Choi, Briana Hamilton, Brandon Perlow, Kai Wang, Vincent Lammers, Alex Dingfelder, Moses Journey
Character Animators: Tyler Mele, Tyler Lancaster, Steve Day , John Nguyen
2D Animators: Alex Perry, Ege Soyuer, Vincent Lammers, Matt Everton
Compositors: Rachel Keyte, Moses Journey
Music Composition and Sound Design: John Black at CypherAudio

Lead Creative Direction: VIMN MTV World Design Studio, Milan
Creative Director: Roberto Bagatti
Associate Creative Director: Anna Caregnato
Art Director: Carlos Carrasco
Executive Producer: Cristina Mazzocca
Coordinator: Beatrice Cardile

Tron: Uprising TV Series Trailer

"Gold Magic" by São Paulo based Prodigo Films

Friday, April 13, 2012

AV Club Interview with Don Hertzfeldt,72307/

"I just feel so lucky, and I think that’s a big part of the reason I work so hard, because I feel stupid when I’m not making a movie. I feel stupid when I’m not in production on something, because this is such a rare thing. I just feel dumb if I’m squandering it and not doing something."

Anime ad for Tokyo Disney Resort

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Lost Planet 3" game trailer

Punga "Donate" for Red Cross Mexico

Director: Tomi Di
Executive Producer: Patricio Verdi 
Line Producer: Malu Rodriguez, Antonieta Queija 
Animation Director: Facundo Laboranti 
Art Directors: Juan Casal, Franco Vecchi 
Story Board and Animatic: Claudio Iriarte 
Character design: Franco Vecchi 
Composition: Facundo Laboranti 
Art Team: Franco Vecchi , Juan Casal, Rodier Kidmann 
3D Animators: Martin Faragasso, Gabriel Quintana, Leo Campasso, Ezequiel Matteo, Cesar Pelizer Lighting: Ago Carrera Render: Ago Carrera, Ezequiel Matteo 
Textures: Franco Vecchi 
Modeling: Guido Lambertini, Franco Vecchi 
Mattepaint / backgrounds: Franco Vecchi 2d Fxs: Leo Campasso, Cesar Pelizer 
3d Simulation: Ago Carrera Music: Diego Voloschin

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rear Window Timelapse by Jeff Desom

All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.
more info:
Hungarian Dance No. 5
composed by Johannes Brahms
arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Transforming Still Life Painting" by Rob and Nick Carter and Moving Picture Company- The Making Of

Many artists have animated famous paintings before, but the husband-and-wife artistic team Rob and Nick Carter have taken it to a whole other level. They created a a three-hour animated version of an Ambrosius Bosschaert still life painting from 1618:

Every aspect of Bosschaert’s painting has been brought to life including each flower stem, insect and background scenery. The film…takes the painted scene from early morning darkness through to noon (where the film exactly resembles the original painting) into dusk and late night.

They worked with a team of nearly two dozen artists from the vfx house Moving Picture Company where they first recreated all of the painting’s elements in Maya. Then they spent two-and-a-half years animating the film. If you go to Rob and Nick’swebsite and click on #10, you can get a taste of the exceedingly subtle and meditative quality of the real-time animation.

This article in Computer Arts offers more details of the challenges involved in creating such a slow-paced animated sequence. The digital artwork, titled “Transforming Still Life Painting,” is being released in an edition of 12 (plus 5 artist proofs). Each one is valued at £50,000 ($80,000). The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague, which houses Bosschaert’s original painting, has already agreed to acquire one of the Carters’ digital reproductions for its collection.

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sheridan College 2012 student films

Sheridan College industry Day Commercial 2012 With Credits from Katarina Antonic on Vimeo.


MEGALIZER from Vic CHHUN on Vimeo.

Petit projet d'animation chaînée lancé par Mohamed FADERA et moi même.
Avec la merveilleuse participation (par ordre d'apparition) de :

Marion DELPECH, Faouzi HAMMADI, Thierno BAH, Vic CHHUN, Leyla KADDOURA, Mehdi TEBBAKH, Nicolas UGHEN, Benjamin CULOT, Yannis BOULTADAKIS, Mohamed FADERA, Viviane KARPP, Abdel Raouf ZAIDI et Rony HOTIN.

Sur une musique de B'ZWAX : MEGALIZER