Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Pale Blue Dot" by ORDER

Pale Blue Dot from ORDER on Vimeo.

A visual response to Carl Sagan's famed 'Pale Blue Dot' monologue, where he muses on our planet's appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. The most distant photograph ever taken of Earth. This was a free-time project, designed and created in After Effects with extensive sound work created to sit along side the music from Cosmos and spoken word from Sagan. I had wanted to bring visuals to Sagan's words for some time and finished this after working on it periodically over the last 3 months. Thanks for taking the time to view.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Paperman Breakdown by John Kahrs -- via itsartmag

"This is a great first look at the technology and techniques that have been created for and used on the animated short, "Paperman".
If you don't know what Paperman is, check out the links below.  Director, John Kahrs and the team working on this film have definitely put a lot of thought and heart into it.
The line between 2D and 3D is slowly beginning to blend together.  The debate between mediums will continue, no doubt, but Paperman is sure to break some new ground and combine the best of both worlds.  We shall see.
Has anyone actually seen the short film in its entirety yet?  We'd love to hear what you thought of it."

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Late Night Work Club

Late Night Work Club from Late Night Work Club on Vimeo.

"Here comes Late Night Work Club! LNWC is a collective of indie animators. That is, animators who do independent, non-commercial work. Or, in some cases, animators who do commercial work, but are also up to the wee hours of the night making non-commercial rock your socks off work. Scott Benson has more info and images on his blog. Stellar lineup below.

Late Night Work Club is Scott Benson, Charles Huettner, Eimhin McNamara, Eammon O’neill, Caleb Wood, Sean Buckelew, Dave Prosser, Jake Armstrong, Erin Kilkenny,Alexx Grigg, Daniella Orsini, Christen Bach, Connor Finnegan, Louise Bagnall, Ciaran Duffy, and Andy Rohrmann (aka Scientific American)."

Train Of Thought

Train Of Thought from Thaddaeus Andreades on Vimeo.
This project was completed in 3 weeks! My partner and I are Sophomores in the undergraduate Computer Animation program at SVA. All modeling, texturing, lighting and animation was done using maya. We used the maya software renderer. No Dynamics were used in the making of this film, only hand animation!