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Learning & Nuke & Software & Traditional

After Effects to Nuke 101 – A Tutorial by BenQ

Many of my students lean on After Effects and it is quite easy to learn but also Ae has limits once you learn the basics of compositing. Ae is a good as a general application. If you are serious about compositing you should really learn Nuke. This video is sponsored by Benq. This is a brand new series specifically created to help you transition from After Effects to Nuke. In this first video we do a basic introduction to get you…

Animated Shorts & Animated Television & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Black Holes

The butt jokes just keep coming… Black Holes Kickstarter Campaign to fund Season 1 (10×22 min): Black Holes is a satirical animated series about space conquest, the meaning of life and proctology. It chronicles the journey of Dave The Astronaut and his partner, an intelligent melon, as they embark on the first-ever human mission to Mars. This short film is a proof of concept which premiered at Sundance 2017. Available w/ French, Spanish subtitles.…

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Acting & Blogs & Learning & Resources

Comedy For Animators

There is a great blog called Comedy For Animators… check it out! The goal is to teach animators about the art of physical comedy as practiced by the masters. About Comedy for Animators Intended for animators, story artists, writers and development executives, Comedy for Animators is a book written to introduce you to the remarkable art of physical comedy.   If you want to make  funny cartoons, it’s critical to understand this unique history of characters and stories.   Animation teachers have long told…

2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & Traditional & VFX

After Practice

Nice work, just needs to bend at the ball of the foot more… but, really nice job! I was really inspired by the painting “After Practice” by @guweiz … So I recreated it in 3D and animated it. 😋 #autodeskmaya #chaosgroup @chaosgroup #aftereffects #magicbullet #starglow #cgi #3dart #animation #rainyday #umbrellas #cats #city #cityart #art #toomanyhashtags #seecgee A post shared by Neil Tolman (@roguefx) on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:00pm PST Super cool 3D animation (with sound!) by Neil Tolman based on…

Inspiration & News & Oscars & Stop Mo

My Life as a Zucchini – OSCAR NOMINEE TRAILER

My Life as a Zucchini follows a young boy called Zucchini. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought…

Animated Shorts & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Inspiration

The Common Chameleon

In a world where a single chameleon has no natural enemies, this one of a kind creature is destined to hunt for prey. LUMATIC.xyz facebook.com/LUMATIC.xyz twitter.com/LUMATICxyz Watch episode 1 of Our Wonderful Nature here: vimeo.com/26632368 CREDITS Narration – John Berwick Animated by – Lars Krüger Set Design, Set Modeling, Texturing, Lighting – Alexander Pohl Character Design – Tomer Eshed Charakter Modeling, Additional Animation – Michael Herm Rigging, Rendering, Shading, Simulation, Compositing – Dennis Rettkowski Sound Design, Sound Mix – Michal…

2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & Artists & Inspiration & Stop Mo & Traditional

The Bigger Picture

I love this so much! The story of two brothers struggling with the care of their elderly mother. “Staff Pick Premiere: a story of loss told in life-size animation.” Read our interview with director Daisy Jacobs in the Vimeo Blog: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-a-story-of-loss-told-in-life-s **2015 BAFTA WINNER** **2015 OSCAR NOMINATED** Directed by Daisy Jacobs, The Bigger Picture tells the story of two adult sons dealing with the deteriorating condition of their elderly mother. It’s a beautiful film, full of tenderness and compassion. The…

Animated Features & Independent Film Making & Inspiration & Passion Pictures & Traditional & Vimeo

‘Pear Cider and Cigarettes’ Vimeo Original is an Academy Award Contender

Vimeo On Demand Director Robert Valley teams with Passion Pictures to bring his gritty graphic novel to the screen, garnering an Oscar nod and Annie win along the way. Genres: Animation, Documentary Duration: 35 minutes Subtitles: 3 languages + Show Availability: Worldwide For the Script 2 Screen book for Pear Cider and Cigarettes, please visit robertvalley.com. Drink and smoke…that’s what Techno Stypes really likes to do, and fight. He was in no condition to fight. He was sick, really sick.…

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CG & News & Previz

Chris Edwards in Beijing – Part 1: Previs and Virtual Production in China

One of the nicest guys I ever worked with in CG and respectful of the artists who work for him. Read the whole article here at AWN. THE THIRD FLOOR founder talks about cutting edge production techniques and technology in a new global frontier. By Chris Colman | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:01pm Chris Edwards has been pushing the envelope in film production techniques for more than a decade. Since he co-founded THE THIRD FLOOR in 2004, the company…

2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & Cartoony & Inspiration & Traditional

Mesh

A little moment in a big world. Directed By: Gunner Illustration: Ian Sigmon, Nick Forshee, Mike Burdick Animation: Rachel Reid, Mel Mccann, Josh Parker, Harrison Schaeffer, Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee, Ian Sigmon, Mike Basilico Sound: ambroseyu.com/ Mesh Animation Process from Gunner on Vimeo.…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & Learning & Stop Mo

A Conversation with Kubo and the Two Strings VFX Oscar Nominees

https://livestream.com/gnomon/kubo-two-strings-vfx LAIKA’s Oscar-nominated VFX Supervisor, Animation Supervisor and Director of Rapid Prototype will discuss Kubo and the Two Strings at Gnomon ahead of the VES Awards. The panel will bring together Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff, and Brian McLean, and the discussion will be moderated by Emmy-winning character animator and Gnomon Instructor, Laura Barbera. Speakers will take questions from both the stage audience and Livestream viewers during the live event. Tweet questions using #gnomon on Twitter. If you’re in or near…

Artists & Inspiration & Traditional

Director Andy Baker Signs on with Friends Electric

This post dedicated to my student Joe Etemadi… Friends Electric announces that experimental animation director Andy Baker has joined its artists’ roster for UK and European representation. As part of the Friends Electric cohort, Baker is broadening his creative horizons, working with new technologies to create work for a range of platforms and long-form narratives while continuing to emphasize 2D design and character-driven commercial animation. He is currently working on a “first of its kind” VR promo for a prominent…