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Björk & Events & My Students & Projection Mapping & VR

Rhythms + Visions /Expanded + Live 3 @ USC

  Parking is 12$ so park on the street! Rhythms + Visions /Expanded + Live 3 – AfterLife by Angie Jones, Music composed by Bryan Curt Kostors from Angie Jones on Vimeo. After Life by Angie Jones 6k render for a 70-foot installation Music Composed By Bryan Curt Kostors  :15 piece in the Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live Show projected in the park behind the USC John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts. Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, Davide…

Learning & Materials

Winsor & Newton introduce the new MasterClass series

“It’s free to all and will be a first-of-its-kind tutorial running throughout the year, filling a crucial gap in artistic education: the behaviours and properties of the mediums themselves. Aimed at fine art students, these short tutorial videos unlock the secrets of colour and chemistry and set the viewer on the path to true mastery of the field.” Winsor & Newton’s heritage spans an impressive 184 years. It’s a heritage founded on innovation, dedication, and the tireless pursuit of perfection…

CG & Resources & Rig Reviews & Rigs

Thinking Animation – New Maya Rigs Section

Every day riggers are releasing more and more really well-done rigs for FREE! So, I have re-worked my Maya Rig section to accommodate. The rigs listed in the Maya section on the left menu have all been tested at some point by myself and/or my students. These are the rigs I recommend. I have separated the rigs by the level of detail and controls. Simple rigs are separated under NEWBIE. The more intermediate level rigs are under JUNIOR – BIPED and…

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Facial Animation & Learning

19 Smiles and Only 6 Are for Happiness

BBC Future Tells Us Why Smiles Are Not All The Same Our grins are not as simple as they seem. There are a myriad different ways to smile – and some of them can conceal some less than happy feelings. Of 19 different types of smile, only six occur when we’re having a good time. The rest happen when we’re in pain, embarrassed, uncomfortable, horrified or even miserable. A smile may mean contempt, anger or incredulity, that we’re lying or that…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & My Students & Traditional

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents ‘First Frame 2017’ April 21st!

I am so proud of my students at USC. Come out and see some of the films!  My MFA student from 2016 Jessie Wang created the film below – 8’Oclock shadow. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents First Frame 2017, the annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA). The showcase will feature original student work spanning all forms of animation including experimental and…

Animated Shorts & Hero's Journey & Inspiration & Learning

The Hero’s Journey according to Joseph Campbell – video by Matthew Winkler and Kirill Yeretsky

View the full video and lesson at: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-… What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature’s most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero. Lesson by Matthew Winkler, animation by Kirill Yeretsky.…

Inspiration

GHOST IN THE SHELL – REEL

The sequences and images in the reel represent a compilation of work created for the Ghost in the Shell live action film, which includes everything from animation tests to final assets implemented in the film. For more information and behind the scenes please visit – ashthorp.com/ghost-in-the-shell TEAM Director – Rupert Sanders Lead Concept Artist – Maciej Kuciara Lead Concept Artist – Vitaly Bulgarov Concept Artist/Designer – Ash Thorp Designer – Chris Bjerre Reel Editor – Franck Deron…

Music Videos

Merk – I’m Easy

Fun little music video for Merk’s vibrant track “I’m Easy” featuring a cast of playful characters. “I’m Easy” can be found on Merk’s debut album “Swordfish”: planetmerk.com Director: Parallel Teeth | parallelteeth.com Illustration, Animation & Rotoscoping: Parallel Teeth | parallelteeth.com Caitlin McCarthy | c8l.in Live Action Camera Op: Josh Yong | joshyong.co Edit & Compositing: Parallel Teeth | parallelteeth.com Music: Merk | planetmerk.com…

2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & Animated Television & Cartoon Network & CG & Inspiration & Traditional

Welcome To My Life | Cartoon Network Mini

Cartoon network Mini: Welcome To My Life Short about a day in the life of Douglas aka T-Kash, a monster trying to fit in at his high school. Elizabathe Ito says: My senior year project. An animated documentary about a family of monsters trying to lead a normal american life. The voices are really my family… This won the Producer’s Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival, was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2004, and has been…

Animated Shorts & Inspiration & Traditional

Far The Days Come

Far The Days Come A tree fell and somewhere in a cold unknown land, man discovered fire. Fire saved man and comforted him. Time passed, trees kept falling and comfortable men fired to take further comfort in unknown lands. World has come a full circle. CREDITS: Directed By : Ram Singh Music By : Letter Box Art Lead : Samar Malik Artist : Gyanendra Singh, Govind Ram, Vikas Pundir Animation :Pinky Naskar , Nishant Kumar FX : Nishant Kumar Special…