Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Creativity & Inspiration & Pete Doctor & Storytellers

Pete Docter – Inside the Creative Community: The Power and Process of Animated Film

Pete Docter is a film director, animator, screenwriter, and voice actor at Pixar Animation Studios. He contributed to the story and characters of Toy Story, Pixar’s first full-length animated feature film, and served as the supervising animator for the film. He wrote story treatments for Toy Story 2 and Wall-E and directed Monsters, Inc., Up, and his latest release, Inside Out. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards and won Best Animated Feature Film for Up. Born and raised…

Anim Talk & Contest & News & Stop Mo

Stop-motion shorts and TV specials may be submitted for the first edition of ANIMARKT pitching that will take place in Lodz (Poland) in October 2017. Pitching competition will be accompanied by pitching training sessions, panel discussions, presentations, workshops and individual face-to-face meetings.   The pitching is a part of ANIMARKT – the first in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) event of a kind, focusing on stop motion / puppet animation. Its second edition will be held in Lodz (Poland) from 2nd to…

Animated Features & CG & Independent Film Making & Inspiration

MAVKA. The Forest Song. Official Teaser Trailer 1

Watch the new teaser trailer of Ukrainian animated feature film ‘Mavka.The Forest Song’! The magic world of the ancient forest, incredible adventures and fantastic heroes that will soon be discovered by the whole world! Mavka – a soul of the Forest, she is nature herself, she is complex, mysterious and two-folded: tender and caring when in love, but fierce and defensive when hurt. Nevertheless, her main feature is that she always strives for peace and harmony. This is the story…

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Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration & Ringling & Student Work & Visual Effects Society

Extinguished

“Extinguished” by Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann In a world where flames represent love, it’s easy to get your heart burned. Created at Ringling College of Art and Design https://www.facebook.com/ExtinguishedMovie/ Jacob Mann – jacobmannart.com – jmann@c.ringling.edu Ashley Anderson – ashleyanderson.squarespace.com – aanderso@c.ringling.edu…

CG & Creatures & GDC & Inspiration & Siggraph & Trade Shows & VFX

A Study of Creature Animation in Film and Games

I disagree with this guy,Jalil Sadool, COMPLETELY. There IS a HUGE difference between creating creature animation for film and games. I disagree with his assessment that it doesn’t make a difference between the the final output expectations. There IS a BIG difference in the animation itself between these genres.  I am currently working on the feature Avatar and the animation production process is very specific. The game and feature labels definitely apply to the approach to creating the animation. In…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration

Mended Little Hearts

Check out the breakdown here: https://youtu.be/xODCdqTWzRo The MENDED LITTLE HEARTS organization supports children, patients and families suffering from congenital heart disease. To create more awareness of their important work, they commissioned BLACKLIST & STUDIO AKA to create a unique set of animations that illustrate the proposition that the more you donate the better the story gets. There are five different versions of the animation which range from sparse renders in which most if not all the background is invisible, forcing us…