A Clean Energy Future for North Carolina

https://vimeo.com/236947630

Gorgeous color palette and designs.

As Duke Energy rolled out it's plan for the future of North Carolina's energy production, Sierra Club asked us to create a film that showed the residents or NC that there was another option. An option that would improve their health and be more financially and ecologically responsible.

The final video exists as single complete video and two cut-downs that focus on different areas of the plan. We chose to take advantage of the beauty of North Carolina in reminding people just what was at stake in their decisions.

Client
Sierra Club

Direction
IV Studio

Exec. Producers
Samuel Cowden, Adrienne Bramhall

Creative Director
Zac Dixon

Animators
Zac Dixon, Taylor Blair, Nayt Cochran, Michael Cribbs, Maxwell Anderson, Damien Grant

Illustrators
Michael Cribbs, Taylor Blair

Compositing
Zac DIxon

Sound Design
IV Studio


Devon Manney - USC Alumnus’s Wins Silver Student Academy Award

https://vimeo.com/220083389

I am a little late on this but one of my USC Students won a silver medal in Animation at the Student Academy Awards.

CONGRATS DEVON!

Alumnus’s award-winning animated short explores phantom limb pain

“No one makes a film in a vacuum,” Manney said. “And ‘Cradle’ is indebted to so many beautiful souls and talented artists that it really just makes me dizzy to think about it.”


AnimatorSteve - Stephen Vyas - Breakdown of Fight Animation

https://vimeo.com/196117478

Animating a fight with multiple characters is tough.

For every contact, the silhouette needs to be extra readable with a clear line of action.
I think this fight is a good example if you want to animate one!

Stephen Vyas drew over some of the contact poses to show the importance of line of action and silhouette.

Clip to study from: Fight VII animated by Stephen Vyas

http://animatorsteve.weebly.com/

Clip to study from: Fight VII animated by Stephen Vyas

Animating a fight with multiple characters is tough. For every contact, the silhouette needs to be extra readable with a clear line of action.
I think this fight is a good example if you want to animate one!

I've drawn over some of the contact poses, enjoy :)

Clip to study from: Fight VII animated by Stephen Vyas

http://animatorsteve.weebly.com/

Posted by Frame by Frame on Monday, October 16, 2017


Tabook

https://vimeo.com/237533910

While browsing the bookstore 19-year-old Gwen is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky erotica, earning her disapproving glares from the other customers. Will Gwen follow her deepest desires or will she let her embarrassment restrain her?

‘Tabook’ looks at the subject of sex in a fun loving way, highlighting the taboo that exists in society around embracing sexuality. It was crafted through digital 2D character animation (TVPaint) with paper art backgrounds, and a little bit of CG for the books.

Wishing you a happy International Face Your Fears Day (October 10th)!

More info: tabook.nl
© Studio Pupil 2016 studiopupil.com

Crew:
Director: Dario van Vree
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Production coordinator: Iris Frankhuizen
Creative consultant: Johan Klungel
Animation studio: Studio Pupil
Screenplay, storyboard: Dario van Vree
Design: Bonnie Mier, Dario van Vree
Paper art: Vera van Wolferen
Background photography: Dario van Vree
Typography: DB Creative Works
Animation: Tom Mourik, Michael Sewnarain, Bonnie Mier
Clean-up: Myrthe Raasveld
Coloring: Daniel Visscher
Compositing: Studio Plumeau
Technical research: Colin Dassen
Lead voice (Gwen): Reineke Jonker
Additional voices: Annegeer Konijn, Oscar van der Heiden, Dario van Vree
Music: Nik Phelps
Foley, sound design, mix: Jeroen Nadorp
Foley recording engineer: Robin van der Heiden
Sound studio: Bob Kommer Studios
Festival distribution: Ursula van den Heuvel (KLIK! Distribution Service)
Production consultant: Jantiene de Kroon


Goodbye Uncanny Valley

https://vimeo.com/237568588

It’s 2017 and computer graphics have conquered the Uncanny Valley, that strange place where things are almost real... but not quite. After decades of innovation, we’re at the point where we can conjure just about anything with software. The battle for photoreal CGI has been won, so the question is... what happens now?

CREDITS:

Written and animated by Alan Warburton with the support of Tom Pounder and Wieden + Kennedy.
Music by Cool 3D World (cool3dworld.com/)
Special thanks to: Leanne Redfern, Nico Engelbrecht, Iain Tait, Indiana Matine, Katrina Sluis, David Surman, Jacob Gaboury and Daniel Rourke.

Animated backgrounds generously provided by:

• Quixel (quixel.se/)
• Katarina Markovic (youtube.com/channel/UCcr4QTtAK9N96pf_Z_zVqWg)
• Roman Senko (vimeo.com/rendan)

Featuring work by:

• Al and Al (alandal.co.uk/)
• Albert Omoss (omoss.io/)
• Alex McLeod (alxclub.com/)
• Barry Doupe (barrydoupe.ca/)
• Claudia Hart (claudiahart.com/)
• Cool 3D World (cool3dworld.com/)
• Dave Fothergill (vimeo.com/davefothergillvfx)
• Dave Stewart (vimeo.com/davegrafix)
• Drages Animation (youtube.com/user/drakhean)
• El Popo Sangre (vimeo.com/elpoposangre)
• Esteban Diacono (estebandiacono.com)
• Eva Papamargariti (evapapamargariti.tumblr.com/)
• Filip Tarczewski (vimeo.com/ftarczewski)
• Geoffrey Lillemon (geoffreylillemon.com/website/)
• Jacolby Satterwhite (jacolby.com/home.html)
• Jesse Kanda (jessekanda.com/)
• John Butler (vimeo.com/user3946359)
• Jonathan Monaghan (jonmonaghan.com/)
• Jun Seo Hahm (vimeo.com/junseohahm)
• Kathleen Daniel (duh-real.com/)
• Katie Torn (katietorn.com/index.html)
• Kim Laughton (kimlaughton.tumblr.com/)
• Kouhei Nakama (kouheinakama.com/)
• LuYang (luyang.asia/)
• Mike Pelletier (mikepelletier.net/)
• Nic Hamilton (nichamilton.info/)
• Pussykrew (hybrid-universe-emulation.net/)
• Rick Silva (ricksilva.net/)
• Sanatorios (instagram.com/sanatorios/)
• Zeitguised (zeitguised.com)


Dead Friends

https://vimeo.com/202694512

Decades after a mysterious incurable zombie virus spreads throughout the world mankind is in danger of going extinct.
Among the infected there is an old zombie and a dog that remains loyal to his master and hopes he will become human again one day.

"Dead Friends" is my graduation film created for Sheridan College Animation in Oakville, Canada. Within the course of a year it has been screened at over 30 film festivals all over the world and now I have decided to share my film with you. I hope you enjoy. Special thanks to everyone who helped create this film.
Changsik Lee
Homepage: https://www.artstation.com/artist/changsiklee
Email: coshic2@gmail.com

A more detailed list of all the festival awards:

1.MCNY Film Festival- Winner 2016
2.FRESHFLIX 2016 - Best of 2016- Narrative Animation (Canada) 2016
3.CINECAFEST Central American Short Film Festival – Best Animation 2016
4.LOS ANGELES CineFest Best Animation 2016
5.LOS ANGELES CineFest Best of Audience 2016
6.Roselle Park Loves Shorts – Best Student Animated 2016
7.International Animated Short Film Festival AJAYU – Finalist Short Film
8.Best Short Fest – Short Film – Semi-final nominated 2016
9.Comicpalooza Film Festival - Semi-final nominated 2016
10.Nelvana: Best 3D Computer Animation Award
11.DHXcellence Award in 3D Animation
12.HP People’s choice Award
13.OFFA OAKVILLE FESTIVALS OF FILM&ART - Animated Short 2015
14.Montreal International Animation Film Festival – ANIMAZE - Canada Wide Student Film. 2016
15.The Dead Walk Festival - Short Film 2016
16.MINIKINO FILM- Short Animation – Official Selection 2016
17.Toronto Korean Film Festival - selected works of Korean Canadian directors 2016
18.Anim!Arte - Official selection
19.Kraken Con Animation - Best Student Animated Short 2016
20.Trash – International Fantastic Film Festival – Official selection
21.IndieWise FREE Virtual Festival – Official Selection
22.Pixelatl – Animated Short- Official Selection
23.ICARO – International Animation – Official Selection
24.NuKhu – Official Selection 2016
25.SABC Ekurhuleni International Film Festival - Best International Film Award Official Selection 2016
26.Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival – official selection
27.TIF Video Challenge - Short Film – Official Selection 2016
28.IndieFlicks International - Short Shorts – Official Selection 2016
29.The 60 Seconds or Less Video Festival - Short Film – Official Selection 2016
30.TMC London Film Festival – Best Animated Short Film – Official Selection
31.PUSH Film Festival - Short Films – Official Selection 2016
32.The Drunken Film Fest - Short Film - Honourable Mentions
33.Kinematifest festival - International Animation 2016
34.THEMODCON London Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film 2016
35.El Festival - Animated Short 2016
36.Chennai International Short Film Festival-Official Seletion
37. PSIAF 2017-Official Selection


Kittykat96

https://vimeo.com/237139393

sound: josh yeung
music: dean pattinson
https://soundcloud.com/dean-pattinson


EYES

https://vimeo.com/236584808


Reflexion

https://vimeo.com/39706170

This Animated Short is a description of Women concerns about the way they look.

"Reflexion", a french animated short film directed by PlanKtoon and Yoshimichi Tamura.
Prouction: Planktoon
Posprod: Cosmostudio
Directed: Yoshi Tamura/Planktoon
http://www.planktoon.com/


Be Free

https://vimeo.com/236922258

Be free

In partnership with Psyop, nöbl created this quirky and humourous video clip. As a celebration of sexual freedom, it is thanks to the expertise of a talented team of contributors that we were able to bring this suggestive and fluid sequence to life. The project was initially commissioned by a brand, and has never been made available to the public.

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CREDITS
Client: It’s a Secret ;D
Creative direction: Trevor Conrad - Psyop
Animation direction: nöbl
Cell animation: Leyla kaddoura, Jakub Szczesniak, Laurent Box, Vic Chhun, Mathieu smorto, Wen Fan, Gaston Pacheco, Nicolas Toujan
Compositing: Julien Nantiec & Cyril Izarn
Soundtrack: Valentin Cassidy Feat Spectre - Till The End
Music Direction and Production: Mooders


Anatomy of Facial Expression


Anatomy of Facial Expression: From website... "With our second book, we are redefining the human head, often the most difficult area of human anatomy to understand. This time we are taking it a step further by bringing this imagery to you in full 3D.  This book focuses exclusively on using 3D modeling, CT, Mri and 3D scan techniques of the head & neck. It covers forms, shapes, facial topography, gender differences, age groups, body types, ethnicities, and the anatomy of the human head and neck."


Protanopia by Andre Bergs

https://youtu.be/kfDV1pMLi_8

Digital comic project Protanopia by Andre Bergs

http://appstore.com/protanopia
http://andrebergs.com/protanopia/


Animation Is Film Festival | October 20th-22nd

The inaugural year of Gkids Animation Is Film festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, commences in two weeks. Gkids has teamed with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety magazine and ASIFA-Hollywood to launch Animation Is Film, an annual animation festival in Los Angeles. The first edition will showcase feature films in competition, special presentations, retrospectives, and short film programs. Complete schedule below.

WHERE:
TCL Chinese 6 Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

WHEN:

Friday, October 20, 2017
7pm: Breadwinner (Q&A): U.S. PREMIERE
9:30pm: Fireworks

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00am: Outlandish Lands
1:30pm: The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Q&A)
1:30pm: Three Snow Whites
4:15pm: Zombillenium (Q&A)
4:15pm: Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Q&A)
7:00pm: Mutafukas
7:00pm: Virus Tropical (Q&A): WORLD PREMIERE
9:30pm: Mind Game

Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:00am: Big Fish and Begonia
11:00am: The Incredibles (Q&A)
2:15pm: Lu Over The Wall
2:15pm: The Lego Batman (Q&A)
5:15pm: Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Q&A)
5:15pm: Tehran Taboo (Q&A): NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
8:00pm: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
8:00pm: Songs of Love and Death (Q&A)

IN ATTENDANCE:

Filmmakers: Nora Twomey (THE BREADWINNER ), Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES), Hiromasa Yonebayashi (director) and Yoshiaki Nishimura (producer) (MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER), Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivera (BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN), Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord (ZOMBILLENIUM), Santiago Caicedo (VIRUS TROPICAL), John Walker (producer, THE INCREDIBLES), Chris McKay (THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE), Ali Soozandeh (TEHRAN TABOO), and other film festival luminaries.

For more information CLICK HERE.


Ramblers - Nick Animated Shorts

https://www.facebook.com/NickAnimatedShorts/videos/129386817786093/

A boy scout crash lands on Trash Planet to collect a valuable flower and earn his badge. Created by Morghan Fortier & Brett Jubinville.


Careers In Film Summit - October 14th

The Academy will present its 3rd annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 14th, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The day-long event will provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from Academy members, Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals about the skills, education and hard work required to achieve success. The summit includes six panel discussions that also will be live-streamed on Oscars.org.

The final panel of the day – starting at 4:20pm – presents five of the leading animation artists in the field today, who will offer students firsthand knowledge of working in the industry and identify essential skills for their respective careers. Sessions also will incorporate film clips and Q & As with students.

All Things Animation – Panelists, 4:20pm, Oct. 14, 2017

Dale Baer, animator, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
Neysa Bové, visual development artist, “Moana”
Everett Downing Jr., animator/story artist, “Boss Baby”
Jorge Gutiérrez, director-character designer, “The Book of Life”
Vanessa Morrison, president, 20th Century Fox Animation
Simon Otto, head of character animation, “How to Train Your Dragon”
Moderated by Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs

Tickets for the Los Angeles event are free, but must be reserved in advance. For more information and to obtain tickets, click here.