Animated Features & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Deep clip: Trouble is bubbling!

On August 25, Lionsgate will be releasing a fresh European animation catch to US theaters and On Demand: Deep, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Julio Soto Gúrpide (Radiophobia). The CG family adventure combines a coming-of-age story with ecological themes set in a colorful world beneath the waves. In the clip below, the little yellow octopus hero of our tale, Deep (voiced by Justin Felbinger) breaks out of his community’s safe zone and discovers some leftover human “treasures.” But, hastily trying…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Creatures & Filmmaking & Funny & Geek Stuff & James Cameron & VFX

James Cameron Reveals Avatar Sequel Details

From Empire Online.com James Cameron is not someone who does things by halves. The man who rebuilt the Titanic is currently hard at work on four sequels toAvatar, the first of which won’t land until 2020. However, there are a few things about the upcoming sequels that fans will find familiar, not least of all the principal villain. Warning: Spoilers ahead. It’s long been confirmed that Stephen Lang‘s Colonel Quartich would return (despite taking a pair of four-foot arrows in…

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Animated Features & CG & Jorge Gutierrez & News & Warner Brothers

Jorge Gutierrez on board to develop LEGO spinoff The Billion Brick Race Read

Read More here… Warner Bros. has tapped “The Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez to develop the “Billion Brick Race” project in a studio off-shoot from its Lego franchise. “Billion Brick Race,” which has not yet been greenlit by the studio, was previously in development with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee. Chris McKay and Jill Wilfert of Lego are executive producing.…

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…

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…

Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & CG & Cinematography & Film Criticism & Filmmaking & Pete Doctor & Storytellers

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

What does your character WANT? What does your character NEED? Creating a story is often as much of a journey for the writer as it is for the characters. In this video I look at the writing process for Inside Out to examine how the powerful emotions in the film were inspired by the real-life experiences of the writers.…

Animated Features & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & VFX

Film Contact 1997 – Brilliant Tricky Mirror Shot Explained

Contact visual effects supervisors Ken Ralston and Stephen Rosenbaum explain how this amazing scene was shot. From VFX Blog… read more here.   vfxblog: So how did you plan it and how did you pull it off? I think people are still bamboozled by it. Ralston: Well, the idea was to present it in a simple way. The beauty of it is, anywhere else, there’d be cutaways of course to show what you need to know. So first of all,…