Animated Features & Cartoony & CG & Independent Film Making & Inspiration & Traditional

ICARE (Icarus)Teaser

From Cartoon Brew… The Greek myth of Icarus serves as the basis of the film, but there are some new twists to this classic tale about a boy who flies too close to the sun. “The idea is to imagine the youth of the young Icarus, a part that goes unmentioned in the myth as we know it,” Vogele told Cartoon Brew. In Vogele’s version, the story will focus on the friendship between Icarus and the Minotaur, both of whom…

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Anim Talk & Animated Features & CG & Freelancers & Networking & Outsourcing & Overseas Production & The Biz & VFX Labor Issues

A 24-Minute Documentary on The Unsustainable VFX Industry

Hollywood’s Greatest Trick was produced by Sohail Al-Jamea and Ali Rizvi for McClatchy Video Lab, a division of the McClatchy media organization that owns dozens of newspapers around the United States. The reporting for the piece was’ done by Greg Hadley and Elizabeth Koh. It was one of the most controversial cinematic moments of 2016. In the final scene of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” a figure shrouded in a white cloak turns, extends her hand, faces the camera…

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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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…

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Animated Features & CG & Pixar

Pixar’s new ‘Lou’ short tackles playground bullying

I’m so excited to announce that I’m directing Pixar’s next short film “Lou”! #insidepixar #himom A video posted by Dave Mullins (@dave.mullins) on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:43pm PDT Not many studios could get mainstream audiences excited about a new short film, but Pixar isn’t most studios. The company has just released a cute little teaser announcing their next new short: Lou, directed by longtime Pixar animator Dave Mullins. Lou will be Mullins’ first directing credit, but he’s an old hand when…