Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

AUTO NOM

Oh hello lovely machine, emancipating yourself from function… You look adorable, you know? Yes dear, you were built to be autonomous, it said so in the campaign brief. No rush – getting from A to B was never an exciting idea to begin with, for your kind. Dance yourself clean, pull your metal frame apart and let the sun burn through your circuits. Ride your autobiography, guided by the beauty of your code. Fresh freedom smells like common place, and…

Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Love in the Time of Advertising

Weird character designs, but really cute story. An animated musical love story about a young man who lives inside a billboard and is charged with updating the advertisements. When he falls in love with a beautiful lady living across the highway, he has to use the only method he knows to get his message across – advertising. Production information Work Name: Love in the Time of Advertising Language: English Running time: approx. 8 minutes Production Country: USA Co-written, co-directed by:…

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Animated Features & Box Office & CG & The Biz & VFX

Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at the Domestic Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films‘ Wonder Woman won a second-straight weekend at the domestic box office with an impressive $57.2 million, a drop of just 45% in ticket sales (it’s usually 50 to 60% these days for a film’s second weekend). That’s higher than the second weekends of Man of Steel ($41.3 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($51.3 million) and Suicide Squad ($43.5 million), despite all three of those movies having bigger opening weekends. The domestic total now stands at $205 million.…

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Animated Features & CG & Inspiration & Pixar

Pixar reveals an all-Latino cast for Coco (and a new poster!)

Along with a beautiful new poster, Pixar released details today of the large cast of characters that we can look forward to seeing in Coco later this year, all voiced by actors of Latino descent (including Gabriel Iglesias, Renée Victor, Sofía Espinosa, and Edward James Olmos). It’s worth remembering that Pixar put a lot of effort into making the cast of Brave entirely Scottish or of Scottish descent (save a few lines of dialogue, like the now-essential John Ratzenberger cameo),…

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Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & VFX

Robot & Scarecrow

Set amidst the euphoric madness of a summer music festival, Robot & Scarecrow is a uniquely modern fairy tale about love. When a robot pop diva flees her keepers she runs straight into the arms of a lonely scarecrow desperate for adventure. They spend an incredible night together, caught in a heady vortex of music and magic: Produced by Factory Fifteen and Nexus, the 15-minute-long Robot & Scarecrow was commissioned by social media network Vero and Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s production company DMC Film…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration

Legio XVII

Jérémy Cisse presents his new short film LEGIO XVII, directed during his 4th year at Supinfocom Valenciennes.  The story was inspired by a historic battle of the ancient Rome, when the Germans clans join the rebellion organized by Arminius and push the Romans out of the Germania. Germania, 9 ap. J.-C. The story was inspired by a historic battle of the ancient Rome when the Germans clans join the rebellion organized by Arminius and push the Romans out of the…

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Behind the Scenes & Björk & CG & Inspiration & Music Videos & VFX

björk: notget VFX Breakdown

Final Music Video at: vimeo.com/220584509 More images and info behance.net/gallery/52828377/bjoerk-notget I worked closely with Warren and Nick from W&N studio to bring this piece to life over the last few months. We started with allot of experimenting in 3D, exploring the themes of death and decay, transformation and rebirth. Bjork fell in love with the organic/biological tests we had done early on and we set out to build on this theme. We used Maya and V-ray as our rendering platform…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & Low Poly

Fisheye

Set in the early 1950s, FISHEYE is inspired by the classic suspense thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock with an animated twist. The story is about the line between obsession and madness as an oddball writer is compelled to note down everything his neighbours do, no matter what. Written, Directed and Animated by Dane Winn Sound by Matthew Footitt Music by Andrew Cottee thomasSeated from Dane Winn on Vimeo.…

Animated Features & CG & Comics & Inspiration & The Biz & VFX

‘Wonder Woman’ Breaks Glass Ceiling For Female Directors With $97M+ Debut; Earns ‘A’ CinemaScore

Read More Here 5th UPDATE, Saturday writethru after Friday 11:40 PM: After weathering lackluster critical scores and OK fan response with last year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad, all is well and correct in the Warner Bros/DC universe as Wonder Woman is both a hit with critics (94% Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences, earning an A CinemaScore on top of her current $97.1 million opening. For the weekend of June 2-4, based on late night Saturday estimates: 1.). Wonder Woman  (WB), 4,165 theaters /…