2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & CG & Creativity & Funny & Inspiration & Traditional

Story of an idea – Google I/O 17 opening

This is the story of an idea, how it appears, how we try to shape it, how it evolves, changes and blossoms into something grand, with a fate of its own. This film was created for the opening of the annual Google I/O conference in may 2017. Directed by: Fx Goby Commissioner: Google Creative Directors: Tom Manion & Jack Colley Events & Experiences Lead: Amanda Matuk Events & Experiences Producers: Megan Hardy & Karen Morris Production Company: Nexus Studios Executive…

Animated Shorts & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Extra Lucide

When a psychic predicts his own death. A film made in the context of training in production management & digital animation techniques to promote LISAA Paris 2016-2017, by: Cyril Vacaresse: Director, Storyboard – Florian Teyssou: Concept Art, 3D Generalist – Maxime Cronier: Moderator, 3D Layout – Nicola Gallea: Concept Art, 2D Layout – Cedric Henriques: Animation, Design Chara – Noémie Govare: Animation – Clovis Schneider: Music – Thérence Guillerme: Sound Design Read more about the training: http://bit.ly/LISAA-AnimProd…

Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Cherry

Cherry, an animated Short film directed for a project on the theme “Love”, by four students of GOBELINS. They worked for 5 months using Maya. Directed by Alessandro VERGONNIER, Joël FURAND, Thibault LECLERCQ and Tristan POULAIN.…

Animated Television & Behind the Scenes & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & VFX

The Making of Stranger Things with Aaron Sims Creative

With the highly anticipated second series of Netflix cult show Stranger Things set for release this coming Halloween, we caught up with the team at Aaron Sims Creative – the award-winning VFX studio that brought the series’ eerie otherworldly landscapes and terrifying Demogorgon to life.…

CG & Rigs

New Luna Rig – FREE!

New Luna Rig – FREE! I have’t tested it yet, but here is a new rig released by Adien Dendra.  Once I test it with my students and it passes, I will add it to the approved rig list.  Comment with your notes on how you think it works and strengths and weaknesses! Looks to me like she can go off model quickly which makes it hard to teach with this rig with beginners.  Her fingers are designed poorly – too…

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),…