Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & Stop Mo & Traditional

Pinky Toe

Overwhelmed by a “phantom itch” from his missing pinky toe, a man must come to terms with his situation or succumb completely to his obsession. My second year film at CalArts! I was lucky to have worked with some amazing talent to make this possible. Thank you so much to everyone involved. Music Composed by Paul Michael Cardon Narration by Nick D’Agostino Sound Design by Paul Michael Cardon Set Fabrication by Ming-Huei Huang Props by Emily Martinez and Kesiah Manival…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration

DEUSPI

Director : MEGACOMPUTEUR Team 3D: Léo Brunel, Quentin Camus, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, Corentin Yvergniaux 3D Supervisor: Benoit Revilliot Production: Wizz Soundtrack: Kouz Short film made during our summer internship at WIZZ Design, Paris.…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration

Release from Heaven

Release from Heaven, directed by Ali Noori Oskouei, is an enchanting mixed-technique animation project which blurs the lines between imagination, storytelling and reality. Set in a war-torn country, the film follows a school teacher and writer named Sareh. When she has to take two of her students to find their father, she tries to keep them calm on the perilous journey by telling them stories. When the little group discovers a cave that is exactly like one from Sareh’s stories,…

CG & Resources & Rig Reviews & Rigs

Thinking Animation – New Maya Rigs Section

Every day riggers are releasing more and more really well-done rigs for FREE! So, I have re-worked my Maya Rig section to accommodate. The rigs listed in the Maya section on the left menu have all been tested at some point by myself and/or my students. These are the rigs I recommend. I have separated the rigs by the level of detail and controls. Simple rigs are separated under NEWBIE. The more intermediate level rigs are under JUNIOR – BIPED and…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & My Students & Traditional

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents ‘First Frame 2017’ April 21st!

I am so proud of my students at USC. Come out and see some of the films!  My MFA student from 2016 Jessie Wang created the film below – 8’Oclock shadow. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents First Frame 2017, the annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA). The showcase will feature original student work spanning all forms of animation including experimental and…

2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & Animated Television & Cartoon Network & CG & Inspiration & Traditional

Welcome To My Life | Cartoon Network Mini

Cartoon network Mini: Welcome To My Life Short about a day in the life of Douglas aka T-Kash, a monster trying to fit in at his high school. Elizabathe Ito says: My senior year project. An animated documentary about a family of monsters trying to lead a normal american life. The voices are really my family… This won the Producer’s Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival, was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2004, and has been…

Animated Commercials & CG & Inspiration

Action Method Promo

Studio in Almaty, Kazakhstan!!! This is our brand new animation promo! We hope you enjoy it. We are an animation studio with creative focus on 3d graphics, illustrations and digital interactive technology. We offer contemporary visual solutions for each specific goals of any complexity and style. We are always open for collaborations and new interesting projects. Behance Project: behance.net/gallery/49461645/Action-Method-Studio-Promo CREDITS: Directed by: Action Method Producer: Anton Parygin Art Direction: Anton Parygin, Alina Balgimbaeva Storyboard: Oleg Charukhin 2D & 3D Animation:…

Animated Titles & CG & Inspiration & VFX

IFCC 2017 Main Titles

Main Titles for the IFCC 2017 Concept Art Conference. An extremely ambitious project, only made possible by the collaboration between close friends, and the passion for what we do. The Film takes you on a metaphorical Journey towards self discovery. Process – vimeo.com/210234580 Full Project on Behance – behance.net/gallery/50748713/IFCC-2017-Main-Titles? IFCC 2017 Process from we|me:do on Vimeo. Credits: Direction/Animation: Sava Živković ———————– behance.net/SavaZivkovic Music/Sound Design: Iz Svemira ————————– behance.net/izsvemira Story: Sava Živković, Nebojša Jež, Milan NIkolić Concept Art: Milan NIkolić———————————– artstation.com/artist/milancho…

Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & CG & Inspiration & VFX

Making of A Monster Calls (Animation Sequence)

More than two years ago, Glassworks Barcelona teamed up to direct and craft the two animated stories embedded in “A Monster Calls”, J. A. Bayona’s new movie, based in the homonymous novel by Patrick Ness. Two metaphorical fables that help understanding episodes of reality that are difficult to explain through traditional narrative. After all this time, and despite the research work done, it’s also very complicated for us to put in words what this experience has meant. This project enabled…

Animated Commercials & Buck & CG & Inspiration

Buck’s Sherwin-Williams “Safari”

In 2009, we were asked by our friends at McKinney to explore a world made of color, literally. The Sherwin colors themselves are the cast of their own story of infinite possibility, taking us places that spark our sense of curiosity, exploration, and expression. The campaign’s success has brought a level of charm and nostalgia to the brand through quiet storytelling, a respite from the cacophony or modern advertising. After over a dozen iterations of the campaign, We continue to…

Animated Features & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Illumination & Inspiration & Trailers

Despicable Me 3 – In Theaters June 30 – Official Trailer #2

Despicable Me 3 – Official Trailer http://www.despicable.me The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017. The animated film is produced…

Animated Features & CG & Funny & Sony Imageworks & Trailers

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE – Official “Lost” Trailer

What if the Smurfs were never alone? Watch the new SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE trailer now and see it in theaters April 7! #SmurfsMovie 🍄 Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive video content: http://bit.ly/SonyPicsSubscribe Follow the Smurfs on social: https://www.facebook.com/SmurfsMovie/ https://www.twitter.com/SmurfsMovie/ https://www.instagram.com/SmurfsMovie/ In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find…

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Animated Commercials & Animated Features & CG & Inspiration & News & Traditional

Punch TV Studios Launches Punch Animation

Hollywood, CA-based Punch TV Studios announced that it is rebranding and relaunching the Urban Television Network as a new animation division that will focus on the development of animated television series and movies for syndication. Punch Animation has tapped renowned animators Floyd Norman (co-writer of the forward to my Thinking Animation book) and Leo Sullivan as president of creative development and chief operating officer, respectively. Norman (aged 81) worked with Walt Disney himself on such films as Sleeping Beauty (1959), 101…

Animated Shorts & CG & VFX

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box is an alternate definition of the greek myth surrounding Pandora and the container/box she is given. This reawakening envisions Pandora releasing time itself to rule as the cause, evil being the effect. Answering the curse of this relentless flow of less time, we are forced to save and pass on through a transition from death to renewal. The 4th chapter honors the end of one time and the hope in the beginning of another. This is an alternate definition…