CG & Funny & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & The Biz

Human Computation

Google TechTalks July 26, 2006 This has little to do with animation, but great potential to influence all parts of visual representation and organization on the internet and is just plain neato! Watch the whole thing – this guy has figured out how to get people to work for free! Luis von Ahn is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also received his Ph.D. in 2005. Previously, Luis obtained a B.S. in…

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Animated Commercials & CG & Flash & Traditional & VFX

Coke Ads that rock!

I found these two links in some old bookmarks…converted the files and saved them for posterity…the first one reminds me of my homie – you know who you are ~ Angie Doggy Happy Cloud Psyop Designs Short Films for Coke “Doggy” and “Mr. Happy: Cloud” are part of a series of short viral films commissioned by Coca-Cola to run online and on broadcast. The new campaign introduces viewers to the “Coke Side of Life.” Agency W+K: Amsterdam invited artists to…

Animated Shorts & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Gobelins & Inspiration & Student Work

Burning Safari

Court-métrage d’animation présenté au Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy en 2006 par des étudiants de GOBELINS, l’école de l’image. Réalisateurs/Directors : Jeanne IRZENSKI Vincent AUPETIT Claude-William TREBUTIEN Maxime MALEO Aurelien PREDAL Florent DE LA TAILLE Abonnez-vous à la chaîne ici : Découvrez les 40 flipbooks et achetez les en ligne :… Retrouvez GOBELINS sur : Site internet : Facebook : Twitter :…

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Animated Features & CG & Disney & News & Pixar & The Biz

John Lasseter stays on track…

Below are quotes from an article in the LA Times by John Horn called “The Inside Track.” This article is really a good read. [Lasseter took out his laser pointer and circled McQueen’s eyes, which, like all of the film’s anthropomorphic characters, are built into the windshield. Sweetland thought McQueen was trying to figure out what to do next, and therefore needed to close his eyes and collect his thoughts, the way the scene was animated. ‘Isn’t it about McQueen’s…

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Animated Features & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Disney & Inspiration & Traditional

Disney Character Designer Chen Yi Change Interview

Disney Character Designer Chen Yi Change Interview A few years ago, California State Polytechnic University Pomona held an INTERVIEW with Disney character design supervisor, Chen Yi Chang. The interview, which can be streamed over the net HERE, covers a number of different topics from Chang’s background, a rough breakdown of the production pipeline of a feature film, as well as character design and technique. This lecture is geared towards beginners. So if you know the basics and don’t feel like…

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Animated Shorts & Animators & CG & Flash & Inspiration & Puppets & Traditional & VFX


TygerGuilherme Marcondes Angie here… This little film blew me away. I have always been fascinated by puppets…Especially the Japanese Art of Bunraku. I was able to see a few Bunraku plays when I was working in Osaka and they are sooooo moving and beautiful. A poem by a favorite poet/artist of mine William Blake is used loosely for the story. The combination of 2D, puppetry, live action and other elements is really fun to watch and the landscape reminds me…

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Animated Features & CG & Disney & News & Pixar & The Biz & Traditional

Ed Catmull: Pixar ‘s Superhero, Shakes Up Disney

Angie here…I saw Ed Catmull speak at NATE (National Animation Technology Expo) in 1995 and he was all excited about this new thing called Nurbs. Crazy huh? I knew back then what he was talking about was going to be huge, but had no idea what a profound influence this man had and was going to have on animation. Read this article in the LA Times about Ed Catmull! Ed believes that you should always hire people who are smarter…

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Animated Features & Animators & CG & Character Designers & Disney & Inspiration & Storyboarding & Traditional

Glen Keane Podcast

Angie here, I sat here this afternoon folding laundry, while listening to the Glen Keane Podcast Part Two on Animation Podcast and I caught myself nodding over and over again. Part One is interesting, but Part Two really gets to the heart of things. Glen talks about his experience mentoring under the greats at Disney and how welcoming those people were. He talks about how sometimes he would just leave the studio when he would get stuck and go to…

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Animated Features & Animators & CG & Sketches & Traditional

Stuart Little

Rob Minkoff drew this for me.I had to totally redo a shot because they had re-edited the sequence …and it was his way of saying thank you.Hell, I didn’t care, I was just so happy to be animating!!! Stuart Little was one of my most favorite shows, because it was a sequel. When you work on a sequels everyone KNOWS who (the character) IS! In this case – the mouse – had already been through one movie and so the…

CG & Traditional


Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG Welcome to Angie and Jamie’s Journal for Thinking Animation. This is where we will share our experiences with you by posting images, sketches, screen grabs and thoughts that support the content of the book. The journal will be updated weekly, and we encourage you to leave comments regarding the content posted.. Thanks,   -Angie and Jamie    …