Koji ID

On a wondrous planet filled with unique creatures and alien life, a young boy begins a journey to discover his past, his purpose, and his role in defeating the evil that plagues his world.

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KOJI IS AN ANIMATED SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT AT WOLFBAT STUDIOS.

PITCH MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT WOLFBATSTUDIOS.CONTACT@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Stay Positive

4th year film, done in Maya.

Read more about it! thomashenderson.me/portfolio/thesis-film/

Music - Singing in the Rain (public domain)
Body Rig with Rapid rig Advanced
Business Man rig - David O'reilly

Seems I uploaded it without credits! woops!
In the meantime while I fix that --

Special thanks to;
Ruby Poon
Jade Armstrong
Christine Biala

My Mentor Blair Kitchen

Created at Sheridan College.


Insight: Brad Bird on Animation

Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille', gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium. Subtitles available.

Find out which animated film that one clip was from by turning on the 'English CC' subtitle track.

This video combines excerpts from the three audio commentary tracks on home releases of 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille', as well as fragments from the behind-the-scenes documentaries. Watching the films prior to watching this video is recommended, but not entirely necessary.

Edited by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr., © 2016. This non-profit project was made solely for educational purposes, not aimed at breaking copyright law. All rights to all material remain courtesy of their respective owners.


Will

thank you for everyone who helped me making this film

Eusong Lee (director)
Visual Development, Story, Animation
leeeusong@gmail.com
eusong.blogspot.com

Julian Kleiss (composer & musician)
FREE DOWNLOAD of the film music on
juliankleiss.com

Dario Barrera(Voice)
i-am-dario.blogspot.com/
iamdariobarrera@gmail.com

Paul Fraser (Sound Designer)
paulfrasermusic.com
paulfrasermusic@gmail.com

Tomio Ueda (co-arrangement & mixing)
tomioueda.com
tomio@tiptopaudio.com

OPEN SHOW (2012)
PRODUCERS' SHOW (2012 WALTER AND GRACIE LANTZ ANIMATION PRIZE)
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012
TAAFI 2012

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Tryouts

Short animated film for the 2016 Motion Poems project. motionpoems.org/

Jonathan Djob Nkondo
absenteism.tumblr.com/

JD McMillin
nutmegcreative.com/collection/jd-mcmillin/


LORN - ANVIL [Official Music Video]

The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network "Anvil" is released.

A fusion of both Japanese and Belgian comics inspirations and sensibilities, such as Ghost in the Shell, Akira or Peter & Schuiten's work. "Anvil" invites us on a journey through the eyes of a young woman in her final moments on earth.

Lorn - Anvil
Album: Vessel
Directed by Hélène Jeudy & Antoine Caëcke (aka Geriko)
Design & Animation by Antoine Caëcke & Hélène Jeudy
Character Animation by Anthony Lejeune & Manddy Wyckens

// Links //

YouTube link: youtube.com/watch?v=CqaAs_3azSs

Contact: geriko.contact@gmail.com

Lorn
lorn.bandcamp.com/album/vessel
soundcloud.com/lorn

Antoine Caëcke
facebook.com/caecke
antoinecaecke.tumblr.com

Hélène Jeudy
facebook.com/jeudyhelene
helene-jeudy.tumblr.com

Anthony Lejeune
anthonylejeune.tumblr.com

Manddy Wyckens
manddywyckens.com


Notes on Animation: Cats Don't Dance

A look at the design and animation of forgotten 90's gem Cats Don't Dance. Thanks to Wayne Carlisi of http://1on1animation.blogspot.com
and Frans Vischer of http://fuddles.net


MIDDLE SCHOOL - Exploring Rafe's Mind Featurette

That's my co-author at :36 in, Jamie Oliff, at Duncan Studio!

Making of Middle School . A real image film that combines animation 2d when we get into the head of the teenager.The animation is made Duncan Studio and have participated grandísimos Spanish artists Borja Montoro, Joseph Mansuy and Juan Pablo Navas .

Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. It’s Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother’s boyfriend — a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear — threatens to become his stepfather.


Academy Reveals 2016 Student Oscar Winners

once-upon-a-line-alicja-jasinaI am so proud of one of my USC students, Alicja Jasina, who one a student academy award in animation for her film - Once upon a Line.

LOS ANGELES -- The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year -- 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities -- which were voted by a record number of Academy members. The 2016 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

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The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative

All These Voices, David Henry Gerson, American Film Institute
Cloud Kumo, Yvonne Ng, City College of New York
The Swan Girl, Johnny Coffeen, Maharishi University of Management
Animation

Die Flucht, Carter Boyce, DePaul University
Once upon a Line, Alicja Jasina, USC
The Wishgranter, Echo Wu, Ringling College of Art and Design
Documentary

Fairy Tales, Rongfei Guo, New York University
4.1 Miles, Daphne Matziaraki, University of California, Berkeley
From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City, Elise Conklin, Michigan State University
Narrative

It’s Just a Gun, Brian Robau, Chapman University
Nocturne in Black, Jimmy Keyrouz, Columbia University
Rocket, Brenna Malloy, Chapman University
Foreign Narrative

Invention of Trust, Alex Schaad, University of Television and Film Munich (Germany)
Tenants, Klara Kochanska, The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School (Poland)
Where the Woods End, Felix Ahrens, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (Germany)
Foreign Animation

Ayny, Ahmad Saleh, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany)
Foreign Documentary

The Most Beautiful Woman, Maya Sarfaty, Tel Aviv University (Israel)


Godzimmer

Godzimmer from Animade on Vimeo.

A side project for flexing the old animation skills! Designed, animated and directed by Stew Harvey.


LOAD

LOAD from “Load” – Short film on Vimeo.

How do we perceive our past? Do we need it to acknowledge our own existence? Do we needlessly carry it as a burden on our shoulders? Should we guard it even at the cost of our own future? What would we give up to survive?
Why is it so hard to let go?

LOAD is an award winning animated short film and the filmmaker’s journey to seek answers for these questions.

loadshortfilm.com


Sword and the Stone Shot Analysis by James Chiang

Sword and the Stone Shot Analysis by James Chiang

http://www.animatedspirit.com/shot-analysis-sword-in-the-stone/


Deleted Scene from Lilo & Stitch - "Model citizen - Mayhem at the Beach"

A deleted scene from Lilo & Stitch. Lilo decides to vent her frustrations on some tourists.


25 Reasons Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Awesome

25 Reasons Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Awesome

  1. The Songs
  2. The Dedication
  3. The Music
  4. The Animation
  5. The Animator
  6. The Effects
  7. The Humor
  8. The Darkness
  9. The Magic
  10. The Castle
  11. The Library
  12. The Voice Actors
  13. The Supporting Cast
  14. The Directors
  15. The Quotes
  16. The Detail
  17. The Action
  18. The Baroque Design
  19. The Love Story
  20. The Villain
  21. The Screenwriter
  22. The Fandom
  23. The Heroine
  24. The Message
  25. The Legacy

Advice from Frida Kahlo's Ghost

on the anniversary of her death here is some advice from Frida Kahlo’s ghost


Ryan Woodward: Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration

Ryan Woodward: Animating from the Heart – Logic vs Inspiration

They will not let me embed the video, so just click the link to see Ryan Woodward explain his motivations for filmmaking and animation.


Meal Time!

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OpenToonz

Animation software OpenToonz, which is used by many studios, most notably Japanese Studio Ghibli has been made open source and available for absolutely FREE! And you can also download the same tools that Studio Ghibli used for their process!

“With one announcement, the animation software game may have changed forever. Toonz, the software used by Studio Ghibli to produce films like The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises, will be made free and open source to the animation community beginning March 26, 2016. The deal, which could have a potentially profound impact on the animation industry, was made possible after Japanese publisher Dwango acquired the Toonz software from Italian tech company Digital Video, which has been producing the animation package since 1993. Ghibli has been using Toonz since the production of Princess Mononoke, and the new OpenToonz is dubbed “Toonz Ghibli Edition” because of all the custom-features that Toonz has developed over the years for the legendary Japanese studio.  Atsushi Okui, executive imaging director at Studio Ghibli, explained that they initially chose Toonz back in 1995 “in order to continue producing theater-quality animation without additional stress,” and a desire for software that had “the ability to combine the hand-drawn animation with the digitally painted ones seamlessly.” 

However, Toonz is not exclusive to Ghibli and is used by plenty of other studios, including Rough Draft, which produced Matt Groening’s Futurama with it, and Folimage, which used it for its recent feature, Phantom Boy.

Simon Hayes provides a peak into using Studio Ghibli’s OpenToonz Plastic software feature to create cutout 2D characters animated using bones and joints. OptenToonz plastic feature is similar to After Effects’ puppet pin tools, however, OptenToonz is a bones or joint based system that surpasses Ae’s rudimentary puppet pins. For one, a bone and joint system will inherently have a hierarchy to them, making them ideal for character rigging and animation. A skeletal system is also the foundation for more advanced systems such as constraints and IK (Inverse Kinematics). Here, Simon Hayes lays out the basics and steps for easily creating a 2D cutout character using the Plastic tool.


Rotoscoped Horse by Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

Carnegie Mellon University professor Paolo Pedercini asked his animation students to reimagine an 1870s iconic film footage by Eadweard Muybridge of a galloping horse. Using a technique called rotoscoping which involves an animator painstakingly tracing over film footage frame by frame, the students did not disappoint. Their unique interpretations include a rainbow centaur, space aliens, Burger King, and even modern art by Piet Mondrian. Rotoscoping was used in the 1930s in films like Disney's Snow White and more recently in music videos such as Ah-Ha’s 1980s hit Take on Me.