Animated Movies Coming Out in 2018

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2018 is here! For you that might mean resolutions and fresh starts, but most importantly it means getting super excited for all the awesome movies coming out this year. Luckily, we’ve got the next 12 months all planned out for you. Here’s what we’re looking forward to in animation in 2018!


January

Paddington 2
Director: Paul King
Studios: StudioCanal, et al.

We were so excited to see such a beloved classic successfully brought to the big screen in 2014, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Paddington and the Browns next!


February

Peter Rabbit
Director: Will Gluck
Studios: 2.0 Entertainment, et al.

With voice work by Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. McGregor we’ll try not to have flashbacks of Rey and General Hux in The Last Jedi while we’re watching Peter Rabbit.

Black Panther
Director: Ryan Coogler
Studios: Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures

When Marvel’s The Black Panther appeared in an issue of The Fantastic Four in 1966, he was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics! What you may not know, is back in 1992, Wesley Snipes expressed his desire to make a movie—but it never came to fruition. In fact, there were talks of a Black Panther film and various levels of commitment or early development in 1992, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, with a whole slew of directors and actors interested at different times. Whew.

Finally by 2015, the film started to take shape and now we can’t wait to see it this February! Wikipedia actually has a great breakdown of the film’s journey here.

Early Man
Director: Nick Park
Studios: Aardman Animations and StudioCanal

We’re always looking forward to the next Nick Park film, and this one has little woolly mammoths! Also voice work by Arya Stark, Loki, Newt Scamander, and Maurice Moss. Awesome sauce.


March

Pacific Rim: Uprising
Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Studios: Double Dare You, et al.

Taking place 10 years after the first Pacific Rim, the Jaeger program is going strong as the most powerful global defense force in history. But the ocean is growing restless. Bring on the Kaiju! We’re ready. Also, John Boyega joins the cast!

Isle of Dogs
Director: Wes Anderson
Studios: American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, et al.

Yesssssss. We’ve been waiting for Wes Anderson to get back into animation ever since the amazing Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009! Of course, there’s an incredible ensemble voice cast of Anderson alumni as well.

Sherlock Gnomes
Director: John Stevenson
Studios: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Animation, et al.

From the director of Kung Fu Panda and original music by the incredible Elton John and Bernie Taupin—the gnomes are back!

A Wrinkle in Time
Director: Ava DuVernay
Studios: Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment

Now aren’t you proud of yourself for finishing that reading assignment back in 6th grade? A Wrinkle in Timewas a tough one for author Madeleine L’Engle to get published after she finished writing it in 1960, and part of her theory about that was that it “had a female protagonist in a science fiction book.” Luckily, we’re getting better at that, and the movie looks incredible! So excited to see the fearless Meg as well as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which in action.

Alpha
Director: Albert Hughes
Studio: Studio 8

Alpha explores the very beginnings of “man’s best friend,” as a young caveman befriends a wolf during the last ice age in Europe. Hello, creature animation!


April

Rampage
Director: Brad Peyton
Studios: New Line Cinema and Wrigley Pictures

The Rock…I mean Dwayne Johnson…has become pretty synonymous with fun and outrageous action movies. In Rampage he actually faces off against something taller than him. We can’t miss that.

The New Mutants
Director: Josh Boone
Studios: Marvel Entertainment and 20th Century Fox

With Logan in 2017, we started to see some of the incredible versatility that the X-Men franchise will have—and this year we get an X-Men horror film that is said to be inspired by Stephen King and John Hughes. Yes please.

Duck Duck Goose
Director: Christopher Jenkins
Studios: Original Force

From the director of Hercules and Surf’s Up comes a new movie with Jim Gaffigan and adorable little ducklings! Looking forward to laughing a lot.


May

Note: This is a fan’s sneak peek, not an official trailer!

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Director: Ron Howard
Studios: Lucasfilm, et al.

Do we even need to say it? Of COURSE we’re pumped to see where it all began for Han, Chewy, and Lando. And they just announced that John Williams will write the theme song!

Avengers: Infinity War
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Studio: Marvel Studios

After the hilarity that was Thor: Ragnorak we’re really looking forward to the next Avengers movie! Bonus: Guardians of the Galaxy crossover!


June

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Director: J.A. Bayona
Studios: Amblin Entertainment, et al.

Jeff Goldblum is back! Also we can’t wait to see if there are any new outrageous dinosaur species in this one. Kind of an indominus rex 2.0. We’re ready.

The Incredibles 2
Director: Brad Bird
Studios: Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures

You. have. powers!

Deadpool 2
Director: David Leitch
Studios: Donners’ Company, et al.

We’ve been waiting for this since about the first minute of the first Deadpool movie. It’s the year of X-Men!


July

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Studios: Colombia Pictures, et al.

This time, the crew goes on their own vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship. Sounds like some fun shenanigans.

Ant-man and the Wasp
Director: Peyton Reed
Studio: Marvel Studios

Clearly Hope van Dyne had some fighting chops that her father wouldn’t fully let her exercise in the first Ant-Man, so we’re looking forward to seeing her kick even more ass in Ant-Man and the Wasp.


August

The Predator
Director: Shane Black
Studios: 20th Century Fox, et al.

There’s not a whole lot of information out there, yet, about The Predator but we’re still pretty excited for it! We do know that it takes place between Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010) and that the director will be Shane Black who played Hawkins in the original 1987 movie. He also directed Kiss Kiss Bang BangIron Man 3, and The Nice Guys.

The Meg Movies Coming Out in 2018: What to Watch in Animation

Statham vs. Shark

The Meg
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Studios: Apelles Entertainment, et al.

In the words of Jason Statham himself, “Who doesn’t want to watch a film about the biggest shark that’s ever existed?” Enough said.


September

Smallfoot
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig
Studios: Warner Animation Group, et al.

We love the concept of yetis who aren’t sure that humans exist!


October

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Venom
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Studios: Colombia Pictures, et al.

While Venom will be yet another origin story, this will be an R-rated villain’s origin story, so we can expect some shake-ups. Oh, and Spider-man won’t be there. This is pure Venom. Here’s a quick rundown of what we know about the movie, which is currently filming.

Note: While the image is from the Venom of Spider-Man 3 here are some fun theories about what the new Venom might look like!

JungleBook Movies Coming Out in 2018: What to Watch in Animation
Mowgli
Director: Andy Serkis
Studios: Imaginarium Productions and Warner Bros.

While you were being blown away by The Jungle Book in 2016, did you know that another adaptation of the classic tale was also in the works? This one will mark Andy Serkis’s directorial debut and will star Rohan Chand with voices from Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Benedict Cumberbatch. It will be fun to see another perspective!


November

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Director: Phil Johnston and Rich Moore
Studios: Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures

It’s been six whole years since the first Wreck-It Ralph, and we’re ready for more! This time, Ralph and Vanellope have to travel “to the Internet” to save the game after the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet is broken.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Director: David Yates
Studios: Heyday Films and Warner Bros.

In 2016 we fell in love with all the fantastic beasts in Newt Scamander’s funny little suitcase (especially the Niffler!) We’re super intrigued by a Jude Law Albus Dumbledore and just all-around ready to see what happens next—and what new beasts we’ll get to meet!

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Dr. Suess’ The Grinch
Directors: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney, and Matthew O’Callaghan
Studios: Illumination Entertainment

While it can be difficult (and dangerous) to recreate such a classic, we’re looking forward to seeing the minds behind The Secret Life of Pets and Despicable Me retelling this holiday favorite. Bonus: Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch!

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Director:
Studios: 20th Century Fox, et al.

We’re finally getting a Dark Phoenix story! Good thing we already got used to Sansa Stark as Jean Grey in the last one.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Director: Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston
Studios: The Mark Gordon Company and Walt Disney Pictures

This movie looks straight-up gorgeous—and a little dark. We love the idea of a Nutcracker story that explores more of the darker side of the classic tale. And did we mention it looks gorgeous?


December

Mary Poppins Returns
Director: Rob Marshall
Studios: Lucamar Productions, et al.

Hearing that Mary Poppins Returns is a sequel instead of a remake is kind of refreshing! Not that we have anything against remakes, we’re just excited to see a fresh new story—especially one featuring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda!

Bumblebee Movies Coming Out in 2018: What to Watch in Animation
Bumblebee
Director: Travis Knight
Studios: Allspark Pictures, et al.

This will be the first Transformers movie not directed by Michael Bay, which could make for some interesting new perspectives! This time, Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight will give us a Bumblebee spin-off, as well as his live-action directorial debut.

Side Note: Be sure to check out our behind-the-scenes look at Kubo and the Two Strings!

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Aquaman
Director: James Wan
Studios: DC Comics, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros.

With director James Wan at the helm, this is sure to be a departure from the traditional superhero movie, and we’re pumped to see Khal Drogo back in action. Wan’s directorial credits include SawThe Conjuring, and Furious 7—we’re excited to see what he does with such a unique DC hero.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Studios: Colombia Pictures, et al.


Bernie

https://vimeo.com/223916346


Lucas the Spider - It's Cold Outside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50sPyfgVA4

Lucas the Spider, a.k.a. the cutest animated spider you’ll ever see, is back. In a new short from Joshua Slice, Lucas is stuck outside on a frigid night. He looks in the window of a warm house and admires the fireplace, pointing out how he could warm all eight of his legs if he was allowed in. The animator, who works for Blue Sky Studios, originally posted the video on YouTube and shared it to his personal Facebook page.

 


Breakdown of a Dragon Animation

https://youtu.be/mFH3EZs1BE4

 

She talks really fast but there is some good workflow content there.  I was going to do a tutorial like this because I have a student struggling to make a similar piece in class, but this should cover most of everything I was going to say.  You will just have to stop and start because she really does talk too fast, especially with such a thick accent.


Ziva Lion Breakdown

https://vimeo.com/239275691

Latest creature work from Ziva Dynamics
zivadynamics.com

Modeling - Paulo Welter
Creature TD - Andy van Straten
Animation - Paul Tempelman, Tony Wood


Edeka Christmas Commercial

https://youtu.be/aknucxb0xSo


ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | OFFICIAL TRAILER #1 | 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqYfXOYqzy4

Jesus those giant eyes...


Digital Humans In Real-time - Adam

https://youtu.be/tSDsi2ItktY

What are you willing to do, to be saved? Oats Studios presents a new chapter of ADAM and a new tribe of human survivors in this post-apocalyptic world. Created entirely in real time using Unity, check out Episode 3.

For more info, check out : https://unity.com/madewith/adam

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXI0l...

Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8NeB...

Oats Website: https://oatsstudios.com/

Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/633...

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/oatsstudios/ Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/oatsstudios/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oatsstudios

Unity Website: https://unity.com/madewith/adam

Twitter: https://twitter.com/unity3d

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unity3d/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Unity3D

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn3dt_koTio

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Dog Animation Test

https://vimeo.com/242412030


Lucas the Spider

https://vimeo.com/241627658


MUSE Main Titles

https://vimeo.com/242758403
Fernando Domínguez Cózar created this opening titles for the Jaume Balagueró´s new film “Muse”, a thriller based on the novel ” La Dama número 13 ” by José Carlos Somoza. The Dante´s Divide comedy has an strong presence on the “Muse” film since the main character, Samuel, has an special link with literature. The opening titles are based on one of the Divine comedy´s infernos: The fate of suicides.

Since the suicides have “denied the God-given sanctity of their bodies on earth,” they are deemed unfit for human form. The soul grows into an anguished and gnarled tree. The placement of the soul is haphazard and disordered – “anywhere that fortune tosses it” – analogous to how the Suicides treated their bodies.

The opening titles are a representation of this tate of suicides´s inferno, the human anatomy is the main character of the piece. Melted bodies forming abstract forms mixing and forming trees, nature elements and surrealist creatures inhabit this fiction.

Direction – Fernando Domínguez Cózar
Music – Arnau Bataller
Producers – Yukio Montilla, Fiona Vidal, Emília Fort, from “O”
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Design, Animation, liquid simulation, lighting setup, render, comp & postproduction – Fernando Domínguez Cózar.
3D scanning – Leonstudio: Javier León Carrillo, Juan Carlos López Alba
Modeling & texturing – Fernando Domínguez Cózar & León studio: Esaú Pérez Guerrero, Javier Jaén Cavaín,
FX – Fernando Domínguez Cózar & Leónstudio: Manuel Martín Márquez.

Models –
Marta Rosendo Crespo
Juan Ignacio Sirviente González
Sara Fornell Chumilla
Cecilia Gatica López
Francisco López Rodríguez
Carmen Barrena Coello
Santiago Belizón Seguí

 


Goodbye Uncanny Valley

https://vimeo.com/237568588

It’s 2017 and computer graphics have conquered the Uncanny Valley, that strange place where things are almost real... but not quite. After decades of innovation, we’re at the point where we can conjure just about anything with software. The battle for photoreal CGI has been won, so the question is... what happens now?

CREDITS:

Written and animated by Alan Warburton with the support of Tom Pounder and Wieden + Kennedy.
Music by Cool 3D World (cool3dworld.com/)
Special thanks to: Leanne Redfern, Nico Engelbrecht, Iain Tait, Indiana Matine, Katrina Sluis, David Surman, Jacob Gaboury and Daniel Rourke.

Animated backgrounds generously provided by:

• Quixel (quixel.se/)
• Katarina Markovic (youtube.com/channel/UCcr4QTtAK9N96pf_Z_zVqWg)
• Roman Senko (vimeo.com/rendan)

Featuring work by:

• Al and Al (alandal.co.uk/)
• Albert Omoss (omoss.io/)
• Alex McLeod (alxclub.com/)
• Barry Doupe (barrydoupe.ca/)
• Claudia Hart (claudiahart.com/)
• Cool 3D World (cool3dworld.com/)
• Dave Fothergill (vimeo.com/davefothergillvfx)
• Dave Stewart (vimeo.com/davegrafix)
• Drages Animation (youtube.com/user/drakhean)
• El Popo Sangre (vimeo.com/elpoposangre)
• Esteban Diacono (estebandiacono.com)
• Eva Papamargariti (evapapamargariti.tumblr.com/)
• Filip Tarczewski (vimeo.com/ftarczewski)
• Geoffrey Lillemon (geoffreylillemon.com/website/)
• Jacolby Satterwhite (jacolby.com/home.html)
• Jesse Kanda (jessekanda.com/)
• John Butler (vimeo.com/user3946359)
• Jonathan Monaghan (jonmonaghan.com/)
• Jun Seo Hahm (vimeo.com/junseohahm)
• Kathleen Daniel (duh-real.com/)
• Katie Torn (katietorn.com/index.html)
• Kim Laughton (kimlaughton.tumblr.com/)
• Kouhei Nakama (kouheinakama.com/)
• LuYang (luyang.asia/)
• Mike Pelletier (mikepelletier.net/)
• Nic Hamilton (nichamilton.info/)
• Pussykrew (hybrid-universe-emulation.net/)
• Rick Silva (ricksilva.net/)
• Sanatorios (instagram.com/sanatorios/)
• Zeitguised (zeitguised.com)


David Fincher: A Life In Pictures

https://youtu.be/mlVsIqpMXIs

The BAFTA-winning director behind Gone Girl, The Social Network, Seven + Fight Club on his craft + career. From the BAFTA Archives.


It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJmEC5ieOk

I read the book when I was a kid and it scared me to death.

In Theaters September 8

http://itthemovie.com/


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword | VFX Breakdown | Framestore

https://youtu.be/Gpvx4swiFcg

Framestore was pleased to join the voyage to Medieval England for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, reuniting the studio with British director Guy Ritchie and his team. Conjuring giant elephants, magical serpents and the out-of-this-world CG environments, our Art Department worked on detailed concepts for key scenes, with VFX teams contributing a total of 437 shots.


Recreating Game Of Thrones' Dragon Battle

https://youtu.be/hcfGViXv4YQ

might be a spoiler if you are not up to speed on GOT...


Duality Redux | Slow Motion Cats Phantom Camera Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBm153A8kS8

A study in duality, a domestic cat and a jungle cat embody the civilized and the wild.

Great reference for animators.


James Cameron Reveals Avatar Sequel Details

From Empire Online.com


James Cameron is not someone who does things by halves. The man who rebuilt the Titanic is currently hard at work on four sequels toAvatar, the first of which won't land until 2020. However, there are a few things about the upcoming sequels that fans will find familiar, not least of all the principal villain. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

It's long been confirmed that Stephen Lang's Colonel Quartich would return (despite taking a pair of four-foot arrows in the chest), but talking to Empire in our September issue, Cameron reveals that Quaritch won't be relegated to a supporting role or appear solely in flashbacks. Rather, he will continue to menace Jake, Neytiri and the other Na'vi throughout all five movies as the saga's main antagonist.

"The interesting conceit of the Avatar sequels is it’s pretty much the same characters," he says. "There are new characters and a lot of new settings and creatures, so I’m taking characters you know and putting them in unfamiliar places and moving them on this greater journey. But it’s not a whole bunch of new characters every time. There’s not a new villain every time, which is interesting. Same guy. Same motherfucker through all four movies. He is so good and he just gets better. I know Stephen Lang is gonna knock this out of the park."

Was Quaritch's body smuggled off-world by the departing Selfridge? Will he return more machine than man? Or, after being skewered deep within the Pandoran forest, might he himself end up transposed into an Avatar body, bringing a blue-skinned, eight-foot Na'vi Quaritch to bear on our heroes? The mind boggles.

Cameron's mammoth undertaking, shooting four sequels back-to-back is not only ambitious, it's a feat of scheduling that Stephen Lang himself described as "a Mongoian clusterfuck". Cameron's inspiration for said clusterfuck? One Peter Jackson.

"I said 'It’s your fault I’m doing this, motherfucker!'" He recalls. "It’s one big story. But I would say a little bit different from The Lord Of The Rings, which you knew was a trilogy and that allowed you to accept a sort of truncated ending for movies one and two and then a fulfilment. This is a greater narrative broken up into four complete stories.

For the complete, in-depth career interview with Cameron, covering everything from Terminator 2 to Aliens, Titanic and The Abyss, pick up the September issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday 10 August.Subscribe here.


Chunyong Chong Panther Animation

Final animation form Ianimate creature class1 - Rig from Ianimate


Film Contact 1997 - Brilliant Tricky Mirror Shot Explained

https://youtu.be/Fxa3j8bK-c4

Contact visual effects supervisors Ken Ralston and Stephen Rosenbaum explain how this amazing scene was shot.


From VFX Blog... read more here.

 

vfxblog: So how did you plan it and how did you pull it off? I think people are still bamboozled by it.

Ralston: Well, the idea was to present it in a simple way. The beauty of it is, anywhere else, there’d be cutaways of course to show what you need to know. So first of all, once we had it boarded, and I don’t think we ever did previs in those days on most things, but we knew what we wanted. Plus you have to realise, when you’re on a set you have to be there to let the reality of what you’re shooting dictate the next step sometimes. So the first thing you obviously have to get is her.

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Our camera operator, who was also a great Steadicam operator, had to keep running up those stairs with her over and over, and he was dying. I forget how many takes we got of her running up. Plus there’s this ramp slow down, which is also happening as she runs up, it goes into slow-mo.

So, using all of that as her timing reference, then I try to figure out, well, okay what’s the simplest way of shooting her? Do I have to tell her where to reach so that the hand coming in from the other side matches as if it was a mirror reflection? It’s all just, how fast do we pull out of this mirror?

I’m trying to remember all the pieces that we shot. I know that we pulled back, we had the medicine cabinet obviously that we come into, and then the mirror closes slowly. That’s all these separate pieces. And the only reason to separate them is you never know down the line when the director might say, ‘Could we…’, and then they want to change it somehow. If you can break if up into little minuscule little parts, you can make your job a little easier. Although I don’t think we ever did anything on that.

I know we added bevels on the mirror, because there was no mirror, and it was just a blue screen stuck to a medicine cabinet mirror that should have been there. And we just put a little schmutz on it so it looked like it was a real thing, and on you go.


The Making of Stranger Things with Aaron Sims Creative

https://youtu.be/v6TTzPOh79E

 

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.


WoodSwimmer

https://vimeo.com/196683500

 

A music video made entirely from wood for a song by bedtimes.xxx/music, WoodSwimmer is based on a concept I developed while designing a new stop-motion universe where wood is the primary element. The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. It is a straightforward technique but one which is brutally tedious to complete.

More about the film at bfophoto.com/

More tunes at soundcloud.com/bedtimes


Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at the Domestic Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC FilmsWonder 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. Internationally, Wonder Woman grossed $58.1 million from 57 markets this weekend and has now earned $230.2 million (with $68.4 million coming from China). That means the global total is now up to $435.2 million, with the film having not yet opened in countries such as Germany (June 15), Spain (June 23) and Japan (August 25). Made for $149 million and directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/857471-wonder-woman-buries-the-mummy-at-the-domestic-box-office#2FMxKTGLECsJ8h8J.99

Wonder Woman buries The Mummy at the domestic box office
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/857471-wonder-woman-buries-the-mummy-at-the-domestic-box-office#2FMxKTGLECsJ8h8J.99


"This Range Will Floor You" - by AltVFX

https://youtu.be/TIw5fqoRANc

Watch the beautifully animated and rendered VFX spot including a full CG beetles for a recent campaign for the Opel Ampera e, created by our friends over at AltVFX! For more information, please see the details and links below:

Official Website - http://altvfx.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Alt.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 under a new partnership initiative aimed at supporting emerging directors. The CG-driven short, which stars Jack O'Connell and Holliday Grainger, was shot at U.K. music festival Secret Garden Party by cinematographer Luke Jacobs, and was directed by London-based director Kibwe Tavares (JonahRobots of Brixton) and produced by Daniel Emmerson (Assassin’s Creed12 Years A Slave).


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 and Houdini to generate the detailed growth systems.

Many thanks to W&N and Bjork for the opportunity to run wild and create something rad.

Music used in this breakdown video: Rival Consoles - 3 Chords

björk: notget from Wicked Pixels on Vimeo.

 

directed - by warren du preez & nick thornton jones - warrendupreeznickthorntonj...

creative direction & masks - by björk & james merry

cgi & vfx creative - wicked pixels - facebook.com/wickedpixels

cgi & vfx creative director and cgi artist - gavin coetzee - behance.net/gavincoetzee

produced - by campbell beaton - campbellbeaton.com/

2d flame - framestore london - framestore.com

d.o.p. - john mathieson - imdb.com/name/nm0558822/

editor - owen oppenheimer @ the quarry - the-quarry.co.uk/

colourist - simona cristea @ rushes - rushes.co.uk/

production design - josephe bennett - josephbennett.co.uk/

make up - andrew gallimore @ clm - clm-agency.com/hair-make-u...

hair - martin cullen @ streeters - streeters.com/artists/hair...


Strange Beasts

https://vimeo.com/209070629


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

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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 / $38.7M Fri. (includes $11M previews)/3-day cume: $97.1M/Total: Wk 2

2.). Captain Underpants  (DWA/20TH), 3,434 theaters / $8M Fri. (includes $650K previews) /3-day cume: $25.7M/Total: Wk 1

3.). Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  (DIS), 4,276 theaters / $6.3M Fri. (-73%)/3-day cume: $21.3M (-66%)/Total:$114.3M/ Wk 2

4.). The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (DIS), 3,507 theaters (-364) / $2.6M Fri.(-51%) /3-day cume: $9.7M (-54%) /  Total: $355.4M / Wk 5

5.). Baywatch (FOX), 3,647 theaters / $2.6M Fri.(-54%)/ 3-day cume: $8.5M (-54%)/Total:$41.3M/ Wk 2

6.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 2,660 theaters (-1,112) / $1.1M Fri. (-61%)  /$3-day cume: $3.9M (-63%)/Total: $67.1M Wk 3

7.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,375 theaters (-426) / $1M Fri. (-50%)//3-day cume: $3.1M (-48%) /Total:$28.1M/  Wk 3

8/9.). Snatched (FOX), 1,625 theaters (-1,033) / $385K Fri. (-65%)  /3-day cume: $1.3M (-68%) / Total:$43.8 M / Wk 4

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 2,088 theaters (-1,086) / $368K Fri. (-71%) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-70%)/ Total: $17.9M/Wk 3

10.). King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB/VR), 1,222 theaters (-1,281)/ $322K  Fri. (-64%) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-67%) /Total:$37.1M / Wk 4

Notables:

3 Idiotas  (LG), 349 theaters / $175K Fri. /3-day cume: $597K/Total: Wk 1

6.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 2,660 theaters (-1,112) / $1.1M Fri. (-61%) /$3-day cume: $3.9M (-63%)/Total: $67.1M Wk 3

7.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,375 theaters (-426) / $1M Fri. (-50%)//3-day cume: $3.1M (-48%) /Total:$28.1M/ Wk 3

8/9.). Snatched (FOX), 1,625 theaters (-1,033) / $385K Fri. (-65%) /3-day cume: $1.3M (-68%) / Total:$43.8 M / Wk 4

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 2,088 theaters (-1,086) / $368K Fri. (-71%) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-70%)/ Total: $17.9M/Wk 3

10.). King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB/VR), 1,222 theaters (-1,281)/ $322K Fri. (-64%) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-67%) /Total:$37.1M / Wk 4

Notables:

3 Idiotas (LG), 349 theaters / $175K Fri. /3-day cume: $597K/Total: Wk 1


Disney Fx Reel from Hendrik Panz

https://vimeo.com/216644196

 

Nice FX Reel


David Fincher’s Extreme Close-Ups

https://vimeo.com/152923976

 

The extreme close-up may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of David Fincher's unique visual aesthetic. That's because Fincher's extreme close-ups don't call attention to themselves. The filmmaker stitches the shots into his pictures in a way that is subtle and fluid, yet impactful and abrasive. They often go unnoticed, sitting just under the surface and scratching at our eyes. In my previous two "Extreme Close-Up" videos, I looked at Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson, two masters of the ECU. If Tarantino and PTA use the ECU as explanation points, Fincher's are used as hyphens, semicolons, and parentheses. Here is a look at some of Fincher's best usages of the extreme close-up.
MUSIC: "Closer (Precursor) by Nine Inch Nails and "Where is My Mind?" by The Pixies
Films Used:
Alien 3 (1992)
Se7en (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Zodiac (2007)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Gone Girl (2014)

Tarantino: vimeo.com/124258143
PTA: vimeo.com/134670866

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Rocco’s Carrot - Making Of

https://vimeo.com/217741486

Some behind the scenes of our work for Rocco's carrot. Thank's to all artist who did a wonderful job.
Enjoy watching.

Music: Bostro Pesopeo "Cheer Up"
perm-vac.com/

Thank's to Robert
rndboxx.com

Rocco's Carrot from Spellwork Pictures on Vimeo.


Direct Registering Cat Gait

https://i.imgur.com/iG5fcSn.gifv

Cats are capable of walking very precisely because, like all felines, they directly register; that is, they place each hind paw (almost) directly in the print of the corresponding fore paw, minimizing noise and visible tracks. This also provides sure footing for their hind paws when they navigate rough terrain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat


Dynamics Reel - Will Wallace

https://vimeo.com/217795481

nice reel...


Pepsi Arabia ‘Hand in Hand, We Can’ – Making Of

https://vimeo.com/217631411

Glassworks Barcelona is glad to present the making of video for the spot directed by Ernest Desumbila in collaboration with Sauvage for the Pepsi Arabia's campaign ‘Hand in Hand, We Can’, launched earlier 2017.

In the spot we can see six top sport personalities from Saudi Arabia, from athletes to football players, joining efforts to fight against the obstacles appearing on their way.

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CREDITS

Client
Pepsi Arabia

Agency
Impact BBDO Jeddah

Production Company
Sauvage

Director
Ernest Desumbila

PEPSI TEAM

Production Company
Dejavu Dubai

Executive Producer
Manasvi Gosalia

Producer
Alison Steve Jennings
Kavya Iyer

IMPACT BBDO JEDDAH TEAM

Creative Director
Moe Sarhi
Wissam Chaar

Agency Producer
Diana Gebaly

SAUVAGE TEAM

Executive Producer
Eva Lafitte

Producer
Llibert Figueras

Editor
Lluis Murúa

GLASSWORKS TEAM

3D Lead
Carlos Cortés

2D Lead
Carlos Cortés

Executive Producer / Head of Production
Joan Amat

Producer
Belén Palos

VFX Supervisor
Carlos Cortés

3D Artists
Carlos Cortés
Javier Verdugo
Fabio Medrano
Frankie de Leonardis
Simon Glas
Marco Rossi
Rodrigo Torres
Anthony Vincent
Eric Moliner
Borja A. Ortiz
Sarah Gatefield
Igor Gouziev

2D Artists
Carlos Cortés
Ruben Llusià
Saúl Yowi
Gonzalo Moyano
Fabio Medrano
Dani Granado
Alexandre Hurtado
Joan Hurtado
Anna Mejuto

Colourist
Xavi Santolaya

Making of by Dani Barrio

3D car sequence and monster made in collaboration with Sauvage.

Song: a-is-to-b-as-b-is-to-c
itunes.apple.com/es/album/a-is-to-b-as-b-is-to-c/id281208446?i=281208609&l=en


Animal Gaits for Animators

https://vimeo.com/215637283