CG & Creatures & GDC & Inspiration & Siggraph & Trade Shows & VFX

A Study of Creature Animation in Film and Games

I disagree with this guy,Jalil Sadool, COMPLETELY. There IS a HUGE difference between creating creature animation for film and games. I disagree with his assessment that it doesn’t make a difference between the the final output expectations. There IS a BIG difference in the animation itself between these genres.  I am currently working on the feature Avatar and the animation production process is very specific. The game and feature labels definitely apply to the approach to creating the animation. In…

Animated Features & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & VFX

Film Contact 1997 – Brilliant Tricky Mirror Shot Explained

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,…

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.…

Geek Stuff & Music Videos & VFX

WoodSwimmer

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…

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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 Shorts & CG & Inspiration & 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…

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Behind the Scenes & Björk & CG & Inspiration & Music Videos & VFX

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…

Animated Features & CG & Comics & Inspiration & The Biz & VFX

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

Read More Here 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 /…

Animated Features & Cinematography & VFX

David Fincher’s Extreme Close-Ups

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…

Animated Commercials & Behind the Scenes & CG & Geek Stuff & VFX

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

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. Follow @glassworksbcn on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for more updates. Website: glassworksbarcelona.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/glassworksbcn Twitter: twitter.com/glassworksbcn Instagram:…