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.…

Character Designers & Contest & Inspiration

The Character Design Challenge

The Character Design Challenge! Art by Lydie Mont Rolaixe‎ Theme for April was: #GameOfThrones Special Guest Juror was: Torsten Schrank Discover the artists and their blogs or join us in our GROUP! And when you support your favourite community on Patreon you can also win awesome prizes every month and choose the new themes! JOIN US  |  RULES  | PRIZES | WINNERS…

Behind the Scenes & Character Designers & Cinematography & Concept Artists & Illustrators & Learning

Movie Geometry – Shaping the Way You Think

Have you ever noticed that villains in a story have pointy features and the lovable characters appear to be round-faced? A new video has revealed why – and how Disney and other filmmakers use the trick to get us to empathize with the hero and hate the villain in movies. It shows how characters such as Darth Vader and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty have sharp, angular faces made from triangles, while lovable characters such as Baloo from ‘The Jungle Book’ are…

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Animated Shorts & Animators & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Independent Film Making & Progress Reels & Storyboarding

The Café Kickstarter

The Café is an independent short animated film in Production by Dana Boadway Masson (Director) and Terrence Masson (Producer). Dana has been working with professional animator friends volunteering their considerable skills, while Terrence has been using it as an interdisciplinary teaching project for his students at Northeastern University. A unique and successful collaboration so far! They have launched a Kickstarter to pay professional lighting/comp TD’s and get us wrapped up in time for the 2014 festival circuit. Contact at TheCafeFilm.com or on…