Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & CG & Inspiration & VFX

Making of A Monster Calls (Animation Sequence)

More than two years ago, Glassworks Barcelona teamed up to direct and craft the two animated stories embedded in “A Monster Calls”, J. A. Bayona’s new movie, based in the homonymous novel by Patrick Ness. Two metaphorical fables that help understanding episodes of reality that are difficult to explain through traditional narrative. After all this time, and despite the research work done, it’s also very complicated for us to put in words what this experience has meant. This project enabled…

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The Artistry Of ‘Samurai Jack’

If you were watching Cartoon Network in the late ’90s and early 2000s, you probably have Genndy Tartakovsky to thank for some of your favorite cartoons. But one of his cartoons stands above the rest as a visual and animated masterpiece — “Samurai Jack.” With it’s unique drawing style, distinct minimalist feel, and perfectly choreographed action sequences “Samurai Jack” has gone down as a seminal work in cartoon history. Never having received the ending it deserved, “Samurai Jack” is finally…

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The World of Ralph Bakshi

Before The Simpsons, before Family Guy, and before Sausage Party, there was Ralph Bakshi, who remains of the most distinct voices in all of animation, and who helped popularize mainstream adult-oriented animated features in the West. Let’s take a few minutes to dive in and explore the worlds he created. Press the CC button for film titles. Further Reading- They Don’t Make Them Like Ralph Bakshi Anymore: Interview by Marc Spitz- http://bit.ly/1MCVtsa Inner City Hues: The Ralph Bakshi Q&A by…

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Less Than Human

In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, zombies are cured and exiled to secluded camps. There has been talk about rehabilitating post-zombies back into society. Steve, the journalist reporting on the case, thinks the zombies still pose a threat to society. He ventures into one of these camps to prove to the world that rehabilitation is out the question. Want to know more about The Animation Workshop? Website: animwork.dk/en/ Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Animation-Workshop-Official-Page/10452541819 Tumblr: theanimationworkshop.tumblr.com/ Twitter: twitter.com/TAW_Denmark Instagram: instagram.com/animationworkshop/ LESS THAN HUMAN…

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Shane Olson – Beginner Zbrush Training: Creating a Simple Cartoon Character

Learn how to digitally sculpt a Cartoon Frog (and Fly) with Zbrush!  Create parts using Dynamesh and Insert Mesh brushes. Also, learn how to pose your character using the transpose tool. Lastly, use polypaint to add color to your character. By the end of this course, you should have the general knowledge to build your own simplistic, cartoon character from scratch using Zbrush.…

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What It Is Like To Be An Animator

Animating Mei’s Frosty 🙂 Highlight Intro Recording of David Gibson’s animation process for animating Mei’s “Frosty” Highlight Intro from Overwatch in Autodesk Maya. This video was originally made and presented as part of the Overwatch Exhibit in Blizzard’s Irvine Museum. Character Design by: Arnold Tsang Character Model by: Renaud Galand Character Rig by: Dylan Jones Technical Support and Workflow Tools by: Lan Fang & Dylan Jones. Overwatch Animation Team: Ryan Denniston, Jesse Davis, Michael Biancalana, Matt Boehm, Adam York, David…

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A Conversation with Kubo and the Two Strings VFX Oscar Nominees

https://livestream.com/gnomon/kubo-two-strings-vfx LAIKA’s Oscar-nominated VFX Supervisor, Animation Supervisor and Director of Rapid Prototype will discuss Kubo and the Two Strings at Gnomon ahead of the VES Awards. The panel will bring together Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff, and Brian McLean, and the discussion will be moderated by Emmy-winning character animator and Gnomon Instructor, Laura Barbera. Speakers will take questions from both the stage audience and Livestream viewers during the live event. Tweet questions using #gnomon on Twitter. If you’re in or near…

Behind the Scenes & Disney & Geek Stuff & Simulations & VFX

Mathematicians bring ocean to life for Disney’s ‘Moana’

UCLA mathematics professor Joseph Teran, a Walt Disney consultant on animated movies since 2007, is under no illusion that artists want lengthy mathematics lessons, but many of them realize that the success of animated movies often depends on advanced mathematics. “In general, the animators and artists at the studios want as little to do with mathematics and physics as possible, but the demands for realism in animated movies are so high,” Teran said. “Things are going to look fake if…

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Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift

Our new Christmas advert tells the charming tale of a hard-working and devoted dad who comes up with an ingenious plan to make sure he can be with his family for Christmas. Beautifully animated for the screen by award winning director Sam Fell, the story is told via an original, joyful and humorous song ‘The Greatest Gift Is Me’, voiced by British actor James Corden and composed by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie, a comedian, musician and producer who…