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.…

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Geek Stuff & Learning & Manga Studio & Resources & Shortcuts & Software

Manga Studio Review: Better than Adobe Photoshop

A review of Manga Studio 5 showcasing the features that are better than Adobe Photoshop for digital drawing and painting. I outline some of Manga Studio’s exclusive features that make the program so powerful and enjoyable, from the point-of-view of freelance illustrator, Brian Allen. See full review at: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/?p=3192 ————————— This video uses a custom set of 100 Manga Studio 5 brushes available for purchase here for $2.99: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/custom-manga-studio-5-clip-studio-paint-brushes/…

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…

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:…

Animated Shorts & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Geek Stuff & Inspiration

Agent 327: Operation Barbershop

This three-minute teaser for a full-length animated feature is based on Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk’s classic comics series Agent 327. The Blender Animation Studio is currently developing the story and seeks for funding to bring this adventurous comedy animation film to an international audience. More information: https://agent327.com Entirely made in Blender, released as Creative Commons for Blender Cloud subscribers. Join http://blender.cloud today, get 10 years of film production history, tutorials, and help us making more!…

Action Analysis & Anim Talk & Animated Television & Behind the Scenes & Cartoony & Geek Stuff & Genndy Tartakovsky & Inspiration & Learning & Limited Anim & Traditional

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…