Inspiration

Words

Personal project whereEnle Li & Liz Xiong explored the expression of words and their creation of the visual world around us. The artists tend to not want to write a story, but more within the experimental form & whimsical sense. The video focus on the fundamentals of natural laws and laws of nature themselves.

Concept/Design/Animation: Enle Li & Liz Xiong


Waves

First year film made in CalArts!

Additional animation: Alvise Zennaro and Simone Cirillo
Coloring: Lorenzo Cogno, Alex Avagimian, Chiara Labriola and Hanna Kim
Sound and Mix: Amos Cappuccio and Andrea Martignoni

Watch other films made by my awesome classmates: 2016 CalArts Character Animation Student Films


Glucose By Jeron Braxton

A surreal journey through the dream of video game character who has been K.O. during a match. @jeronBraxton JeronBraxton.com


Caldera By Evan Viera

https://vimeo.com/62596239

∆ ∆ ∆ DOWNLOAD THE SOUNDTRACK - orchidtheatre.bandcamp.com/
evanviera.com - - facebook.com/evanvieraanimation

SYNOPSIS
Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
CALDERA is inspired by my father's struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that's invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. CALDERA aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.

HISTORY
CALDERA was helmed by Evan Viera (Director/Composer/Co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (Co-writer/Animation Supervisor/Story Artist) and was produced at Hampshire College. CALDERA was the first film to go through the Bit Films Incubator Program, where founder and professor Chris Perry (co-producer/editor) invites orphaned independent films to be made on campus with the College's students and resources. MANY students and industry professionals generously donated their time to the making of this film. See below for the full credits list.

In co-production with Bit Films and Flicker Dreams Productions

FULL CREW
Amir Zarrin
Andrew Chan
Andrew Kantos
Andrew Nighswander
Ann Mullin
Ashley Souza
Audrey Condon
Barbara Bolles
Ben Fiske
Chris Bishop
Chris Perry
Christine Stuckart
Cristin McKee
Dan Finnegan
Dan Peck
Daniel Gilbert
Dave Boutillier
Ed Bishop
Edgardo Padilla
Evan Viera
Ian Krebs-Smith
Jake Blais
Jake Mazonson
Jarred de Beer
Jerry Chan
Jim Levasseur
Josh Marvel
Katie Taccone
Katie Wynkoop
Liz Ellis
Louai Abu-Osba
Marcus Wolf
Michael Flaherty
Nat Stein
Owen Granich-Young
Perry Chau
Raf Anzovin
Rhea Kewalramani
Rob Sandell
Ryan Moore
Sam Plattner
Samah Majadla
Shane Kirby
Stephen Sues
Taryn Johnson
Tati Soutar
William Young


Locations

UK illustrator Matthew Lyons expands into the video space.

"Locations,” finds a writer transported into a series of beautiful interior and exterior spaces as he struggles with his manuscript.


Everything is Terrible

Everything is Terrible...
but everything is temporary.

A film by Phil

suckermint.com
instagram.com/filmsbyphil


Allisk8r

Film by Anna Prado!!! senior thesis at RCAD, 2017

Allisk8r is a 3d animated film that highlights snappy, flat cartoon animation style, fast action, and colorful throwback design

In prehistoric times, a little alligator with a big attitude gets his kicks skateboarding and being a cool dude. But will Allisk8r be able to catch a break once the dino-law gets on his case??

story, modeling, rigging, animation, editing, lighting, comp, all done by me!
my art tumblr: http://beethozen.tumblr.com/

Music commissioned from Christian M Krogsvold AKA Waterflame, who did an amazing job!
Website: http://www.waterflamemusic.com/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/waterflame89

Title on the board commissioned from my friend Kylee Solari, also amazing!
behance: https://www.behance.net/KyleeKayport
vimeo: vimeo.com/kyleekayport


Aiko By Evan Viera

https://vimeo.com/154551506

Teaser Synopsis: A young girl is assailed by visions of a looming cataclysm. Ancient demons, dormant for millennia, have awoken; in her dream, they claw their way over the ruins of her homeland. The nightmare intensifies, and she realizes with a sudden clarity: there is only one hope for salvation.

Press release | roygbiv.la/aiko-press-release
Produced at ROYGBIV (roygbiv.la) | inquiries@roygbiv.la

Created by Evan Viera and Charley Pope
Director: Evan Viera | Writer: Charley Pope
Executive Producer: Tommy Wooh | Producer: Jeremy Morris
Composer: Austin Wintory | Sound: Owen Granich-Young and Sam Plattner

Animation:
Supervisor: Jay Jackson | Principal: Charles Badiller and Eva Lusbaronian
Assisting: Felice Wong, Cassandra Larson, Johan Ravit, and Yates Holley (3D)

Design:
Evan Viera, Paul Kim, and Tuna Bora

VO:
Talent: Erin Mulvey
Recording Engineer: Dylan Eiland


SALVATION

Noah Harris and Andy Biddle take us on a voyage through time, exploring the virtues and vices of mankind in this mesmerising series for record label, Village Green.

This surreal sequence of interconnecting films tells the epic story of evolution playfully through the detritus of mankind. The birth of a planet in ELEMENT, the growth of the human race in SENTIENCE, and its descent towards the inevitable in OBLIVION, are all created from a multitude of found objects salvaged from car-boot sales and flea markets around london. Animated entirely in camera, the films are a showcase of Noah’s unwavering attention to detail and love of physical objects.

Premiering as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts, the Salvation series is a collaboration between Blinkink & Village Green and showcases highlights from the label’s 2017 catalogue.

Production Company: Blinkink
Directors: Noah Harris & Andy Biddle
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Producer: Hugo Donkin
Production Assistant: Alli Albion
Director of Photography: Toby Howell
Lead Animator: Andy Biddle
Rigger: Craig Atkinson
Additional Animator & Model Maker: Luke George
Gaffer: Aldo Camilleri
Gaffer/Motion Control: Max Halstead
Spark: William Kay
Art Director: Noah Harris & Robin Crowley
Set Builder & Model Maker: Will Vincent
Art Dept. Assistant: Jack Needell
Art Dept. Runner: Adam Williams
Art Dept. Runner: Ruby Smith
Art Dept. Runner: Ella Keogan-Harris
Runner: Emilie Forey
Runner: Alice Lindley

Editor: Max Windows @ Stitch
Post Production: Nineteen Twenty
VFX Supervisor: Ludo Fealy
VFX Artists: Adam McHale, Rob Lilley, Graeme Eglin, Adrian Monroy Diaz, Chris King, Joe Lawrenson.
Data Management: Kurt Bailey
Grade: Duncan Russell @ Freefolk
Sound: Tony Rappaccioli @ Wave Studios

Featured music
1 - Snow Palms ‘Rite’
2 - Thomas William Hill ‘Tyranny Of The Frame’
3 - Angele David Guillou ‘V For Visconti’
4 - John Matthias & Jay Auborn ‘Every Word A Mask’
5 - Soft Error ‘Bad Habits’
6 - Jim Copperthwaite ‘The History Of Cubes’
7- Ben Chatwin ‘Helix’
8 - Matt Dunkley ‘Cycle 7’

With thanks to... Harry Barber, Sam Davis, Rebecca Boswell, Charles Gillett, Scott Griffin, Angela Hart.


WildStar Free-to-Play Launch Cinematic

I DON'T EVEN PLAY VIDEO GAMES, BUT I WANT TO PLAY THIS ONE.


CNN Colorscope

Colorscope is an award-winning series exploring our perception of color and its use across cultures, one shade at a time.

cnn.com/2017/08/04/health/colorscope-purple/index.html

Producer : Sarah-Grace Makarious
Writer and Narrator : Dr. James Fox
Director and Animator : Buck
Music : Giacomo Smith
Sound Design and Mix : John Black / CypherAudio

 

Yellow - CNN Colorscope from Sebastianbap on Vimeo.

YELLOW is part of the Colorscope series by CNN.

"They call it mellow yellow". The short documentaries about different colours shows us on this episode how the colour yellow makes us happy, is on the most visibles hues and it's relation with science and religion.

Created by Sebastián Baptista

Producer: Sarah-Grace Mankarious
Writer and Narrator: Dr. James Fox
Music: Giacomo Smith
Sound Design: Bryan Stone

Special thanks to: Andy, Pini & Javi

Blue - CNN from Moth on Vimeo.

"Blue is the world's favourite colour"

Produced by Sarah-Grace Mankarious & Moth
Direction & Design by Moth
Animation by Moth, Joe Bichard, Jennifer Zheng, Aaron Lampert, Carlos De Faria, Stephen McNally, Ester Rossi
Sound Design by David Kamp
Music by Giacomo Smith

Client - CNN
Production Year - 2016

CNN Colorscope: Green from Jr.canest on Vimeo.

"Green, the mixture of blue and yellow, can be seen everywhere and in countless shades. In fact, the human eye sees green better than any color in the spectrum. But why is that?"

Producer: Sarah-Grace Mankarious
Written and Narrated by Dr. James Fox

Animation: Jorge R. Canedo E.
Design: Rafael Mayani

Music: Giacomo Smith
Sound Design: Bryan Stone

Red - CNN from Abel Reverter on Vimeo.

 

Direction and Design by Abel Reverter
Produced by Sarah-Grace Mankarious
Animation by Abel Reverter
Music by Giacomo Smith
Sounds Design by Bryan Stone
VO by Dr. James Fox
Special thanks to the amazing Katie Menzies, Fabian Friedrich, David Elósegui and everyone that helped giving advice during the process at Pamplona 89.

All the episodes at cnn.com/colorscope
Client - CNN
2017

Colorscope - White - CNN from Jocie Juritz on Vimeo.

The Dark Truth Behind White

Client - CNN
Production - Sarah-Grace Mankarious
Direction / Animation - Jocie Juritz
Writing / Narration - Dr James Fox

edition.cnn.com/specials/arts/colorscope-series

jociejuritz.co.uk/CNN-white


In a Heartbeat

"In a Heartbeat" - Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

From Deadline.com

A short, animated film from an animation intern working at Blue Sky Animation and another student who is now an employee of Jib-Jab and on her way to work as an an animator at Sony on a big Hollywood movie is getting a lot of attention online for its subject matter — LGBT love. Views for the film have grown by over 3M since yesterday afternoon on YouTube and it currently has 14.6M views since releasing only four days ago. In a Heartbeat, about a school boy crush on another boy, has gone viral and getting the attention of numerous celebrities and press across the nation.

Jeremy Edelblut

So, who’s behind it? The two filmmakers are Beth David, 21, from Cincinnati, Ohio and Esteban Bravo, 24, from Mexico City who met at the Ringling College of Design and Art in Florida. Both graduated this year. It was their first film collaboration and they wrote and directed the sweet story together. The total budget? $5K. They began it as a $3K Kickstarter campaign and it not only hit the goal but soared past it to $14K.

Since then, the two have landed representation at Verve. “It’s four-minutes long, and it’s tapped into the LGBT community in an important way. We are so proud be in business with this team,” Verve partner Bill Weinstein told Deadline. He said once they saw the work, they signed them right out of school. “What this shows is that there is a tremendous, under-served audience,” he said. “Verve is proud to help amplify the voices of its minority employees and clientele that make up our community.”

In a Heartbeat tells the story of a closeted boy who runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

David will be part of the animation team at Sony this year working on Hotel Transylvania 3.

contact.inaheartbeat@gmail.com
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/inaheartbeat...
Official Tumblr Page - https://inaheartbeat-film.tumblr.com/
IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6969946/?...

Produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by

Beth David
Instagram: @bbethdavid
Twitter: @bbethdavidd
Tumblr: http://bethdavid.tumblr.com/

Esteban Bravo
Instagram: @estebravo
Twitter: @EstebanBravoP
Tumblr: http://estebanbravo.tumblr.com/
Website: https://www.estebanbravo.com/

Music by Arturo Cardelús https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFaXJ...
Sound Design by Nick Ainsworth https://www.ainsworthsound.com/

© Beth David and Esteban Bravo 2017


Jason and the Nucleonauts - Teaser 2017

Read more about it here

 

Fun, fast paced journey to the center of the atomic nucleus! Smallest particles become biggest heroes and science meets fiction in this fantastic adventure.

2d / 3d Animated Feature
81 minutes
children 7-12

In Development

Contact:
Dieter Reinhold
dieter@spintop-entertainment.de
+49 (0) 172 320 40 79

copyright 2017 - spintop entertainment, studioNICE - Germany

spintop-entertainment.de
studionice.de
nucleonauts.com


Francis Francis Scene Progression

Progression of a scene Bryce McGovern animated for Dreamworks 'The Boss Baby'.

From the layout that we get launched on, through final animation and lighting. Of course, all images are copyright Dreamworks Animation, and intended for educational purposes only.


Pete Docter - Inside the Creative Community: The Power and Process of Animated Film

https://youtu.be/Lt7yLHl0xbA

Pete Docter is a film director, animator, screenwriter, and voice actor at Pixar Animation Studios. He contributed to the story and characters of Toy Story, Pixar's first full-length animated feature film, and served as the supervising animator for the film. He wrote story treatments for Toy Story 2 and Wall-E and directed Monsters, Inc., Up, and his latest release, Inside Out. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards and won Best Animated Feature Film for Up. Born and raised in Bloomington, MN, he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts where he received a Student Academy Award. In 1990, he was hired as Pixar Studio's third animator and began work on the day following his college graduation.


MAVKA. The Forest Song. Official Teaser Trailer 1

https://youtu.be/effkoBQqm7g

Watch the new teaser trailer of Ukrainian animated feature film ‘Mavka.The Forest Song’!
The magic world of the ancient forest, incredible adventures and fantastic heroes that will soon be discovered by the whole world! Mavka - a soul of the Forest, she is nature herself, she is complex, mysterious and two-folded: tender and caring when in love, but fierce and defensive when hurt. Nevertheless, her main feature is that she always strives for peace and harmony. This is the story about the magical power of love.

Since time immemorial, the vast Ukrainian forests have harbored countless secrets and unfathomable mysteries. They are home to wondrous mythical creatures dwelling among ancient trees, faithfully guarding their sacred realm. Mavka is a soul of the Forest. Her primary mission is to protect the Forest and its sacrosanct Heart – the source of life itself – against any aggression or intrusion, including on the part of humans. Lukash is an unassuming farm boy, who has a great love of music and pours his talent into playing the flute. It is largely thanks to Lukash’s music that a miracle takes place: Mavka and Lukash meet and fall in love. From the start, their union is pitted against formidable odds, but the obstacles loom even larger once the avaricious Evilyn arrives on the scene and sets about building a sawmill at the edge of the Forest. This serves as a façade to mask her true purpose: to get a hold of the Heart of the Forest – the key to which is Mavka herself, who is already rendered vulnerable by her blossoming feelings for Lukash. To get to Mavka, Evilyn wields Lukash as her weapon, and strikes anger and fear into the hearts of the villagers. Will Mavka and Lukash be able to defend their feelings for each other? Will Mavka be able to save the forest and protect her love? Will each of the two young lovers from different worlds make the right choice?

“Mavka. The Forest Song” is a full-length animated feature produced by Ukraine-based Animagrad (FILM.UA Group). It is currently at the stage of development. The film is inspired by a classical Ukrainian poem play by Lesya Ukrainka, as well as Ukrainian authentic mythology and legends. Mavka, the Forest princess — powerful female character with unique appearance and universal appeal, and has potential to be ranked with internationally celebrated personages. The heroes and themes elaborated in the story will appeal to adults and children worldwide, but its distinct Slavic spirit and authentic charm will set it apart from anything else in the genre.

Genre: fantasy, lovestory, comedy.
Production: Animagrad (FILM.UA Group).
Coming to theaters: 2019.
Supported by Ukrainian State Film Agency.
Soundtrack of the Teaser Trailer: DakhaBrakha.

Director: Aleksandra Ruban
Producers: Iryna Kostyuk, Anna Eliseyeva, Egor Olesov
Scriptwriter: Yaroslav Voyceshek
Arrangement: Maksim Kornilyuk
Art-director of the project: Kristian Koskinen

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/MAVKA.MOVIE
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/mavka.movie
WEBSITE: http://mavka.ua


Funny Guy

https://vimeo.com/226659056

From Bohdan Frantsishko: This is a progression shot of a 3d animation I did in Animschool.

It includes reference, blocking, final spline, and render. Enjoy :)


Extinguished

"Extinguished" by Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann
In a world where flames represent love, it's easy to get your heart burned.

Created at Ringling College of Art and Design

https://www.facebook.com/ExtinguishedMovie/

Jacob Mann - jacobmannart.com - jmann@c.ringling.edu
Ashley Anderson - ashleyanderson.squarespace.com - aanderso@c.ringling.edu


The Incredibles | a Scene of Revelations

https://youtu.be/_h3tpiJLsQw

A look at one crucial scene in Brad Bird's The Incredibles.


Mended Little Hearts

https://youtu.be/hiLefHwZmE8

 

Check out the breakdown here: https://youtu.be/xODCdqTWzRo

The MENDED LITTLE HEARTS organization supports children, patients and families suffering from congenital heart disease. To create more awareness of their important work, they commissioned BLACKLIST & STUDIO AKA to create a unique set of animations that illustrate the proposition that the more you donate the better the story gets.

There are five different versions of the animation which range from sparse renders in which most if not all the background is invisible, forcing us to rely on sounds and shadows only for instance - through a version with increasingly more apparent elements; and a final complete rendered version.

The perception of the same story told in different visual renders makes some subtle differences to how the story is perceived and rewards the commitment of the viewer with each successive viewing.

Watch the film in context at: giveafullerlife.com

http://www.mendedlittlehearts.org/


Guilty Pleasure

Short film as part of a project on the theme "Love", by four students of the training "designer and director of animated films" and "Master of Arts in Character Animation and animated filmmaking" of GOBELINS,
they worked for 5 months (January to May). This exercise was designed to teach the Maya 3D pipline.

Short film directed for a project on the theme "Love", by four students of GOBELINS '"Master of Arts in Character animation and animated film" and "Concepteur et réalisateur de films d'animation"
They worked for 5 months (from January to May). This exercise was meant to learn the 3D pipeline on Maya.

Réalisateurs/Directors :
Han YANG
Liana KRAKIRIAN
Tena GALOVIC
Vaibhav KESWANI


DIRTY KIDS!

MAKING OF - SALES GOSSES ! from Alexis Kerjosse on Vimeo.

This film is about a rapacious dad exceeded its brats!
It's the story of an eagle dad, exceeded By His annoying kids!

CG animation short film directed by a team of five students of 4th year. This film deals in a humorous way with the annoyance of a rapacious dad in the face of the incessant chattering of his young. It is characterized by its cartoon rendering and by its fixed and unique framework that reinforces a theatrical staging. He values ​​an enormous work of acting and animation. Presented to the professional jury post graduate in June 2013, this film received the congratulations of the jury.

Finally, here is the making of / here is the making of: vimeo.com/70144832

Film team:

Alexis Kerjosse - (Réalisation / Animation) - http://www.alexiskerjosse-book.blogspot.com
Hassan Bensmaine - (Rigg / Animation) - http://www.wix.com/bensmaineh/bensart
Emmanuelle Ngan Sing - (Compositing artist) - http://emma-ngansing.weebly.com
Marine Villette - (Colorscript / Animation ) - http://www.le-nid-de-marmotte.blogspot.fr
Delphine Zombo - (Animation) - http://www.nana-eo.blogspot.fr

Music:

Antoine Duchêne - http://antoineduchene.com/


4 Brothers

https://vimeo.com/222547453

"Unos elementos singulares,
fueron creados como tales.
Cuatro hermanos espaciales,
que en nada salieron iguales."
--
"Some unique elements
were as such created.
Four space siblings,
that were in no way related."

Client:
EXPERIMENTAL WORK

Production, and Design: BUDA

Art Director: Dalmiro Buigues
Animation Director: Martin Dasnoy
Audio: Matias Bazzetti


CROCS

 

Two Cro-Magnon men are fighting for an egg.

A film realized in the framework of the training in Production Management & Digital Animation Techniques at LISAA Paris, by:
Ilan MOSZKOWICZ: Production, Animation - Guillaume LEBEAU: Modeling, Texturing - Matthieu GERAT: Animation, Character Design - Florian CAUSSE: Animation - Méline PISTILLI: Compositing, Rigging - Gauthier LE BRIS: Storyboard, Color Script -Lisa CHEVALIER: Music - Thérence GUILLERME: Sound Design

Learn more about training: http://bit.ly/LISAA-AnimProd


AIME Global’s Launch Film: ‘Cogs’

https://vimeo.com/220543875

This film is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker, Laurent Witz, and tells the story of a world built on a mechanised system that favours only some. It follows two characters whose lives seem predetermined by this system and the circumstances they were born into.

The film was made for the international launch of AIME, a charity organisation on a mission to make a fairer world by creating equality in the education system.

In Australia, AIME has already empowered tens of thousands of kids to change the course of their lives. It’s been so successful, the organisation is now launching internationally.

Want to get involved? AIME is looking for 10 young people from around the world to become international leaders and help take their model of mentoring global.

To find out more or become part of the cause, visit: aimementoring.com/global

Credits:
Directed by Laurent Witz
Animated by Zeilt Productions
Animation directed by Mickael Coëdel
Created by M&C Saatchi, Sydney
Music Composed by Olivier Defradat
Lyrics sung by Mariot Pejon
Creative Assistant, Ghayth Chegaar


The Shark In The Park

https://vimeo.com/224447702

The Shark in the Park visualizes the growth and development process of a special strawberry species called “Parco Pistris” which has been discovered by a Korean scientifical research group KSPRI in 2016. KSPRI commissioned animation-director-collective Polynoid to take their research and create a visualisation that would feature all of the actually pretty stunning facts about the plant and still be entertaining in order to bring the piece not only to a biology focused but wider and younger audience.

If you’re looking for further info, here are all the details: strangeplants.org/parco-pistris

Client - KSPRI (Korean Strange Plant Research Institute)
Director – Polynoid
Production Company & Animation Studio – Woodblock
Producer – Selina Schmitt
Artists – Fabian Pross, Tom Weber, Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Sarah Eim, Michael Heberlein, Mars Dolschon, Markus Eschrich, Ivan Vasiljevic, Marco Kowalik, Roman Hinkel, Paul Schicketanz, Thorsten Löffler, Moritz Gläsle, Roman Kälin, Pascal Flörks, Felix Deimann, Tim Jockel
Sounddesign – Dolphin Smiles
Music – Hot Sugar "There's A Man Waiting At The Bottom Of The Stairs"


Pete Docter - Geometry of Characters

https://youtu.be/i2tkCBFlXyc

 

Designing a Character can be daunting. Here's a look at how Pete Docter, from Pixar, uses basic geometry to help us understand a character, before they even speak.


Bloodseeker Badass Actions

https://vimeo.com/223234865

Character from Dota 2,

The rig is actually not very well done.

Andrew Tan wanted to see if I could make something really nice and cool with a rig that don't work well.

RIG : https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=187943419


Symbiose

https://vimeo.com/214300845

Film de 1 minute, exercice 1ère année La Poudrière

Réalisation : Rosalie Benevello
Montage son : Nadège Feyrit
Bruitage : Julien Baissat, Lucas Bellomo
Prise de vue : Christian Eydoux
Compositing : Mathieu Brisebras
Montage image : Jeanne Fontaine

Parain : José Miguel Ribeiro

La Poudrière 2017


ANIMAL CRACKERS Official Trailer (2017) Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen Animated Movie HD

https://youtu.be/eeZly7ml5Ms

One of my animation students is very proud to announce he was part of making this film happen! Congrats! Gabriel Martinez!

ANIMAL CRACKERS Official Trailer (2017) Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen Animated Movie HD

PLOT: A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

CAST: John Krasinski, Ian McKellen, Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone


How to Recount Your Dreams

https://vimeo.com/225222634

We often wake up from a dream with a powerful urge to tell those around us about what happened. But our listeners are also liable to feel restless and bored during our narration of the dream. The issue takes us to the heart of the challenges of communication.

This animation was created in collaboration with Alain de Botton and the School of Life


SLEEPY REMI

https://vimeo.com/225115910

Life can be a little bit different and complicated when you're a narcoleptic boy like Rémi..

Life can be complicated when one is narcoleptic like Remi ...

Short Film by MegaComputeur.
Made by Maryka Laudet, Oscar Malet, Juan Olarte and Léo Brunel.


LOVE SEQUENCES 2017 - La cartouche

https://youtu.be/IIYyAQFSOQ4

 

Short film made in the context of a project on the theme "Love", by three students of the training "Conceptor and director of animated films" of GOBELINS,
They worked during 5 months (from January to May). This exercise was meant to learn the 3D pipeline on Maya.


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.

Mirror1

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.


Life without Stuff

https://vimeo.com/221447808


Travelling Through Brush and Ink | National Palace Museum Taiwan 筆墨行旅 | 台灣故宮 逐格動畫

https://vimeo.com/221351889

Travelling Through Brush and Ink | Making of 筆墨行旅 | 幕後特輯 from annlinchao on Vimeo.

 

Watch "Behind the Scene" here: vimeo.com/224334164

**Winner of Worldfest Huston International Film Festival 2017**
"Travelling Through Brush and Ink" is a stop-motion animation of a little modern man traveling through four significant ancient Chinese paintings, transforming himself into animals and plants, and becomes part of the nature. Each painting represents four important stages of landscape art in Chinese history. Based on the original paintings, we built the sets and animated little character inside- all frame by frame. The animation is the opening film of 2016 annual exhibition National Palace Museum Taiwan.

**2017休士頓國際影展動畫獎得主**
“筆墨行旅”故事敘述一個現代男子進入畫中世界展開旅程,在旅程中形變成動物或植物,與自然合而為一。動畫中的四個場景分別為四幅歷史上重要的中國山水畫,畫中景色被製作成真實模型場景,人物和動植物在其中全是逐格拍攝。
四幅畫分別為唐代〈明皇幸蜀圖〉、北宋〈谿山行旅圖〉、南宋〈巖關古寺〉及元代〈鵲華秋色圖〉,呈現中國山水畫講求可行、可望、可遊、可居之意境,為中國山水畫的歷代風格演變的代表。本動畫是台灣國立故宮博物院2016年度典藏展的開幕片。

Art Director: Pu Chen | 藝術指導:陳普
Director: Annlin Chao | 導演:趙安玲
Composer: Pi Chiu | 編曲:邱比
Color Design: Kuan Hung Chen | 色彩設計:陳冠宏
Film Editing: Chia-Hung Lin, Ping-Kuei Lin | 影片剪接:林珈弘,林品逵
Scene Design: Ren-Hao Cai, Jia-Jhen Syu | 場景美術設計:蔡仁豪,許家禎
Graphic Design: Chung-Yang Chen | 平面設計:陳仲揚
Special Effects: yo-cheng Zheng | 特效:詹游丞
Lighting Assist: Chang Wen Liang | 燈光輔助:梁昌文
Assistant Animation: Lu Chang, Petula Hsiao, Jamie Xuan, Cheng Leo, Hung-Xie Chia, Szu-Yu Tu, Lee Te Yi
動畫助手:張怡儒,蕭亦布,林姿萱,李宥成,謝嘉鴻,凃思羽,李得嫕

Executive producer: National Palace Museum | 執行單位:國立故宮博物院
Executive: 247Visualart | 製作公司:日目影像 247Visualart
Production: XXtralab | 執行公司:爻域互動科技


Story of an idea - Google I/O 17 opening

https://vimeo.com/223440232

This is the story of an idea, how it appears, how we try to shape it, how it evolves, changes and blossoms into something grand, with a fate of its own.
This film was created for the opening of the annual Google I/O conference in may 2017.

Directed by: Fx Goby

Commissioner: Google
Creative Directors: Tom Manion & Jack Colley
Events & Experiences Lead: Amanda Matuk
Events & Experiences Producers: Megan Hardy & Karen Morris

Production Company: Nexus Studios
Executive Creative Director: Chris O’Reilly
Executive Producer: Luke Youngman
Producer: Fernanda Garcia Lopez
Production Managers: Rebecca Archer, Derek Walsh

Art Director: Bjorn-Erik Aschim
Design Team: James Castillo, Maxime Dupuy, Callum Strachan
Matte Painting: James Castillo, Maxime Dupuy, Mike Shorten

Storyboard: Gervais Merryweather

CG Supervisor: Michal Firkowski & Christian Johnson
3D Animation: Dominic Griffin, William Lorton, Thibaud Clergue, Fabrice Fiteni, Aziz Kocanaogullari, Inès Pagniez, Conor Ryan
Modelling: Amy Ash, Florent Rousseau, Fabien Glasse,
Rigging: Gaetan Borde, Ludovic Habas, Mark Tsang
Texturing: Eva de Prado, Clementine Frere
Compositing: Kenneth Hau (Lead), Marco Baratto, Valentin Panisset, Dalvir Matharu, Antoine Foulot, Raphael Theolade, Chieka Ononye
VFX: Hugh Johnson, Zoubein Rana, Eaton Crous,
Lighting and Rendering: Dorianne Fiblueil (Lead), Corentine Charron, Benoit Berthe, Carl Kenyon, Sophie Blayrat, Arkin Esref
Editorial: David Slade, James Alexander McCaughan
Render Wrangler: Pierre Clenet

2D Animation
Production Company: Mighty Nice
ECD: Darren Price
Executive Producer: Jackie Archer
Producer: Tina Braham
Production Coordinator: Diana Angelius
Animators: Bonnie Taylor Forsyth, Richard Chhoa, Victoria Dinh, Tessa Eden, Duncan MacLaren

Sound Design & Mix: JM Finch @ Fonic

Music: Alright Alright Alright by Mungo Jerry

Voice Actors: Charlie Hayes, Jonathan Rhodes, Nigel Pilkington


Extra Lucide

When a psychic predicts his own death.

A film made in the context of training in production management & digital animation techniques to promote LISAA Paris 2016-2017, by:

Cyril Vacaresse: Director, Storyboard - Florian Teyssou: Concept Art, 3D Generalist - Maxime Cronier: Moderator, 3D Layout - Nicola Gallea: Concept Art, 2D Layout - Cedric Henriques: Animation, Design Chara - Noémie Govare: Animation - Clovis Schneider: Music - Thérence Guillerme: Sound Design

Read more about the training: http://bit.ly/LISAA-AnimProd


The Inspector and the Umbrella by Maël Gourmelen

https://vimeo.com/164121067

Animated short film, directed and home produced between 2012 and 2016.
Medium : Traditional hand drawn animation on paper.

Mael Gourmelen: The Inspector and the Umbrella from Jamaal Bradley on Vimeo.


The Story Of O.J.

https://youtu.be/RM7lw0Ovzq0

Client: Roc Nation
Directors: Mark Romanek, JAY-Z

Design & Animation: The Mill
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Newman
Producer: Daniel Midgley
Production Coordinator: Lauren Wesley
Creative Director: Lisha Tan
Lead Character Design: Rustam Hasanov
Art Director: Tim Devlin
Title Design: Ilya Abulkhanov
Design: Nathan McKenna, George Fuentes, Ren Chen, Lisha Tan, Amy Graham
Animation: Justin Demetrician, Jason Kang, Kyle Moore, Mikhail Pakhomov, Tim Devlin, Evan Parsons
3D Modeling: Sasha Vinogradova
2D Lead Artist: John Shirley
Storyboard Artist: Vince Wei

Character Animation: Titmouse 
Producer: Ben Kalina
Animation Director: Mike Roush
Production Manager: Brendan O’Connor
Animation: Matt Augustin, Roberto Rosi, Richard Mather, Thom McDonnell, Daran Carlin-Weber, Jonathan Peartree, George Chung, Adam Temple, Brian Pak, Mike McCraw, Dante Buford, Marius Alecse, Connie Chan
Cleanup: Jan Naylor, Yi Song, Carl Aspuria, Anthony Parrotta


LOVE SEQUENCES 2017 - Isokivi

https://youtu.be/Spa2My0sQJE

Short film directed for a project on the theme "Love", by three students of GOBELINS '"Master of Arts in Character animation and animated film"
They worked for 5 months (from January to May). This exercise was meant to learn the 3D pipeline on Maya.


Cherry

https://vimeo.com/223260632

Cherry, an animated Short film directed for a project on the theme “Love”, by four students of GOBELINS. They worked for 5 months using Maya.

Directed by Alessandro VERGONNIER, Joël FURAND, Thibault LECLERCQ and Tristan POULAIN.


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.


Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

Update: the deadline for submitting applications for the ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum scholarship online application site has been extended to the end of day, June 30.

Scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students entering the sophomore year and above and for graduate students continuing their animation education. Awards range from $2500 to $5000 and can be applied to tuition, books and supplies, animation hardware or software and senior or graduate thesis production.

This is a worldwide scholarship opportunity. Applications from local, national and international students are most welcome. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-July. Have questions? Email Dori Littell-Herrick at Dori.Littell-Herrick@woodbury.edu