Inspiration

AUTO NOM

https://vimeo.com/221472035

Oh hello lovely machine, emancipating yourself from function... You look adorable, you know? Yes dear, you were built to be autonomous, it said so in the campaign brief.
No rush – getting from A to B was never an exciting idea to begin with, for your kind. Dance yourself clean, pull your metal frame apart and let the sun burn through your circuits. Ride your autobiography, guided by the beauty of your code.
Fresh freedom smells like common place, and "authenticity" like a frivolous illusion of your makers. So your character was designed to be self-organizing: a beautiful homage to the combined effort of all of those minds that built you – considering your appearance being a quite sloppy imitation of life.
Regardless that those who started this are no longer around:
Still looking forward to your feedback.
What do *you* think?

Auto Nom offers an upbeat alternative on unexpected consequences of autonomous mobility. It is the latest work by ZEITGUISED’s new offspin f°am Studio, and part of a series of character animation narratives based on the personality of Autonomous Rolf. Written, directed and designed by f°am Studio, this fictitious self-driving classic german car gets under your hood with its freedom loving behaviour.

All conceptual, design and production work: f°am Studio

Written by f°am Studio
Direction: Julius Steinhauser
Music: "It’s not unusual" (Tom Jones) cover by Bubble
Singer: Hatsune Miku
Sound design: David Kamp

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Love in the Time of Advertising

https://vimeo.com/69655841

Weird character designs, but really cute story.

An animated musical love story about a young man who lives inside a billboard and is charged with updating the advertisements. When he falls in love with a beautiful lady living across the highway, he has to use the only method he knows to get his message across - advertising.

Production information
Work Name: Love in the Time of Advertising
Language: English
Running time: approx. 8 minutes
Production Country: USA

Co-written, co-directed by: David Bokser & Matt Berenty
Produced by: Kevin Shapiro, Matt Berenty & David Bokser
Production company: Wolf & Crow(http://www.wolfandcrow.com) and Obsolete Robot

Music composition and vocals: Hunter Curra

Contact the film-makers at info@loveinthetimeofadvertising.com


Dramatic Death Scene by Noah Li

https://vimeo.com/219298187

Great Body mechanics test using this rig...

AnimRig - Deadpool - Free Download from Kiel Figgins on Vimeo.


Pink Dolphin - Trailer

https://vimeo.com/220373582

 

Pink Dolphin(2017) - Animated by Tuo Kan

One of my recent MFA Graduates - Tuo Kan's Trailer for his thesis film.  It's running the festival circuit so you can only see the trailer but its funny and amazing!


Somewhere Up There

https://vimeo.com/217095468

Another one of my recently graduated senior's thesis films from the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Congrats Mason!


“Its Over” Comparison Reel By Aaron McGriff

https://vimeo.com/220185283

Really Nice piece by Aaron McGriff!


MR BLUE FOOTED BOOBY

https://vimeo.com/220301745

THIS SHORT FILM IS AN INVITATION TO A LUCID DREAM. LET'S TAKE A DINNER TOGETHER!
written and directed by Gino Imagino
see more at ----> http://www.ginoimagino.com


Pixar reveals an all-Latino cast for Coco (and a new poster!)

Along with a beautiful new poster, Pixar released details today of the large cast of characters that we can look forward to seeing in Coco later this year, all voiced by actors of Latino descent (including Gabriel Iglesias, Renée Victor, Sofía Espinosa, and Edward James Olmos). It’s worth remembering that Pixar put a lot of effort into making the cast of Brave entirely Scottish or of Scottish descent (save a few lines of dialogue, like the now-essential John Ratzenberger cameo), so it’s great to see them doing the same and more for Coco.

 Read More Here...


'Sweet Cocoon' by ESMA HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0a0aNqTehM


COCOON

https://vimeo.com/219687902

A short film about grief and loss.

Words - Sh'maya
Design/Animation - Tyler Morgan, Sarah Beth Hulver
Music - Ryan Taubert
Sound Design - Defacto Sound
Producer - Dan Stevers

Behind the Scenes: sarahbethhulver.com/cocoon
More Dan Stevers videos: danstevers.com

-COCOON-

What is this? I don’t recognise this
Pain broke in
And took it all
Took the song from the Springtime
And the dance from the flame
Took the noonday warmth
And the morning hush

Now the ground’s spilling beneath me
The ropes are uncoiling
The trees are leafless
The sky is torn
My breath’s a broken feather
There’s no beauty left
There’s nothing here for me I’m paper thin
I’m in a room of shadows and it’s caving in
I’m turning in circles
I’m giving up
The world is giddy
The sense is gone
The floor is an ocean
I’m sinking in

Where are You now?
Where is Your touch?
Where is the reason?
The answer?
The end?
Now I’m chasing Your shadow
And I’m grasping for questions
I’m calling out
I’m asking why?

Yet when I turn You turn
When I reach You reach
And in the searing burn
You wait for me
Dress my tears in kisses
Cradle my grief
Touch me in the silence
Hold me in the heat
And when the ragings rush
Drown me in defeat
I make my bed of dust
And you lie with me


"This Range Will Floor You" - by AltVFX

https://youtu.be/TIw5fqoRANc

Watch the beautifully animated and rendered VFX spot including a full CG beetles for a recent campaign for the Opel Ampera e, created by our friends over at AltVFX! For more information, please see the details and links below:

Official Website - http://altvfx.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Alt.vfx


SUR ECOUTE

https://vimeo.com/215978690

 

Enjoy "SUR ECOUTE", directed during my 4th year at Supinfocom Valenciennes
lea.cousty@gmail.com


Rock Dog Opening

https://vimeo.com/218896406

Rock Dog is a 2016 Chinese-American computer-animated comedy film produced by Mandoo Pictures and Huayi Brothers. The film is directed by Ash Brannon, written by Brannon and Kurt Voelker, based on the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Zheng Jun.

Watch the Opening Sequence designed and directed by Carlos Stevens through Elastic


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 under a new partnership initiative aimed at supporting emerging directors. The CG-driven short, which stars Jack O'Connell and Holliday Grainger, was shot at U.K. music festival Secret Garden Party by cinematographer Luke Jacobs, and was directed by London-based director Kibwe Tavares (JonahRobots of Brixton) and produced by Daniel Emmerson (Assassin’s Creed12 Years A Slave).


Legio XVII

https://vimeo.com/216002023

Jérémy Cisse presents his new short film LEGIO XVII, directed during his 4th year at Supinfocom Valenciennes. 

The story was inspired by a historic battle of the ancient Rome, when the Germans clans join the rebellion organized by Arminius and push the Romans out of the Germania.

Germania, 9 ap. J.-C.

The story was inspired by a historic battle of the ancient Rome when the Germans clans join the rebellion organized by Arminius and push the Romans out of the Germania. This Roman army was the greatest army of this time, composed by three legions ( XVII, XVIII, and XIX ). Arminius had an army much less important and yet, he decides to attack the biggest Roman army on the German territory. He attracted them into the forest and took them in ambush.

All three legions were destroyed in what is known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, After their destruction, the Romans never used these legion numbers (XVII, XVIII, and XIX) again and never come back to Germania.


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 and Houdini to generate the detailed growth systems.

Many thanks to W&N and Bjork for the opportunity to run wild and create something rad.

Music used in this breakdown video: Rival Consoles - 3 Chords

björk: notget from Wicked Pixels on Vimeo.

 

directed - by warren du preez & nick thornton jones - warrendupreeznickthorntonj...

creative direction & masks - by björk & james merry

cgi & vfx creative - wicked pixels - facebook.com/wickedpixels

cgi & vfx creative director and cgi artist - gavin coetzee - behance.net/gavincoetzee

produced - by campbell beaton - campbellbeaton.com/

2d flame - framestore london - framestore.com

d.o.p. - john mathieson - imdb.com/name/nm0558822/

editor - owen oppenheimer @ the quarry - the-quarry.co.uk/

colourist - simona cristea @ rushes - rushes.co.uk/

production design - josephe bennett - josephbennett.co.uk/

make up - andrew gallimore @ clm - clm-agency.com/hair-make-u...

hair - martin cullen @ streeters - streeters.com/artists/hair...


STEVEN UNIVERSE CREATOR REBECCA SUGAR ON ANIMATION AND THE POWER OF EMPATHY

Article - The Verge by

Western animation is in the middle of a golden age. Shows like BoJack Horseman and Rick and Morty have emerged as the new standard-bearers for a kind of cartoon that’s sharp, funny, and insightful, capable of dealing with startlingly nuanced themes, like BoJack’s honest reflections on the nature of unhappiness. But few efforts in any medium can manage Steven Universe’s trick of exploring topics like intimacy, love, abuse, and the constant threat of annihilation while balancing them with thoughts on the simple joy of eating a hot dog. The series started out as a slice-of-life show about a young boy and his magical family, but it’s emerged as one of the most daring, open-hearted series on television today.

The creative force behind the series is Emmy-nominated writer Rebecca Sugar, Cartoon Network’s first female showrunner. Originally a storyboard revisionist for Adventure Time, she broke out on her own to launch Steven Universe in 2013, blending her love of superheroes and magical-girl anime with a story about a kid not unlike her own little brother, Steven Sugar. Four years later, the show has gotten much more complicated; a recent arc sees Steven abducted by his alien enemies, and being put on trial for his mother’s ancient war crimes. But at its heart, the show is still very much about relationships and family in all their forms.

Read More Here...


Strange Beasts

https://vimeo.com/209070629


Lemur Spin & Bow

https://vimeo.com/208599252


Clouds

https://vimeo.com/152477009

 

‘Clouds’ is the story of a villager whose role is to observe clouds in search for inspiration for the village’s sacrificial rituals. Though as the clouds begin to demand more and more, he questions his role and is in the end forced to make a difficult decision.

The film was created by Diego Maclean and was released in 2016.

Release

Released in 2016

Creators

Script, Animation and Direction: Diego MacleanAdditional Animation: Sitji ChouMusic and Sound Design: Luigi AllemanoRuntime: 12 minutesGenre: Animation, Comedy, Drama

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Fisheye

https://vimeo.com/216644271

Set in the early 1950s, FISHEYE is inspired by the classic suspense thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock with an animated twist. The story is about the line between obsession and madness as an oddball writer is compelled to note down everything his neighbours do, no matter what.

Written, Directed and Animated by Dane Winn
Sound by Matthew Footitt
Music by Andrew Cottee

thomasSeated from Dane Winn on Vimeo.


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A Song for the Whales

https://vimeo.com/214550972

 

A Song for the Whales, Lorenzo Fresta’s second-year film made at CalArts.

...with Peigi and Calum Barker

Music composed by Mathieu Alvado
Sound design by Alessandro Nepote

Watch other films made by my amazing good-looking friends: 2017 CalArts Character Animation Student Films


Tarzan Animation Tests

https://youtu.be/vdwByOaft3o


‘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 / $38.7M Fri. (includes $11M previews)/3-day cume: $97.1M/Total: Wk 2

2.). Captain Underpants  (DWA/20TH), 3,434 theaters / $8M Fri. (includes $650K previews) /3-day cume: $25.7M/Total: Wk 1

3.). Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  (DIS), 4,276 theaters / $6.3M Fri. (-73%)/3-day cume: $21.3M (-66%)/Total:$114.3M/ Wk 2

4.). The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (DIS), 3,507 theaters (-364) / $2.6M Fri.(-51%) /3-day cume: $9.7M (-54%) /  Total: $355.4M / Wk 5

5.). Baywatch (FOX), 3,647 theaters / $2.6M Fri.(-54%)/ 3-day cume: $8.5M (-54%)/Total:$41.3M/ Wk 2

6.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 2,660 theaters (-1,112) / $1.1M Fri. (-61%)  /$3-day cume: $3.9M (-63%)/Total: $67.1M Wk 3

7.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,375 theaters (-426) / $1M Fri. (-50%)//3-day cume: $3.1M (-48%) /Total:$28.1M/  Wk 3

8/9.). Snatched (FOX), 1,625 theaters (-1,033) / $385K Fri. (-65%)  /3-day cume: $1.3M (-68%) / Total:$43.8 M / Wk 4

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 2,088 theaters (-1,086) / $368K Fri. (-71%) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-70%)/ Total: $17.9M/Wk 3

10.). King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB/VR), 1,222 theaters (-1,281)/ $322K  Fri. (-64%) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-67%) /Total:$37.1M / Wk 4

Notables:

3 Idiotas  (LG), 349 theaters / $175K Fri. /3-day cume: $597K/Total: Wk 1

6.). Alien: Covenant (FOX), 2,660 theaters (-1,112) / $1.1M Fri. (-61%) /$3-day cume: $3.9M (-63%)/Total: $67.1M Wk 3

7.). Everything, Everything (WB/MGM), 2,375 theaters (-426) / $1M Fri. (-50%)//3-day cume: $3.1M (-48%) /Total:$28.1M/ Wk 3

8/9.). Snatched (FOX), 1,625 theaters (-1,033) / $385K Fri. (-65%) /3-day cume: $1.3M (-68%) / Total:$43.8 M / Wk 4

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (FOX), 2,088 theaters (-1,086) / $368K Fri. (-71%) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-70%)/ Total: $17.9M/Wk 3

10.). King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB/VR), 1,222 theaters (-1,281)/ $322K Fri. (-64%) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-67%) /Total:$37.1M / Wk 4

Notables:

3 Idiotas (LG), 349 theaters / $175K Fri. /3-day cume: $597K/Total: Wk 1


Wonder Woman vs. Captain America

https://vimeo.com/216863193

 

Impressive Test

Mark Tan - animarktan.com


Rocco’s Carrot - Making Of

https://vimeo.com/217741486

Some behind the scenes of our work for Rocco's carrot. Thank's to all artist who did a wonderful job.
Enjoy watching.

Music: Bostro Pesopeo "Cheer Up"
perm-vac.com/

Thank's to Robert
rndboxx.com

Rocco's Carrot from Spellwork Pictures on Vimeo.


The Gimp

https://vimeo.com/218449824


Escape, an animated short

https://vimeo.com/214537001

 

A cinematic poem about the world-changing power of invention, the short film Escape is the latest example of animated storytelling that showcases state-of-the-art Dolby technologies. Combining techniques such as miniatures and animation with the spectacular imaging of Dolby Vision and the moving audio of Dolby Atmos, Escape invites the audience to imagine and experience a joyous vision of the future. It is a story of persistence and passion that is intended to inspire individuals to never give up on their hopes and dreams.

After crash-landing on a desolate planet, a lone space explorer must find a way to make her new home habitable. The teenage heroine is an older version of the central character in our Emmy award–winning film, Silent, known there as “the Kid.” This intrepid character displays courage, passion, determination, and curiosity as she transforms the barren landscape she has found into a beautiful planet.

Singer Imogen Heap developed an original soundtrack that wraps the audience in Dolby Atmos sound, unveiling the lead character’s changing emotions as she faces the challenges of a dark, disturbed landscape and persists to transform it into a place of joy and delight.

Credits:

DIRECTORS
Limbert Fabian
Brandon Oldenburg

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Lampton Enochs
Vince Voron

PRODUCERS
Trish Farnsworth­Smith
Angus McGilpin

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Wendell Riley

EDITOR
Calvin O’Neal Jr.

MUSIC by
Imogen Heap

SOUND SCORE by
Nick Ryan

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE by
Alexis Michallek

AUDIO MIX TECHNICAL LEAD
Matt Desborough
Jurgen Scharpf

RE­RECORDING MIXER
Adam Daniels
Graham Daniels

SOUND SERVICES
Point 1 Post

Learn more about Dolby Laboratories
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Funky Low Poly Animation

https://youtu.be/KMo3tR1Mf3o


Ink In Motion

https://youtu.be/BmBh0NNEm00

The hypnotising beauty of colored ink in water and the interaction of this substance with different elements.


Made for More by Yoojin Seol

https://vimeo.com/216793417

Made for More by Yoojin Seol - another one of my graduating seniors from USC this year.

Music Video for Sam Ock, a senior film made at USC. It’s about a girl’s adventure and realization that she’s made for more than to conform to society. (MV comes out 5/24!)
Designed & Animated in Photoshop, After Effects, & Flash.


She also participated in the R + V Expanded live event @ USC with projections of her film.


Rhythms + Visions Projection Mapping

At the event Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3, artists and students lighted up the outdoor spaces of USC School of Cinematic Arts with projection mapping, interactive animation, and VR. Taking some visuals from my senior film, Made for More, I projected animation on the building wall.

Designed in Photoshop, animated & mapped out in After Effects.
Rhythms+Visions is produced by USC professors Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger, and Eric Hanson.



SFX Secrets: The 180 Degree Rule

https://youtu.be/gZUClrDCku0

This is one of the first and most important fundamentals you learn in film school. Why not learn it from this 2-minute video, tuition free?

To help maintain your spatial continuity (and personal sanity), mapping out each of your shots is a must. Whether you do that with detailed storyboards or basic sketches of shot setups is up to you, but having something clear and easy to follow to look at before you start shooting will not only help you get the right shot, but it'll help you notice any mistakes before you make them.

Thanks to No Film School for the Heads Up


REPEAT

https://vimeo.com/216544137

get up, take a shower, go to work, work, be tired, eat, wait, enjoy, fornicate, sleep, wake up, repeat
REPEAT is a way to live each day - a vision of the society routine.
Each day is a loop without end on a straight line.
What a great story ?

Director / Motion designer : Melvin Le Riboter
Sound designer : Panagiotis Pagonis

More details on Behance :
behance.net/gallery/52450201/REPEAT


Jolmood with his Reference

https://vimeo.com/217370165

From Omar Labbad:

This loop is a part of animated poem called "In arabic world" that I did it with AJ+ Arabi.
I worked more on it and developed it,
This Arabian man called "Jolmood"
Big thanks for "Vahva Fitness" for this great reference.
you can watch the original reference here:
youtube.com/watch?v=EAMpitsjbbA


Dynamics Reel - Will Wallace

https://vimeo.com/217795481

nice reel...


2016 AICP Sponsor Reel - Dir Cut

https://vimeo.com/169599296

https://vimeo.com/methoddesign/aicp


Neruza

https://vimeo.com/212595366

...read more about it here

I dedicate this post to my graduate USC student Cynthia Cantrell because I think she will dig it.

 


Tempest

https://youtu.be/zDsKZaWcRFQ

 

The Dallas-based company has released ‘Tempest,’ the self-funded, three-minute teaser version of their first original content, which follows a grizzled sailor as he reflects on life and faces his fiercest adversary.

Brazen Animation

more here...


Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live 3 @ USC DADA 70-Foot Projection “AfterLife” By Angie Jones

https://vimeo.com/215343628

In April, I posted about this show and finally, I am posting the video of my :15 piece projected on a 70=foot screen at USC.


Rhythms + Visions /Expanded + Live 3 - AfterLife by Angie Jones, Music composed by Bryan Curt Kostors from Angie Jones on Vimeo.

After Life by Angie Jones
6k render for a 70-foot installation
Music Composed By Bryan Curt Kostors 

:15 piece in the Rhythms & Visions Expanded Live Show projected in the park behind the USC John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts.

My piece projected on a 70-foot screen, along with other work by faculty and students.

Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, Davide Quayola and more!
http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/events/listing.php?event_id=679213

April 28, 2017 Rhythms + Visions /Expanded + Live 3. Work from over 60 of our current students, alumni and faculty will be featured in the event!
DESCRIPTION:
Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 will light up the outdoor spaces of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex in an evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality. Innovative artists Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, and Patterson + Reckinger will perform an eclectic program of contemporary visual music and audio-visual art.

Groundbreaking artist Refik Anadol, who has performed visuals with the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall, will create imagery on a super-panoramic 70-foot screen to live performances by Grammy Award–winning pianist Gloria Cheng and guzheng player Zi-Zhu Zhao. Patterson + Reckinger’s kinetic op-art abstractions will be accompanied by toy piano trio, Thomas Feng, Alexa Constantine, Dante Luna. Music by composers John Adams, Esa Pekka Salonen (piano), Tristan Perich (3 toy pianos and 3-channel, one-bit electronics) and Pantawit Kiangsiri (guzheng) will be performed live.

On a second stage, Miwa Matreyek performs her fantastical shadow theatre work, The World Made Itself, inside a multi-projection stage. Miwa takes us on a journey through her surrealistic and magical worlds as she interacts within the projection. She has performed her work at MoMA, the Tate Modern, REDCAT, and Sundance. The VR Visual Music Lounge will offer exciting virtual-reality musical experiences and interactive installations from international artists as well as USC faculty and students.

Check out this teaser for the Bjork VR experience, which will be featured in the VR Visual Music Lounge.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Produced by Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger, Eric Hanson (Cinematic Arts).