Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & My Students

Match by Danny Munoz

password: match You might remember me mentioning Danny Munoz’ kickstarter campaign for his senior thesis film. Danny was smart and created a several crowd funding campaign to support his senior thesis. Match – indiegogo Well, he finished the film and graduated the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. His film called Match. More about Danny here.…

Inspiration & Learning & Traditional & Video Games

Zed: Death Mark | League Animation Workshop

From Riot Animation Workshop: Riot has a history of technical experiments and character studies that usually aren’t slated for release as standalone pieces. Instead, creations of this kind tend to be absorbed in the development process, rolled up into the colorful katamari of a more ambitious final product. Among these creations are a slew of short animations we’ve gathered together and called the League Animation Workshop—a collection straight from the workstations of Riot animators, exploring familiar champions in vastly different…

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Events & My Students & Projection Mapping & VR

Rhythms + Visions /Expanded + Live 3 @ USC

  Parking is 12$ so park on the street! 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. Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, Davide…

Learning & Materials

Winsor & Newton introduce the new MasterClass series

“It’s free to all and will be a first-of-its-kind tutorial running throughout the year, filling a crucial gap in artistic education: the behaviours and properties of the mediums themselves. Aimed at fine art students, these short tutorial videos unlock the secrets of colour and chemistry and set the viewer on the path to true mastery of the field.” Winsor & Newton’s heritage spans an impressive 184 years. It’s a heritage founded on innovation, dedication, and the tireless pursuit of perfection…

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Facial Animation & Learning

19 Smiles and Only 6 Are for Happiness

BBC Future Tells Us Why Smiles Are Not All The Same Our grins are not as simple as they seem. There are a myriad different ways to smile – and some of them can conceal some less than happy feelings. Of 19 different types of smile, only six occur when we’re having a good time. The rest happen when we’re in pain, embarrassed, uncomfortable, horrified or even miserable. A smile may mean contempt, anger or incredulity, that we’re lying or that…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & My Students & Traditional

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents ‘First Frame 2017’ April 21st!

I am so proud of my students at USC. Come out and see some of the films!  My MFA student from 2016 Jessie Wang created the film below – 8’Oclock shadow. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents First Frame 2017, the annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA). The showcase will feature original student work spanning all forms of animation including experimental and…

Animated Shorts & Hero's Journey & Inspiration & Learning

The Hero’s Journey according to Joseph Campbell – video by Matthew Winkler and Kirill Yeretsky

View the full video and lesson at: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-… What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature’s most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero. Lesson by Matthew Winkler, animation by Kirill Yeretsky.…

Hero's Journey & Inspiration & Learning & Traditional

Winning the Story Wars – The Hero’s Journey

Here’s part two of the video series that accompanies Jonah Sachs’ new book, “Winning the Story Wars.” Discover how digital tools are returning humanity to a new oral tradition and what kinds of stories will work in this new era of empowerment marketing. Inspired by Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, Sachs lays out a story model any brand or cause can use to get its message heard, and explains why stories must be not just told, but lived.…