Thomas Jech's Ball Bounce

https://vimeo.com/225775920

You ain't got nothing on this bouncing ball...

Animated by Tomas Jech
Audio/Sound Design by Ryan Bernardo


Gohyang “Home”

https://vimeo.com/216169205

Another USC student of mine's Undergrad thesis film - Kevin Kim

Congrats Kevin!

To see some behind the scenes art of this film - go here... 

http://www.kevinkhkim.net/gohyang-1/

A coming of age story that is inspired by Kevin's personal experience of moving from South Korea to the United States when he was a child.


Manga Studio Review: Better than Adobe Photoshop

https://youtu.be/0MRZ4ytSkIQ

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
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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/


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!


Direct Registering Cat Gait

https://i.imgur.com/iG5fcSn.gifv

Cats are capable of walking very precisely because, like all felines, they directly register; that is, they place each hind paw (almost) directly in the print of the corresponding fore paw, minimizing noise and visible tracks. This also provides sure footing for their hind paws when they navigate rough terrain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat


Kate Lin - Color 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf7cLXHeOUM

One of my USC animation minor's films from last year - Kate Lin - Color.


Match by Danny Munoz

https://vimeo.com/217071375

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.


Zed: Death Mark | League Animation Workshop

https://youtu.be/5nzeQ-vHF34

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 styles, techniques, settings, and moods.

Some of what you’ll see is standard “fight porn”like a ninja slicing and dicing a squad of Noxians. Other animations hint at a world outside the frame, or give an impression of what champions are like when they’re not busy bashing one another on the Rift. All represent the craft and care that gives the champions of League of Legends a life beyond the game.

We hope you enjoy this look into our workshop.


Animal Gaits for Animators

https://vimeo.com/215637283


Ducktales teaser - Frame by frame animation analysis

I love the way this guy says cushion.  Also, great action analysis.


The Fox and the Hound Gif

this is dedicated to my hard working student Danny Munoz, who has a similar shot in his thesis film...  MATCH and is working hard to get his film rendered for thesis review tomorrow!


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 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).


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 — values that have inspired generations of artists and continue to do so today.

In its latest venture, Winsor & Newton is reaching out to artists around the world to offer guidance and artistic insight. Masterclass is a series of informative video tutorials for those seeking to improve their technique and stretch their artistic knowledge base. Packed with technical discourse and expertise, it’s a learning tool artists won’t want to miss.


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 we’ve lost.

Read More Here...


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 character, hand-drawn, stop motion, digital 2D and 3D, and virtual reality. A jury composed of full-time animation faculty selected the line-up of projects.

The event is free and open to the public. To view clips of the participating projects, visit the First Frame 2017 web site.


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.


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.


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 returning to Adult Swim this weekend to finish the epic animated tale started way back in 2001.


The Hero's Journey by Glove and Boots

Fafa explains Joseph Campbell's famous theory.
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If you like our puppet web series, come visit us at http://www.gloveandboots.com!


12 Steps to making a Slapstick Film

Bram Ttwheam animator at Aardman Animations was asked 'Just how did you make that excellent festival ident for Slapstick Festival'
This was his response.


Aaron Blaise Live Stream - "Basic Physics & Timing of an Animated Jump"

This video starts the at 21-minute mark. Watch Aaron animate a jumping polar bear! Join Aaron Blaise Here on YouTube Every Thursday at 1:00 PM EST.

Aaron Blaise is also live on Facebook every Tuesday at 1:00 PM EST here: http://facebook.com/TheArtofAaronBlaise/


Jason Shum Take Down - iAnimate

Interested in jumping in to the exciting game industry. Check out this take down from game animation instructor Jason Shum and join his class for our Spring term: http://www.ianimate.net/workshops/games.html

Posted by iAnimate.net on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Check out his collection of tutorials at Gumroad


Maya 2017 for Motion Graphics

I have been playing with the new MASH tools for Motion Graphics and design in Maya 2017 and am really impressed. Currently, I am working on a piece for the Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 show at USC. I will post when the piece has been shown there here for you all to see. the final output is over 6k wide to be projected on 4 screens.

Maya 2017 for Motion Graphics from Autodesk Media and Entertainment on Vimeo.

MASH - Eyes from Mainframe (North) on Vimeo.

MASH/Curve Warp - Specimen from Mainframe (North) on Vimeo.