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Animated Shorts & Animators & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Independent Film Making & Progress Reels & Storyboarding

The Café Kickstarter

The Café is an independent short animated film in Production by Dana Boadway Masson (Director) and Terrence Masson (Producer). Dana has been working with professional animator friends volunteering their considerable skills, while Terrence has been using it as an interdisciplinary teaching project for his students at Northeastern University. A unique and successful collaboration so far! They have launched a Kickstarter to pay professional lighting/comp TD’s and get us wrapped up in time for the 2014 festival circuit. Contact at TheCafeFilm.com or on…

Animated Features & CG & Learning & Progress Reels

Ice Age:Continental Drift Progression Reel

Ice Age:Continental Drift Progression Reel from jeff gabor on Vimeo. Pretty tight to the storyboards! In my experience, although the storyboards are revised and gone over and over before ever getting to layout and workbook stages, RARELY does the final animation ever look this much like the boards. Maybe it’s just too many cooks int he kitchen on the shows I have worked on?  For the most part, the previz is what I am given as the final staging and…

Animated Features & Animators & Inspiration & Pixar & Progress Reels

Ratatouille Scoopville!

Most people who read this blog know I am prettyexcited about this movie by my previous posts! I have purposely missed early screenings of Ratatouille – so I can experience it with the rest of the “excited-normal public” and not with a bunch of industry types. RATATOUILLE opens in theaters THIS FRIDAY, June 29th! Here is an interview with Brad Bird on KCRW A little birdie in marketing for the Ratatouille sent me some great hi-rez images and links to…