Cradle by Devon Manney

After winning the 2017 Student Academy Award, one of my USC students - Devon Manney is aiming for Oscar gold with his short following a veteran as he returns home from the Iraq War after losing both of his arms.

From Hollywood Reporter - The 23-year-old made Cradle as his senior-year thesis film at USC's animation program.

https://vimeo.com/220083389


Allisk8r

https://vimeo.com/211605289

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

 

https://vimeo.com/user65086578/allisk8r


Devon Manney - USC Alumnus’s Wins Silver Student Academy Award

https://vimeo.com/220083389

I am a little late on this but one of my USC Students won a silver medal in Animation at the Student Academy Awards.

CONGRATS DEVON!

Alumnus’s award-winning animated short explores phantom limb pain

“No one makes a film in a vacuum,” Manney said. “And ‘Cradle’ is indebted to so many beautiful souls and talented artists that it really just makes me dizzy to think about it.”


Dust Buddies

https://youtu.be/xOQDFsrCJRQ

Dust Buddies is a story about the friendship between two dust bunnies, Fuzz and Lint, who live peacefully under a couch. When an evil maid comes to clean the house and sucks Fuzz into her vacuum, Lint must overcome his fears and set out to rescue his friend.


Five Part Combo By Joe Vick

https://vimeo.com/228860517

Cute!

The age old tale of a young boy beating up a sandbag with various weapons.


GROUNDED

Un jeune soldat sans expérience est envoyé à un poste de surveillance, au beau milieu d’un désert.

A young soldier without experience is sent to a surveillance post, in the middle of the desert.


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


Chunyong Chong Panther Animation

Final animation form Ianimate creature class1 - Rig from Ianimate


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pinky Toe

https://vimeo.com/216430990

Overwhelmed by a "phantom itch" from his missing pinky toe, a man must come to terms with his situation or succumb completely to his obsession.

My second year film at CalArts!

I was lucky to have worked with some amazing talent to make this possible. Thank you so much to everyone involved.
Music Composed by Paul Michael Cardon
Narration by Nick D'Agostino
Sound Design by Paul Michael Cardon
Set Fabrication by Ming-Huei Huang
Props by Emily Martinez and Kesiah Manival
2D Coloring Help by Bryan Lee

Enjoy the show!


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.


AninetFest Winner - Ed by Taha Neyestani

AninetFest Award

www.aninetfest.com/films

The festival ends 12th of March 2017.

A tribute to all life drawing models, and to the passion of the craft; exploring form, figure, life and all that lies within. 4th-year thesis film done at Sheridan college. Animated in Photoshop.


Apocalatte

Third Year Group Film - Sheridan College
That's Boss Productions

ARTISTS:
James Ghio | Kanako Iwata | Nathan Dewey | Luke Smith | Aaron Fryer | Emily Choi | Jason Burch | Anton Wong | Chris Gallant | Ibrahim El-Dulaimi | Michael Huerto

Mentor: Tony Tarantini
Music: Nick Randall

artist links below

James Ghio http://jimbo0311.deviantart.com/
Luke Smith http://lukeyarts.tumblr.com/
Kanako Iwata http://kanacoke.blogspot.ca/
Nathan Dewey http://deweydark.blogspot.ca/
Emily Choi http://ricepuff.blogspot.ca/
Ibrahim El-Dulaimi http://3dulaimi.blogspot.ca/


POKEY POKEY by Jake Zhang

A message from one of my students at USC regarding his film - POKEY POKEY...

The Pokey Team: composer Pantawit Kiangsiri, sound designer Katie Gately, producer Zhen Zeng, graphic designer Shangning Wang, one of story creators Xu Zhou, Chinese version theme song creator 黃衍仁, voice actor Ross Huguet, Music Engineer Dan Blanck, animation helpers Jinzhi Du, Fan Feng, Wan Jinyue, etc. Thank you Joshua Weisbrod for helping revising the script. And sure thanks to the great USC faculties and staffs for your support and help: Mike Patterson, Candace Reckinger, Sheila M. Sofian, David Fain, Tom Sito, Christine Panushka, Mike Fink, Lisa Mann, Bethany Sparks, Liz Gill Brauer, Eric Hanson, Kathy Smith, Mar Elepano, Sandrine Faucher Cassidy, Eileen Chiao.
Thank you all my classmates from Official USC John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts. and big thanks to my family especially my wife Xiaowen Liang.

Thank you all and I will keep creating.

Behance project: https://www.behance.net/…/POKEY-POKEY-animated-short-(dark-…
7 Palms Entertainment, LLC, CUT-UP Distribution,

POKEY POKEY

A father attempts to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of the crime-ridden city...
Festivals & Awards list: (updated Jan 2017)
● Winner of Special Storytelling Designation - Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2015
● Best Animation - Bucharest Short Film Festival 2016
● Nomination of Best Animation - Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2015
● Official Selection - Bogota Short Film Festival 2016 (Columbia)
● Official Selection - 43rd Athens International Film + Video Festival 2016 (Academy Award® Qualifying)
● Winner & Official Selection - Animaze Daze Festival Animation Day in Cannes Film Festival (France)
● The Best 2d Project - The Vision Feast 2016
● Best Animation - Diversanima Festival 2015 (Chile)
● Special Mention: Animation - Festigious Film Festival 2016
● National Award: Special Mention - Shnit International Short Film Festival 2016 (Multiple cities all over the world)
● Official Selection - Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2016 (US)
● Finalist of Student & Youth Media - 59th CINE Golden Eagle Award
● Distinction Award - Athens Animation Festival 2016 (Greece)
● Official Selection - 17th San Diego Asia Film Festival (US)
● Second Place Award - Audience Award Animation Shorts Film Competition
● Best Sound - The British Animation Film Festival (London)
● Official Selection - Toronto Reel Asia International Film Festival (Canada)
● Official Selection - DC Shorts Film Festival (US)
● Official Selection - Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival (Japan)
● Official Selection - Tally Shorts Films Festival 2016
● Official Selection - Dam Short Film Festival 2017 (US)
● Official Selection - 6th Ars Independent Festival 2016 (Poland)
● Official Selection - 12th Monterrey Intl. Film Festival 2016 (MX)
● Official Selection - Court Métrange International Festival 2016 (France)
● Official Selection - BANJALUKA International Animated Film Festival 2016
● Official Selection - 12th Budapest Short Film Festival 2016 (HU)
● Official Selection - Havah International Short FIlm Festival 2016
● Official Selection - KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2015
● Official Selection - 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival (United States)
● Official Selection - Underexposed Film Festival 2016 (United States)
● Official Selection - RabbitFest International Animation Festival 2016 (Italy)
● Nomination of Best Animation - USC First Look Film Festival 2016
● Foreign Film Bronze Award - The 13th Global Chinese Universities Film and TV Festival (Hong Kong)
● Silver Medal - 1st Golden Shuanmazhuan Student Film Festival (China)
● Official Selection - Corfu Animation Festival 2015 (Greece)
● Official Selection - Cutout Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival (Mexico)
● Official Selection - USC First Frame Festival (USA)
● Official Selection - Animasyros International Animation Festival (Greece)
● Official Selection - Indiearth Animation Film Festival (India)
● Official Selection - Kuala Lumpur ECO Film Festival (Malaysia)
● Official Selection - Spark Animation Festival 2015 (Vancouver, Canada)
● Official Selection - Laguna Film Festival 2015 (USA)
● Official Selection - Weyauwega International Film Festival 2015 (USA)
● Official Selection - 66th Montecatina International Short Film Festival (USA)
● Official Selection - Twister Alley International Film Festival 2016 (USA)
● Official Selection - The DRAWTASTIC Festival of Drawing & Animation 2016 (USA)
● Official Selection - Animation Attack! 2016
● Official Selection - ANNY: Animation Night New York 2016 (USA)
● Official Selection - Animation Nights New York Best of Fest 2016 (USA)
● Official Selection - Xining FIRST International Film Festival (China)
● Official Selection - ScareLA 2016 (USA)
● Official Selection - 10th A Night of Horror/ Fantastic Planet Film Festival (Australia)
● Official Selection - British Animation Film Festival 2016 (England)
● Official Selection - Berkeley Video & Film Festival (2016) (US)
● Official Selection - 6th Irvine Film Festival 2017 (US)


Stay Positive

4th year film, done in Maya.

Read more about it! thomashenderson.me/portfolio/thesis-film/

Music - Singing in the Rain (public domain)
Body Rig with Rapid rig Advanced
Business Man rig - David O'reilly

Seems I uploaded it without credits! woops!
In the meantime while I fix that --

Special thanks to;
Ruby Poon
Jade Armstrong
Christine Biala

My Mentor Blair Kitchen

Created at Sheridan College.


MATCH 3D Animated Thesis Short - Danny Munoz

If you are feeling generous, please help one of my USC students complete his senior thesis film about two socks finding their MATCH!


Academy Reveals 2016 Student Oscar Winners

once-upon-a-line-alicja-jasinaI am so proud of one of my USC students, Alicja Jasina, who one a student academy award in animation for her film - Once upon a Line.

LOS ANGELES -- The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year -- 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities -- which were voted by a record number of Academy members. The 2016 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

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The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative

All These Voices, David Henry Gerson, American Film Institute
Cloud Kumo, Yvonne Ng, City College of New York
The Swan Girl, Johnny Coffeen, Maharishi University of Management
Animation

Die Flucht, Carter Boyce, DePaul University
Once upon a Line, Alicja Jasina, USC
The Wishgranter, Echo Wu, Ringling College of Art and Design
Documentary

Fairy Tales, Rongfei Guo, New York University
4.1 Miles, Daphne Matziaraki, University of California, Berkeley
From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City, Elise Conklin, Michigan State University
Narrative

It’s Just a Gun, Brian Robau, Chapman University
Nocturne in Black, Jimmy Keyrouz, Columbia University
Rocket, Brenna Malloy, Chapman University
Foreign Narrative

Invention of Trust, Alex Schaad, University of Television and Film Munich (Germany)
Tenants, Klara Kochanska, The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School (Poland)
Where the Woods End, Felix Ahrens, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (Germany)
Foreign Animation

Ayny, Ahmad Saleh, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany)
Foreign Documentary

The Most Beautiful Woman, Maya Sarfaty, Tel Aviv University (Israel)


Vicetone - Pitch Black by Yo Yo Lin and Christine Barron

Two fo my USC students Yo-Yo Lin and Christine Barron directed and animated an EDM music video for Vicetone


Jinxy Jenkins

Jinxy Jenkins Wins SIGGRAPH Short Prize

Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou from Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou on Vimeo.

Jinxy Jenkins Wins SIGGRAPH Short Prize

A student senior thesis film from Ringling College of Art and Design has taken the Best Computer Animated Short award in SIGGRAPH’s 42nd Annual Computer Animation Festival. The short, Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon, was selected out of almost 500 submissions for “its artistry, heartwarming story, and obvious attention to detail in execution,” said Festival co-chairs Mikki Rose and Joe Takai.


Hola Llamigo Animated Short

Animated Short - Hola Llamigo

Hola Llamigo from C Monsters on Vimeo.
 

Hola Llamigo
A film by Charlie Parisi and Christina Chang
Run Time: 3:52

Sound Design - Nick Ainsworth
Original Score - Erez Koskas
Guitar - Eyal Heller
Trumpet - Niv Taor
Title Design - Ryan Peters

Produced At Ringling College of Art and Design
Copyright Charlie Parisi, Christina Chang 2015

Facebook: facebook.com/holallamigo

 


Hey Mari!

Animated Short - Hey Mari!

Lynda Fong's 4th year film at CalArts about anxiety and friendship! (⑅˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈ )
Music by William Gibbons (karaswalkhome.bandcamp.com)
Sound Mix by my wonderful friend Megan Ruiz G. (vimeo.com/user8713915)

 


Animated Short - Danny and the Wild Bunch

DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH - Short Film from robert rugan on Vimeo.

 

A children’s book author is told that her new manuscript needs to be “darker”, but when her revisions piss off the characters in the book, they come back to make some changes of their own.

Credits:

Written and Directed by: Robert Rugan @robertrugan
Produced by: Molly Mayeux @mayeuxfrombayou
Executive Produced by: Adam Schlossberg
Director of Photography: Pete Konczal
Starring:
Rob Tepper as Danny @teptep
Nora Zehetner as Miranda
Script Supervisor: Heather Bruner
Assistant to the Producer: Belle Jiao
1st Assistant Camera: Jon Cooper
Gaffer: Eric Hora
Best Boy Electric: Trevor Fields
Key Grip: Chad Battinelli
Set Photographer: Justin Tyler
Costumer: Jackie McCoubrey
Hair/Make-up: Faye Lauren
Production Designer: Niki Azevedo
Prop Master: Taylor Derwin
Sound Mixer: Jon Mendel
Original Score: Brooks Ball
Sound Design and Mix: Joel Raabe
VFX Supervisor: Dave Thomlison
Character Designer: Tad Lambert
Animation Supervisor: Laura Skowronski Nattam
Technical Directors: Angel Negron, Chris Covelli
Modeling/Rigging: Chris Covelli, Angel Negron, David Alonso, Dave Thomilson
Lead Animator: Frank Patterson
Animators: David Alonso, Laura Skowronski Nattam, Nick Martinelli, David Damm, Eric Lampi, Chris Covelli, Dave Thomilson
LookDev: Angel Negron, Chris Covelli
Tracking: Dave Thomilson, Todd Alan Peleg, Patrick Arrington, Tinizsi Gadegbeku, Nick Martinelli, Chris Covelli
Additional Modeling: Domel Libid, Brandi Dimino
Lead Compositor: Adrian Winter
Colorist: Sal Malfitano
Lead Color Assistant: Tom Tomilson
Finishing Producer: Jason Farber


Hu's Game - Shawn Seong-Yong Kim

Graduate film from one of my students
in the MFA animation program at USC Film School.
He is at Pixar now enjoying the Bay area!

Eyrie

lovely
EYRIE is a short film David Wolter made while studying Character Animation at CalArts. 
It recently won a 2012 Student Academy Award for animation.

TODOR & PETRU

TODOR & PETRU from CRCR on Vimeo.

This film was produced by five students from Gobelins school of image (BASTIE Remi, Nicolas Dehghani, Jonathan DJOB Nkondo, Nicholas and Jeremy PEGON WORST) as part of a traineeship at "WIZZ Design.  

This is a lot of fun... this piece looks better than most 
commercials out there and they are students!


Le Royaume

 
Le Royaume from Sébastien Hary on Vimeo.
 

If Gobelins ever sets up an online school, 
the bar will be raised very high world wide.

Trois petits points

really lovely work.
Gobelins does it again...
Must have been quite a pitch by the
students to their professors to get started. 



Zoologic

So cute!

Dir. Nicole Mitchell / USA / 2007

A penguin and gorilla team up to lead the other animals in a comedic revolution against a zoo keeper who just wont leave them alone.

http://www.calarts.edu/aboutcalarts


Oktapodi


The Wowsie Wow award this month
goes to Oktapodi.

There is definitely something in the water at the
Gobelins School of Animation in France.
Top notch look dev, motion, acting and story - LOVE IT!

Check out the making of...here


Ki Ku Town Films - Elizabeth Ito

I think Elizabeth Ito's stuff is awesome!~

Elizabeth Ito's senior year project at Cal Arts. An animated documentary about a family of monsters trying to lead a normal american life. The voices are really her family. This won the Producer's Choice Award in the first Nicktoons Film Festival, was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2004, and has been in various festivals around the world.

Elizabeth Ito's Sophomore film at Cal Arts

Elizabeth Ito's junior year cal arts film. Mister Monster is born!




Lollipop Yum

If you are not smiling by the end - there is something wrong with you... Inspired by the psychedelic design of Mika’s website www.mikasounds.com Bonzom is a collective of 5 young French animators Jack, Kalkair, Pozla, Waterlili and Moke, all fresh grads from Les Gobelins, La Poudriere and L’ESAAT.


New Neighbor










Alan Cook has just moved in next door to me in Venice Beach and he sent me a link to his blog. He is a student at Sheridan who is taking the summer off to kicking it in Venice.

I placed a some of his work here to maybe bring a little balance after the posting about Industry Day at Sheridan. I really like his angular line quality and different styles to his work. I didn't personally attend Sheridan's Industry Day, but since Nick's post created such a hub bub...I thought it might be good to showcase a student whose work looks good to me. Just always trying to put a positive spin on things. Although there isn't much actual animation there to judge, I love his mouse designs too for his short film that he and his fellow students are developing.

 


Burning Safari

Court-métrage d'animation présenté au Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy en 2006 par des étudiants de GOBELINS, l'école de l'image.

Réalisateurs/Directors :
Jeanne IRZENSKI
Vincent AUPETIT
Claude-William TREBUTIEN
Maxime MALEO
Aurelien PREDAL
Florent DE LA TAILLE

Abonnez-vous à la chaîne ici : http://bit.ly/YTgobelins

Découvrez les 40 flipbooks et achetez les en ligne : https://www.boutique.cci-paris-idf.fr...

Retrouvez GOBELINS sur :
Site internet : http://www.gobelins.fr
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/gobelins.ecole
Twitter : https://twitter.com/gobelins


Lady and the Lamp

We found a video called Lady and the Lamp, an animated short film that Lasseter created while at CalArts in 1979, five years before the day when he left Disney for George Lucas' special effects computer group, the predecessor of Pixar. Looks like he has had lamp fetish for a long time...not just for Luxo.


Gobelins School - Pyrats Short

Below is a short film made by some students from the Gobelins School. The Gobelins School in France is known for their great animation department. Even though it's a public institution, it is very difficult to be accepted into this school. Gobelins students make short films as a group (usually 4 to 6 artists). They also keep the length of their films to 1 or 2 minutes.

This is smart because they are able to focus on what they do best as a group, the structure is closer to what their role will be as an animator in the real world, and the length of the short ensures they do not bite off more than they can chew. Another great thing about this school is all students have to take two years of traditional animation classes as a foundation. We placed our favorite short from this year's Annecy festival submissions from Gobelins. The reason we dig this short so much is it has an actual STORY! Not a string of gags. The story is so good, we want to see more! Also the animation is great, watch it frame by frame to see the blur frame poses! We need more of this in CG!

Also, there is a chick pirate and I LOVE that!