2 1/2 D & Animated Shorts & CG & Creativity & Funny & Inspiration & Traditional

Story of an idea – Google I/O 17 opening

This is the story of an idea, how it appears, how we try to shape it, how it evolves, changes and blossoms into something grand, with a fate of its own. This film was created for the opening of the annual Google I/O conference in may 2017. Directed by: Fx Goby Commissioner: Google Creative Directors: Tom Manion & Jack Colley Events & Experiences Lead: Amanda Matuk Events & Experiences Producers: Megan Hardy & Karen Morris Production Company: Nexus Studios Executive…

Animated Shorts & Cartoony & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Extra Lucide

When a psychic predicts his own death. A film made in the context of training in production management & digital animation techniques to promote LISAA Paris 2016-2017, by: Cyril Vacaresse: Director, Storyboard – Florian Teyssou: Concept Art, 3D Generalist – Maxime Cronier: Moderator, 3D Layout – Nicola Gallea: Concept Art, 2D Layout – Cedric Henriques: Animation, Design Chara – Noémie Govare: Animation – Clovis Schneider: Music – Thérence Guillerme: Sound Design Read more about the training: http://bit.ly/LISAA-AnimProd…

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Internships & Jobs

Imaginary Forces – LOS ANGELES Fall Internship 2017

For my students still trying to snag that fall internship… IF is one of my most favorite studios to work for.  They take good care of their people and do great work! Oh yeah, they are hiring, too! From Imaginary Forces Website… LOS ANGELES Fall Internship 2017 We Are Looking For Fall 2017 Interns Full Time – Paid Internship Imaginary Forces is seeking talented designers, 2D & 3D Animators, Motion Graphics students as well as 3D Generalist who are looking…

Funny & Inspiration & Music Videos & Traditional

The Story Of O.J.

Client: Roc Nation Directors: Mark Romanek, JAY-Z Design & Animation: The Mill Executive Producer: Elizabeth Newman Producer: Daniel Midgley Production Coordinator: Lauren Wesley Creative Director: Lisha Tan Lead Character Design: Rustam Hasanov Art Director: Tim Devlin Title Design: Ilya Abulkhanov Design: Nathan McKenna, George Fuentes, Ren Chen, Lisha Tan, Amy Graham Animation: Justin Demetrician, Jason Kang, Kyle Moore, Mikhail Pakhomov, Tim Devlin, Evan Parsons 3D Modeling: Sasha Vinogradova 2D Lead Artist: John Shirley Storyboard Artist: Vince Wei Character Animation: Titmouse  Producer: Ben…

News

Patrick Osborne’s ‘Nimona’ Set for 2020 Release

From AWN: Animated feature adaptation of the Harvey and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel by ‘Lumberjanes’ creator Noelle Stevenson is currently in production at Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox. Nimona is a fantasy comic set in a medieval future where knights go to night clubs riding hoverboards and carrying swords. The graphic novel follows a young shape-shifter who teams up with a disgraced knight in order to reclaim his honor and overthrow a corrupt regime. Published in 2012, Stevenson wrote…

Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

Cherry

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.…

Siggraph

SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival Trailer

Not very much character performance work this year… The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the Electronic Theater.At SIGGRAPH 2017, in addition to the Electronic Theater, the festival is moving beyond the flat screen to present short films and experiences in a new space, the VR Theater,…

Animated Television & Behind the Scenes & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Geek Stuff & Inspiration & VFX

The Making of Stranger Things with Aaron Sims Creative

With the highly anticipated second series of Netflix cult show Stranger Things set for release this coming Halloween, we caught up with the team at Aaron Sims Creative – the award-winning VFX studio that brought the series’ eerie otherworldly landscapes and terrifying Demogorgon to life.…

CG & Rigs

New Luna Rig – FREE!

New Luna Rig – FREE! I have’t tested it yet, but here is a new rig released by Adien Dendra.  Once I test it with my students and it passes, I will add it to the approved rig list.  Comment with your notes on how you think it works and strengths and weaknesses! Looks to me like she can go off model quickly which makes it hard to teach with this rig with beginners.  Her fingers are designed poorly – too…

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Floyd Norman & Siggraph

Keynote Address at SIGGRAPH 2017 – Floyd Norman

SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator to work for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as its keynote speaker. SIGGRAPH’s keynote session featuring Norman will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing attendees the opportunity to hear a Disney legend discuss his life and career within an intimate setting. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics…

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Jobs & Nickelodeon

Storyboard Artist Opportunites

Nick is hiring! 2017-7014 STORYBOARD ARTIST – THE LOUD HOUSE US-CA-Burbank 2017-6978 STORYBOARD ARTIST – SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS US-CA-Burbank 2017-6676 CHARACTER DESIGNER (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REBOOT) US-CA-Burbank 2017-6637 BACKGROUND DESIGNER / 2D LAYOUT ARTIST – INVADER ZIM (ANIMATED TV MOVIE) US-CA-Burbank 2017-6291 STORYBOARD ARTIST – INVADER ZIM (66-MINUTE TV MOVIE) US-CA-Burbank…

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Inspiration

Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

Update: the deadline for submitting applications for the ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum scholarship online application site has been extended to the end of day, June 30. Scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students entering the sophomore year and above and for graduate students continuing their animation education. Awards range from $2500 to $5000 and can be applied to tuition, books and supplies, animation hardware or software and senior or graduate thesis production. This is a worldwide scholarship…

Animated Shorts & CG & Funny & Inspiration

AUTO NOM

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…