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Animated Features & CG & Inspiration & Pixar

Pixar reveals an all-Latino cast for Coco (and a new poster!)

Along with a beautiful new poster, Pixar released details today of the large cast of characters that we can look forward to seeing in Coco later this year, all voiced by actors of Latino descent (including Gabriel Iglesias, Renée Victor, Sofía Espinosa, and Edward James Olmos). It’s worth remembering that Pixar put a lot of effort into making the cast of Brave entirely Scottish or of Scottish descent (save a few lines of dialogue, like the now-essential John Ratzenberger cameo),…

Animated Shorts & Inspiration & Traditional

COCOON

A short film about grief and loss. Words – Sh’maya Design/Animation – Tyler Morgan, Sarah Beth Hulver Music – Ryan Taubert Sound Design – Defacto Sound Producer – Dan Stevers Behind the Scenes: sarahbethhulver.com/cocoon More Dan Stevers videos: danstevers.com -COCOON- What is this? I don’t recognise this Pain broke in And took it all Took the song from the Springtime And the dance from the flame Took the noonday warmth And the morning hush Now the ground’s spilling beneath me…

Animated Features & Inspiration & Traditional

Rock Dog Opening

Rock Dog is a 2016 Chinese-American computer-animated comedy film produced by Mandoo Pictures and Huayi Brothers. The film is directed by Ash Brannon, written by Brannon and Kurt Voelker, based on the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Zheng Jun. Watch the Opening Sequence designed and directed by Carlos Stevens through Elastic…

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Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & VFX

Robot & Scarecrow

Set amidst the euphoric madness of a summer music festival, Robot & Scarecrow is a uniquely modern fairy tale about love. When a robot pop diva flees her keepers she runs straight into the arms of a lonely scarecrow desperate for adventure. They spend an incredible night together, caught in a heady vortex of music and magic: Produced by Factory Fifteen and Nexus, the 15-minute-long Robot & Scarecrow was commissioned by social media network Vero and Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s production company DMC Film…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration

Legio XVII

Jérémy Cisse presents his new short film LEGIO XVII, directed during his 4th year at Supinfocom Valenciennes.  The story was inspired by a historic battle of the ancient Rome, when the Germans clans join the rebellion organized by Arminius and push the Romans out of the Germania. Germania, 9 ap. J.-C. The story was inspired by a historic battle of the ancient Rome when the Germans clans join the rebellion organized by Arminius and push the Romans out of the…

Cinematography

How to Make a Shot List Like Terrence Malick Movies

I have added this breakdown on how to create a shot list to my CG Pipeline Tools Page. Building a better movie from the lens out. A shot list, in case you don’t know, is the most basic blueprint of a film and the visual equivalent of a script. Most folks think of storyboards in this regard, but where storyboards hypothesize the finished look of a scene, the shot list is the step-by-step guide to where and when to use the…

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Behind the Scenes & Björk & CG & Inspiration & Music Videos & VFX

björk: notget VFX Breakdown

Final Music Video at: vimeo.com/220584509 More images and info behance.net/gallery/52828377/bjoerk-notget I worked closely with Warren and Nick from W&N studio to bring this piece to life over the last few months. We started with allot of experimenting in 3D, exploring the themes of death and decay, transformation and rebirth. Bjork fell in love with the organic/biological tests we had done early on and we set out to build on this theme. We used Maya and V-ray as our rendering platform…

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Animated Television & Inspiration & Rebecca Sugar & Traditional

STEVEN UNIVERSE CREATOR REBECCA SUGAR ON ANIMATION AND THE POWER OF EMPATHY

Article – The Verge by Kwame Opam@kwameopam Jun 1, 2017, 10:30am EDT  Western animation is in the middle of a golden age. Shows like BoJack Horseman and Rick and Morty have emerged as the new standard-bearers for a kind of cartoon that’s sharp, funny, and insightful, capable of dealing with startlingly nuanced themes, like BoJack’s honest reflections on the nature of unhappiness. But few efforts in any medium can manage Steven Universe’s trick of exploring topics like intimacy, love, abuse,…

Animated Shorts & Inspiration & Traditional

Clouds

‘Clouds’ is the story of a villager whose role is to observe clouds in search for inspiration for the village’s sacrificial rituals. Though as the clouds begin to demand more and more, he questions his role and is in the end forced to make a difficult decision. The film was created by Diego Maclean and was released in 2016. Release Released in 2016 Creators Script, Animation and Direction: Diego MacleanAdditional Animation: Sitji ChouMusic and Sound Design: Luigi AllemanoRuntime: 12 minutesGenre: Animation, Comedy, Drama Read…

Animated Shorts & CG & Inspiration & Low Poly

Fisheye

Set in the early 1950s, FISHEYE is inspired by the classic suspense thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock with an animated twist. The story is about the line between obsession and madness as an oddball writer is compelled to note down everything his neighbours do, no matter what. Written, Directed and Animated by Dane Winn Sound by Matthew Footitt Music by Andrew Cottee thomasSeated from Dane Winn on Vimeo.…