April 28, 2012

Self Publishing – DIAY (Doing It “All” Yourself)

Today the roles of author and publisher have combined and are very much apart of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement that include online animation media channels, blogs and self-publishing outlets.

Hear about the journey and the world of the creator/self publisher who has chosen this DIY route and who proudly wears the multiple hats of Author, Illustrator, Layout/Design, Printing, Publishing, Marketing/Advertising , Sales and “Creator”. Listen and gain first hand the knowledge, the rewards, the nuts and bolts, ups and downs, and reasons why these great talents choose to Do it All Yourself and publish without a third party company.

Matt Young's Animation for "Is That A Fish In Your Ear?" –By David Bellos

April 25, 2012

Ryan Woodward's "Bottom of the Ninth"

Saul Bass (1920-1996)

Sixteen years ago today, legendary movie title sequence designer Saul Bass passed away. In memory of this prolific artist, here's an overview of his entire body of work.

Saul Bass title sequence Carmen Jones 1954

“I began as a graphic designer and as part of my work I created
many film symbols for ad campaigns. During that period I happened to be working on the symbols for ‘Carmen Jones’ and ‘The man with the golden arm’ for Otto Preminger. At one point in our work Otto and I just looked at
each other and said: “why not make it move?” It was really as simple as that.”
— SAUL BASS – “Bass on titles,” 1977

The big knife 1955 title sequence

Saul Bass The man with the golden arm 1955 title sequence

“‘The man with the golden arm’ woke everybody up and said: “This is what the potential is for main titles. You thought this was just a throw-away kind of thing where we just put the type up and noone really designs it.”
And Saul Bass said:“Hey, wait a minute designers, directors, here’s an opportunity for us, to take advantage of this real estate at the beginning of a movie and use it to help tell the story or just use it to make something real interesting or beautiful,” and everybody woke up.”
— KYLE COOPER, designer of the Se7en title sequence,
in the documentary “Saul Bass, title champ,” 2008

Trapeze 1956 title sequence

Storm center 1956 title sequence

Attack 1956 title sequence