July 31, 2016

July 30, 2016

'Cycles' by Erin Kim

July 29, 2016

'Spaceman Spence' by Luke Coleman

What Happened Before History?

'Erika & Anju' by Clara Horst

Obituary - A Grave Beginning (Cartoon Series Pilot)

Created by the Barryte Bros and animated by Studio Yotta, Obituary – a Grave Beginning tells the story of young June Crocker. A girl who has spent most of her childhood being raised by the ghosts that haunt her home. But it is today that she ventures into one of the most terrifying places on earth...high school. Great character design, smooth animation, and a dark sense of humor, Obituary is a promising start to a unique series.

July 25, 2016

'The Blackbird's Reach' by Sam Lloyd

Disney Sizzle

Produced by 2veinte
Creative Direction: Pablo Gostanian
Executive Producer: Agustin Valcarenghi
Animation Direction: Pablo Gostanian, Melisa Farina, Sebastian García
Lead 2D Animators: Melisa Farina, Sebastian García
2D Animators: Fernando Toninello, Valentina Candia, Juan Nadalino, Juan Pontaroli, Daniel Di Paola, Alex Gostanian, Santiago Medina Neves
Clean-Up: Juliana Gorgati , Juan Nadalino, Daniel Di Paola, Nahuel Sagarnága, Matias Giamportone, Ana Artaza, Hugo Gomez, Santiago Medina Neves, Alex Gostanian
3D Animator: Carlos Marquez
Design: Diego Flores Diápolo, Juan Coria
Storyboard: Sebastián García, Melisa Farina, Lucía Diaz Lopez
Composition: Daniel Di Paola
Producer: Ángeles Blasco
Music and SFX: Hula-Music.com

'Community Service' by Brian Kim

House of Cool's President and Co-Founder, Ricardo Curtis discusses the success of his studio

'Impotents' (Pilot Episode) - by Smoking Doors

July 14, 2016

MSTRKRFT - Work On You

Here's a Throwback Thursday for you...
The 2006 animated music video inspired by classic 80s animated films like Akira and The Transformers Movie.

Director: Mike White
Co-Director: Derek Jessome
Designs: Derek Jessome, Jeff Knott, Chad Boutilier
Storyboards & Layouts: Derek Jessome, Jeff Knott, Mike White
Backgrounds: David Sourwine
Story: JFK/ALP
Animators: Jacques Daigle, Adam Gunn, Rachel Morrison,
Bianca Siercke, Dave Thomson
Clean-Up Artists: Chad Boutilier, Ian Gallant, Andre Morrison,
Ranada Nickerson, Marc Robichaud
FX Animators: Jake Macher, Sean Garnier
Post Production: Jacques Daigle, Peter Giffen
Production Supervisor: Ron Doucet
Documentary By: Cory Laffin

July 11, 2016

The Colors of 'Amelie'

In Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s romantic masterpiece AMELIE, the narrative, characters, and production design are all geared towards giving the film a very distinctive “fairy tale” atmosphere that further informs its romantic qualities. This involves removing the audience from the story, to a certain degree, and presenting the narrative as though it’s being delivered to us, it is something we are being shown in the hopes we will find ourselves in it, but it is not a standard romantic comedy in which the characters are supposed to be everypeople. This is a very specific narrative happening to a very specific character who isn’t meant to be a mirror to its audience, but an extrapolation of that audience’s desires and expectations for the genre and romance at large. Of the many ways Jeunet accomplished this, his use of colors go the furthest towards creating a removed world that lives inside us all.

Here we focus on Jeunet’s light and airy color scheme that he keeps consistent throughout the entire film, which adds a dreamlike component to the fairy tale environment, as though it’s a tale being told by its own protagonist. The director focuses on three colors – green, yellow and red – and incorporates several shades of each to help tell his story.

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

'Merman' from Triptank Season 2 by Copernicus Animation Studios

July 03, 2016

CREA - How Commercial Realtors Help

Supervision, Art Direction, Color Design: Blame Your Brother Studio
Storyboard: Chad Hicks
Concept Layouts: Jamie Mason
Editor: Tom Berger
Character Posing: James Walsh
Animation: Michelle Trip, Chris Land, Jim Bryson, Mateusz Garbulinski.
2D FX Animation: Darren Donovan
Compositing/3D Animation: RUNE Entertainment
Sound Design + Mix: RMW Music
Agency: UNION Creative

July 02, 2016

30-Day Animation Challenge - by Geoff King

Geoff King animated one thing per day, everyday, for 30 days....