September 28, 2022

'Midnight Fight Express' - Animated Trailer by Vic Chhun & Leyla Kaddoura at Wizz Studio for the Game by Jacob Dzwinel



Director: Milli
Production: WIZZ

Animators: Mehdi Tebbakh, Mathieu Betard, Roman Guillanton, Louise Bailliet, Vic Chhun
Animation interns: Emma Guyot de la Hardrouyère, Zéphyr Martin, Jean Laplace
Background Artists: Noé Giuliani, Agathe Sanaa, Zéphyr Martin, Leyla Kaddoura
Compositors: Mathieu Betard, Noé Giuliani

September 27, 2022

'Ascension Day' - Promo for Warframe video game



Directed by David Pagaille
Produced by Passion Paris
Assistant Director: Chamseddine Kaddouri
Character Designs: David Pagaille
Art Direction & Illustration: David Pagaille
Storyboard, Animatic & Editing: David Pagaille
Backgrounds: David Pagaille, Quentin Régnès, Umeshu Lovers, Justine Chalieux, Camille Boulestin, Juliette Buttigieg, Juliana Mackowiak, Sylvain Sarrailh, Armance De Bonis, Jennifer Mati
Layout Artists: David Pagaille, Léni Marotte, Solène Michel, Charline Lemoal
Animation Supervisor: Léni Marotte
Animators: David Pagaille, Léni Marotte, Théo Tran, Ngoc Solène, Michel Pierre Watteyne, Carlo Toselli, Léonard Bismuth, Charline Lemoal
CG Modelisation for Background & Props: Vox-A studio : Hugo Braillon, Thibault Diguet, David Pagaille
FX Animation Supervisor: Ines Scheiber
FX Animators: Ines Scheiber, Oscar Cotte, Husain Untoro, Solal Girardin, Chhay-Tek Ung
Clean / Light Assistants: Rosalie Perrot, Chhay-Tek Ung, Solal Girardin, Zoé Partouche-Pluchon, Eva Lagrange-Baron, Chloé Viala
Colorisation Supervision: Rosalie Perrot & Chhay-Tek Ung
Colorists: Matis Inserra, Nell Lambert, Sophie Tisseyre
Compositing Supervisor: Thomas Ricquier
Compositing Artists: Victoria Jardine, Noé Giuliani, Mathieu Bétard, Chloé Viala, David Pagaille
Grading Artist: Maxime Mourey
Grading Post-Producer: Camille Gérard
Grading Post-Production: Nightshift Paris
Sound Production: Badje Studio
Sound Supervisor: Emmanuel Rebaudengo
Sound Designers: Célia Sayaphoum, Nicolas Besse
Music: Antoine Duchène
Executive Producers: Andrew Caulcutt, Marc Bodin-Joyeux
Animation Producer: Chamseddine Kaddouri

August 09, 2022

"Oni: Thunder God's Tale" - CG animated series by Dice Tsutsumi & Tonko House studio



- Synopsis:
In a world filled with Japanese mythological oddball gods and monsters, one of the creatures' free-spirited daughters, Onari, is determined to follow in the footsteps of the mighty heroes of lore, but her unique powers are yet to be revealed. Does she have what it takes to fight to protect her peaceful village from the encroaching threat of the gods' mysterious enemies, the "Oni"?

- Quote from Director Dice Tsutsumi:
The story of a brave girl caught between two worlds divided is, at its core, not only a very personal story for me, but one that's become personal for everyone involved including our absolute dream cast. Every one of these incredible talents from our dream list accepted with such passion and empathy for the story, and collaborating with them has been equally humbling and inspiring. They've given souls to our characters and unparalleled performances for our animators.

- Oni: Thunder God's Tale (Credits)
Episodes: 4 Episode Animated Event Series
Format: CG Animation
Creator / Showrunner: Dice Tsutsumi
Executive Producers: Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo and Kane Lee
Producer: Sara K. Sampson
Co-Executive Producers: Sara K. Sampson and Megan Bartel
Writer: Mari Okada
Animation Studio: Tonko House Inc.

Cast: Momona Tamada, Archie Yates, Craig Robinson, Tantoo Cardinal, Brittany Ishibashi, Omar Miller, Seth Carr, Anna Akana, Charlet Takahashi Chung, Miyuki Sawashiro, Yuki Matsuzaki, Robert Kondo and George Takei.

August 08, 2022

Proof of concept of "Chosen" animated series project created by Alexander Snow & Joel Foster (Double Plus Productions)

"Years after the Hero of Eons sealed away his nemesis, his daughter Arrow accidentally releases the creature, inheriting her father’s power and his burden."
Creators: Alexander Snow & Joel Foster
Executive Producer: Avi Lasser
Producer: Adam Toews
Designs: Gop Gap, Colin Tan, James Douglas
Animatic: Ian Dominic Alejo
BG Layouts: Adrian Cathie
Animation: Dan Mark, Ian Dominic Alejo, Jordan Rear
FX: Charlene Fenton, Myke Chapman, Ryan Adams
Cleanup/Color/Compositing: Dammit Studios - Daniel Damm, Lea Kralj Jager, Joel Stenbäck, Petra Balekić, Maja Duvnjak, Ira Bulić, Morana Bunić
SFX: Ambrose Yu

August 06, 2022

Escape Velocity



"Escaping from an alien planet, an astronaut must reach the space shuttle before a mysterious beast catches him."

instagram.com/escapevelocity_film

AWARDS:
Kinosaray Positive Film Festival - Best animated short
Kalmthout Short Film Festival - Best animated short
Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival - Best animated short
PIXEL Vienna - Best animated short
Animalis Fabula Film Festival - Best animated short
Athens Digital Arts Festival - 2nd Prize in Animation category
Anim8 Student Film Festival - Best animated short
Nefiltravane Kino Short Movie club - Honorable mention
PANAMA ANIMATION FESTIVAL - Honorable mention
Cineminha B Film Festival - Honorable mention
International Futurological Film Festival - Honorable mention

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Friss Hús Budapest Nemzetközi Rövidfilmfesztivál
Interfilm Berlin short film festival
Festival of Animation Berlin
Festival de Animación AJAYU
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
Animatricks Animation Festival
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival
La Guarimba Film Festival
Athens ANIMFEST
Primanima World Festival of First Animations
Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro
Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
Flipbook Film Festival
ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival
Fantafestival
BALKANIMA - European Animated Film Festival
Big Cartoon Festival
CINEFANTASY - INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
Almaty Indie Film Festival
International Short Film Festival - Film Front
Blue Danube Film Festival
BEAST International Film Festival
CRASH – Mostra Internacional de Cinema Fantástico
Hidalgo Film Fest
CINEKID festival
TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival
Veszprém-Balaton Filmpiknik
Les Intergalactiques Sci-Fi Festival
Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
American Documentary And Animation Film Festival and Film Fund
Florida Animation Festival
SEE Film Festival
Tlanchana Fest, Film and Digital Art Festival
Sopot Film Festival
Cartoon Club
PARA CINÉFAGOS
Malter vándor filmfesztivál
Supernova Digital Animation Festival
Cinemira- Budapest International Children's Film Festival
Chaniartoon 2022
SCI-FI London Film festival
Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival
LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest
Animation Chico
Tuzla Film Festival
Rising Sun International Film Festival
FESTIVAL CALIBÉLULA
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE SAN LUIS POTOSÍ
FAUNA Tepoztlán Animal Festival
Brighton International Animation Festival




WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Tamás Rebák

ANIMATION DIRECTOR
Tina Orosz

ANIMATION & PAINTING
Tina Orosz
Zsuzsanna Ács
Eszter Szabó
Georgina Czanik
Melinda G. Kiss
Ildi Szabó
Viola Teleki
Orsolya Hegedüs
Tamás Rebák

BACKGROUND
Melinda G. Kiss
Tamás Rebák

COMPOSITING
Tamás Rebák

MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
Gábor Erdélyi

TUTORS
Klára Muhi
Gábor Ulrich

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Krisztina Holló Leleszi

PRODUCER
Melinda Kiss

TENDER MANAGER
Zsolt Szilágyi

Budapest Metropolitan University 2019

Creature Comforts - Season 1

August 03, 2022

Beavis and Butt-Head - Preview Clip

The iconic animated duo of Beavis and Butt-Head are back and dumber than ever! The '90s pop-culture phenomenons return, voiced by creator Mike Judge, to confound common sense, torment each other, and showcase some of the dumbest comedy imaginable. Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head is streaming August 4th,

July 26, 2022

Aaron Blaise - Animation Demo on Paper



Pitching and Developing Animated Projects





The Art of the Pitch

Pitching is an art in itself, and a tricky one to master. Animators don't tend to be skilled at pitching; why would be? We're not natural extroverts; if we did - we'd be actors. But to sell a TV or web series, animators need to be able to pitch their ideas.


Common Pitfalls

Pitching is hard to get good at, and there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Common problems include:

Not clearly identifying the title and characters. What is your story about? Your first slide should show clearly what the series title is, and who the main character is - with a good strapline. A good One Sheet will help a lot.

Too much text. Your audience can't read your slides and listen to you at the same time. If they are reading - they aren't listening. Keep text to a minimum; the focus should be on you.

Reading the pitch. Don't read out your pitch - it's boring to hear someone reading a script. Memorise your pitch, and use your slides as visual cues.


Too Many Characters

You should have one main character and then perhaps four supporting characters. Don't get bogged down in the detail of too many other characters - the audience will get confused about who is important.

Too much plot. There is a difference between story and plot. The audience wants to know if your main premise is interesting; they don't need to know too much plot detail.

June 28, 2022

The Mystery of Meetings



Animation Director: Matt Taylor
Associate Producer: Riley Riggen
Animators: Otto Tang, Sander Joon, Jeremy Polgar, Mari Jaye Blanchard, and Dante Burford

June 09, 2022

Animated trailer for the Webtoon "Call to Action" contest - Directed by Luca Vitale (Psyop) with Eddie Mehong as animation director (Via Echelle)



Creative Director: Jill Denkmann
Producer: Sarah MacAaron
Art Directors: Paul Hwang, Danna Galeano Penagos

Psyop
Director: Luca Vitale
Executive Producer: Amanda Miller
Psyop Producer: Brian Butcher

Echelle Producer: Eddie Mehong
Storyboard Artist: Mehdi Aouichaoui, Christopher Parker
Character Design: Kumiko Hirota, Vincenzo Puglia, Luca Vitale
Animation Director: Eddie Mehong
Animators: Mehdi Aouichaoui, Marietta Ren, Bung Nguyễn, Chavdar Yordanov, Eddie Mehong
Assistant Animator: Melodie Leger-Rimbert
Background Artists: Guitty Mojabi, Nikolai Lebedev, Gaelle Mazeau Triaut, Luca Vitale
Compositing Artist: Quentin Pointillart
Assistant Producer: Fiona Aslanoff
Animation Producer/Coordinator: Eddie Mehong
Paint Check: Kiyosawa Yuito, Ikeda Koki, Nakamura Kaho, Suzuki Sato, Koyanagi Ami
Inbetween Artists: Satou Yuuki, Yamauchi Runa, Shigemitsu Ryoma, Megane Jung, Kato Yuka, Ogata Harumi, Imai Oui, Sasahara Hikari, Saito Hiroyuki, Kawamura Naoki
Flame Assist: Alex Wysota

Sound Design and Mix: William McGuigan
Music Composition: David Glass

May 23, 2022

Animated Trailer for "Hyper Light Breaker" game by Studio Grackle



Directors: Tam Lu, Spencer Wan
Designs: Tam Lu, Curie Lu, Spencer Wan
Key Animation: Weilin Zhang, Alaine Baybayan, Tam Lu, Danny Araya, Spencer Wan
In-between Animation: Curie Lu, Tam Lu
Clean-up Animation: Robby Cook, Serena Wu, Curie Lu, Tam Lu, Spencer Wan
Compositing: WickiToons

2D opening by chinese FLiiiP Design studio for "I am What I am" CG animated feature film by Haipeng Sun

Ambient Swim



A new program produced by Adult Swim for HBO Max. Chill musics + loop animations by Shane Dering, Alex Blain, Lester Chan, Saniel Cuervo, Nikolaos, Nicolas Gemoets, Alex Kiesling, Puks, Florent Tailhades, Brice Maleo, Jongha, Ian Higginbotham, and Nicolas Gardeazabal.

Seung Eun Kim Reel 2022

Forgotten Runes - Wizard's Cult



Produced by Titmouse
Director/Storyboard Arist: Julian Fumagalli
Storyboard Revisionist: Angela Rhee
Character Designers: Tim Nicklas, Jose Luis Rosado, Diego Polieri
Color Keys: Pat Horan, Nacho Malter
Concept Art: Nacho Malter, Julia Oh
Backgrounds: Nacho Malter, Martin Prenassi, Keshan Iam, Kenny Vo
Animators: Jose Luis Rosado, Diego Polieri, Lzyboost, Florian Perron, Xavier Ramonede
FX Animators: Husain Untoro, Naoki Araiza Tokumasu
Clean-Up: Pudoctopus Enterteintment
Compositor: Guillaume Cassuto
Line Producer: Charlie Sweitzer
Production Assistants: Kelly Simmons, Alex Klein

May 17, 2022

The Bad Guys - Proof of Concept (2018)



From Pierre Perifel:
This is where it all started 3 and a half years ago… I isolated for a couple months to do a proof of concept for The Bad Guys movie. It ended up being a fake trailer. We had a first draft of the script, but I wanted to see how it could play on the screen, incorporating the heist genre and my own sense of style, animation and design. I storyboarded the whole thing and shipped it all to my dear animatic editor, John Venzon, to cut it together. Obviously, we used temp music and scratch actors, but ultimately this got us far enough to get us moving into the real deal. Sometimes a proof of concept can be the key to bring everyone onto the same page. Lesson learned, and clearly some of the most creative couple months I ever had. The final film isn’t too far off.

May 01, 2022

Aesop Rock - Long Legged Larry



Directed and animated by Rob Shaw
Original Long Legged Larry design by Jeremy Fish
Character designs inspired by the art of Jeremy Fish
Color Corrected by Stephen Lauser

April 18, 2022

Sketchbook

"Sketchbook" short series featuring 6 animators who share their stories while teaching viewers how to draw iconic Disney characters. Starring Eric Goldberg, Hyun Min Lee, Gabby Capili, Jin Kim, Samantha Vilfort, Mark Henn. Coming to Disney+ on April 27.

April 08, 2022

Глюк'оZа (Inspired by Little Big) - Ebobo



Directed, Written and Produced by Alexander Chistyakov
Executive Producer: Sergey Lubinetsky
Production Supervisor: Julia Khan
Animation Director: Aleksey Bovkoun
Character Design: Anna Cattish
Compositing: Pavel Borisov
Produced by Glukoza Animation Studios

March 14, 2022

The Rift - by Olivier Lescot at Eddy



Written, Directed, Storyboarded by Olivier Lescot
Animation Produced by Eddy
Co-Produced by Attention’O’Chiens, Olivier Lescot
Co-Art Director & Compositing byThomas Ricquier
Animation by Léo Schweitzer
Animation Color by Claire Pottier
Sound and Music by Fabrice Smadja (Attention’O’Chiens)
With Thanks to Quentin Baillieux, Nightshift, and Brunch Studio

February 04, 2022

Odezenne’s “Mamour” - by Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka



Written and directed by Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka
Production: Universeul and Miyu Productions
Producers: Alix Caillet, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron
Character Design: Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka, Jonas Schloesing
Backgorunds: Martin Bonnin
2D Animation: Jonas Schloesing, Quentin Marchand, Laurent Box
Animation Intern: Naëlle Gaveriaux, Alice Juan
Compositing: Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka, Jérémy Boulard le Fur
With the support of the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image)

January 17, 2022

The Battle of San Romano

A paint-on-glass (more exactly acrylic-on-cell) animated short film by legendary animator Georges Schwizgebel is now online. A tribute to Paolo Uccello's painting.

January 16, 2022

'Souvenir Souvenir' - by Bastien Dubois



The story of a short film that Bastien has been making for 10 years, about his grandfather's Algerian war memoires.

January 10, 2022

"Oiseau Bleu" short film by Mylène Cagnoli. Produced by Eddy & Brunch Studio



Written & Directed by: Mylène Cagnoli
Art Director: Mylène Cagnoli
Animation: Mylène Cagnoli, Alexandra Petit
Shadow ANimation: Pam Hansel
Intern Animation: Laura Besselièvre
Compositing: Floriane N’Guyen, Mylène Cagnoli
Editor: Hugo Hartmann Perrenot
Produced by: Stella Ramsden, Camille Principiano
Director of Production: Brice Smith
Production Assistant: Carole Guignard
Music: Mirror de Sunday Moon