Saturday, January 27, 2007
Harry's Note: This was a piece produced by 3 students at the animation school "Supinfocom" in France, which has produced some amazing work in the past, and is a regular recruiting pool for 3D animation studios around the world.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
There are also video interviews with Sunshine's Director, Danny Boyle, and the Visual Effects Supervisor, Tom Wood discuss the challenges of "visualising the power and the beauty of the Sun".
I don't know when this is coming out.
Labels: Movie Trailer
Thursday, January 18, 2007
"Once the shooting and live-action editing were completed, the animation of YEAR OF THE FISH began. Following in the footsteps of Richard Linklater's "Waking Life" and "Scanner Darkly", the production was shot and edited on miniDV and then rotoscoped in post production to create a high-definition animated feature film."
There are no clips of the film, but there are several screen shots and very interesting production notes and details about the animation process. They used Synthetik Studio Artist to acheive the unique look.
John says, "I designed and textured him, but my buddy Stew Burris modeled him, using Maya, and my fiance Katie Cheang animated the shot that the still was pulled from. We animated a 2 1/2 minute short and pitched it as a potential series to the Sci-Fi channel. We're currently waiting to see if they will pick up the show and hire us to produce a pilot."
Good luck to John, Stew, Katie and of course, Al.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Common - "A Dream"
"A Dream" by Common feat. Will.I.Am is a song from the film Freedom Writers and uses pieces of the Martin Luther King "I have a Dream" speech. The video uses illustrations composited in 3D space with video which give the video some amazing transitional elements. Also, note the transitions from video to poster. A former student of mine showed me this video today and that is the type of stuff he would like to create.
I saw Common at Lollapalooza in Chicago last summer, at least a few minutes of the show. Good stuff.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Thinking About You is a playful mix of video and cartooney thought bubbles in an infinite zoom transitions.
Labels: Music Video
Friday, January 05, 2007
You may recognize Team D.A.D.D.Y. from their N.A.H.P.I. 's Do They Know it's Halloween?, a creepy take on 'Do they Know It's Christmas?', and much more entertaining and scary than it's 80's counterpart, with or without Michael Jackson ;-)
Labels: Music Video
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Three Legged Legs always astound me with their amazing animation work (see Humans and Los Angeles Let's Be Friends) and Samurai tops anything I've seen from them.
The animation is gorgeous and full of detail, not to mention cute (girls like cute stuff, what can I say.)
The set up of the web page, with the production still thumbnails and credits is really well put together, plus you can watch an HD version. Blown away... yeah, just a little.
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