Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Digital Domain and Neil Huxley workin together to put this AWESOME trailer for the new Transormers game coming in fall of 2012.


Wow this one tugs on the ol' heart strings. If you have or have had a dog you can instantly connect with this short.

Sketchi - an animated short from Lily on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Singing Christmas Hedgehogs from BirdBox!

If you've been following my blog at all you'll know I love this kind of simple but hilarious stuff. Especially the stuff from Bird Box Studios. Looks like they've made an interactive(and hilarious) Christmas video. LOVE IT!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jack the Giant Killer

Here's the first trailer to the movie I'm currently working on over at DD! Really excited about this movie! Its going to be awesome :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Amazing Stippling

I usually don't post too much stuff that isn't heavily animation related, but this is a really nicely put together video of artist Miguel Endara doing a gorgeous stippling drawing.

Hero from Miguel Endara on Vimeo.

Found at Drawn

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Aardman Studios: Behind the scenes of Pirates!

Man stop motion can be so cool! Unfortunately I'm one of those guys that can't live without his Undo key :) Not to mention I'm a clumsy oaf that would trample everything on a weekly basis. Awesome to see this stuff!

El Empleo (Employment)

This is an interesting take at looking at Employment :) Really cool idea

El Empleo / The Employment from opusBou on Vimeo.

Friday, December 09, 2011


This just looks badass! Great work from the people over at BLR VFX

Thursday, December 08, 2011

12 Drawings a Day

This is absolutely incredible ;)

12 Drawings a Day - 12 Dessins par Jour from Denis Chapon on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Continental Crackup 2!

Another awesome short from Bluesky using their Skrat character. I love the bit in the middle where he's been squeezed by the pressure. Congrats to you guys!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Bloody Lad

My Bloody Lad - Dead Walter - WIZZprod° from WIZZprod° on Vimeo.

A friend at work sent me this. This is done so well! Love the chase sequence with the dog at the beginning. Really nice work!

Thursday, November 03, 2011


Saw this the other day and forgot to post it. This is hilarious. Definitely has that Aardman charm, timing and comedy :)

Awesome Short

Sometimes it doesn't have to be an epic story :) I can just be simple and fun

Shobby Shobby Do Yah from Czarek Kwaśny on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Don't swim after lunch

This is AWESOME! So fun to watch!

Don't swim after lunch from Jens Blank on Vimeo.

Found at CartoonBrew

Friday, October 21, 2011

Jeff Snow

Have a swing by Jeff Snow's Blog to see some great art! Jeff is in the middle of a 100 days of drawing dinosaurs and has a short story going on with a little guy named Gus.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Eyes Have it

Someone posted this at work. It shows how important/Iconic the eyes of a character can be. Pretty awesome if you ask me :)

Canal+ "The Bear" by BETC Paris

At first I thought to myself this looks neat lets have a look see. While watching it I was like why is this bear directing? Then the end was just the best part :)

Found at Arte y Animacion

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Reference!

Awesome find! I love Alice and wonderland. It has some of the most entertaining dialog particularly in this scene below. It's especially awesome that someone has placed the reference/audio recording session side by side with the animation. It really goes to show how important reference footage is and how it can be pushed further.

Found at

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wünderful Stuff

I love creative stuff like this!

found at CartoonBrew

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A new Simon's Cat!

I love these things! So funny and playful. And don't lie you find it cute :P


Someone at work sent this out today and I thought I'd share. Looks to be a studio reel or short film. Not too sure. What I do know for sure is its awesome :) Enjoy.

MIAM from AKAMA on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Up marriage

Ok so I'm sure most of you have seen PIXAR's UP by now. And if you haven't you should! This is a clip from the movie showing the married life of Carl and Ellie. Let me tell you, PIXAR NAILED this. Its a short film embedded into a movie. And frankly if you're not emotionally moved by this then you're not human :P Seriously though this is some fantastic story telling without dialog. Every aspect of this sequence was meticulously planned and every bit from the lighting and texturing, to the animation and music all complement each other to help push the story. Its a great example of clean story telling. By clean story telling I mean, nothing extra has been added that wouldn't help the story and every stage of development plays off each other for a reason.

There's an animatic of this floating around the internet but I seem to have lost it. If anyone finds it please send it my way!

Curious Times

Beautifully done short film. I really like the serene feeling it gives and the overall look is very pleasing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

30 Ways to Kill a Cowboy!

I love little shorts like this :)

ready steady bang - 30 ways from Ed Barrett on Vimeo.

Source:On Animation

Deja View!

If you haven't already, check out Andreas Deja's NEW Blog Deja View

I've been visiting this one since its inception and it just REEKS of inspiration and knowledge! If you don't know who Andreas Deja is you can read up on him here.
Definitely check his site out thoroughly! You wont be disappointed!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rio Progress Shots from Pete Paquette

This is probably old news but I thought I'd put it up anyway because its just so awesome to see!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Ed Catmull 3D Pioneer

A friend at work shared this with everyone. I knew Ed Catmull made the first ever 3D film with a model hand and a lot of brains, but I didn't know that all these early tests of faces existed at all! Must have been amazing to see 3D go from what it was then to what it is now.

So much CG work goes un-noticed. Which if you're part of the VFX industry then that means you're doing your job! Rise of the Apes had some of the best integrated stuff I've seen in a long time. To be honest, I didn't even realize till the end of the movie that the Orangutan(not very prominent in the trailer) was CG.

Mind blown!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Cute short posted over at Aaron Simpson's website Lineboil. Its a short film done by Ting Tey about some critters trying to get to where they're goin. :P
Check out the making of Video as well!

By the way, if you haven't checked Lineboil I strongly suggest you do.


They posted this in the Mentor news this week. Wow this is seriously beautiful

Monday, August 29, 2011

Age of Empires Cinematics

Awesome style! Very pleasing stuff :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I love this kind of stuff :) Such a nice look and feel to everything! A little history found on good ol' Google.
WildStar is a Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror superhero created by veteran comic book artist Al Gordon

Hungry for more!

If you're a fan of the game Portal and film then this is for you!

I hope someone can make a really good movie out of this. There's so much the game already has in place and its been an original idea since Valve got it going. The flash version that came out just prior to the PC game was just enough to get me wanting more and now this? MORE MORE MORE! :D

Glen Kean -Beauty and the Beast

I know it sounds lame but one day I wish to animate as well as Glen Keane. You can only look at his work and be moved/Inspired.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Powerful and beautifully done message

Not sure how old this is. Found it while searching though the net. Really cool and surprisingly beautiful.

Missing name for redirect.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Frame by Frame!

Dude! This is awesome! Found this site over at Animators Resource
This is exactly what I needed :) I love frame by framing movies but man does it suck on a DVD player or a crappy player. I'd always end up ripping the movie so I can frame by frame in quicklime, but that takes forever! This even works on my iPad! Thankfully the site isn't flash based :)

Click the pic to head over to the site!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Ormie the Pig!

This awesome short from Arc Productions Limited was written and Directed by one of my animation teachers Rob Silvestri at Seneca College.

Congrats Rob and everyone who worked on this hilarious and beautifully done short!

Friday, July 29, 2011


Hey you stop motion animators that hate 3D! I think I've found a bridge between the mediums. Neat!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Awesome little story! Especially that it can be told with 0 dialog.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daniel Peixe - Tangled Demo Reel

A friend at work showed me this the other day and thought it'd be nice to share! A really sweet demo from Daniel Peixe's work on Tangled!

Tangled animation Demoreel from Daniel Peixe on Vimeo.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Ok if you guys haven't seen Kaeloo you've gotta get on that A.S.A.P. I originally saw this back in school when they play a little game of Red light Green light 1 2 3.
But this new one below is just amazing! Thanks to Jean-Denis Haas over at Spungella for posting!

Kaeloo - Prince charming - Si on jouait au Prince charmant... from Cube Creative on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You Animator

So this is probably not new news to most but I just found this site YouAnimator and love it. It looks like a great resource for animators to get their stuff out there as well as view other animators demo reels! And if you're a reel junkie like me the you're going to love this site too :P

Setting up an account.........Now!

Moonbot studios iPad book!

Saw The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.Morris Lessmore app/book for the iPad a little while back but forgot to post about it.

What a great idea! This looks like a lot of great art went into the making of it. Another way to share art has been born in moving and interactive stories. Check out the video tour as well!

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App Trailer from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

The folks over at Moonbot have also posted a video tour of their workspace. Looks pretty awesome to me!

MOONBOT studios Office Tour from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

8 Bit Strange!

Found this site while at work today. If anyone has known about this then why haven't You shared!? This is some really fun and stylistic looking stuff! It's very simple but hugely entertaining. Looks like it's 8 separate artists that work on these although I could be wrong. Have a look for yourself

Click the image to go to the site!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Carlos Baena's Spanish Buzz Test!

Wow. I mean I knew Carlos was crazy good but this is just amazing. I can't stop watching it! I'm literally on about the 30th time! And that's without frame by framing it! I still have to do that later :) Can't.....stop......salivating!

Click the image below to watch the video.

Carlos Baena buzz test

And don't forget to check out his site for all sorts of goodies! Carlos is the man!

The Monster of Nix

Found this bit of awesome over at Cartoon Brew today. This is just such a refreshingly beautiful and very different looking short! I'd love to see this style as a feature.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Aardman's The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

What's this?! Two posts in one day? Well I saw this and had to post it! Aardman's trailer for their new stop motion flick The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.

This looks hilarious and like it's going to be a lot of fun. Better watch now before Sony takes it down!

Harry Podder - Stodoe Studios

Found this hilarious little bit of animation from Stodoe Studios over on YouTube. Awesome parody!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rad how to Blog

If you guys haven't seen the works of Rad Sechrist over at his website, Rad How to Blog then you are missing out! Rad is a storyboard artist over at Dreamworks and has some really awesome tutorials and drawing tips. Not to mention you get to see some really nice art, examples and really solid posing!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A day in the life of John Lasseter!

That guy looks like he has a lot of fun at work :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Great lesson and for free!

Found this bit of nifty instructions over at Drawn! Really cool resources!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Mike Tyson in his prime

Found this video posted on reddit. Some seriously awesome posing coupled with some crazy energy and strength. It's really amazing what the human body is capable of...

Still my fav boxing pics to date have to be of Muhammad Ali

Monday, July 04, 2011

Awesome Drawing Tool!

So I was perusing the interwebs a little while at work today and came across This nifty life drawing 30 second animal thingy while over at Bill Robinsons site. Basically you select what you want to draw, how long you want to draw it and if you want the skeleton included! Badass! Careful though, it does have both nude male and female models. Not exactly work friendly.

Thanks for sharing Bill!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Off to New York for the weekend!

So I'm sitting here at Pearson airport in Toronto and came waaaaaay too early for my flight. I've got about two and a half hours left until I hit the tarmac. So I figured what a great opportunity to use some free airport wifi and post to my site!

So here is a splash page made entirely on my iPad for my next assignment.

The idea is that there is an old man on his way to visit an old time friend. While waiting at the bus stop he doesn't realize that Death is standing right next to him. Hilarity to ensue!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Idea Generator? Yes please!

Found this a while back but totally forgot to post about it. Had a friend at mentor who was spinning his wheels on an idea for the first assignment in class 4 and it reminded me of this site! Any artist/animator/anyone looking for an idea's dream!

Idea generator


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Meet the Medic

Found over at Jean-Dennis haas's awesome Spungella site!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Class 3 Progress Reel

Hey guys, this is my class 3 Progress Reel (as the title states :P) so far in my animation journey through Animation Mentor. Hope you like it!

Class 03 Progress Reel from Frankie Stellato on Vimeo.


The Exorcist? I think not!

Awesome commercial my Pappy showed me. Another one of those extremely clever adverts!

VW commercial with breakdown from The Mill!

Was browsing around my RSS feeds and found this little bit of goodness from The Mill! Really fun advertisement. So clever! Especially without showing the actual car haha

Found over at Animation Progression

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New iPad app!

So I just downloaded this new app for my iPad called "Blogsy". This thing is head and shoulders above any other app I've seen for posting to blogs! You better believe more posts are to come!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Verne On Vacation!

This looks like a lot of fun! I've never seen a kids show like there where I actually want to see more! :D Thought I'd share if you haven't seen it already.
Found at Speaking of Animation

Saturday, April 16, 2011

iPad 2 drawings



Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tarzan Story reel vs The final

Wow, just wow. What a time to be in animation.

Monday, April 04, 2011


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inspiration: Master Animators At Work - SYLVAIN CHOMET

Found this over at Hand drawn animation blog. Man I love animation :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A little look inside PIXAR

A friend from work showed me this today. Looks like a lot of great work with a lot of fun not far behind!

Carpetbagger: A Rare Look Inside Pixar Studios - from The New York Times on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Brad Bird Kidnapped?

A classmate of mine in Mentor posted this to the class.

Brad Bird is one of the most inspirational people I can think of. Watching that man do his thing is just so much fun to watch and learn from. If you haven't already, watch anything he has touched and if it comes with extras, watch those too! You will not be disappointed.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stair walk blocking

Here's some blocking for the first assignment in Class 2.