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!