Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Awesome (and slightly disturbing) short animation entitled "SubWars"

Today's lesson? Always give your seat to the elderly (especially if they have lightsabers)

Bottom of the Ninth

This looks amazing. An animated graphic novel for the iPad/iPhone by animator artist Ryan Woodward.

Definitely going to be buying this!

Check out the rest of his website here:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Skhizein - short film

I originally saw this short, a few years back, but it was sent around at work today so I thought I'd share.

Entitled "Skhizein" by Jeremy Clapin

Reverse Key Lighting

Evan Richards website is great for anybody interested in cinematography. His posts cover entire movies in screenshots and are a great source on information. It's amazing to look at.

His post on reverse key lighting is just as informative. If you're into lighting or photography or film, Evan talks about how versatile this technique can be, even in CG.

Check out the rest of his post and awesome website here:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

McGurk Effect

Interesting video about visual speech information, and the illusion of the "McGurk Effect" and that what we see over rides what we hear.

It'll have you hearing "BAH...BAH...BAH" for the rest of the day

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tron: Uprising

Really looking forward to this. Been a huge fan of the original Tron since a little kid and loved Tron Legacy (music and all).

Thanks to Spungella for posting it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chop Chop

"Chop Chop" by Bird Box Studios. Really awesomely animated short.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Key Frame Animation 1971

How key frame animation was done back in the 70s.

Animation has come far!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How Musician's Communicate Emotion

Interesting article and video about how emotion is communicated through music and how people find the most expressive versions to be the music that has variations in timing, and loudness and softness.

It can relate to animation as well, as sometimes the most interesting animations to watch have the same type of variations.

Thanks to "Spying for Lying" for posting this:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tangled Ever After

Amazing short from Disney Animation entitled "Tangled Ever After".

Not much to say other then it's ridiculously awesomely animated.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Dexter's Lab - The Big Cheese

Genndy Tartakovsky's Dexter's Lab was great, and as we're working on his feature, classic episodes like this one from 1996 are shared around the office. I love it's visual style, like the tires on the car, or the sister's bent backwards pose at 2:47.

Omelette du Fromage!