Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Louis Gonzales interview

Great interview led by Bobby Chiu with story artist Louis Gonzales from the "Schoolism" website. I really like how he describes silhouettes as verbs that he aims to communicate the pose as clear as possible.

check it out here, its well worth the 40 minute listen:

Louis Gonzales - Schoolism

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Return of the Pink Panther - Richard Williams

Jorge sent this around at work today (on a very sunny and warm Saturday may I add) and it's worth the post. Richard Williams' studio produced these amazing opening credits for the 1975 movie "The Return of the Pink Panther".

Interesting to learn that he was animating at 24fps. So much animation gold in those 4 minutes.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beauty and the Beast - Glen Keane Line Test

Following on from my previous Andreas Deja post, here is another from "Beauty and the Beast". This time Glen Keane's amazing line test for the transformation scene at the end of the movie.

Thanks to Bryn Richards for passing it on:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gaston's chest hairs - Andreas Deja

Andreas Deja shares a story about stylistic chest hair choices for "Beauty and the Beast"'s character of Gaston at a recent talk at the Animation Workshop in Denmark.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Avengers - Animatic Storyboard

Seen The Avengers? It's fun! Here's a storyboard animatic from one of the cool action fight sequences at the end by Jane Wu.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Goon - Trailer

Based on Eric Powell's comic book series, here's a trailer (with extended footage) from "The Goon".

Can't wait to see this, zombies and "adult" violent animation. Fwah!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pixar Studio Stories - Toy Story 2 vanishes

Here's a short film/animation from Pixar about the time someone ran RM* on the Toy Story 2 main server and started deleting most of the movie.

Don't run RM* on a linux machine

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jay Wilson - Diablo 3 Director

Interesting interview on Gamasutra's website with Blizzard's forthcoming Diablo 3, director Jay Wilson. Who discusses candidly about crunch time, his definition of crunch, and meeting the high level of quality that Blizzard games are known for.

Find the full article here:

Side note - can't wait for Diablo 3 !!!

And if you want to read about the making of Diablo 2 read this insightful and detailed article!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Funny short animation by Junaid Chundrigar, just in time for the avengers season!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mark Andrews

With Pixar's "Brave" coming out soon, I thought I'd post this lecture from "Brave"'s director Mark Andrews. Both parts are great, but in part 2 he discusses the importance of clear story decisions and discovering "what the story is and how it needs to be told visually".

Great advice for the storytellers in all of us. Oh and Mark gives you permission to "mess up" :)

Thanks to The Rabbit Room for positing this a while back:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gaston - Disney's most unconventional villain

Den of Geek writer Simon Brew, has posted a lengthy and great article about Disney's most unconventional villian, "Gaston" from "Beauty and The Beast".

Read the article here, its awesome!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Diablo Animated Short

Game Informer dot com have posted an animated short for the upcoming Diablo 3 game. Directed by Peter Chung, who also directed the animated Aeon Flux animated series. Check it out here!

I'm looking forward to playing this! Blizzard cinematics were one of the reasons I wanted to do CG.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


A Calarts First Year film from Kyler Spears

Worth sharing cause it's awesome!