Thursday, September 27, 2012

FX Guide on Hotel Transylvania

FXGuideTV's latest episode has a section on "Hotel Transylvania". Mike Seymour speaks with James Crossley (Animation Director), Dan Kramer (VFX Supervisor) and Lydia Bottegoni (Line Producer & Co-Producer).

Starts around the 21 minute mark.

Hotel Transylvania - The Rigs

Here's a peak at what we were using on "Hotel Transylvania" to scuplt Dracula's cape, and animate Jonathan. They were probably the best rig's I've ever used on a production before.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hotel Transylvania: Pushing the Boundaries of Animation

Cool 2 min video about how the animators pushed and were pushed to produce some of the most interesting and squash and stretch animation I've ever seen. If only they could show a more in depth behind the scenes.

Hotel Transylvania comes out this weekend in North America!!! Go see it everyone!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eclipse - short film

Wow this short film from Gobelins students is amazing. I love the lack of dialogue, it's classic sci fi feel, tone and mood. It reminds me of the old Lucasarts game "The Dig". This has some great cinematography as well. I love the shot at 2:24.

Watch it in HD full screen with the music loud, it's worth it for it's haunting soundtrack, which has an 80's sci fi touch to it. Reminds me of the original "Tron" in parts, with a touch of "Alien".

Really awesome work.