Thursday, October 27, 2011


Trailer for Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax'

Fun animation! I really like the shot of the kid at the table, eating and asking his mom a question, nice detail work in his readjustment. Cute designs too! Watch the trailer here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prelude to Eden - Michel Gagné

This is an older piece and was posted on my older blog, but it's so awesome, that I need to repost it here. Thanks Matthew for the reminder! Head over here to find out more about it (making-ofs and music).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Imagine animating this...

There would be so much frame by frame work... The move on 4:12 is awesome.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Looney Tunes: VES Submission

Head over to and watch the AWESOME clip showcasing the rigging and anim of Looney Tunes. Holy moly!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crazy Fencing poses

I just put "fencing" in Google to look for a pose and the image results contain so many awesome photographs:

And of course's The Big Picture has really good pictures:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jacobs Lament


Notes from Stijn Windig:

It's a collaboration between myself and fantasy illustrator Ian Miller. It is made as a test/showcase for a bigger project.

It is not as polished as most of the good stuff on your site, but I hope you like it enough to consider giving it some attention

Sure thing! It's not like there's some quality level that you need to achieve before I post something. And this is already cool! Curious to see the bigger project!

Jacobs Lament from Stijn on Vimeo.

Frame a Frame: Sergio Pablos (English Subtitles)

Thanks Christian for the tip!

Sergio Pablos, former Disney Supervisor is the director of The Spa Studios, who designed the main characters of Rio and were responsible for the original idea of Despicable Me.

Frame a Frame: Sergio Pablos ( English Subtitles ) from Christian Dan on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Adventures Of Tintin - Trailer

Still not convinced regarding the faces, although Haddock looks like fun. But holy moly, the set pieces are awesome!!

<a href='' target='_new' title='MSN Exclusive: The Adventures of Tintin - trailer' >Video: MSN Exclusive: The Adventures of Tintin - trailer</a>

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Arthur Christmas trailer

Nice! Much better trailer! The old guy is awesome!

<a href='' target='_new' title='MSN World Exclusive: Arthur Christmas 3D - trailer' >Video: MSN World Exclusive: Arthur Christmas 3D - trailer</a>

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

View Conference

all images copyright © Disney/Pixar

Looks like another industry event with cool content! For instance:

Pixar's Director of Photography/Lighting Sharon Calahan: Reflections on Light and Color

This workshop is intended as discussion about using light and color to create memorable images that support the story. Sharon will talk about her favorite images and why they captivate. Sharon Calahan joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as lighting supervisor on the studio’s first feature film, Toy Story. She then served as director of photography on Toy Story, A Bug’s Life , Toy Story 2 , Finding Nemo , Ratatouille and Cars 2.
Sharon knew at the age of three that she wanted to be an artist for Disney. She went on to study graphic design, illustration and photography. Following art school, she began her career as an art director for broadcast television and video production.
Prior to joining Pixar, she was a lighting director at Pacific Data Images completing commercial work, longer format television, and graphics packages.

Here more info about who else is attending:

Sharon Calahan will be the opening keynote of VIEW 2011. Some of the other international special guests of VIEW2011 will be : Randy Thom, multiple Academy-Award winning director of sound design for Skywalker Sound; Tom Wujec , the visual thinking guru and award-winning innovator @ Autodesk ; Cory Doctorow , science fiction novelist, blogger, e technology activist; Glenn Entis , Academy Award Winner, Co-Founder and General Partner @ Vanedge Capital ; Scott Farrar , Academy Award Winner and VFX Supervisor for Transformers 3 , @ ILM; Roger Guyett, VFX Supervisor for Cowboys & Aliens , @ ILM; Lucia Modesto , Character Technical Director Supervisor for Kung Fu Panda 2 , @ PDI/Dreamworks Animation; Peter Nofz , CG Supervisor for Green Lantern , @ Sony Imageworks ; Erminio Pinque , Artistic Director at BIG NAZO LAB; Joshua Grow , 2011 Siggraph Computer Animation Festival Chair; Roger Gould , Creative Director @ Pixar's Theme Park Group; David Revoy , Digital Painter and Art Director.

And where and when is this happening?

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming, VFX and Interactive Techniques. It will take place in Turin from 25th to 28th, preceded by the VIEWFest , the Computer Animation Festival (from 21st to 23rd October 2011).


Looks like a massive project!

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