Monday, August 20, 2012

Sign-up for On-Site Animation Workshops is open! Adding Video Review to Online Workshops!

If you're interested in attending the On-Site (San Francisco) Animation Workshops, head over to to find out more about it!


The Online Animation Workshops are in full swing since I opened the sign-up windows to individual needs. It's pretty much full but each month  (especially in October) animators are ending their run so sign up to secure a spot!

What I'm adding to the Online Workshop is video reviews. I've been testing them for a few weeks now and so far the feedback has been very positive. So from now on review sessions will be a combination of email/screenshot and video feedback, depending on the complexity of the review content and of course the preference of the animator.

For more information about the Online Workshop, head over to


Friday, August 17, 2012

Spot the animation references

Can you find all the animation references in this picture? You get obvious ones like The Iron Giant but also subtle ones like Marge Simpson. :)
More info here and thanks Dan for the tip!

iAnimate Games Showreel August 2012

iAnimate Games Showreel August 2012 from iAnimate on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How far will you go for Fantastic Delites? - Reference

Hahaha, this is pretty awesome! Funny reference! Thanks Alex for the tip!

The Candy Tree by Somnath Pal

Nice music after the 3min mark!

The Candy Tree from Somnath Pal on Vimeo.

The Lorax - Behind the Scenes

Head over to fxguide for a little behind-the-scenes look of The Lorax. The animation test are great! Thanks Ashish for the tip!

Uncharted 3 Plane Crash | David Lam

Uncharted 3 Plane Crash | David Lam from David Lam on Vimeo.

Skeleton Reference

Digital Morphology has a really cool library of skeletons presented in a very cool way, from turntables to cutaways.

'Toy Story' Toon 'Partysaurus Rex'

Chris Zurbrigg's Blue Pencil for Maya

This is pretty cool (and reminds of Grease Pencil). There are a lot of cool features listed, but I haven't tried it yet. Anybody have any experience with it?

Looking for a composer? - Ariel Guez

In case anybody is in need:

I'm a freelance composer with experience in films, theaters and video games.
Currently, I'm available for any size of project(trailer, title themes or full movie soundtrack).

you're welcome to
watch some of my music on videos, or listen to music through my website.


 Ariel Guez

What I Wish I Knew by Guillermo via Kevan Shorey

Head over to Kevan Shorey's blog and ready through the advice given by Guillermo. Very true words.

1) Everyone is better than you, and that's OK.

2) You will catch up eventually.

3) Ask for help.

4) Get to know other departments.

5) Keep it fun.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Trailer

Kung Fu Panda 3? Sweet look though, holy moly.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Un Petit plat pour l'Homme

I like the idea how he cuts the carrot. :)

Un Petit plat pour l'Homme from Onectin on Vimeo.

The LEGO Story

According to firstshowing:

LEGO Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Pixar Style Animated History

I love how anything animated is immediately Pixar Style. Ahh... online reporting... :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Studio Ghibli's 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Trailer

Hahahaha, the iwatchstuff post cracks me up:

Still, this is a Studio Ghibli production we're talking about, so you should probably be prepared for yourself and the entire family to be completely endeared by this incestuous romance. Therapy can sort it out later.

The theme song is really nice though.

Anyway, here's the trailer:

Animated background images

Head over here to check out the awesomeness of those animated gifs!!

Olympic weight lifting - Reference

The New York Times has a cool image analysis of Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran during his first attempt at a clean and jerk of 545 pounds, or 247 kilograms.

Each picture set has a nice description of what's going body wise. It's as if an animator analyzed his reference. :)

See the rest of the image analysis here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Fox Tale

Thanks Alexandre for the link! For more information, visit:

A fox tale from A Fox Tale on Vimeo.

Summer 2012 SOS Workshop is DONE!

Aaaand another Workshop comes to an end! Thanks to those who attended! We learned a lot about pirating movies, internet cat videos and uncomfortable forehead snuggles!

So, thank you!!

Fall Workshops will begin on September 6th, more about that in the next post!