Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Online Animation Workshop - Spots are open!

A big chunk of animators finished their Spungella Online Workshop sessions during the last month, which means that a lot of spots are open again!

If you're interested in the workshop, head over to the FAQ in case you have questions. No questions? Sign up by emailing me!

What's SO? In short:

  • 16 weeks of animation feedback for $500
  • Weekly submission for updates (you can choose your day)
  • Advanced schedule available: two submissions/per week (8 week total)
  • Flexible schedule! Need a break? We'll resume whenever you're ready.
  • submissions range from bouncing balls to advance acting and short film productions 
  • choose if you want written +screencaps feedback or video reviews
  • Need more help? I offer before/after feedback by tweaking your animation scene:

    (click image to play the movie)

If you have any other questions that you didn't see answered, shoot me an email!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Pod

Love it! More info here.


It's been so long since I've rigged anything but I've always had huge problems with painting weights.

The clip for ngSkinTools seems pretty cool, has anybody used this?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Native Puppets - 2013 May Batch Promo Reel

Game Old Boy

"Consumption of comedy, coffee, cola and junk food was part of the process for making “Game Old Boy”, which is a 48 hours animation jam. It started out as a 24 hour project, but the critical and ambitious brain took over and forced the project into overtime."

Marvel opening

Very cool.

BLACKMEAL - MARVEL from BlackMeal on Vimeo.


You could argue it's one of those chase/run things again, but I can't help myself. I love it! Found via @jamaalbradley

Ratchet and Clank Teaser

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Animator’s Survival Kit” iPad App

As Cartoon Brew points out, at $35, it's a lot cheaper than the DVD box set!

I played around with the free sample version and the presentation is pretty cool. Intuitive and when you look at video examples you can scrub through the shot and also frame by frame it. Onion skinning is also there:


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness - Final Trailer

Sweet new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness! This was my 2nd Star Trek movie to work on and it was again a blast! There's a lot of variety on a show like that, from creatures to digital stunt doubles, vehicles, weaponry and camera work!

Above are some of the shots I worked on which cover pretty much that list (except creature). Just like in the first movie the majority of work is vehicle and camera work and it's always a very cool learning experience to make camera movements look like the surrounding live-action shots.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013