Kirsten Lepore’s short, Bottle, is currently a finalist in the Vimeo Festival Awards. Separated by water, a sand and snow person build a friendship by exchanging bottled messages and other items. It was worthwhile and enjoyable for the sheer amount of work that went into it even though the punchline fell flat. Go here to […]
MakingOf.com has posted an interview with Toy Story 3 supervising animators, Bobby Podesta and Mike Venturini, and story supervisor Jason Katz. In the interview, they discuss revisiting characters, introducing new ones, the differences between animating toys and humans and working with a contingent of animators who had grown up on the Toy Story franchise.
What would happen if you took some 1930′s cartoon conventions, Tex Avery-style sight gags and married it with total debauchery? Your result would be Aaron Long’s Fester Fish. In the short, Fester’s Nephew, Fester is annoyed that babysitting his nephew conflicts with the hot date he has lined up. According to Aaron, Fester was modeled after […]
Azureus Rising is a slick sci-fi short from Black Sun Entertainment. It was created as proof of concept test for a feature film trilogy. The story arc of which will follow, Azureus, who becomes a freedom fighter after escaping death and experiencing a life-altering journey. This short is an action sequence. In it, the hero […]
Today’s Cool Stuff was created by Mike Kelly and features what I like to call 100% unadulterated awesomeness. It’s a flipbook animation of a fight sequence featuring Bruce Lee titled, Red Dragon. The animation, which was was not rotoscoped, is nice and fluid. His Bruce Lee moves like Bruce Lee. The key poses are dynamic. The choices of shots clearly […]
I bring you a series of adorable shorts which mix live-action stop-motion and flash animation, called Kung Fu Bunny. The over-arching story involves an animator antagonizing his silent-but-deadly animated rabbit creation for a portion of the short and then paying for it by the end. They were created by Chinese independent animator and an instructor […]
This quick bit of animation was created by Anthony McGrath and put online in 2008. In it, mechanical arms practice a martial art form against a wooden dummy. McGrath mentions Digital Domain’s mechanical legs advertisement (VFX Breakdown, Final) as a source of inspiration, along with a passion for both animation and Wing Chun. The piece was modelled, textured and animated in Maya. […]