Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Been busy...



Been real busy with a storyboard sequence.

Here's a peek.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Danish Poet



For those who want to view this year's Best Animated Short Film Oscar Winner, check out this NFB link.

[Update] As Mr. Blake pointed out, Non-Canadian viewers can view this short here at much lower quality.

News from Today...

Hey there guys, looks like I did come up with some news that I just had to post. Jim Hill Media posts a preview about what Pixar's next, Wall-E, will be about. Check it out here if you want to read the spoiler. Wall-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifters -- Earth, by the way. The story sounds strangely familiar to me, but I don't know if anyone will agree with me on this point...

While I'm on the point of Pixar, check out this article on the Pixarization of Disney via Variety.

Last but not least, check this article on The Fallout From the Happy Feet Win. Why fallout? Because it was a performance-capture film 'masquerading' as a fully animated film. Definetly an important debate in my opinion.

[Update} Here's another shot of Wall-E.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

... and the Femme Fatale



Just a heads up that I'll be pretty busy over the reading week with about a thousand things. I'll try to update as usual but chances are I might have to gear down to one update a week for a little bit, unless I pick up some news along the way.

I also wanted to extend a thank-you to the very talented John Nevarez for the plug. I hope John's visitors enjoy!

Hard Boiled...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The child's room



Just a crack at a layout for the film.

Probably too over-rendered.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Brad Bird on ABC

Brad Bird was on ABC today, and the feature is complete with clips from Ratatouille.

Check out the caps:








The video is available here. Sorry, can't embed the video.

[update] oops, that old screen cap was indeed an old Walt Disney film. My bad!

I still think Ratatouille looks awesome.

A few days late but here it is...



Happy Lunar (chinese) New Year!

Monday, February 19, 2007

2 From Today...



More Coon Vs. Cat







Playing around with a couple of scenarios.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Coon Vs. Cat

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Brad Bird Splinecast

If you haven't had the chance to hear Spline Doctor's podcast interview of Brad Bird, make sure to check it out here. (Note, m4a link - play in iTunes!)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Deb





















Hopefully an eye-pleasing assortment of drawings...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Pablo Navarro's Demo Reel



Hey check out this demo reel from a Filmax Animation animator. There's some awesome stuff from Nocturna and Mr. Collieu in it.

Check it out!

For all of you who have someone to celebrate it with...



Happy Valentines Day.

Thanks to Dave Nethery for sending this to me.

Monday, February 12, 2007

We've got 'er on the run!

Two Short Linetests

Not sure if it's Glen Keane like it says:



The unimitatible Sheriff of Nottingham, by Milt Kahl:

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.

Here's an intriguing animated feature film that seems to be a bizarre mix of anime and western styles.

Studio Ghibli's Yoshifumi Kondo directed this pilot film for the concept, which is based on Winsor McCay's cartoons:



Here's the trailer for the film itself:



And of course, the film in it's entirety on YouTube:

Glen Keane - Rapunzel Unbraided

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Get this chump offa me...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Glen Keane - The Beast



Another linetest from Beauty and the Beast by Glen Keane.

Daddy Eightlegs...

Friday, February 09, 2007

Doppler Linetests

These were posted by Jim at Seward street. These are all animated by Sergio Pablos.







Things around the net....

Seems like I haven't posted about animation news in a while...

There's some new news about what's going on at Pixar/Disney. Apparently Lee Unkrich is set to direct Toy Story 3, instead of John Lasseter. Lee co-directed Monster's Inc, Toy Story 2, and Finding Nemo, and will work alone on Toy Story 3. One additional note that this article reveals is that the script will be penned by Michael Arndt, the writer of Little Miss Sunshine.

Also notable is that Chris Williams is the purported replacement of Chris Sanders as Director of American Dog, set to be the next film released by Disney after Meet the Robinsons.

Reuters yet again confirms that 2D Animation will return at Disney, straight from the horse's (A.K.A. Ed Catmull's) mouth.

Check out this article about Pixar story artist Valerie Lapointe.

This page has some new images from Shrek 3.

It looks like Bob Zemeckis and his team of "Performance capture" technicians have Joined forces with Disney, and are planning to form a new company to release motion-capture based films. This link reveals that the next film from Zemeckis using this technology will be entitled "Beowulf." Also, there is speculation that the "John Carter of Mars" series is being purchased by Disney for this new company, not for Pixar, as originally believed.

Also, check out the live action Geri's Game:



That's all for now!

Follow the White Rabbit...

Trunkless Start

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Don Quixote...



Avec Sancho Panza, Roncinante, et Mule.

William Whitaker and Alvin Gittins

William Whitaker:


Make sure to check out his ConceptArt.org posts here

Alvin Gittins:


Can't find any more work by him but the above is a "almost life-sized" nupastel drawing.

I think I need to go to life drawing now.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Layout...



Spent too long on it and made too many mistakes..

Haven't done a location design since first year.

Purple and Brown.



Aardman's new show, Purple and Brown.

Make sure to check out the Purple and Brown YouTube account for even more.

Gerry Zeldin...

By far one of the best teacher's I've had at Sheridan is Gerry Zeldin. I only recently came upon his website featuring his works, GeraldZeldin.com.

I had seen some of this work at a showing in Toronto this past summer, but it's great to see it online as well. Check it out!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Arabian Knights







Head Studies...







With Gerry's Help:

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