Monday, December 31, 2007

Jim Capobiano

Make sure to check out Pixar artist Jim Capobiano's blog.







There's an especially great series of posts detailing the making of the Pixar Short, "Your Friend the Rat".

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Bolt...and Up...





Some images from Disney's next... "Bolt" (Formerly American Dog). If you want to find out more about Bolt, make sure to check out Jim Hill's older post about the film. Mr. Mittens is still by far my favorite character (and it's not only because she is/was a misnamed cat in a radioactive jumper).

Also, Pixar's Up is apparently a retelling of the Don Quixote story... albeit at quite a stretch, according to Upcoming Pixar. The plot summary thus far:

Pete Docter and co-director Bob Peterson are preparing this "coming-of-old-age story" about a seventysomething guy who lives in a house that "looks like your grand-parents' house smelled." He befriends a clueless young Wilderness Ranger and gets into lots of alter kocker altercations. Says Pixar: "Our hero travels the globe, fights beasts and villains and eats dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!







I made these cards for my folks. They're pretty personalized but I figured I'd post em up anyways.

Monday, December 24, 2007

DIY Cintiq and Boxing Day...


I noticed this a while ago and didn't think to post it - thanks for the heads up from Lettie on this.

This is definitely not for the faint of heart, but those of you who have a large tablet and flat screen lying around can follow this guide to build your own tablet display from scratch on the cheap.

Also, for those who would rather just pick up a tablet, Future Shop has an online sale for a Wacom Bamboo Fun Small for 79.99 (Web Only). Check that out here on Boxing Day.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Sneak Peek at Coraline....



Check it out here. (Warning: .mov link)

Need I say that it looks gorgeous?

Via [Ain't It Cool News]

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

JibJab 2007 Year In Review



Seems like the folks at JibJab are busying it up!

Check it out here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Wall-E Trailer.



Also download the hi-res quicktime here.

Luc Desmarchelier









Absolutely Stunning.

Make sure to look at the archives.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Best of Ottawa 2007



For those of you who may have missed the Ottawa International Animation Festival, The OIAF is going to be running a screening of the Best of the Festival on Jan. 25 at Sheridan, during the normal screening time (6-9pm) in S 235.

The program features:

- OIAF 07 Signal Film - Jonas Odell, Anders Mehring, Jonas Dahlbeck, David Nord & Johanna Andersson
- Lapsus - Juan Pablo Zaramella
- John and Karen - Matthew Walker
- L'eau Life - Jeff Scher
- t.o.m. - Tom Brown & Daniel Gray
- Doxology - Michael Langan
- OOIOO 'UMO' - Shoji Goto
- Framing (Bildfenster / Fensterbilder) - Bert Gottschalk
- I Met the Walrus - Josh Raskin
- The Waif of Persephone - Nick Cross
- The Old, Old, Very Old Man - Elizabeth Hobbs
- Teat Beat of Sex - Signe Baumane
- Milk Teeth - Tibor Banoczki
- An excerpt from "Golden Age" - Aaron Augenblick

I will let everyone know if there is a date or time change for this screening.

Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

For all you life drawing freaks...



A Seneca student let me know about this today. Any takers?

[Update] Yes, the year is wrong, it should read 2008. Logic police, you can all go home now.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The stunning work of Annette Marnat



I highly recommend swinging by her blog here.

Flash...

A quick Flash test...

Rough



Clean with AE


This is not a shot - just playing around with a few tricks.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More Starring You!



Five new JibJab shorts have been released - and all of them are Starring You!s! (great punctuation, eh?)









Anyways, it's especially fun because I'm one of the default heads in three of the videos. I've never seen Ian, Diana, and myself so happy before. Especially Ian.

Oh ya, there's two more that I didn't post about that got released - Happy Christmas and Menorah Hora.

What are you waiting for? Trying starring in a Starring You!

Monday, December 10, 2007

This is exactly how story development works....



Ahh, the days of Sesame Street....

Thanks so much to Abbey for pointing this out to me...

Sunday, December 09, 2007

James Baxter's "Enchanted" Reel



Watch the Reel

[Via Victor Navone].

Pigs is Pigs



Watch at left or Here.

Speed Racer...



Robin showed me this one.

Not sure what to think of it still... check it out either way....

Friday, December 07, 2007

Bubblegum....



Man, things are so busy nowadays!

I am absolutely swamped. I've been doing tons of design and workbook stuff for my film lately - I'll show it off soon when it's all good and ready.

In the meantime, the awesomely talented Robin Hall and I have been bouncing design feedback back and forth - here was one try at one of her characters.

Fun times!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

People....











Drawing some Sheridan Peeps today...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Cintiqs....

Hey there,

Just noticed today that Wacom has added two Cintiq models to the Wacom Americas site.



The first model is brand new and one that I haven't talked about before. The new model, Cintiq 20WSX is a widescreen, 20.1 inch tablet display with a resolution of 1680X1050. It is priced at $1999.

Also, the 12WX is finally now on the Americas site - with a price of $999.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ed and Tanya...





It was a really good session today.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Voodoo....



One of this year's third year films made at Gobelins.

Definitely Check it out. Also at left.

Note: You may have to hit the play button twice on the player.

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