Monday, May 26, 2008

Who Is Rocket Johnson?

For those of you attending San Diego Comic-con this year, make sure to swing by booth 2302 to pick up a copy of "Who is Rocket Johnson" - a compilation narrative created by the talented artists working at Walt Disney Animation.

The book is limited to 1000 copies and features the work of some incredible artists who all try to answer the question posted in the title... the artists are.... Steve Anderson, John Musker, Dean Wellins, Mike Gabriel, Kevin Deters, Paul Briggs, Tom Ellery, Sam Levine, Nathan Greno, Don Hall, Mark Kennedy, Aurian Redson, Daniel Chong, Tron Mai, Lawrence Gong, Joe Mateo, Michael LaBash, Chris Ure, Bruce Morris, Mark Walton, Glen Keane, Chen-Yi Chang, Byron Howard and Arthur Adams.

Check out the Who Is Rocket Johnson website for more info.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kung Fu Panda...

I got a chance to attend a screening of Kung Fu Panda today with directors Mark Osborne and John Stevenson.... and I have to mirror Jerry Beck's opinion of the film. It is absolutely awesome and one of the best 3D animated films I have ever seen. Go out and see it June 6!

The directors also gave a great talk after the screening and are totally champs for coming all the way to Toronto to promote the film.

I also wanted to point out that the Art of Kung Fu Panda is now available at Chapters, Amazon, and the Labyrinth. There are 96 pages for just design alone, much of featuring the fabulous work of the prolific Nicolas Marlet, who did the drawings below:



Go out and buy the book, and see the movie!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

TIFF Student Films Showcase...



I just got word that my friend Vlad got into this year's Toronto International Film Festival Student Film Showcase.

The showcase is on MAY 21, 2008 at 7:00pm at the Cumberland Cinemas, 159 Cumberland Street in Toronto. Tickets are $5.

If you haven't seen C-Block, I recommend trying to get down there to check it out.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Epic Fail....



At the top of my Gmail inbox today.

Too funny to not post.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Zoo-mbamafoo... Part 5....



Yes, I have been going to the zoo a lot lately. Can you tell?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Zoo-mbamafoo... Part 4...


Some friends of mine are making a film featuring a Cheetah. My first contribution to their efforts...

Damned Cute!



This is the final film of my bud from Calarts, Matt Nealon. I just had to post it.

Make sure to swing by his youtube channel and check out his other films as well.

I should also note that there is 30 seconds of black at the end for no reason whatsoever. Good job Matt.

Up, Newt, The Bear And the Bow, and The Princess and the Frog....

The french website Effets-Speciaux has posted some new images from Pixar's Up, Newt, The Bear and the Bow, and Disney's Princess and the Frog.

UP:





Newt:


The Bear and the Bow:


The Princess and the Frog:

The Making of Oktapodi...

The guys who put together the yet-to-be-released-on-the-net Gobelins film, Oktapodi, have updated their website with A Making of Video and a Stills Gallery. Check it out!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Unicycle Joe



8 Months Later, here it is.

For those who want to know, the film was animated solely using Flash, Bgs and layouts created and painted in Photoshop, and everything was composited back into After Effects. I don't think this film would have been possible without Flash, though. I will be posting up some making of stuff eventually, but not until I get some decent R&R.

For those interested in the process work, Philip Rodrigues, my partner in crime on the film, put up his demo reel with some of the earlier stuff pre-after effects.



By the way, if you like the film and have a Digg account, please go here for Digg users and vote so that others will be able to find the film easier. Thanks!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Zoo-mbamafoo... Part 3.



I have not been so awesome with my blog lately. Sorry, it's been a crazy month.

Here's an antelope to quell the rage.

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