Friday, May 7, 2010


""Pyrats" is an animated short film made by 5 french students from the animation school
"Gobelins l'├ęcole de l'image" in Paris ,FRANCE."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

William Kentridge

Another Fine Art Animation Great. Animates on charcoal.

The Brothers Quay

Fine Art Animation. These guys(identical twins) are the godfathers of Alternative Animation!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Some resources I used this weekend

Stoc.Xchng - download free royalty free photos! I used these to use some photographic elements in my background images.

I also looked up some After Effects 3d text tutorials, on youtube like this one:

There are probibly even better ones out there if you look. I just type in "How to... blah and insert program name here" and just browse what comes up. I was manipulating type in after effects this weekend and youtube was a handy resource for that. Take atvantage of the nice folks offering up thier tips for free! ;)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Peter De Seve

Peter De Seve is the most popular character designer working today.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bobby Chiu

This is a demo on Autodesk sketchbook pro. But it is mostly the artist talking about being a student, the frustrations and his determination...... inspiring.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"I made this in 4th year at animation school at Sheridan. 5 months of storyboarding and re-boarding, 2 weeks of design and 3 months of mad production. Its all now but a fuzzy dream. There are a lot of things that were rushed, but it is what it is. Over the last year C Block has been showing in a few festivals around the world, and I was fortunate to attend a couple of them. I will try to make a a summary of it all at some point."
-Vladimir Kooperman

Hand drawn on paper, colored in Photoshop, composited in AfterEffects. Enjoy:
This is considered more motion graphics than animation, but it is dang cool!

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

old fangs, a 2010 sundance animation

thought i'd share this. very inspired by the gorgeous compositions and color. diggin the artistic style of this piece :)

Click here to watch Old Fangs

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thanks to James Hoe for this, I've been looking forward to seeing it!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Talented Kyle Santos found this online. S0 many ways to animate.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

We can totally do this : - ]

Speaking of Animation

This is from a cool new website called Speaking of Animation:
Here’s evidence that proper acting and gestures are more important than lip-sync.
(It’s a clip Pete Docter showed in a lecture a couple years ago.)
So make sure your character’s body sells the line before you go crazy trying to get the lip-sync right.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Doctor Who?

I was really pleased to find on the Doctor Who page on BBC's website that they have examples of thier concept art and storyboards among other goodies. My husband and I caught up on the ones we missed over the winter break. I *heart* that show!

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Monday, January 11, 2010

found these when linda suggested we look up some animation festivals. diggin the style and the stories are engaging :)

Monstera Deliciosa


La Grande Arche

Tuesday, January 5, 2010