Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

Empire state of mind

September 19, 2010

Colin Hesterly is a very talented individual who will definitely go places if his work to date is anything to go by. Still studying in The Florida his work ranges from animation, motion graphics to photography. He’s got a cinematic eye and there’s a real commercial flavour to all his work.

Nice stuff here.


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Star wars Uncut

August 20, 2010

Star Wars Uncut is the brainchild of Casey Pugh, a developer dedicated to creating new and fun experiences on the web.

Working as a developer at Vimeo, Casey became interested in using the internet as a tool for crowdsourcing user content.

Star Wars Uncut is the product of 2 years of hard work for Casey who wanted to test the appetite for creating a crowd sourced movie.

Rather than create a film from scratch Casey broke the first Star Wars film down into 15 second segments and asked the general public to make their own favourite segment of the  film. The results are in and the final edit is now available to view online.

If you love Be kind Rewind you’ll love this. Very lo-fi but none the less entertaining.


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August 19, 2010

Pixar are renowned for making fantastic, human interest full length animation films. And preceding a Pixar film has always been a short movie, often showcasing the latest visual techniques Pixar have developed or characters they want to introduce us to.

Before Toy Story 3 filled the screen and made me want to cry, we were shown the amazing little film called Day & Night ( and no before you ask it’s not the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz debacle) in fact this was a sweet tale of two characters that find love and friendship. Typically Pixar, beautifully made.

Check it out here.


Alice in iPad-land

April 23, 2010

The future of books is right here.

Green screen

March 12, 2010

If you’re the lest bit interested in tv and the moovies. Then you’ll find this little showreel of how shots are put together quite fascinating. Nice.

Alice in Wonderland 1903

March 4, 2010

On the launch date of Tim Burton’s Alice film i thought i’d share with you the original Alice in Wonderland which was shot over 100 years ago. Unlike Burton’s 2 hour cg rampage. The original 1903 version was only 12 minutes long and thanks to the BFi 8 minutes of the film gave been restored for our viewing pleasure.

Found via the fab Retronaut.

Nuit Blanche

February 22, 2010

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Nuit Blanche“, posted with vodpod

Superb short film, that tells a simple narrative through complex animation and intriguing CG visuals. Nice work from Arev Manoukin. The only thing thta’s better than this short is the making of, found here.

Roman wasn’t built in a day

January 6, 2010

Probably one of the most stunning pieces of 3d and cgi you have ever seen. Watch it and then consider this, the whole thing is totally built pixel by pixel by Alex Roman a one-man cgi master. Yep, the whole thing is artificial and if you don’t believe me watch the making of film below.

Admittedly the film is no script writing masterclass, but neither is Avatar and look how much that has made at the box office. Wow.

Alice, who the f@%k is Alice

January 4, 2010

The most recent Alice in Wonderland trailer is out. The eagerly awaited adaption of Lewis Carroll’s story by the wonderful Tim Burton.

The latest trailer features even more CGI, it’s almost like your watching a  cartoon and it’s hard to discern between what is animation and what is real. When you look at Johnny Depp’s face it almost moves in unnatural way, the sort of thing you would expect to see in an anime when their hair moves to show a reaction to something. There are ton’s of little details and in the trailer.

The film doesn’t come out until May 5th, which seems like ages away. But if last year was anything to go by, it’ll feel like the end of newt week. Exciting.

Kissing cousins

November 27, 2009

New Vampire Weekend vid from the fab Garth Jennings. A director who always seems to create youthful, vibrant work that feels playful and makes you smile.