31 August, 2007

Blur Animation Demo Reel 2007

Click the link below to watch a better, clearer, better sounding version.
Or you can watch the Youtube piece below.

28 August, 2007

Templar Quote No.1

Templar Quote No.1

I am available for your bidding anytime my emperor. Just give the word and I will unleash hell!

...Strength and Honor!

- Thanks for the quote Master Chai!

"Batman" Fanfilm :: Arkham Asylum

Created by Miguel Mesas, this is perhaps one of the best fan films I've seen in a long time. Great work Miguel. To see a version with better sound, visit Miguel's website.

26 August, 2007

SIGGRAPH 2007 :: Animation Demo Reel

SIGGRAPH is THE single most important gathering place for cg vfx artists and animators. Next year, it will be in Los Angeles. Do what you must to attend as part of your education training. Below is the demo reel showcasing the best of the best. Enjoy!

If you are experiencing slow playback, click the video once it has started and you can watch it on youtube. The playback should be faster.

10 August, 2007

"Fallen Art" Movie

"Fallen Art" was created by Tomek Baginski. It features great lighting, modeling, character design and camera work. The story is the most interesting part, after I saw it, I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or stay stunned. Regardless, its a great piece.

As an animation student, don't settle for the assignments given in your CG classes. Push yourself and strive to create something on your own. The work will be much better because you will have fun working on it, most importantly this will show through to your work, which will make a standout piece for your. Go for it. You have nothing to lose and all to gain. Perhaps you'll lose sleep, but that's what weekends and vacations are for.

Enjoy "Fallen Art".

03 August, 2007

The Importance of Life Drawing by: Glen Vilppu

You can learn a lot about a person's level of visual development by how well they draw. Below is an article by one of my former instructors Glen Vilppu and lifedrawing and its connection to animation. Keep those sketchbooks close, those pencils sharp and enjoy the ride.

Fire it up!