Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nick Park talks about 'Matter of Loaf and Death'

Nick Park talks about the making of 'Matter of Loaf and Death'

2009 BAFTA Shortfilm Winner! Short interview backstage with Nick Park, Steve Pegram and Bob Baker

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Science Proves 3-D Movies Hurt Your Brain

Who didn't see this one coming? 3D causes headaches?! The funny thing is the first time I ever got a headache from a 3D movie was after Avatar. It might have been because it was so long? I still love the effect of 3D when used cinematically and not as a gimic.

Science Proves 3D Movies Hurt Your Brain / via io9

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Story Beyond The Still - HD video contest by CANON

My friend Landis Fields and some of my other tallented co-workers have put together an awesome film for the CANON HD vidoe contest 'The Story Beyond The Still' by Vimeo. It's an artistic short film called 'Hanger 7' and it's made it to the TOP 5!!! Check it out and place your vote for 'Hanger 7'!

'Hanger 7' -- The Story Beyond The Still HD video contest by CANON

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 Oscar Nominated Short Films at the Rafael

The Rafael Theater in downtown San Rafael, CA is showing the 2010 Oscar Nominated short Films. They're screening both the live action and animated shorts.

The animated short films include:

French Roast
Granny O'Gimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
A Matter of Loaf and Death
Partly Cloudy
The Kinematograph

*One side note - The Live Action Shorts are rated R for those interested in taking kids to see the animated shorts.

Playing at the Rafael Feb 19th - 25th

2010 Oscar Nominated Short Films

From 'Rapunzel' to 'Tangled'?

From 'Rapunzel' to 'Tangled'? Really?

I'm not sure if I agree with the 'Rapunzel' title change Disney announced last week. If it's true that they're changing the title in reaction to the boxoffice performance of 'The Princess and the Frog' (and it's supposed lack luster popularity with young boys) then they're barking up the wrong tree. Any thoughts?

Rapunzel now called Tangled via Market Saw

Rapunzel Retitled Tangled via /Film

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Secret of Kells

I can't wait to see this film! The designs are great and I'm loving the animation -- as for the story I haven't heard much but the Oscar nod boosted my expectations quite a bit (very impressed that the Academy nominated this film!). It's like a breath of fresh air amid the smog of design complacency in this industry. I've been digging through the fantastic production blog for 'Kells' over the past couple of days. It has an archive going back to 2005 so there's tons to see! Very inspiring

The Secret of Kells - Disney Trailer from on Vimeo.

Hand Reference

Hand reference via Michael Sporn's Blog