Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Interview With Disney Legend John Hench

In this interview animator John Hench talks about his experiences working at Disney's during WWII. As a bit of trivia, Hench is also the longest term employee of Disney Studios. He was also made a Disney Legend in 1990 for Animation & Imagineering.

John Hench Interview Part 1  --  Part 2

Friday, August 27, 2010

6 Minutes of Super Slow Motion!

This is a great motion study! The large concrete block karate chop and the egg in the mousetrap are awesome!

6 Minutes of Slow Motion

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iron Giant test sequence

This is a great pencil test with Hogarth. Check out the full series of drawings here 'Ultimate Iron Giant'.

Iron Giant test sequence
Hogarth & Giant Levels
Lead Animator: Greg Manwaring

Disney Withdraws from Annie Awards?

Just had to pass this on:

Disney, Pixar Withdraw From Annie Awards via animation mag



Monday, August 23, 2010

Floyd Norman's "Memories with the Mouse"

This is a lecture give by Disney animator Floyd Norman from back in 2008. Norman shows slides and shares some fabulous stories from his years working at Disney Studios. He was named a Disney Legend in 2007.The sound on the footage has a bad echo but the content is great!

 You can also follow Floyd on Twitter (floydnorman) and through his blog Mr. FUN.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Inspiration: David Holt Plays Mountain Music

This TED episode really takes me back to my roots growing up in the foothills of Tennessee. David Holt's passion for folk music and storytelling is very inspirational! He plays "olde tyme" rhythms, instruments, and lyrics that echo from another era. The sweetness of contrast, melody, timing, exaggeration, anticipation, finesse, staging, etc. in music all apply to the craft of animation. I think the same basic words can describe all art forms (ever heard of the golden mean).
Anyhow, enjoy the performance and check out David's website www.davidholt.com!! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Danny & Annie' by The Rauch Brothers

This is one of those pieces that really gets you down deep. I mean REALLY deep. Love is the greatest thing on earth and it's beautifully represented in this short film.  Check out StoryCorps for more info about the project.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

'Tangled' Concept Art

Found a huge gallery of concept art for 'Tangled'! There's tons of pics! The color key boards and character dev stuff looks awesome!

// Tangled Concept Art

// Gallery 2

// Tangled Concept Art and Character Art via CGMeetup