Thursday, October 28, 2010

Q reads 'The Raven'

'Tis the season for a good reading of Poe's "The Raven"! Also a great opportunity to study the subtleties of facial motion!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

'Coyote Falls '

This is a great attempt at the Warner style of animation in 3d. I believe Reel FX in Dallas, TX finished three of these shorts for WB. I'm looking forward to seeing the other two! Thanks Oz for the heads up!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Amazing Dog Reference

Amazing dog reference here! Never thought I'd see a 'free running' dog lol love it!! Thanks Catherine Hicks for the heads up - you can follow her on Twitter here: @Cathicks

"Animation Nation" - BBC Documentary (2005)

A bit of interesting trivia here - according to this BBC documentary the oldest existing animation in the world is British?! It's a stop motion advertisement made by film pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper called 'Matches Appeal'.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

March To Save 'The Hobbit'

So there's a good possibility that 'The Hobbit' will be filmed in England or Ireland?!

Latest news info here: Hobbit looks headed overseas

More images from the protest here: Wellington Film Protest

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Agile Robot Demonstration

This is just amazing stuff! The motion on these robots is getting pretty impressive! Now George can afford to build a REAL Droid army at $305,000 a pop!

More info here: NIKKEI and AIST

Longer Version here: Agile Robot Extended Demonstration

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Cool stuff of the day -- The "Human 8-bit Video" by Hollerado.

thanks for the heads up Matt!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Tom Wilson - Stand-up Mastery talk

Tom Wilson gives a serious lecture here about his life as a comedian and an actor. The real meat of the talk is in part 2 but there's some interesting bits in part 1 as well.



Thursday, October 07, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Roy Disney Interview (2007)

Here's a fantastic interview with Roy Disney. It's pretty long at 2.5hrs but it's worth a listen! 

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5

part 6

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Weekend Discoveries

Well another week is upon us. So why not start it off with two cool projects by Renaud Hallée?! The focus on music and rhythm in these pieces rock!!

Gravité from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo.

Sonar from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo.