Monday, June 30, 2014

Reference of The Day: Buster Keaton - The Face

Check out this trailer for 'notfilm'. A documentary about the making of  'Film'. It features Buster Keaton and a screenplay by literary genius Samuel Beckett.

'NOTFILM is a feature-length documentary-essay on the production of Samuel Beckett's FILM, utilizing long lost outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.
Featuring: Kevin Brownlow, James Karen, Buster Keaton, James Knowlson, Leonard Maltin, Mark Nixon, Barney Rosset, Jeannette Seaver, Jean Schneider, Haskell Wexler, Billie Whitelaw, and the voices of Samuel Beckett, Boris Kaufman, and Alan Schneider.
SAMUEL BECKETT'S FILM has recently restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, with funding from the Film Foundation and the National Film Preservation Foundation.' more here via Huff. Post

Alvise Avati: How to be an animator

 Check out Alvise's website and find him on twitter here


Monday, June 02, 2014

Interview: Animation of Gravity - Max Solomon (FMX 2014)

Here's a short interview with Max Solomon who was our animation supervisor on Gravity. He talks briefly about some of the animation challenges and successes in the film.

// Making of Gravity via The Foundry

Carefully Crossing the Uncanny Valley in Maleficent?

Carefully Crossing the Uncanny Valley in Maleficent via WIRED