Thursday, April 29, 2010

'Reel'y Inspiring! -- Demo Reels

Here's a huge collection of animation demo reels! Great for referencing what works and doesn't work on a reel. Check it out! (thanks Oz for the heads up!)

'Reel'y Inspiring! Demo Reels












Sunday, April 25, 2010

'The Primevals' unreleased footage!














My friend Adam emailed me the other day about some new footage that had been posted from the unreleased stop-motion epic 'The Primevals'. I've posted it below along with another clip I found. This film was the brainchild of stop-motion animator David Allen who worked on the film from the 1960's till his death in 1999. Hopefully one day the film will be released in some form so we can see it in all it's stop-mo glory!

Update! 'The Primevals' has a Facebook page: The Primevals


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Monday, April 19, 2010

Listen to the VFX Town Hall Meeting

This is a great discussion of the state of the VFX industry. Worth a listen!

Listen: VFX Town Hall Meeting



















Panelists include: Chris deFaria -Vice President, Warner Bros. Pictures, Jefferey A. Okun – Visual Effects Society Chair and visual effects supervisor and Scott Ross – Co-Founder of Digital Domain & former CEO of Industrial, Light and Magic.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

David Nethery's Vimeo Vids and Blog

Animator David Nethery has posted a couple of great pencil tests and various other vids on his Vimeo account. He currently teaches at The Academy of Art University in San Fransisco. The blog he runs at AAU is also worth checking out 'Academy of Art Animation Notes'.


















Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Industry Lessons










Tuesday, April 06, 2010