Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Animation Remembrance 2013

Thanks to  Mike Peraza  for this nice remembrance compilation.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Gravity' Wins Three Cinefex Awards 2013

I was super excited to see this today!! Gravity  landed 3 Cinefex awards! Wow! Big thanks to Cinefex! We're all amazed at how well the movie has been doing!

// 'Gravity' Wins Three Cinefex Awards 2013 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Making of 'Beans' by Cinesite

Written and directed by Animator Alvise Avati and produced by Animation Director Eamonn Butler. Beans, a short film with an unexpected ending, showcases Cinesite's creature animation skills.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The State of Practical Special Effects in Filmmaking

TESTED sits down with Fon Davis to discuss the state of visual effects in film, the resurgence of interest in practical effects. Fon is a visual effects veteran who has worked on films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars, Mission: Impossible III, among many others.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

EDGE OF TOMORROW - Official Trailer (2014)

Here's the first trailer for 'Edge of Tomorrow' or AYNIK (All You Need Is Kill) as we call it. We've been animating on this project here at Framestore for about 6mths now. The film is going to be intense.

The Cinematography of "The Incredibles"

There's a nice breakdown of the cinematography of The Incredibles over on the FloobyNooby blog. It's worth a look!

// The Cinematography of "The Incredibles" via FloobyNooby blog

CTN: Late Night with "Lion King" - A Celebration of "The Talent"

Roger Allers Director
Ruben Aquino Supervising Animator
Brenda Chapman Head of Story
Andreas Deja Supervising Animator
Mark Henn Supervising Animator
Andy Gaskill Art Director
Irene Mecchi Writer
Rob Minkoff Director
Moderated by Charles Solomon

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Animators Roundtable: Full Interview 2013

The La Times just posted a great interview with Chris Sanders ("The Croods"), Chris Renaud ("Despicable Me 2")Dan Scanlon ("Monsters University"), Jennifer Lee ("Frozen")and Chris Wedge ("Epic")

// Animators Roundtable: Full Interview

Monday, December 09, 2013

Breakfast at Framestore Montreal

This is what breakfast looks like every morning here at Framestore Montreal... might see some familiar faces

Friday, December 06, 2013

Morgan Freeman on Playing Nelson Mandela

Very sad news about the passing of Nelson Mandela. This is a great vid on Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela in Invictus. Also check out Bono's response. It is quite remarkable. You can read it  here.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Interview with Monsters University director Dan Scanlon & producer Kori Rae


I just received my copy of  SPARKBOOK by Cedric Honstadt! It's a fantastic book chock full of excellent drawing exercises that will help flex and stretch your drawing skills. Cedric also includes some great content about design, acting, character development, and storytelling. I highly recommend getting yourself a copy. For more info check the link below!


Photoshop Animation Techniques by Alex Grigg

Also check out Alex's blog Joybox