Saturday, January 28, 2012

Animal Reference: Horse

This is the weekend for animal reference heh heh Below is a clip from the documentary 'Majestic White Horses: The Spanish Riding School of Vienna'. At the 00:14 mark there's some fantastic slow motion footage of a horse gallop. I haven't seen the whole film but I'm sure it's full of great ref material. Thanks Ali for the link!

If you're interested in watching the whole doc here are the links: 

// The Spanish Riding School of Vienna -  Part1  and  Part2

Animal Reference: Troop of Gorillas visit a camp

This vid has some nice motion reference for gorillas walking and interacting. Thanks Adam Ely for the heads up!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Conversation with the Pixar Creative Team - D23 Expo 2011

John Lasseter, Bob Peterson, Pete Doctor, Mark Andrews, Peter Sohn, Ronnie Del Carmen, Dan Scanlon, Andrew Stanton, and Jim Morris talk about their work at Pixar.

This is great -- Mark Andrews Slow Motion Double Grenade drop

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mark Andrews Story Lecture at CalArts

This is a fantastic story lecture by Pixar director and story artist Mark Andrews. The first half of the lecture has been around for a couple of years but now the second half has been posted by David Ochs!


Monday, January 16, 2012

fxguide : Character Animation inside ILM

The DSLR Cinematography Guide (PDF)

This is a pretty good reference guide for general terminology on DSLR's. You can download the PDF for free.

'This guide assumes some basic knowledge of moving images, such as exposure, shutter speed, focal length, and frame rate. It focuses on the technical challenges unique to DSLR cinematography — it won’t teach you how to light scenes, stage camera movements, or cook a full English breakfast. It will, however, give you a huge jump start in figuring out how to make beautiful, inexpensive movies using a DSLR.'

// The DSLR Cinematography Guide via nofilmschool

Monday, January 09, 2012

Pete Docter - Thoughts On Story

 // The Individual's Role in Communal Storytelling 

// Reflecting Truth Through Story

// Empathy in Storytelling

// Why Stories Matter to Human Beings

// Thoughts on Story in the Bible

// An Artist's Beginnings

Friday, January 06, 2012

MasterClass - Animating Animals

This is a great lecture on the basics of animal animation from William Greobe who's currently an animation sup over at Tippett. Check out the whole vid over on my friend Andy Hass's blog (he's also a rock star Tippett animator)!

// MasterClass - Animating Animals via Andy's Anim blog