Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Bear and The Hare - Behind the 2D Traditional Animation

More great behind the scenes footage from the making of 'The Bear and The Hare'

Also check out:

// Making of 'The Bear & The Hare'

Gravity Companion Film 'Aningaaq' Tells the Rest of the Story

Jonas Cuaron's seven-minute companion short, filmed in Iceland and featuring Bullock's voice, could make Oscar history... via Hollywood Reporter

Check out the Gravity interviews here:

// 'GRAVITY' Featurettes and Interviews

//Gravity: vfx that’s anything but down to earth

Making of 'Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Cinematic'

Here's a very in depth panel discussion about the making of Blizzard's Diablo III: Reaper of Souls cinematic. The animation section starts around 10:30. And a big congrats to my friend Dan Cox who who was the lighting supervisor on the project!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Filmmaker Kevin Schreck via Skype
Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Thursday, November 21, 7:00

'The untold story of the greatest animated film never made, Kevin Schreck's fascinating documentary traces the quixotic quest of visionary animator Richard Williams, who toiled more than three decades on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, only to have it torn from his hands. Working out of London and beginning his dream project in 1964, Canadian-born Williams won Oscars for animating A Christmas Carol (1971) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), and earned universal acclaim for his credit sequences for the Pink Panther movies, but he re-invested all his resources into his Middle Eastern fable. This "heartbreaking documentary about a staggering genius" weaves together mind-blowing animation, archival footage and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists to bring to light a lost, precious chapter of animation history. Producer/Director: Kevin Schreck. (US 2012) 83 min. plus discussion.' via CFI

Thursday, November 14, 2013

EVENT: The Art and Craft of Cinema with Randy Thom, Sound Designer // Berkely Art Museum

Thursday, November 21, 2013  7:00 p.m.
Behind the Scenes: Randy Thom on Sound Design
followed by Wild at Heart
Two-time Academy Award recipient Randy Thom speaks on the art of sound design, and his own working experiences on films like Apocalypse Now, The Empire Strikes Back, The Right Stuff, and The Incredibles. Followed by David Lynch’s crazed neo-noir, Wild at Heart. (127 mins, plus presentation)

Making of 'The Bear & The Hare'

A beautiful John Lewis Christmas Advert by design company adam&eveDDB

'The ad features hand-drawn animation by Florida-based artists led by former Disney animator Aaron Blaise, who previously worked on the Lion King and Pocahontas. The animation, which took six months to create, was combined with a set built and filmed in a studio in south London, using a technique not used on TV in the UK since the days of the original Paddington cartoon.' via the guardian

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Legacy of STAN WINSTON

Here are some great interviews with artists that worked for  the man the myth the legend Stan Winston.

Also, this book is a much have:
// The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio

Check out Legacy Effects (previously Stan Winston Studios)
// Legacy Effects

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Interview with Dreamworks Director Steve Hickner

Stephen Hickner is an American film director at DreamWorks Animation. He has worked as director on The Prince of Egypt, Father of the Pride and the Bee Movie. He also worked as Storyboard Artist on Over the Hedge,Madagascar, Shark Tale, The Road to El Dorado and Antz.

He started his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, then moved to Amblimation where he worked as a producer for the first time. He is now at DreamWorks working as director, storyboard artist and producer. He also worked as Head of Story on Shrek 4-D. via Dreamworks Wikia

TAG Interview

Also be sure to check out this great lecture.

// CTN: How to Break Into Animation

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

UPDATE: MIKROS IMAGE Open House Nov 5th (Not An Open House)

UPDATE:  Just got this email from MIKROS. So I guess it's not an 'open house' as advertised. That's a bummer.  


On behalf of the team at Mikros Image, we thank you for your interest in our Open House Recruiting session taking place Tuesday, November 5th at 6PM.

Supervisors from our project will be on site to discuss future opportunities with us during the session. We kindly ask you to bring any creative materials (Demo, CV, etc.) with you to the Open House.

Due to the overwhelming amount of interest for the Open House, we will be screening people at the door to assure only valid candidates attend the Open House.

We thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

Mikros Team


Toute l'équipe de Mikros Image souhaite vous remercier de votre intérêt à participer au Cocktail de recrutement Porte Ouverte qui se tiendra ce soir à 18h.

Nos superviseurs vous attendent avec impatience et seront heureux de vous informer sur les postes à combler et discuter des opportunités futures pendant le cocktail. Nous vous demandons d'apporter tous documents créatifs (Démo, CV, etc.) avec vous aux Portes Ouvertes.

En raison de la quantité énorme de réponses positives que nous avons reçues, nous filtrerons les arrivées à la porte pour nous assurer que seuls les candidats adéquats pourront participer au cocktail de recrutement.

Merci et nous avons hâte de vous rencontrer !

L'équipe Mikros

If you're in the Montreal area be sure to swing by MIKROS Image for their open house on Nov 5th. They'll be putting on a special presentation of their up coming film 'The Little Prince'. RSVP using the email listed below.