Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Before and After - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Very sad news about Bob Hoskins.  Here's a great behind the scenes vid from Who Framed Roger Rabbit that shows what a master Hoskins was at his craft.

via Io9

Oscar Grillo on Animated Commercials (1998)

Here's a great interview with illustrator, animator, director, designer Oscar Grillo. Also check out his blog here: Grillomation

Oscar Grillo Illustration and Animation Styles Showreel

Oscar Grillo Styles Reel 1980

Also check out John K's post:

 // Oscar Grillo - Humble Genius

Monday, April 28, 2014

TAG Interview with Disney Animator Nik Ranieri

Here's another great interview from The Animation Guild. It features Disney veteran animator extraordinaire Nik Ranieri

You can view more examples of Nik's work over on the Living Lines Library blog. Also, check out his Facebook page for more behind the scenes pictures and pencil tests - Nik Ranieri - Animator.

Nik Ranieri Demo Reel 'TheWorks'

Hand-drawn test for “Wreck-it Ralph” from Living Lines. Nik Ranieri was asked to animate the character of Ralph, as a guide for the animation of the character in the film.

There's another great interview with Nik over on The Animation Podcast:

// Nik Ranieri Interview on The Animation Podcast

Friday, April 25, 2014

Robot Film "Construct"

Here's a nice teaser and featurette for the new short film "Construct". The project looks very promising. Check out the full article and interview with director/vfx supervisor Kevin Margo over on The Creators Project.

//Robot Film "Construct" 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Flash for Animation Lecture by Story Artist Sam Hood

This looks like a great lecture. Swing by Art Connection Academy to sign up.

Free Lecture: With Storyboard Artist Sam Hood 
April 26, 2014, 1:00pm, Central Time
Art Connection Academy is hosting a free public lecture led by highly acclaimed storyboard artist, Sam Hood. During this lecture, Sam Hood will demonstrate the time saving power of animating in Flash while keeping the hand drawn appeal of traditional 2D animation. Sam will also demonstrate how traditional animators use Flash, focusing on learning workflows that top working professionals consider the staples of solid Flash Animation.

The lecture will also focus on a basic hand drawn workflow – helping even those planning on animating mostly with puppeting to be expressive and maintain a natural organic feel to their animation.

About // Sam Hood
Sam Hood is an Annie Award-winning animation artist. He has worked with some of the top animation studios in the United States, including Wildbrain, Blue Sky Studios, Laika, Leapfrog, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. For the past three years, Sam has been working as a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

animGESTURE: New Figure Drawing Website

A friend of mine Jimmy Almeida has started this new figure drawing website animGESTURE! It should be a great tool for animators and artists. Check out the website below:

// animGESTURE