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Friday, November 30, 2007

The Animal/Human Motion Show DVDs

There is a really great DVD set called "The Animal Motion Show" (Vol. 1 & 2) and "The Human Motion Show". They are very expensive at $60, so if you can rent them or borrow them, it's probably better, but it's still a good investment though, just eat and drink less for a week then you can buy it. :)

Go to Rhino for more information about the DVDs, but like you saw in class, they are very nerdy and detailed.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tekkonkinkreet BGs

I found these @ Cooked Art and holy moly are they sweet.

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Monday, November 26, 2007


Saw it last week-end and it was great, very charming, funny, the songs were great and the 2D animation was fantastic. Screw CG, there is a life to drawings that CG just doesn't get (yet?). One shot had her walk then kinda run towards camera, with her hair and costume flowing and billowing. There was so much volume and weight to it, ahhhh, fantastic. A nightmare to do in CG and most cloth and hair is simulated to look and move realistically, there is no rhythm and flow... sigh... Anyway, good to see 2D again and the movie was great.

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Yippee Ki-Yay Animation: Inside the Brain of The Orphanage

Got this email. Please let me know if you are going to attend and don't just ditch the class. If you don't show up I won't mark you absent as long as you let me know AND send in your work beforehand.

Please join us on Thursday, November 29, 2007 for this presentation:


Reception 7:00 p.m.

Event 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Academy of Art University Theatre
Morgan Auditorium, Post & Mason
491 Post Street
San Francisco, CA. 94102

We are honored to have Artists from one of the leading visual effects studios, The
Orphanage, present an inside peek into the animation process for both feature films and television commercials. Creature Supervisor Corey Rosen and Animation Director David Andrews will treat the audience to some of The Orphanage’s most recent work with a special focus on two projects – this summer’s blockbuster Live Free or Die Hard and Director Genndy Tartakoysky’s commercial for Nicoderm. For Die Hard, David Andrews will discuss the pre-production in Houdini and the process of animating that work, with specific attention to the creative challenges of translating pre-viz to final imagery. Corey Rosen will use a recent Nicoderm spot as a case study, analyzing how The Orphanage created a new aesthetic using the iconography of traditional 2D for 3D animations.

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