Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Presentators - Aardman Animationsaardman's

Three animators struggle to make a film as the deadline looms. These three distinctive characters, Stefan, Brian and Dan (named after the animators who created them), not only won awards for this short film, but were commissioned by Nickelodeon UK for their own series of one-minute episodes, The Presentators.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eric GoldBerg: Animation Techniques Webinar - AM

Eric Goldberg and Animation Mentor CEO Bobby Beck as they discuss classic animation techniques. Goldberg, whose Hollywood credits include Looney Tunes, Fantasia/2000, Aladdin and the upcoming 2D feature The Princess & The Frog, will talk about his career in animation, topics from his book Character Animation Crash Course!,and share some tips for artists who want to learn animation.
Those who missed it ? 

Watch out Repaly "Geek out with Eric Goldberg"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Norman Modification Workshop Tutorials - Updated

Learn tips and tricks about modifying the school's Norman Character that will help you mod faster and achieve more creative results, taught to the AAU Animation Club by Joshua Slice, in a live demonstration on campus,is now in SUPER EASY written tutorial format.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Despicable Me (Trailer 2)

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to Train Your Dragon - Dreamworks

It’s going to be released 26th March, 2010.

The film is set in a mythical world of vikings and dragons. The story centers around a viking teenager named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen’s smarts and offbeat sense of humor is disliked by his tribe and its chief, Hiccup’s father. However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down.
“How to Train Your Dragon” is co-directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. Some of the voices that will be featured include Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Concepts and Cartoons - Free Illustration Class

Date: Monday, October 19,2009 Time:- 12:00PM CDT

It'll also be uploaded to for those who missed it. 
(later i will update links here)

 Free training session by Ian Thompson we are covering Sketching Concepts and Cartoons.  This is a 2+ hour free session.Ian will start off showing you how to learn the trade and illustrating that it is not about how talented you are but how good you are at techniques.

Then Ian will cover what software he uses to draw, from Paper to PSD he will cover several different techniques.Then we will move on to putting your ideas on paper, the what and hows of good sketching rules.  From stick men to figures and characters Ian will help you visualize your ideas and realize your passion

The next part of this training covers speed sketching concepts and how this creative concept can help you push your work.The last part of the training covers Cartoon Character concepts from simplicity to speed - personality and expressions.  In this section Ian will show you how to give your characters style, and personality.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Norman Modification Workshop Tutorials

Learn tips and tricks about modifying the school's Norman Character that will help you mod faster and achieve more creative results, taught to the AAU Animation Club by Joshua Slice, in a live demonstration on campus,is now in SUPER EASY written tutorial format.

Part 2 The Head
Part 3 Coming Soon

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Toy Story 3 Teaser & Trailer

Release Date: June 18, 2010

Director: Lee Unkrich
Writer: Michael Arndt
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Ned Beatty, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton
Plot: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family


Friday, October 9, 2009

Ice Age3 Walkthrough Videos: Jeff Gabor

Check these videos by Blue Sky animator, Jeff Gabor on Ice Age 3.
Jeff Gabor has fantastic clips showing the evolution of his shot from layout to finished stage.

3D Animation Masterclass: Kyle Balda

Breathe life into a complex multi-character shot with our two-part video masterclass, 
recorded specially for 3D World by Toy Story 2 directing animator Kyle Balda.
Kyle Balda walking you through a shot. The magazine includes the all rigs.

Highly recommend picking up 3DWorld Magazine Issue 117 JUNE 2009... 
Video 4.1 (149MB),Video 4.2 (253.5MB),Video 4.3 (168.7MB),Video 4.4 (202.8MB),
Video 5 (189.5MB),Video 6 (143.5MB),Video 7.1 (94.1MB),Video 7.2 (45.1MB),
Video 8 (117.4MB),Video 9 (170.9MB),Video 10.1 (312.2MB),Video 10.2 (127.6MB).

First 5 min of the princess and the frog - Disney

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Despicable Me - Trailers & Video Clips

Here's a hot-from-the-oven trailer for "Despicable Me," a July 2010 Universal release that stars Steve Carell(who is no stranger to voice work after "Horton Hears a Who" and "Over the Hedge") as a nefarious villain along the lines of Dr. Evil or Syndrome. Also on board for the film: Danny McBride, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett and Russell Brand.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Animation Insiders

Animation Insiders is a series of books dedicated to animation. These books are a compilation of know-how, experience and anecdotes from talented animators. Each book will explore a new theme and the vision of talented animators on that theme. Animation Insiders is aimed at people who are passionate about animation, those who are looking to surpass their limits and acquire new techniques. The concept is that each book will have one subject shared by the top animators on this particular subject.
Animation Insiders is an book that will go beyond the basic principals of animation. Animation Insiders is a tool to learn from the best animators.

Jason Ryan
Supervising Animator at Dreamworks Animation SKG

Pablo Navarro
Character Animator, Animation Director

Jason Scheifler
Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation

Mike Nguyen
Director at july films, Character Animator

Pedro Blumenbaum
Animation Director at MG Animation

Shahar Levavi
Character Animator at Weta Digital

Emilio Gorayeb
Animator at Lucasfilm - ILM

Kathleen Quaife
Owner of Quaife DesignWorks, Instructor at Academy of art University

Ana Maria Alvarado
Character Animator at Warner Bros

Jason Martinsen
Senior Character Animator at Ilion Animation Studios

Anthea Kerou
Character Animator at Sony Animation

Gabriele Pennacchioli
Animator, Story artist and Designer at Dreamworks

Victor Navone
Animator at Pixar

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The trailer for the animated sci-fi film "Planet 5" has been released

Planet 51 is a galactic sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum