The digital revolution has made comic book publishing a thing of the past. See and learn how virtual computer technology will revolutionize this field and allow every artist to have their fifteen minutes of fame.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Frogumentary Part Three A series of videoblogs that take us behind the scenes of The Princess and the Frog and Disney's ongoing return to hand drawn animation. Written, directed and edited by Brendon Connelly, camerawork by Martin Treadwell



Sunday, February 07, 2010

Quirino Cristiani

Quirino Cristiani (July 2, 1896 – August 2, 1984) was an Argentine animation director and cartoonist, responsible for the world's first two animated feature films as well as the first animated feature film with sound. He is also the first person to create animation solely using cardboard cutouts.

Quirino also delivered the first animated movie -El Apóstol- in Buenos Aires in 1917. In 1931, Cristianis genius and industry resulted in another breakthrough when he produced Peludópolis, the first animated feature film with sound.

The documentary shows whats left of his work, a lost interview and 2 shorts that have been re-discovered during the making of this film. Since his ground breaking feature films have been destroyed in a number of fires, this documentary is all that exists to chart his unique adventure.

This is a flim about the life and time of Quirino Cristiani, the forgotten maverick who voiced his ideas against corruption and marked a pivotal point in the history of cinema making the first animated movie.


Saturday, January 09, 2010

VIRTUAL 3D people - 2010

This is the state-of-the-art: 2010

Created and rendered in Maya 4.0. Texture was hand-painted in Photoshop as part of the study. No photos were used except for the background. 100% digital girls:

and guys…

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Friday, January 08, 2010


PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE is the tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

The film took nearly 5 years to complete and is the first attempt at animation by writer/director Lucas Martell: "When the project started, it was mostly an excuse to learn 3D animation, but by the end of the project I had spent so much time reworking and polishing the story that I just wanted people to laugh."

The end-result is a hilarious 6-minute romp through the streets of Washington D.C. as our hero fights to save himself, and the world from the chaos reigned down by a hungry pigeon. Breathtaking visuals and a sweeping soundtrack showcase the work of nearly one-hundred talented artists and musicians, and the film stands as a testament to what can be accomplished by a team of dedicated volunteers working for the love of their craft.



Friday, January 01, 2010


The Untold Story of Captain EO

With Michael Jackson’s tragic death in June 2009, there was a flood of special magazines and media tribute projects that detailed the life and achievements of the innovative singer/dancer. I eagerly flipped through all of those magazines and watched the specials in hopes that there would be a section devoted to the film Captain EO, a high-profile Disney project about which I really wanted to know more. Strangely, it wasn’t even mentioned in most of these tributes.
Even in Jackson’s own autobiography, Moon Walk, published just two years after the premiere of Captain EO, there are barely three paragraphs.
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The full version of this 1986 short film, includes the song "We Here To Change The World". The film stars Michael Jackson. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, executive-produced by George Lucas, choreographed by Jeffrey Hornaday, photographed by Vittorio Storaro, produced by Rusty Lemorande, and written by Lemorande, Lucas and Coppola. The score was written by James Horner, and featured two songs ("We Are Here to Change the World" and "Another Part of Me") by Michael Jackson. The Supreme Leader was played by Anjelica Huston.


Friday, December 11, 2009


GREED is a dark comedy from Sweden about human greed laid bare for the idiotic and dangerous thing it is, something we all know is a part of us bubbling beneath the surface, that some keep in check and others fail to.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Chinese recreate Tiger Woods crash with computer animation

If this isn't the viral sensation of the Internet by sundown, then the Internet isn't working properly today.

The above video uses computer animation to show two different scenarios that lead to the Tiger Woods car accident. Both are hilarious.

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3 Free Online Portfolio Sites

Below is a list of three of the best sites designed just for this purpose.

Some are strictly portfolio sites, and some also have additional components such as artist communities, forums, and print shops. Some of their basic features are listed but it’s really up to you to explore them and decide which ones work best for you.

Post a portfolio at each one or pick and choose your favorites and get your work seen online!

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

DAZ Studio

DAZ Studio is a free, feature rich 3D figure design and 3D animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital imagery.

This is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and animation using virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, environments and more. Simply select your subject and/or setting, arrange accessories, setup lighting, and begin creating beautiful artwork.



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

"Sita Sings the Blues" is based on the Hindu epic "The Ramayana".

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina Paley is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of torch singer Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told." It is written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley.



In a sumptuous palace in the basement of a house in a Montreal working-class neighbourhood, Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. The king is at her bedside. He appeals to Uncle Henri VIII, Aunt Victoria, an emotional alien, a cool witch and, why not, a handsome prince! This worthy Prince Charles lookalike has to leave his royal suburb, confront a Canadian dragon and brave a surreal set of road rules in order to save the princess. But will Betty be wakened with just a kiss?

Sleeping Betty is the Perrault classic done with Claude Cloutier's sharp pen. His detailed drawings in Indian ink conjure up caricature and Victorian engravings in a disjointed, anachronistic and playful setting.

Directed by Claude Cloutier. Produced in 2007.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Will advertising adopt stereo 3D ?

Hollywood has adopted it already and advertising will follow..

"3D is the singlemost revolutionary change since color pictures" -Jerry Katzenberg, CEO Dreamworks Animation (All Dreamworks films from 2009 will be produced as stereo 3D)

These are some of the stereo 3D feature films recently released or on the way: U2-3D, Hannah Montana, Journey to the centre of the earth, Bolt, Monsters vs. Aliens, My Bloody Valentine, Coraline, Up, Ice Age 3, Avatar.

Here are more:

Advertisers are demanding that their commercials are shown in this new medium.