Tag Archives: Making of

The Animation behind Oscar-noimated feature – Ernest and Celestine

Ernest & Celestine’s director Benjamin Renner gives a look into the computer animation techniques he used to give his Oscar-nominated feature its hand-drawn, minimalist aesthetic. Find out how drawing tablets, watercolor effects and Flash software brought the pages of Gabriel Vincent’s celebrated children’s picture book to life.

ernestandcelestine.com

Opening March 14th in NYC and LA, followed by nationwide release.

Read more: thecreatorsproject.vice.com/show/the-indelible-artistry-behind-ernest-and-celestine-video

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Art of the Title

Ever seen a really good title sequence? There is actually a lot more to it than just placing text on top of a video. If you haven’t checked this website out, make sure you do:  http://www.artofthetitle.com/

It has all sorts of amazing work, making of videos and interviews, and tips on approaching a title sequence.

Here are two that I found really interesting:

http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/black-sails/

 

 

 

 

http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/iron-man-3/

 

 

 

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Faculty Work: Tiny Invention’s Something Left, Something Taken

MICA Animation faculty members, Max Porter and Ru, are the directors and animators of “Something Left, Something Taken.”

This short was a Vimeo Staff Pick and also a Vimeo Award Finalist for Animation.

I was also completely blown away by their amazing documentation of “the making of” for this animation. Check it out at: http://tinyinventions.com/blog/?p=317

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Stop Motion Inspiration: The Eagleman Stag

– The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels –
The 2011 BAFTA award winning short film from Mikey Please.
For full festival and awards info visit TheEaglemanStag.com
Follow twitter.com/#!/MisterPlease for updates

CREDITS:
A FILM BY: MikeyPlease.co.uk
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Benedict Please (TheBookshopBand.bandcamp.com/)
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: BenedictPlease.co.uk & myspace.com/StringbeansQuartet
SOUND DESIGN: Benedict Please
DUBBING MIXER: MauricioDOrey.com
PETER EAGLEMAN DavidCann.co.uk
PHILIP Tony Guilfoyle

set design & model making:
Mikey Please, AmerInCamera.co.uk, DanOjari.com, Gemma Taylor, Laura Bateman, SeanRobertHogan.com, Steve Hutton, John Wilkinson, Rebecca Fox, TD Van Der Beek, Jessie baker

PRODUCED at The Royal College of Art

How it was made: http://www.theeaglemanstag.com/HOW-IT-WAS-MADE

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2D Artist: Ryan Woodward and his film “Thought of You”

Who is Ryan Woodward?

Ryan Woodward began his career as an animator/designer and storyboard artist in 1995.   He has worked for Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment and Dreamworks Pictures on films such as Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, and Cowboys and Aliens and The Avengers (2012).  Ryan has produced and directed 3 short films, The Loch, The Turtle and The Shark and Aliens that have played in over 40 film festivals worldwide.

Thought of You:

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Making of: Hunger is a Monster

Interview with Platige Images

Q: Talk us through the brief…

“It wasn’t too detailed. We were supposed to create strong images of personified hunger as a monster. As for the visual part, screenplay, direction, the whole language of the movie, I was given a lot of artistic freedom.”

Q: How did the stylised look of the spot come about?

“I wanted to create strongly stylized image. I thought of working with live actress but that didn’t mean I wanted it to be realistic. I wanted to show the painting-like images, to emphasize its intensity. The combination of all above should cause anxiety and fear.”

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Animation Process: Making of Bruce Lee

Making of Bruce Lee: Step by Step Animation Process Guide

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