“The Annie Award is an American award for accomplishments in animation. The Annies have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972. Originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation in the fields of producing, directing, animation, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, [...]
this is just too good to not share. disneys short film paperman (winner of best short at the 40th annie awards)goes viral. beautiful to watch at that. enjoy.
I am a great admirer of the visual storytelling of Ang Lee. The other day this quote “We need storytelling. otherwise, life just goes on and on, like the number Pi.” popped up on the interwebs. It struck a chord with me and I want to share it. Story not only is the heart and [...]
For some years now I have been doing storyboards for cg productions. Generally speaking I would approach it the same way as I would for a traditional or flash show. Visual storytelling driven by strong characters. A major difference I noticed is the freedom of not having to stay 100% close to model (drawing wise) [...]
I recently had the chance to revisit one of the productions I was part of last year. The Project, by Caligari Film und Fernsehproduktion, is called “Rusty Knight”. I had the pleasure of being part of the story team and very much enjoyed the process. The results so far look very promising and I am very pleased with direction [...]
I am a huge fan of Ridley Scott‘s ( director of alien, bladerunner…) storytelling and cinematography and one day would love to see an exhibition of his storyboard work. The approach to storyboarding for life action can be somewhat different to animation. Even though with the increase of vfx shots in big budget movies the [...]
I like working on commercials once in a while. They feel like a mini movie at best, they have a definite time frame, still wanting to tell an epic story – plus there always is a quick turn around. Lately I have not had much extra time to take on commercials. More than a year [...]
…freezing temperatures outside and everything covered in white. It must be winter. I have been plenty busy working away and feeding my wood burning oven to keep me warm. Only recently I discovered some great interviews with some fantastic fellow story artists currently working in the USA (on the schoolism website). I have not had [...]
…signing off for the holidays wishing everyone a festive holiday season this year and a fantastic 2012 to come!