SHORT FILM: Amor a Vida

  A gorgeous short film in its own right, this is actually a title sequence commissioned by TV Globo in Brazil for their new Novela, Amor a Vida. The Novela’s director really liked Ryan Woodard’s Thought of You, so you’ll notice some similarities.  Animated in only 3 weeks, it turned out amazing.

  Here it is with Ryan’s original animation timing and music by Nico Platter…  Enjoy!

Official Amor a Vida website

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TEDx Talk About Insecurity And Animation

Creative work is always a struggle, and innovation comes with a host of fears and insecurities to overcome.  Full of valuable lessons for anyone, in any job, anywhere, in this talk, Tomas Jech shares personal stories about his time spent at PIXAR, Bungie, Blizzard, and Riot, and the lessons learned that help him deal with insecurity directly and maintain an innovative environment in the ever-changing industry of animation…

  Enjoy!

Watch 40 Years of Memorable VFX Magic in Less Than 5 Minutes

Celebrating the evolution and growth of the art of VFX, here is a mash-up of footage from every single winner of the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects since 1977, beginning with Star Wars: Episode IV, viewers are taken through 37 years of special effects in less than five minutes — finishing with Gravity, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3, and The Hobbit, this year’s nominees.

Conceived and Edited by Nelson Carvajal
Music: “Time” by Hans Zimmer

  Enjoy!

Special effects of course predate “Star Wars” by several decades — most historians credit Frenchman George Méliès with the first major breakthroughs in the technique, circa 1902.  Méliès’ most famous film, the silent short A Trip to the Moon, used a range of tricks — from clay models to projector-rigged cameras — to recount a fantastical Victorian journey through space.  Our depictions of space have become, well, a bit more sophisticated since then…

  Enjoy!