INTERVIEW: Making Disney’s NEW Short Film ‘Paperman’

  Paperman is the latest 2D/CG animated short from Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Which will be introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, by first-time Director John Kahrs (Tangled, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles).

Here is an interview with Director John Kahrs and Producer Kristina Reed on making Paperman.  Enjoy…

Sneak Peek – Coming Soon

Wreak-It Ralph (Movie Trailer)
Paperman is debuting at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and will play in front of Disney’s Wreak-It Ralph (coming to theaters in November).  Here is a look at Wreak-It Ralph.  Enjoy…


1 in 5 teens will experiment with art: KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS OF ART!!!

Love this parody ad campaign by Team Detroit, done for Detroit’s College for Creative Studies.

Believe-it-or-not teenagers aren’t stupid.  So when Team Detroit was recruited to create an ad campaign, for the CCS, they decided rather than out-spend the competition, they would out-think them instead.  The result is a pitch-perfect parody of anti-drug PSAs, right down to the overly-dramatic, obviously posed photos of gravely serious family situations.  Hehehe… great fun, done with style and a sense of humor.

Then something unexpected happened:
  “After we created this series of low-tech posters, something amazing happened. They went viral. People started sharing them though blogs, Facebook and Twitter. People chuckled, then passed them along to their friends. Who knew you could blow up the Internet with a campaign full of print material?” — Says Team Detroit

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Behind the Scenes: SyFy’s TASMANIAN DEVILS

  “Six daredevil friends break the rules and BASE jump into a remote area of Tasmania – where legendary creatures protect the land.”

   I recently completed some CG-Creature-Animation on a upcoming SyFy Channel creature-feature movie called Tasmanian Devils, starring Danica McKellar (aka Winnie Cooper) and Kenneth Mitchell, directed by Zach Lipovsky.  Here is a look at some behind-the-scenes footage of the live-action shoot… Enjoy the videos…

Tasmanian Devils BTS – Day 9:  Behind the scenes with Danica McKellar.

Tasmanian Devils BTS – Day 10:  Exploding a helicopter on the set of Tasmanian Devils…

Tasmanian Devils BTS – Day 14:  Blood explosion into a helicopter on the set of Tasmanian Devils.   You know it’s going to be good when the call is “3… 2… 1… Splat!”

Tasmanian Devils BTS – Day 15:  A closer look at one of the visual effects shots from Syfy’s Tasmanian Devils.  In this shot Roger Cross is pulled out of a helicopter, while pulling the camera back to create the illusion of him falling out. All shot in slow-motion.

So needless to say… there will be some explosions, and all of our heroes may not quite survive to the end.  Of course all this footage will be amped up in post-production, composited, CG creatures added, and color corrected.  I look forward to seeing how it all turns out.

Starring Cast:
… and a bunch of giant-mutant-Tasmanian Devils  ^__^

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