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Pixar Before Pixar

These days we take CGIfor granted, with almost every modern movie, and video game full of spectacular digital effects, and animation.  Here is footage showing where it all began. In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is…

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Stop-Motion Mayhem! From Brisk!

  For all you stop-motion lovers…  This one is for you…   Lipton’s Brisk Commercials Pepsi’s brand Lipton Brisk Iced Tea has been bringing us stop-motion awesomeness for a number of years now, through some of their commercials and ad campaigns, and  has been one of the biggest users of stop-motion outside of feature films and…

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When Bad Mocap Meets Silly Walks

David Lewandowski’s Going to the Store What happens when bad mocap meets silly walks?  A short, made by David Lewandowski (a.k.a. dlew), for the final episode of “Everything” an anthology series on Channel 101.  Music is Jean Jacques Perrey’s Little Ships. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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I LOVES ME… SOME STUDIO GHIBLI!

I love me… some Studio Ghibli,… the creators of ‘Spirited Away‘ ‘Princess Mononoke‘ and ‘Ponyo‘ (to name just a few), founded by animation god Hayao Miyazaki. — So to that extent… I thought I’d share a couple of trailers from the studio’s recent films: Arrietty Fantasy/adventure fun for children of all ages.  Directed by Hiromasa…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAM FORTRESS! … Your videos are awesome!

Team Fortress turned 15 this past week.  Team Fortress is a team- and class-based online multiplayer video game mod based on id Software‘s Quake. Team Fortress was designed and written by Robin Walker, John Cook and Ian Caughley in 1996.  The mod’s gameplay has caught on with a large following of fans… which spawned the…

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Ira Glass on… being Creative

Some animated inspirational words to help recharge you 😉 Click the player, and enjoy the video: Source audio is from this very seminal video by current.tv: youtube.com/​watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY

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