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A Rare Look Inside Pixar Studios

The New York Times goes to Emeryville. — Melena Ryzik gets a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Pixar Animation Studios complex in California. Click the player below and enjoy the video:

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What the viewer looks at

Here is a nice bit of reference, for animators and film makers alike, with research showing what the typical viewer looks at. Below is an excerpt from There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007). 11 adult viewers were shown the video and their eye movements recorded using an Eyelink 1000 (SR Research) infra-red camera-based…

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What is being creative?

This is promoting a concept for a smart phone (which don’t get me wrong, seems cool), but I’m mainly posting this because I like the video and the message behind it. A reflection on What it means to be creative. Original music by Palmer Taylor blackdoveaudio.com Click the player and enjoy the video: For those…

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Fog City Mavericks

   I stumbled across this great find.  (I will totally will be buying this on DVD) I’m a big cinematic and film-making junkie (always curious to know how things work and the potential for new advances).  I have a lot love for all things related to visual storytelling… and this is just choke-full of great…

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Meet Buck

Here is a fantastically stylized short film from Team Cerf, a group of animation students who recently graduated from the French animation school Supinfocom. … I’m loving the style of this (; Meet Buck: Directed and animated by  Denis Bouyer, Yann De Preval, Vincent E Sousa, and Laurent Monneron. Sound design / mix by Julien…

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Ice Age 3 – Progression Reel

Another great video from Jeff Gabor.     An informative resource & inspiration for animators…  Blue Sky Studio’s animator Jeff Gabor shows with this comparison reel side by side, the reference, blocking, polish and final render passes of his shots, based on some of his work on the animated feature film “Ice Age 3” Enjoy the…

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