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‘Rango’ Behind-the-Scenes

I think this is kind of great… the director, Gore Verbinski (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame), for this particular film wanted a more “natural acting experience”, BUT rather then go the motion-capture route they came up with this fun and I think relevant approach to their animation process on this film. Enjoy the video:

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ShapeShifter

Wow this gorgeous. From the creative design studio Charlex, narrated by Gabriel Byrne comes this beautiful showcase of animation and SFX… “ShapeShifter”   Enjoy the video: Bonus feature: One Rat Short: Another short film from Charlex Enjoy the video:

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Ice Age 4 – Scrat’s Continental Crack Up

This short is awesome! New from Fox and Blue Sky Studios the short film“Scrat’s Continental Crack Up” serves as a first look teaser for the movie “Ice Age 4 Continental Drift” which will be released July 13, 2012. Enjoy the video:

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Cinema 2009-2010

I like movies. Here is a bit of movie magic, a year in review from editor Kees van Dijkhuizen:   Enjoy the video: Cinema 2009:

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Thought of You

My god this short film is mind blowingly beautiful. This just… blew me away. While I was originally trained with pencil and paper, I am deep in the computer generated, digital world these days.  Which don’t get me wrong is full of lots of good stuff, BUT this just makes me long to pick up…

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Free eBook: Animation Insiders

Pure awesome! (It was already on my wise list) — This book has just been made available as a free digital download.  It includes interviews with many animators about their workflows, including Pixar elite Victor Navone and Jason Schfleifer.  Check it out! Click here to go to the site. (UPDATED August 2011)

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James Cameron: God of Action +

Along with a number of elements of cinematic storytelling, I’m a big fan of great cinematic editing, so to that end I thought I’d share some videos, I recently came across, from Spanish editor “brutzelpretzel’s Clara” showcasing some of her kick-ass editing abilities with some classic movie footage, and choice song selection. James Cameron: God…

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Megamind "MEGA Rap" TV Spot

“MEGA Rap” TV Spot from DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind starring Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt. Check this video out: Bonus feature:  DreamWorks’ Megamind – Behind the Scenes:    Check this video out: In theaters NOW!

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