BLODGETT'S BLOG

➤  Sharing Animation Fun & Inspiration

Rango – CG Breakdowns and a Look Behind the Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted some really cool breakdowns of their first fully-animated feature film, Rango. Winner! and nominated for… Best Animated Film 2011 by every film awards group going. Click the player, and enjoy the videos: The Animation & Effects of ‘Rango’ Behind the Magic: The Characters of ‘Rango’ Behind the Magic:…

CHECK IT OUT

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – CG Breakdowns and a Look Behind the Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted some really cool breakdowns of the live-action, science fiction, action, special-effects-extravaganza feature film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. (Originally based on a toy line from Hasbro) Nominated, by a number of film awards groups, for… Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Science Fiction…

CHECK IT OUT

A Year of Sun with Mr. Persol – by Kevin Dart and Stéphane Coëdel

If you are a fan of Yuki7 and the Gadget Girls like me, you’ll love this fun retro-styled animated commercial directed by Kevin Dart and Stéphane Coëdel for Italian eye-wear brand, Persol.  The commercial spot was produced by Passion Pictures in London through advertising agency, Winkreative. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Click here…

CHECK IT OUT

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) this is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards. To date, Winner! for… • Best Animated Short – Cinequest Film Fest • Audience Favorite Award – Palm Springs International ShortFest •…

CHECK IT OUT

JOHN CLEESE: A Lecture On Creativity

Probably best known for his work with Monty Python, English actor, comedian, writer, and film producer John Cleese speaks about his thoughts on the creative process; based upon what he has learned throughout his life. Pretty interesting stuff. Click the player, and enjoy the video:

CHECK IT OUT

TIPPET STUDIOS: Creature Animation Masterclass

    William Groebe, Animation Supervisor at leading animation company Tippett Studio, presents a masterclass on animating believable animal characters in a live action feature, pushing the acting while retaining a feel for reality and realism versus cartoony-style animation. He also includes some great advice on what to include in your demo-reel to potentially get a…

CHECK IT OUT

Brisk Star Wars: Yoda vs. Darth Maul

In a galaxy far, far away… Lipton’s Brisk Iced Tea unleashes… the force! … Heh-heh… awesome! Click the player, and enjoy the video: DOWNLOAD FOR IPHONE   //   DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID Click here to see related post: Stop-Motion Mayhem! From Brisk!

CHECK IT OUT

A Conversation with the PIXAR Creative Team – D23 Expo 2011

PIXAR‘s John Lasseter, Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Marks Andrews, Bob Peterson, Dan Scanlon, Pete Sohn, and Ronnie del Carmen – some key figures responsible for Pixar‘s movie-making-magic reveal some upcoming Pixar projects and gather to discuss their work at the 2011 D23 Expo.  This is the full video of the presentation given on…

CHECK IT OUT