Neil Gaiman: LIFE OF AN ARTIST

 
  Inspiration and some shrewd advice about the life of an Artist.  If you are an Artist of any kind, you NEED to watch this.  Award-winning author, top graphic novelist Neil Gaiman addresses Philadelphia’s University of the Arts graduating class – check it out.  Enjoy the video:

“Neil Richard Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman’s writing has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal and 2010 Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work.” (Wikipedia)Click here to see related post: STEVE JOBS: Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
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TRON: UPRISING – Sneak Peek and Prelude Episode!

Following up on my last post, showing off more of Robert Valley’s style, here is a kick-ass, crazy-cool sneak-peek at Disney XD’s new animated TV series Tron: Uprising.  Check it out…

Bonus!
Beck’s Beginning (Series Prelude Episode – Full)
Not sure how long Disney will let this stay up, so check out while you can…

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ROBERT VALLEY: Pear Cider and Cigarettes

  Robert Valley is one of the most unique and innovative designers working in animation today.   Robert’s distinctive style is all over animation work for the Gorillaz music videos, Nike, Coca-Cola,  Aeon Flux with Peter Chung, The Beatles: Rock Band cinematics, and many others.   Most recently Robert’s work was a buzz as Disney XD’s new animated TV series Tron: Uprising premiered, on which Robert was character designer.  Robert’s style and influence can be seen all over the projects he works on.  He is a leader in the visual field, pioneering visual styles and film-making that push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling.  Now Robert Valley has released an animatic edit for a personal short film that he’s working on called Pear Cider and Cigarettes.  Fans of Valley’s aggressively angular figures and dynamically staged animation will be in for a treat.  Check it out…

(WARNING: Some scenes may not be appropriate for all ages and contain coarse language, and/or violence)

Bonus!
Dance Central
Directed by Robert Valley.

EXTRA Bonus Feature!
THE BEATLES: Rock Band (intro cinematic)
Produced at  Passion Pictures.

EXTRA – EXTRA – Bonus Feature!
GORILLAZ: Feel Good Inc. (music video)
Produced at  Passion Pictures.

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Ryan Woodard: Bottom of the Ninth – Trailer

New from Ryan Woodward, the maker of the mind-blowingly-gorgeous short film Thought Of You, … comes the first issue of his independently produced animated-graphic-novel series Bottom of the Ninth which will be released next month for the iPad and iPhone. Here is a taste of what is to come… it looks awesome.

   Click the player, and enjoy the video:

For more details, visit Bottom-of-the-ninth.com.

Bonus!
Here is one of Ryan’s sweet animation tests… check it out.

   Click the player, and enjoy the video:

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