TEDx Talk About Insecurity And Animation

Creative work is always a struggle, and innovation comes with a host of fears and insecurities to overcome.  Full of valuable lessons for anyone, in any job, anywhere, in this talk, Tomas Jech shares personal stories about his time spent at PIXAR, Bungie, Blizzard, and Riot, and the lessons learned that help him deal with insecurity directly and maintain an innovative environment in the ever-changing industry of animation…

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Watch 40 Years of Memorable VFX Magic in Less Than 5 Minutes

Celebrating the evolution and growth of the art of VFX, here is a mash-up of footage from every single winner of the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects since 1977, beginning with Star Wars: Episode IV, viewers are taken through 37 years of special effects in less than five minutes — finishing with Gravity, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3, and The Hobbit, this year’s nominees.

Conceived and Edited by Nelson Carvajal
Music: “Time” by Hans Zimmer

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Special effects of course predate “Star Wars” by several decades — most historians credit Frenchman George Méliès with the first major breakthroughs in the technique, circa 1902.  Méliès’ most famous film, the silent short A Trip to the Moon, used a range of tricks — from clay models to projector-rigged cameras — to recount a fantastical Victorian journey through space.  Our depictions of space have become, well, a bit more sophisticated since then…

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TRAILER: SyFy’s ‘Tasmanian Devils’

A movie I animated on premieres… today!

Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years,” breaks out the big guns and fights wild beasts in the new SyFy film “Tasmanian Devils.” Directed by Zach Lipovsky, who was a finalist on Steven Spielberg‘s 2007 Fox TV series, searching for the next great filmmaker, to make it On The Lot.

  “Six daredevil friends break the rules and BASE jump into a remote area of Tasmania – where legendary creatures protect the land.”
(I had a ton of fun animating on the film)
  Enjoy the trailer!
(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain extreme violence) 

 

Click here to see related post: Behind the Scenes: SyFy’s TASMANIAN DEVILS