WATCH! ILM’s Hal Hickel Talk – on Creating Believable Giant Robot/Creature Performances and Collaboration – With BONUS: PACIFIC RIM Pipeline Special

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Great for Animators and Animation Enthusiasts alike;  ILM‘s Animation Supervisor for  PACIFIC RIMHal Hickel, talks about inspiration, the creative process, and creating believable performances with a sense of size, weight, scale, and a bit of style. As well as what it was like to collaborate with Director Guillermo del Toro

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Filmed during the Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference 2014.

BONUS Feature
Here’s the Pipeline Special featurette from FX Guide TV discussing, in this elaborate behind-the-scenes video, how PACIFIC RIM‘s mind-blowing visual effects were made…

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So… You Want To Be… a GAME DESIGNER

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By request,… here is some fun & informative videos on what it takes to be a Great Game Designer.

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Meet Ramiro Corbetta, Game Designer at Powerhead Games

 Ramiro has turned his philosophy degree, and quality assurance experience into one of the best jobs ever: Game Designer. While playing video games is a key part of Ramiro’s job (you gotta know your product!) the workday of this Game Designer is spent driving the design process from pitch document to finished profit-making product – and doing intense industry research.

Becoming a Video Game Designer

*BLOGGER NOTE: I don’t know about the school, but the info and advice is good.

And now… 
for Fun… 

Bonus Feature!
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT 20th Anniversary – A Message From Blizzard (2/8/11)

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT – History Retrospective
Watch how Blizzard Entertainment grew from a small startup company to one of the best game developers … in the world.

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Pixar’s Presto | Doug Sweetland – INTERVIEW – ANIMATIC & SHORT FILM

Pixar’s Presto is as perfect an homage to classic Hollywood cartoons as could be – fast paced, strong poses, appealing characters and visual gags, charming and original – pure awesome from frame one.  Directed by Doug Sweetland, Pixar veteran, award winning animator and academy award nominated director.  Doug Sweetland talks about the making of the short film Presto

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NOW… a… SPECIAL TREAT… Here is a ‘rough’ story-ideas-animatic which includes a number of ideas not seen in the final version, done in almost a story pitch style.

And now… here is the ‘final’ animatic
(It would be great to see more stuff like this on the Pixar DVDs)

Now… here is… the film…

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FYI:
Pixar re-used the same theater in the very beginning of their feature film UP 
– when you see Young Carl Fredricksen sitting in the theater watching the news reels of Charles Muntz’s adventures.
 



EXTRA Bonus Feature!
The music of Presto
Scot Stafford says a quick word about the musical themes and general approach to scoring Presto

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Shown in theaters before Pixar‘s 2008 feature length film WALL-E.