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…

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…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – movie trailer – and a look behind the scenes

From the makers of the “Lord of the Rings“ Trilogy, comes a new trailer for the much-anticipated return to middle earth… in the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“ … (set to hit theaters December 14, 2012) Enjoy the video: Bonus Feature: The Hobbit: Peter Jackson’s Video Blog from the Set Here is the first…

“Back to the Start” – Making of

A stop-motion animated commercial created for The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation This may be the most in-depth stop-motion “making of” I’ve seen.  Tons of great insights into a stop-motion animation work flow and production pipe line, I could see how a number of the techniques mentioned could also be applied to making CG animation as well. …