WATCH! BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 OPENING: PROGRESS REEL

 

Main Title Sequence for the 2nd season of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series! Done by Studio Trigger (Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia) and Sanzigen (Kill La Kill, Cyborg 009) (Ultra Super Pictures). 

Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill La Kill).

  Enjoy!

FUN PRODUCTION FACT:
10 of the 22 cuts in this sequence were hand drawn illustrations (Still images & some Key animation like the foot gas pedal). The rest is all 3D animated / toon shading (Sanzigen). Frames were removed and shot on 1s, 2s and 3s to give the impact of classic Imaishi, 2D style timing. The crew had an absolute blast producing the Main Title and felt it was one of the more creatively liberating projects they’ve worked on. Imaishi felt the show style itself was so cool to him because the style looked inspired by Takeshi Koike, which he later admitted was his stylistic inspiration for Dead Leaves. 🙂

WATCH: DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND WATCH THIS SHORT CARTOON

A Tale of Momentum & Inertia
“It’s hard to think of a better way to spend seventy seconds than this. Enjoy.”

No good deed goes unpunished in this goofy short produced by HouseSpecial, a Portland-based animation studio. The whole story lasts just over a minute—yet it’s animated with remarkable specificity and humor. (The rock monster’s eyebrows, for example, are just delightful.)

Creative Director: Kirk Kelley
Writer/Director: Kameron Gates
Writer: Allan Turner

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WATCH! Character Movement Genius: Robin Williams – In Motion

  Ok Animators and Animation Enthusiasts listen up, and checkout this tribute to a genius actor and his ability to express ‘character’ through movement… I give you the late, great… Robin Williams…
  Enjoy!

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

Great for Animators and Animation Enthusiasts alike;  ILM’s Animation Supervisor for  PACIFIC RIM,  Hal 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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