Thursday, May 26, 2011

Amnesty International Animation

We all appreciate Zade our animated conscience crusader. I was thinking of his good heart and energy to get us involved in humanity.

To have a great passion and not express it in your art is a crime against your self. Think on that on days when it feels inspiration has run dry.

Amnesty International celebrates a 50th anniversary. That deserves a few thoughts, lively discourse, some pickled squid and a flickering candle.

A great collaborative combination of animation tools and techniques:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Matter Fisher - Student Film from the UK

This film about a fisherman is an apt way to celebrate the completion of the 2nd years' community project for 2011. Also it links in with their After Effects classes as this film shows great combination of effects, motion graphics and animation.

The 2010 film is directed by David Prosser a graduate from the Royal College of Art in London. It is produced by Passion Pictures who worked with Shaun Tan on The Lost Thing.

Adobe Premiere Pro - Set Up and Export Projects

Premiere Pro is an excellent animation tool for putting together animation projects. The following video tutorials explain how to set up the project with widescreen settings and how to export a video clip with widescreen settings.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thought of You - Ryan Woodward

Some new work by Ryan Woodward and any excuse to bring this animation to the top of the post pile. There also is a final version of the documentary "Making of ...Thought of You" to explore.

Google - Martha Graham from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

I posted about Ryan Woodward's work in May 2010 (below)

Once through for entertainment. Oh, OK, twice through for entertainment because the first viewing is quite stunning. Then study this animated music clip. Note the animation principles. Do you think he used video reference? Note the hand drawn appeal. Ryan Woodward is making a making of documentary. Find out more here.

Monday, May 2, 2011


--- earlier on in February...
I was just over at 2nd Year Harvey's blog being wonderfully challenged by some of his ideas and concepts.

It reminded me of Don Hertzfeldt and how an animated story can be well told with well planned, seemingly 'simple' design.

The telegraph poles and wires in the opening sequence made me think of Johnny H's 3D letter design.

There are quite a few lateral thinking and parallel idea cosmic atomic rays currently basting my thoughts.