Peter Markowski works in visual development for Warner Brothers Animation and in his spare time, he comes up with concepts and art related to a Star Trek animated series that he’d love to work on. Go, look at his blog. He’s amazing.
I would so watch an animated series if it looked like this, holy cow!
Roadkill Redemption (Ringling thesis film) by Karl Hadrika
holy wow did you see that damn animation somebody give this person an award right now
God the Ringling students make some great shorts.
James Baxter - Moses from Prince of Egypt [x]
Because James Baxter is my favorite animator.
I love seeing the raw animation before its been colored with all the notes and marks still on it.
NO NO NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS A REALLY FAMOUS ANIMATION FILM TECHNIQUE DONE BY ONE INSANE STUDIO YEARS AND YEARS AGO IN GERMANY, ONLY A FEW FILMS, BECAUSE OF HOW HARD THEY WERE TO MAKE.
EACH AND EVERY FRAME OF THESE MOVIES ARE OIL PAINTINGS ON GLASS.
i’ve actually had this idea before but i never knew there was a studio that actually did it
Oh My God! This is from an Academy Award winning short film called The Old Man and the Sea, it was released in 1999 and was the first animated film released in IMAX! (I am saddened by the fact that I was not old enough or near enough to an IMAX theater at the time to appreciate it and want to go see it) And I am still trying to get my hands on a DVD copy of this fucking gorgeous film!
Dunno where the OP is getting Germany from though seeing as the film was directed by a Russian man named Aleksandr Petrov, and was made by a Canadian studio in Montreal with funding help from Canada, Russia, and Japan.
(Source: pr0fundum, via punifa)
“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”
“The hot man meeting” is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day.
I love when one of my animation teachers told us the story about the hot man meeting.
I would just like to point out that the beginning and end of Spirited Away creep me out in the most delicious way possible. I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales, and not just the Grimm and Anderson stuff, almost all my life. Like the honestly faerie court stories.
Themes you see in those reflect strongly in this movie, and comparing them side by side just makes it that much more stark.
Often times you hear that if you get sucked into the fairy realm, you shouldn’t eat their food. It gives them power over you. More often than not, heroes finally escape the fairy realm after what they perceive to be a very short time (a night or a week)…
…only to find that seasons or years have passed.
‘Hey, it’s all dusty in here. Is this someone’s idea of a joke?’
CRAPPING SHIT I WHY HAVE I NEVER NOTICED THIS
This always freaked me out a little as a kid. Like the OP, I couldn’t help but wonder how long REALLY passed. I always pretended it was something like a week but… Judging by that moss, I can’t say for sure.
A week? Try much MUCH /MUCH/ longer. The plants are a good indicator but a better one is the statue. We’re seeing it from the same angle in each shot. Look in the first one before she enters, it’s not NEW but you can tell what it is.
Now look at the second frame. It’s so eroded it’s just a dull, flat stone.
That thing is solid stone, that must have taken up to, if not more than, a DECADE to wear down that much.
Not to mention that there are new trees next to the car. Just remember how long it actually takes for trees to grow real quick.
Evidence is suggesting they were in there for maybe around 20-30 years.
I always told myself that too. “That it must have only been a week, it HAS to have been a week. What about their new house? The movers?” But deep down I knew that it had to have been at least 15 years. It makes me really sad, actually.
Wow I never noticed that before, like I noticed the leaves on the car and such but I honestly didn’t notice the sheer amount of time that seems to have passed, I guess I always just thought they we’re let out at a different entrance or maybe the one we saw in the beginning was an illusion like the rest of the world beyond it and all that. With this its actually kind of horrifying and I’m kind of curious what happened to them once they left the gate behind.
“Making Norman” (x)
This movie was so AWESOME, Its so pretty and well made and the story is good and the mystery of it is great and its was all just so fun! And they ran this little bit after the credits rolled and I swear I heard audience members who were still there all go ‘wow, those were actually little dolls, I thought it was computer animated!’