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Making Van Gogh move

Published in Production


This was always going to happen. Animated fine art classics. Starting with Vincent Van Gogh

Demented Reality

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When you put High Tech and Low Tech together, you get... Low Tech. But it's very funny...

Graphics and design in animation

Published in Post

 We see a lot of excellent 3D work. Some of it is ultra-realistic, and some is incredibly stylised. It all depends on what the production calls for

Audio brings life to animations

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I was present at the audio mixing stage of Aardman Animations' "The Wrong Trousers" or "Wallace and Gromit" as most people remember it. This stop-motion animation classic was hilarious from the first frame to the last, but for me the most memorable thing was seeing it without sound, and then with sound

Blender: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

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Anyone working with digital tools today has a wide choice of applications for specialized tasks. An office suite consists of a program for writing text, one for spreadsheets, presentations, a database etc. For a VFX workflow you might use a tool for tracking, one for compositing, one for editing, various tools for simulations and specialized applications for modelling, sculpting, texturing and animation. RedShark contributor and Blender expert Gottfried Hoffmann reports

Lucasfilm show the future of filmmaking

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George Lucas' production company Lucasfilm, which was recently taken over by Disney, have demonstrated the use of motion capture and video game engines to create real time animated movies. Is this the end of post production as we know it?

Paperman: a 2D look in a 3D animation

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Paperman balances the unique tension between 2D and 3D animation at Disney

Hypnotic Short: Delirium Lionfish

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Quique Rivera Rivera delivers a hallucinatory video allegory in ‘El delirio del prez león’. It’s sans-dialogue, so non-Spanish speakers can enjoy the trip, too.

This is just a bit of fun, but consider for a moment the range and depth of skills that went in to this amazing piece of work

You don't need cameras any more

Published in Technology

Have a close look at this video clip. It’s an advert for a high-end kitchen worktop manufacturer. Watch it in 720p, and look as closely as you can at the camerawork, the clever use of depth of field, the lighting, and particularly the fresh fruit.

And then reflect on the fact that no cameras - or indeed fruit - were involved in the making of this at all.

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