Director's Notes: STUCK, made with Blender on a laptop

Published in Production

A self-professed 'Blender 3D addict' of more than ten years chronicles his experience with the program while making his short STUCK. By Bernard Egreteau.

Chaplin, Astaire and... Gumdrop!

Published in Production

In Gumdrop, a young actress charms her way through a screen-test. The twist? She’s a CGI robot vacuum cleaner

The Eagleman Stag: Dark Horse for Oscar?

Published in Production

There is no shortage of heavyweights vying for Oscar in the Animated Short Film category. But one well-decorated stop-motion flick may pull off the upset

We were a little bit underwhelmed when we saw the first footage from the F55, not because there's anything wrong with the camera - far from it;  but because it was shot incredibly flat, and we kind of expected something a bit more eye-catching than that. The whole experience set us off on what was essentially a rant about how you shouldn't use YouTube or Vimeo to judge the quality of a camera

Plurality - Feature film plausibility on a shoestring

Published in Business

The blockbuster science-fiction movie look is now available to anyone with a good story, creative vision and persistance.

First Sony F5 video short

Published in Production

Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 2 of 3:

Published in Business

Approaching Crowd-sourced funding

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 1 of 3

Published in Business

Every film-maker starting out wants to make the best short film, and get the best people and equipment to make it happen - but often with little or no budget at all, all in the hope that the idea is strong enough to get investors and potential co-workers to commit.

Paperman - where paper and CGI meet

Published in Production

Previously only screened in theaters with the feature Wreck-It-Ralph, Disney released its Oscar-contending short, Paperman, online

Beautiful animation, complex adult emotions

Published in Post & VFX

A well-crafted animation short reminds us that the medium can produce much more than kiddie fare.

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