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June
06

animationforce:

Song of the Sea Teaser.

Song of the Sea is directed by Tomm Moore, who also directed The Secret of Kells (2009). With Song of the Sea he seems to be going for a traditional Irish theme, set in mythology and filled with nostalgia. In an interview with ScreenDaily he said, “

I wanted to capture the old Ireland before the whole Celtic Tiger thing started… it’s actually set in 1987. I always describe the film as a melancholy, musical comedy… the melancholy part is that little bit of nostalgia.

The visuals and music in this teaser are stunning. It’s oozing with inspiration and beauty. The Secret of Kells was also a beautiful story of imagery and symbolism, and I still go back to that one fondly from time to time. I can’t wait to see this new one.

Here’s the synopsis of Song of the Sea:

Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse — the last Seal-child — who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

Song of the Sea is set to release in the second half of 2014. The film is a collaboration between several European studios, according to ScreenDaily:

The $7.5m (€5.6m) film is a five-way co-production between Moore’s Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon, Belgian The Big Farm, Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions, Paris-based Superprod and Danish Norlum.

-Chris


This post has 112 notes and tag: # animation # tomm moore # song of the sea .



April
23

If you have any emotional connections to bears, snow days, growing up or “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Check out my good friend Ed’s upcoming film “Bear Hug” on indieGogo! 

A huge team of talented students worked on this, and I happen to be doing FX as well as voice acting! 

Check it out, 9 days left!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bear-hug/x/7235016#home


This post has 0 notes and tag: # bear hug # indiegogo # film # animation # bears # sharks # imaginary friend # snow day # short film # rit .



October
19

ALL THIS FOR TWO ARMS! WILLIKERS!

(and that’s all I can fit on the screen…)


This post has 2 notes and tag: # one semester madness # rigging # 3D animation # animation .



September
21

The Secret of Kells - early production design

(Source: strawberryorange, via rufftoon)


This post has 11,021 notes and tag: # the secret of kells # cartoon saloon # concept art # 2d animation # animation .



August
28
It’s a good night for tea and concept art

i just hope I’m not getting in over my head


This post has 0 notes and tag: # 1 semester madness # animation .



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August
13

rufftoon:

I thought of you and where you’d gone
And the world spins madly on.
x

Lovely movements!

love this rotoscope done to one of my favorite songs!! 

(Source: mymadnesswon)


This post has 44,186 notes and tag: # 2d animation # rotoscope # animation # the weepies .



June
28
explore-blog:

Disney rejection letter, 1938:

Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men.

Almost as appalling as this Harvard admissions rejection letter.
More vintage Disney sexism here and here.
(↬ dooce)

I seek to make this stay a thing of the past. Animator Ladies, follow your dreams

explore-blog:

Disney rejection letter, 1938:

Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men.

Almost as appalling as this Harvard admissions rejection letter.

More vintage Disney sexism here and here.

( dooce)

I seek to make this stay a thing of the past. Animator Ladies, follow your dreams

(Source: explore-blog)


This post has 363 notes and tag: # Disney # Lady Animators # sexism # animation # dreams .



June
11
You know you’re an animator when…

…you use the offset of the blink for each eye as a litmus test for good character animation


This post has 2 notes and tag: # if it's not there i pity the fool # oldest trick in the book # animation # character animation # you know you're an animator .



June
01

Stretches to Scares: An Exclusive look at Monsters University (x)

would have been hilarious if they had just stopped at the t-pose stage

(via animationtidbits)


This post has 4,058 notes and tag: # monsters university # pixar # animation # t-pose .