Thursday, 27 August 2009

Visual FX: 100 Years of Inspiration

26 films that changed the world of visual effects. Some great breakdowns in a concise, interesting snapshot of how techniques have changed and evolved since the dawn of cinema.

8-bit trip

Worth posting for the hours of patience involved alone... 1500 hours of animating lego bricks. 2 million hits though... it's popular!

Friday, 21 August 2009

"Juiced and Jazzed" by Justin Weber

Here's a project clearly born from a love of early 2d animated classics. Well worth repeated viewings to check out all the little accents and details, beatiful piece of work with some wonderful animation in a style not revived in a long time!
From the Author:
"We wanted to make a cartoon inspired by 1930s rubber-hose animation in the fashion of Max Fleicher’s Betty Boop, as well as having the polish and excitement of 1940s cartoons, à la Bob Clampett and Tex Avery."

Mouse Love, Jose Alves da Silva (3D)

I thought this image had great composition and real character in the posing and expressions. Click it for hi-res version and the title links to the CGS Forum where I found it posted.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Robin George's "Tezcatlipoca"

Good Tip Francesco, cheers! Beautiful cat animation and an ambitious 3 minute short. I know where I'm going if I need an animated leopard! Click the image for the online quicktime... Upgrade + Mobilize promo

Stunning promo piece from, mixing an illustrative Japanese style with some great transitions, sharp animation, graphics, vfx and sound design.

There are some interesting production breakdown images over on Motionographer too, with more to come on Capacity's own site. Well worth a look .

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

It's Evolution Baby by Matthew Weaver

Lovely fluid touches in the fight scene, this chap knows his onions!

Alexander Perry Design & Animation Reel

Great mix of typographic design, animation and distinctive original style from this guy

Jonathan Hagan Modelling Reel

Deviating from animation for a moment - I realy liked the way the production blueprints and pre-production work are included in this reel, an well constructed presentation of his environment modelling skills in effectively one shot.

Friday, 7 August 2009


Short from VFS student Sveinbjorn J. Tryggvason. This was posted a while ago but has gained some popularity and was back at the top of the CGS animation posts this morning.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Bertrand Avril site and reel

Nice website and reel from supinfocom student...