Saturday, December 26, 2009

3 Idiots.. A must watch for Animators :)


Yup you must be wondering, 3 Idiots is not an Animated Movie, Why would I refer it to animators.. Guys, I think you will agree that Animation is acting, Animation is Story telling also Animation is timing.. The movie is just too perfect in these areas.. its a complete study.

After hunting a lot for the tickets, we ultimately ended up getting them at a sub standard Movie Screen Near by.. The crowd was also not so good... so it added up on the experience as we entered the hall with a bit of hesitation.. Some portions of the roof torn.. We figured the EXITS first, just in case a fire broke out..we would rush to save ourselves.. :) (We really did that:)

Now the Movie started.. What I love about the movie was the portrayal of characters. I am so impressed now a days with the way indian cinema is working.. I really loved.. ROCKET SINGH.. Its an awesomne example of Character Portayal and connecting the story at the end. I just thought it was gr8 and then I watched 3 idiots today... and I have no words..

The script was taken from a book by Chetan Bhagat, Five Point Someone. Then fairly elaborated and edited to make it a perfect movie. Characters are so well played. Aamir is a great actor... But I never knew that R Madhawan cud be soooo good. Thr is a scene in the movie whn he get a letter from some internationally celebrated photographher, he preached.. This scene is a must hav reference guys.. its superb..



His excitement and conflict with in.. is one of the best ever pieces of acting.. I have ever watched.. The movie is Full of Humour, and lot of Heroic journeys in thr.. which makes ur pulse go wild... Its a fantastic Movie and a must watch..Also the best part is phasing.. How the timing gets increased the the movie speeds along with emotions.. Its like a wireless connection with the audience.. u feel so tied into movie...
{Added later: I watched the movie again today with my friends.. This time my eyes were fully tuned to watch some technical aspects.. The movie is wonderfully directed.
If you have watched the movie you will be able to relate...

I noticed that a well directed movie has all the story connections and logics.. like in the following scenes..

Scene: Delivery scene of Mona in the second half. You would hav noticed Aamir asking for a Vacuum Cleaner.. Believe me the director was so smart to establish a vacuum cleaner in Virus's room at the time Aamir went for stealing the paper.. It was thr.. well visible.. got established..:)

Scene: Webcam near a tt table? Got well established and looked comfy to ur eyes coz it was shown to u casually when Sharman Joshi was paralyzed and Madhwan was talkinf online with him...:) Its gr8.. Makes it feel so comfortable to ur eyes... u know its thr...

Scene: Thr is not even one shot of the mess in the movie.. no detail about where were they eating.. the hostel must hav had a mess :) U did not even miss it ...


I will surely put some clips..as soon as i get them.

Cheers...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Watch the Art of Princess and the Frog.

New Trailer: WaltDisney's Preps and Landing

Though After watching the trailer. I still asked myself.. whr and whn i be able to get the same magic of gr8 2d animation evolve into 3d character animation @ disney...

Hav a watch

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some Latest Images to Beautify ur Desktop...

Neighbours envy Owners Pride ;) :P
Latest Dreamworks OOBERMIND. Follow link below to download.

http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/headlines/temp/temp1551.jpg

Leaonardo De Caprio in The Guardians

w:Leonardo DiCaprio during press conference on...Image via Wikipedia

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Leonardo DiCaprio to headline DreamWorks Animation’s The Guardians

DreamWorks Animation announced today that Leonardo DiCaprio will make his animated feature film debut when he headlines the company’s November 2, 2012 release, “The Guardians” (working title) as Jack Frost.

DiCaprio is the first actor announced for “The Guardians,” which is produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, and directed by Peter Ramsey.

Synopsis: When an evil spirit called Pitch becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes—Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost—band together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch’s way. More than a collection of storybook subjects, “The Guardians” are also a band of superheroes, who possess their own special powers. Now joined in opposition of a common foe, the Guardians heed the call and combine their powers to defeat Pitch and protect the world from his campaign of fear. The film is based on “The Guardians of Childhood,” a series of upcoming books by William Joyce.


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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

SuperCool...Poster Iron Man 2

Did you like Iron man movie. Here is the sneak at the poster for Iron Man2 which is scheduled to release in May'2010 however the trailers will release in Dec'09. N joy..


Cheers.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pixar Canada website active

www.pixarcanada.com

Pixar Canada website active: "Briefly: The official website for Pixar Canada is now up at pixarcanada.com, although it appears that construction may not yet be completed. The 5-page site has basic information about the satellite studio and current/future career opportunites."

Thr are some jobs comin in Summer 2010 for Animators... :) Time to work hard guys ...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Art Of Pixar's UP

Art of PIXAR'S UP



One of the Best Shots in the Movie.. When Russell Meets Kevin :) Humorous.




Wanna meet the Kid who did RUSSELLS VOICE ... Here He looks a bit like him too ..:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVOr7TXwkd4 (Embed Disabled, Follow Link)


NJOY...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Watched, Up... I am SpellBound.


I watched it.. and I am totally stumped... How do these guys do it..??

Its my fav. pixar movie for now. Seriously the guys have set new standards. After Kung Fu Panda, people were comparing the quality at Dreamworks to be close to that of Pixar.. But now.. I think Dreamworks and all the other studios will have to work much much more to even touch what Pixar has achieved this time.

From the Characters to the Story.. Its 10 on 10...

My favourite characters are



Russell ( Small Boy) and







Baby Elie ( Carl's Wife) Superbly done...

She's on the left :)... Wow man... I am love again... hahha


I watched the movie in Tru 3d. Though I was not very happy with the Stereoscopic part... I was good and not over done.. Believe me.. Looking at all those movies with things just waiting to come out at you.. This one is a gr8 example of subtle and gr8 use of stereo images. :) Again.. Rocking :)

Its superbly comic.. One thing animators can really learn watchin this movie is how comic timing can be created and effectively used..,, The film deserves Frame by Frame Analysis.

In the credits I noticed that Pete Doctor just not Directed the movie but also did Story and Screenplay. Fantastic Job... I mean the guys must be unbelievably creative.

Watch it .. I might sound crazy for now but this is the effect of watchin such an awesome flick.

So this week More to come on UP... Its making, Interviews.. whatever I find ... Cheers.








Monday, September 07, 2009

4 “C”s to Great Cartoons

Danny Antonucci's 4 "C"s to Great Cartoons  

Lupo the Butcher

Danny Antonucci (Lupo the Butcher, Ed, Edd n Eddy) posted this refreshingly frank piece of advice on his Facebook page, and he's allowed me to share it with everybody on the Brew. Even with all his years in the biz, Danny hasn't forgotten what it's all about:

Danny Antonucci's 4 "C"s to Great Cartoons
1. CREATE (…new territories through art not technology)
2. CONTRIBUTE (…to the art form, not rape it for cash!)
3. CHALLENGE (…everything currently being done)
4. CHANGE (…don't redo, copy, or repeat)
If you can't adhere to any of these 4 "C"s, get the fuck out of animation.



(Article from Cartoon Brew)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Missing Lynx... Cool one

Miyazaki. Cant wait till he brings it to India :)

Comic-Con: Miyazaki brings "Ponyo" to America

04:34 PM PT, Jul 24 2009
Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki at Comic-Con. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times.

Hayao Miyazaki brought in psychedelic vision to Comic-Con this afternoon, debuting footage of his latest film, "Ponyo," to an audience of adoring fans.

Before he even uttered a word, thousands welcomed the silver-haired grandmaster of Japanese animation with the kind of standing ovation and sustained applause reserved for rock stars. For this particular crowd, Miyazaki was a rock star. Even John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios and the director of "Toy Story," couldn't help gushing.

"I think this guy is one of the most influential people in this community," Lasseter said in his introduction for the wizened animator.

As with his other films, including "Howl's Moving Castle," "Spirited Away," and "My Neighbor Totoro," his newest work is hard to describe. First off, the movie is about a talking goldfish named Ponyo who makes friends with a little boy, and an adventure ensues. Most studio directors would kick you out of the room after "talking goldfish."

Another throwback about Miyazaki – his films are old-fashioned two-dimensional animation. No computer graphics of photo-realistic skin or photon-mapped sunlight. With his films, it is the audience that sketches in the details with their imaginations.

It was as if Disney, which opened Comic-Con on Thursday with a trilogy of 3-D films designed to show off the company's technical wizardry, was performing penance with today's event featuring hand drawn animations, including the upcoming holiday film "The Princess and the Frog."

Likewise, "Ponyo," which is slated to hit 800 U.S. theaters in August, sticks to traditional animation as a simpler, and perhaps more pure vehicle for Miyazaki's fantastical imagination.

To read a distilled transcript of his brief discussion on stage with Lasseter, click "read more."

Lasseter: Talk about how you develop your stories.

Miyazaki: My process is thinking, thinking and thinking. Thinking about my stories for a long time. If you have a better way, please let me know.

Lasseter: We have a storyboard team and we re-work our sequences over and over. With Miyazaki, I've watched him work. He sits down and storyboards everything by himself. It becomes the layout for his film. It just comes out of his head, and it always amazes me. [pauses] I'm gushing because I'm sitting next to Hayao Miyazaki.

Miyazaki: I think working on a storyboard alone is a custom we have in Japan, in terms of animation. It's not just I who works that way. Since I'm slow, it seems I'm working on the storyboard all the time.

Lasseter: What was the inspiration for "Ponyo"?

Miyazaki: We just saw a story about a frog. But the first idea I had for "Ponyo" as about a little boy who picks up a frog. But I couldn't work out a good character for a frog. So I turned it into a goldfish. I was lucky. It was good that I turned it into a goldfish.

Lasseter: This films is one of the most colorful films you have created. Talk about how you chose the colors.

Miyazaki: I wanted to make it a simple story. I wanted to show simplicity through the colors. Since the main character, the goldfish, is red, the other colors had to be brightened as well so they would contrast.
Lasseter: Wait 'til you see this film. It is so beautiful. This is hand drawn animation that is unlike anything you have ever seen.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Milt Kahl: The Animation Michelangelo

As part of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the Academy presents a centennial celebration of “Milt Kahl: The Animation Michelangelo”
Dont Miss it. Its a must READ and Watch all the Interviews thr.
http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2009/kahl.html

Monday, June 08, 2009

Dreamworks Studio Upcoming Movies

DreamWorks announces upcoming movies
(Sourced from http://www.animated-news.com)

 

httydDreamWorks Animation has announced its upcoming slate of eight animated feature film releases through 2012. They also announced plans to release five feature films every two years, up one from their current two picture a year release schedule. Bill Damaschke, Co-President of Production and President of Live Theatrical, said "Our exceptionally talented and highly experienced creative team is bringing to DreamWorks Animation a significant number of imaginative, original and cutting-edge ideas today. Having achieved a high level of success and consistency in our creative process and having in our development pipeline more great story concepts than ever before, we are very confident in our ability to add one original film every other year".

Update: AICN has Shrek 4 and Oobermind images. Thanks to CGIFanatic in the Animated News & Views Forum for the heads up.

Check out the details of each upcoming film from the official press release here:

How to Train Your Dragon, which is based on the book of the same name by Cressida Cowell, will be released on March 26, 2010. It is being written and directed by Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch) and Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch), produced by Bonnie Arnold (Over the Hedge, Toy Story) and will star Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig and TJ Miller. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, the story centers around a teenager who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. But when he encounters - and ultimately befriends - an injured dragon, his world is turned upside down.

Shrek Forever After will be released on May 21, 2010. Aron Warner (producer of the Shrek franchise films) and Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) are serving as executive producers on the film, which is being directed by Mike Mitchell and produced by Teresa Cheng and Gina Shay and will feature the original all-star cast, including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas.

Oobermind (formerly titled Master Mind) will be released on November 5, 2010. It is being directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), executive produced by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, produced by Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino and will star Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey. When super villain Oobermind defeats his archrival Metro Man, the world should be his oyster. But instead, Oobermind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So he creates a new superhero rival. Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain too. Who can we turn to? Who has what it takes to stand up to this menace? Who will defend the innocent? Oobermind! That's who.

Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom will be released on June 3, 2011. The next chapter of the 2008 blockbuster is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by Melissa Cobb and will feature the return of the original all-star cast, including Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross. A new villain has emerged with a mysterious weapon so powerful it threatens the very existence of kung fu. It is up to Po and the Furious Five to protect all that they know. But first, Po must confront his long lost past.

The Guardians (working title), based on the forthcoming books by William Joyce, will be released on November 4, 2011. It was brought to the Company by William Joyce and Reel FX, and is being directed by Jeff Lynch in collaboration with William Joyce and produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein. The world's five unlikeliest heroes - Jack Frost, North (aka Santa), Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny), Tooth (the Tooth Fairy), and Sandy (the Sandman) - must band together to stop an ancient spirit called Pitch (the Boogeyman) from plunging the world into eternal darkness.

Puss In Boots (working title) will be released on March 30, 2012. It is being directed by Chris Miller, produced by Joe Aguilar and Michelle Raimo and executive produced by Andrew Adamson, and will star Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots and Salma Hayek as Kitty, Puss' love interest. Swords will cross and hearts will be broken in this adventure starring one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe - Puss In Boots. It's a swashbuckling ride through Puss's early years as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

The next chapter of the Company's hit franchise Madagascar is due to be released on May 25, 2012. It is being directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa) and produced by Mireille Soria (Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa) and Mark Swift (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa). Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple; King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are along for the adventure. This time the road takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent Madagascar style!

On November 2, 2012, the Company plans to release one of three original projects currently in pre-production at the studio. The first is The Croods (working title), which is being directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco and produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell. An old school caveman must lead his family across a volatile prehistoric landscape in search of a new home. The outsized flora and fauna are challenge enough, but the real complication arises when the family is joined by an alarmingly modern caveman whose search for "tomorrow" is at odds with our hero's reliance on the traditions of yesterday. The second is Truckers (working title) based on The Bromeliad Trilogy by fantasy legend Terry Pratchett and written by Academy Award winning writer, Simon Beaufoy. A society of tiny beings lives in a department store, right underfoot and unseen by the humans that shop there. To them, the store is the entire universe. And when they discover that the store is slated for demolition, they must embark on an epic journey to find a new home … ultimately learning that their true home is literally out of this world! And the third is an as-yet-untitled Super Secret Ghost Project, in which DreamWorks Animation will bring you ghosts as you've never seen them before.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Animation: Watch this awesome Vid

Watch this video. It makes me feel very excited about the fact that Animation can create really cool, abstract and wonderfully creative and suprisingly, still simple effects. Watch the video and this is more like DIY project. Start somethin!


Njoy

Animation: MUST WATCH

Cud not resist myself from putting these here, Must watch vids. i got these at wonderful Ethan Hurd's Blog. http://persistenceofvision.blogspot.com.
Here hav a look





Also This ONE

WATCH IT 3:25 Onwards... Its Superrrr Phadooooo Stuff...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDHfx9nde14

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This one for the hottest Window Dressing: Windows 7

From the day it has been announced, I have a feeling that this one is going to revolutionaries the way we work on windows. Though Vista gave me the same feeling and also proved that my sixth sense is not all that faith-worthy.:)

From touch screen interface to Mac type floating program's list to New Gestures to Fast and effecient computing. This is Windows 7 the all new from Microsoft famaily, all set to release by end of 2009.




From its interface to accessibility, Things seem to have been reworked. The interface was designed and some images are thr which show the preplanning sketches of windows 7 interface from Lava lamp to cool lighting effects..here are some crazy brainstorms...










































































































Then comes the GOODIES PART. I have managed to find some cool wallpapers which are all set to be a part of this cool version. Here are the links, give your current windows desktop the face of future.

LINK

Lastly you may also like to see its new features and its working in realtime. Check these videos out.

VIDEOS


Njoy Guys.

Have you? Onlive the latest gaming device, set to change the console business?

ONLIVE IS GOING TO LAUNCH BY TOMMOROW.. Its supposed to be on the biggest things to happen.
Here read about it at Pc world's site: LINK

Or reach the website directly. LINK

Stereo 3d Movies Coming our way

Real Awesome to check them in real 3d, Here are some images attached that you can view in 3d. (Glasses required)

Monsters vs Aliens


Alpha & Omega


Alpha & Omega


UP



Ice Age 3

Monsters vs Aliens
UP
Ice Age 3
Toy Story 3d

Sunday, February 01, 2009

A Scanner Darkly: Awesome Do u believe this ones ANIMATED




have you watched it yet... Do add comments about it here, if you have. In 5 mins of quick research I could figure our three interesting things.

1. Its Animated
2. Its made using software Rotoshop
3. It uses technology called Interpolated Rotoscopy.

Whatttevaaa, I could not believe it was animated at first, thought its some cheesy video effect. But it is. Cant wait to watch it now.

Here is the trailer. Check out.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Superb Animation Along Music: Michel Rocks

Just browsing through, I got a chance to view this excellent Animators work. I loved what he does with those 2d shapes and well synchronized with Music. As my mentor Cal Brunker would say, made me feel PUMPED, Really motivating. So check out.

Dont forget to check out his famous work on movie Ratatouille and Horton Hears A Who.

http://www.gagneint.com/Final%20site/Animation/jazz/Sensology.htm


Super cool Man, Michel, Thanks for the Inspiration.

MUST CHECK.