Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Here's my logo animation for Innovation for People. I wanted to test and make sure the link works, as well as on vimeo. Looks very clean and nice. :)
Friday, December 3, 2010
I was so amazed to see the use of both After Effects and Premiere Pro to work together in building film. Especially since Final Cut Pro is way expensive (I don't have money like that - laughs). It is also very inspiring for me, as I desire to use After Effects to tell stories and be able to share my vision to audiences.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
An animation student from Cal Arts, Carlo Vogele, created this beautiful story about a sock captured. The stop motion was wonderful done, very fluid and smooth.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I first heard the song from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I had no idea how interesting the entire song would be. Really enjoy the drum playing and vocals for this song.
As I researched more about this song, I learned of the band (Blood Red Shoes), and stumbled upon the music video. I tried finding a high quality version, but YouTube doesn't seem to have it. However, the direction of this music video is intense! I love the simplicity of the equipment (background, items in the video), while making the editing complex and fun.
Found out the band is from the UK too, also another bonus. LOL :) I need to go back to England someday and visit...or be employed there.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This typography animation was first shown to me during my introductory year for graphic design (givin' a shoutout to Paige for the hookup!), and it was always fascinating to me how wonderful this story was through typography. Not kinetic type, but using the characters of a typeface to construct a story along with the music, and having a well conceptual direction for what the story detailed. After having experience with After Effects, I start to see how it was constructed, and grabbing an idea how it conveyed the message through editing and camera use.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Recently saw this music video, it's been a while since the last time I saw it.
I really like this project, the cinematography is superb with the different shots and editing. Also the typography and other motion graphic elements fit in nicely (smoke, light shining).
Monday, October 25, 2010
Not too set on the colors, but I'm still working on the color scheme. I have the entire figure done the way I want, but for right now, I won't show that. But I like the concept I have for this so far, and it's keeping me sane. :)
Friday, October 15, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Since the first time seeing this commercial, and to this day, I am amazed by the creativity and hard work they displayed. The concept they had for showcasing the vehicle's abilities, along the lines of the structure and power of drums, makes sense. Not to mention the theme of precision, as they mentioned in their tagline.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
What is so awesome about this video is not just the motion and animation to keep the audience interested and engaged, but the content itself. Making it thought provoking and inspirational.
I truly believe that when a group pushes hard together, more ideas and inspiration comes out of the activity. And this video reassures me on that aspect.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Definitely inspired to start learning how to animate for sure. At least after the CNN project is over. :) Just take it one frame at a time, to learn how to animate something, and then push towards a nice little animation. :)
One of my favorite shorts. I was like, "No he didn't!" :D
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
If you guys still have not seen Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, shame on you as graphic designers! Already seen this movie four times.
And I know that Sean covered some video game knowledge in his presentation, so if you enjoy video games, this is your movie right here! Not to mention, it had something that our class needed last semester: A really good example of what a movie introduction looked like!
And Scott takes his game to a whole new level with this move. HA! LOL
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
I know I have a long road ahead of me of valleys and mountains. That's fine with me, I will do what I can to get better in anatomy and in drawing. That's what I do, and I cannot put this away anymore.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Do yourself a favor and see this movie!!! The story really brought heart, laughter, tears, and excitement! Just got back watching it with my family, and it was a treat.
I plan to see this movie again...but at the IMAX!!! It's worth watching it, so says the Animation Enthusiast! :)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The animation was done by CalArts student Eric Anderson.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thanks guys for inspiring my motion interests! :)
Jason D. + John Milam Collabo:
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I've seen this pilot before a few months ago, but I had a chance to see it again today. Still as good and impressive as the first time I saw this piece. It left me disappointed that it was not green lit into full production.
What I like about the project is the art direction for both the environments and the characters. They fit together, not something where some cartoons feel they are distant apart and not interacting. The style reminds me of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends...but not a rip off. A bit of My Life as a Teenage Robot too.
Check it out, you won't be disappointed! :)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN.
Uploaded by onemoreprod. - Arts and animation videos.
One of my friends shared this to me recently, and I was clearly blown away by the storytelling and animation in this production. OneMoreProduction did an outstanding job! Really inspired my animation drive! :)
You have gotta to watch this!! :D
Saturday, March 13, 2010
For many who's following me on this blog, that is not familiar with Joe Ranft, he is one of the most influential storytellers/storyboardists in our time. He has contributed to many animated movies (all the Pixar movies up to Cars, Nightmare Before Christmas, Rescuers Down Under). He also did the voice of Heimlich from A Bugs' Life and Wheezy the Penguin from Toy Story 2.
Disney Director John Musker (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Princess and the Frog) did a tribute for Joe Ranft...through storyboarding. It's a beautiful tribute, as well as inspirational.
Joe's work and passion in animation has been a blessing to me. Thanks Joe, for everything.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Here's Oscar winner Pete Docter, director of Pixar's Up and Monster's Inc., giving advice on getting out there and draw. See what you see in the world, and love what you do (animation, print, design, etc.). Do what you love. :)
I was very excited to hear that Pixar's Up won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Don't get me wrong, all the nominees for this year in the category were all worthy of the award, and I wouldn't have been bothered by the winner. Still, I was happy to see Pete Docter finally win this award (when he didn't win with Monster's Inc.).
Someday, that's gonna be me: Being nominated, and winning the nomination for Best Animated Feature. I'd say within 15 years tops...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Hey guys! I went to Motionographer (they have links for more After Effects tutorials, check it out!) this morning, and they posted a link for an interview with Kyle Cooper. Already at the beginning of the interview he talks about what the motion titles should be about.
Take the time to watch it, and I hope it's inspirational towards your projects and drive! :)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Some sketches I'm thinking of for the CD project in Pop Culture class. I'm still trying to get used to the whole abstract thing idea....as well as trying to incorporate some other elements to it to make it interesting for this day and age. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. :)