Animated Christmas Card from Sherbet

Just reminding everyone about our Try Out Tuesday. The competition opened last week and we’re looking for cool animations between 10-30 seconds based on the theme of ‘holidays’.

Here’s the rules…

1. The TRY OUT theme is  ‘Holidays’
2. Deadline for Final submissions is 6th January 2014.
3. Duration is 10-30 seconds.
4. Entrants should upload their videos to youtube/vimeo and post their links on this blog’s comment thread or post it directly to our Facebook page (you’ll find the ‘like’ button on our site).

Happy animating!

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And to stoke those creative ember, we’ve delved into the archives to bring you this animation from Christmas past. The level of detail is fantastic. Joseph Peller hand-painted all of the figures and props in this stunning slice of stop-motion.

Try Out Tuesday – “Holidays”

Announcing the second Try Out Tuesday on Cartoon Food TV. After taking on board everyone’s feedback the competition will be open for 1month (not 1 week). Final submissions need to be in by 6th January 2014.

1. The TRY OUT theme is  ‘Holidays’
2. Deadline for Final submissions is 6th January 2014.
3. Duration is 10-30 seconds.
4. Entrants should upload their videos to youtube/vimeo and post their links on this blog’s comment thread or post it directly to our Facebook page (you’ll find the ‘like’ button on our site).

Happy animating!

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Animated Walk and Runs

Now, we turn to the serious subject of animated walk and run cycles. Most of you will know, but for those that don’t, this is were animators learn to master the fundamentals of character animation – where they work on making a character move naturally. And for animation students serious about studying animation, Felix Sputnik’s animation loops below are a must watch….Great, got through the whole post without mentioning bouncing boobies! Doh!

 

Making Of Chipotle’s “Back To The Start”

The original Chipotle commercial pioneered the trend for brands to use groundbreaking animation that we see continuing with the much hyped John Lewis christmas spot. It’s use of stop motion gave it a completely unique tone and look. Watch this fascinating behind the scenes video, as it takes us through the variety of techniques from 3D pre-viz to stop motion via 3D printing, to see meticulous process involved in bringing this beautifully crafted animation to the screen.

Oru Burus

Once upon a time, there was a little king who lost control of the sun…

This is an absolutely outstanding Supinfocom graduation movie co-directed by Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet and Raphaël Théolade. We thought this would serve up as a great piece to on a Tryout Tuesday

Food Fight! Try-Out Tuesdays

Give it up for Joseph Young, Today’s Try-Out hero. In less than a week, crammed between college studies and Doctor Who, he’s produced a fun short animation for food themed try out. Joseph introduces his short, as the story of what happens when “The Banana made the mistake of calling the Tomato a vegetable and now faces the consequences”…as Harry Hill would say, FOOD FIGHT!!!

Check out Joseph’s blog on his animation studies at Ravensbourne:

http://josephyoungravensbourne.wordpress.com

AbDuckted

Seth Boyden has produced this hand-drawn animated short as part of a Calarts 48 hour film competition, which just goes to show anyone taking part in our Try Out Tuesdays that it really can be done…come on, he had 2 days and try out tuesdays gives you almost a week!