Runaway

Year after year Ringling College’s Computer Animation Department produce students whose quality of work stands comparison with experienced industry professionals. This graduate film from their class of 2013 is no exception.

 

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.

Invade All Humans

Today is Show Us The Funny Fridays on Cartoon Food TV. Check out this sneak peak of a new comedy animation from Nexus. It’s the everyday tale of two deranged robot-toys bent on world domination all set to a techno-rap soundtrack. It’s called Invade All Of The Humans and it looks great.

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!

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 07.56.48

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!