Viewing entries tagged with 'animation'
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
A fantastic silhouette-style steampunk animation by Antony Lucas. In terms of the visual style of the animation I really like the fusion of 2d and 'unobtrusive' 3d style. It reflects the theme of the futuristic yet nostalgic and mechanical world of Jasper Morello in an ideal way.
It's quite an inspiration for my Postgraduate studies (towards a Master of Art & Design) that I started last week. Actually the mechanical ideas blend in well with my current story idea that I've been carrying around with me since end of 2008 (and which due to an incredible lack of time is still far from complete).
Lucas' animation was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA award in 2006.
Be Careful What You Wish For
I'm usually not the biggest fan of Flash sites but this one blew me away: Coraline
Also, the film is absolutely brilliant and it really annoys me that I missed the 3D screening in cinemas. I hope that one day I can make up for this. Perfect stop-motion animation and a beautiful dark story.
Here is the trailer.
Big White / Big Black
Hmmm ... ja! I really like this animation by Rosto: Big White / Black White
Also make sure you check out his website with much more amazing stuff like these episodes (dammit, the gears remind me of the idea I'm working on right now...)! And the music is also written by the director. It seems my new hero is Dutch.
Here is a good collection of other works.
I started to work on a new animation. Above is a visual test of the protagonist (see the large version). It's more than likely that the look will change completely but I somewhat like this still. It could make a good flyer as it is but the style will probably not be expressive enough for character animation.
For those who are interested in the tools: The robot above was made from scratch in the free open source software Blender, the halftone texture on the robot comes from a PyNode Script for Blender by T.K., backgrounds are put together and modified in Photoshop.
The story is complete (but I won't spoil it here). It will be a rather short animation, yet I expect it'll still take me quite a while to complete because I have a lot of stuff on my plate right now.