May 23, 2017

The Making of 'Akira'

Explosions in the Sky - The Ecstatics



According to artist Hayley Morris, "Everything was shot in camera using paper, projections and translucent materials like plastic and glass. The band's brief was to create something inspired by 'wilderness of the mind.'"

'Lux: Binding Light' by Glen Keane

May 22, 2017

‘Velodrool’ by Sander Joon


“An addicted biker runs out of cigarettes. He joins a race to get more, but has to accept help from some peculiar people in the crowd in order to stay in the competition.”

May 21, 2017

How to Deal with Being a Professional Introvert

Being an Animation Studio Manager/Director off and on over the past 18 years has made me well aware of the fact that amongst the wide spectrum of personality types that live inside a television animation studio, the professional introvert makes up for a large majority of the crew members on the production.

An animator sent me this video, and it was a great reminder of how to better work with the animation artists on your team. Both the individuals and the production will benefit from everyone being more aware of the fact that with slight modifications to the daily/weekly workflow, we can all greatly improve the crew's mental health and overall productivity.

May 08, 2017

Janis Joplin on Rejection

Good Trailer, Bad Trailer - The Art Behind Trailers

‘Cleaner’ by Sung Hwan Lee



Director: Sung Hwan Lee
Music: Justin Oh
Supervisor: Ha Jwa Mok
Artwork: Choo Soo Hyun, Kim Do Hyung
Staff: Choo Soo Hyun, Kim Sung En, Bae Joo Young, Jeon Jin Kyu, Jung Hyun Jung, Ha Juan, Kim Bom
Sound Design: Ear Candy, Lycopus/Lee Henee
Voices: Kim Ki Hyun (Cleaner), Kim Ha Young (Lycopus/Parisien), Park Tae Joon, Sung Hwan Lee, Choi Ye Sol (plants)

May 07, 2017

'With you' by Erika Matsuyama

‘Animated American’ by James Baker and Joe Haidar



Directors: James Baker, Joe Haidar
Story: James Baker, Joe Haidar
Screenwriter: Tim Talbott
Animators: James Baker, Joe Haidar, Steve Gordon, Kevin Petrilak, Chris Sauve, Rick Hoppe, Robb Pratt, Andy Schuhler, Jamie Oliff, Bobby Rubio, Andreas Wessel-Therhorn
Director of Photography: Ruben Russ
Composer: Alan Lee Silva
Editor: Darren Ayres
Cast: Jason Marsden (Eric), Bree Turner (Trixie), Jon Polito (Max), Bill Farmer (Bogie), Marc Romeo (Paul Helling)
Grinnell Drive Productions in association with Mercury Filmworks and 6[ft]1 Productions

May 04, 2017

‘Afternoon Class’ by Seoro Oh

Jimi Hendrix on The Experience

SIAMES - The Wolf


Directed by Rudo Co. and Fer Suniga
Produced by Rudo Co.
Art Direction by Rudo Co.
Animation by Rudo Co.
Editing by Rudo Co.
Music by SIAMES
Lead Animators
Ezequiel Torres
Pablo Rafael Roldán
Assistant Animator
Leandro Vargas
Clean Up
Ezequiel Torres
Pablo Rafael Roldán
Leandro Vargas
Esteban Bestia Cuenca
Emi Abot

May 01, 2017

Ayn Rand on Love and Happiness

'Vandroid' Trailer by Golden Wolf

Creative director: Ingi Erlingsson
Art director: Ewen Stenhouse
Producer: Ant Baena
Design: Ewen Stenhouse, Pedro Vergani, Marie Ecarlat, Max Englehart, Bjørn-Erik Aschim
Animation: Peter Dodd, Tim Whiting, Christoffer Elsborg Kramme, Thomas Purrington, Henry Purrington, Max Englehart, Justine Waldie, Sim Marriott
Compositing: Alex Fernandez, Mike Tyler
Music by Ed Banger Records
Additional Sound Design by Echoic