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“Walt Stanchfield”, Don Hahn Webinar

Posted on July 22, 2009 
Filed Under Animation, Animation Mentor, Character design | 3 Comments

Animation Mentor just posted a great conversation between Disney producer Don Hahn and Bobby Beck about the life of Disney’s life drawing teacher Walt Stanchfield. Walt Stanchfield was a keen tennis player but more than anything an immense inspiration for everyone at Disney. His family also released his famous notes if you didn’t get the previous pdfs

http://www.amazon.com/Drawn-Life-Classes-Stanchfield-Lectures/dp/0240810961

Check it out

Drawn to life

Drawn to life

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Art of Up/Up colorscript

Posted on July 18, 2009 
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Pixar "UP"

Pixar "UP"

Lou Romano, production designer on UP, posted two great posts on his blog.

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Animation Mentor not yet world domination

Posted on July 17, 2009 
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Animation Mentor

Animation Mentor

Few weeks ago I spoke with a friend of mine who happened to be a production manager in Paris, working on some really big features, and he didn’t know about Animation Mentor! He did recognise the AM rigs when I showed him the Animation Mentor showreel but didn’t know about the school!

Few animation students I work with in Angouleme were amazed when I told them I had been taught animation through an online school for 2 years. They had never heard about AM! Crazy isn’t it? Well it is even more crazy when you take in consideration that there was already an Italian AM alumni in the company.

Here is a good read for people who never heard about AM: Bobby Beck’s latest post on his blog!

“Animation Mentor had 51 mentors, students and alumni who worked on Ice Age 3!”

I think I will have to post the link to the AM student showcase again actually. No no that’s not because my friend Hichem’s short is on the cover ;-)

http://www.animationmentor.com/students/student-work.html

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Mac Guff “Despicable me” trailer

Posted on July 17, 2009 
Filed Under Animation | 2 Comments

Despicable me 01

Despicable me 01

Universal just released the first trailer for Mac Guff’s third animated feature “Despicable me”. From what I understand, the feature is directed by “Pat and Stan” creator Pierre Coffin and should come out summer 2010. Knowing Mac Guff’s animation standard and after the great work they did on “Dragon hunters”, this movie should be a lot of fun.

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Jeff Gabor Ice Age 3 walkthrough videos

Posted on July 10, 2009 
Filed Under Animation, Education | 11 Comments

Comparison Reel

Comparison Reel

He did it again! If you missed Annie nominated Jeff Gabor‘s “Horton hears a who” comparison reel, make sure you check out his new Ice Age 3 comparison reel and …. something I had never seen before, a day by day shot walkthrough so you can check how he goes from layout to final polish step by step in 33 days.

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“Monstre à Paris” short clip

Posted on July 5, 2009 
Filed Under Animation, Character design | 4 Comments

Un Monstre a Paris

Un Monstre a Paris

Curious about “Monstre à Paris”? Max Vallon, one of the animators just posted a short video clip from the teaser that was shown in Annecy last year. The animation is 3d and the backgrounds are matte painted/camera mapped. For having seen the whole sequence, I can tell you that the rest is even better.

[update] most links are dead but I just found a video on youtube

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Un monstre a Paris

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