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Jeff Gabor “Horton Hears a Who” comparative reel

Posted on August 21, 2009 
Filed Under Animation | 3 Comments

well if you missed it, that great video, it is still online! Crazy smeared frames, “Zips” as they call them in France ;-)

Horton Hears a Who

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Comic con 2008 Pixar interviews and videos

Posted on August 19, 2009 
Filed Under Animation | Leave a Comment

here are 2 videos I just found about this year’s Comic Con

Interview with Toy Story 3 dirctor Lee Unkrich
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/25/comic-con-interview-lee-unkrich-director-of-toy-story-3/

Disney Animation Panel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcwiYuHL2q0

Also check out the latest Splinedoctors splinecast
Bob Peterson and Pete Docter splinecast

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Splinedoctors on Demo reels…. ouch ;-)

Posted on August 18, 2009 
Filed Under Animation, Animation Mentor | 4 Comments

As a confirmation of what has been said by one of Pixar senior HR staff in Annecy, here is what Pixar artists have to say about demo reels.

http://splinedoctors.com/2009/08/more-on-demo-reels/

I must admit that I still don’t know what to think about the 4th bullet point:

“4) Don’t use those free Internet models. I cant tell you how many times we see the same 4 or five models. Yes, we know its hard to rig and find a good model to animate, but seeing the same rig for all these years is getting old. If you are gonna use a free rig, alter it so much so that you cant tell that its the norman rig or the animation mentor rig.Using the stock rig is just boring.”

Do they expect people to learn how to rig? I don’t have any problem with technical stuff like rigging or modeling but I am not sure everyone is really inclined towards that stuff so how much customization do they think is necessary when using “stock rigs”? Do they have any successful example?

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AM summer 09 showreel

Posted on August 4, 2009 
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AM summer 2009 showreel

AM summer 2009 showreel

AM just posted the new Animation Mentor showreel. Few of my friends were featured which is really cool and funny enough 3 of them are ex Blue Zoo staff from London.

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