Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More Goodies

There's been posted some really cool goodies on the net during the last couple of weeks. It's probably well known to most, but anyway, here they are:

Shawn Kelly's Tips and Tricks E-book - An awesome collection of gold from one of the Animation Mentor founders. This one is not to be missed!

Jeff Gabors Comparison Reel from Horton Hears a Who - This is super inspiring stuff and shows how far one can actually go when shooting reference. Awesomes!

Kevin Koch's post about using video reference (triggered by Gabors comparison reel). Theres stuff to be aware of when shooting reference for animation and Kevin Koch has some really nice thoughts about that. He also have a follow up post about the topic. Very interesting stuff.

John Kahrs Splinecast. Andrew Gordon talks to his co-worker at Pixar about polishing your shots. Great Stuff!

Dave Burgess E-Critique for the February 11 Second Club winner, Phillip Hall. This is Animation Mentor all over again. Brings back some really nice memories from my time at the school :) Anyway, this E-Crit is awesome and a must-see for any animator.

And last, but not least....The Goonies. I'm a huge fan of that movie and Matt Williames seems to be one too. He went ahead and visited the locations where the movie was shot. Cool post and some nice pictures from that trip.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tex Avery Documentary

Cool documentary about one of the greatest in animation.

Tex Avery Documentary:
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

Friday, March 21, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More inspirational stuff

Transformation sequence Beauty and the Beats Rough Animation

Pinocchio Walk - Milt Kahl

Glen Keane about Ollie Johnston

Andreas Deja about Frank Thomas

Glen Keane speaks at CalArts 2006

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Daphne's New Broom

A classmate of mine from Animation Mentor, Ales Mav, has just finished his short film. It's a fantastic film!

Check out
Daphne's New Broom.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ready for a new Showreel

My initial plan was to get my desktop shipped down here to New Zealand from Norway, but it's actually cheaper to buy a new one here. So I did, yesterday :)

I'm having a good time at work. HuHu is a great place and I've gotten used to the rigs and got my head around the pipeline. With a new desktop in place, I'm now ready to start working on a new showreel in my sparetime. I have a bunch of ideas of what I want in it and I'll give myself the rest of the year to make it as good as it can get at my current level.

It's gonna be fun!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Iben

This little cutie is my niece and she's 3 years old today. Check her pyjamas, she's already started to get into animation.

Happy birthday, Iben. All the best! Greetings from New Zealand.

Friday, March 07, 2008

SynchroLux - awesome blog.

I got directed to Kevin Koch's blog by a coworker of mine today and its really cool reading for animators. A post that especially caught my eye was about how do you animate good animation really really fast, and the answer was kinda cool, coming from a guy that has been in the industry for a while....you can't! :)

There are things one can do though, to get good stuff done in a decent amount of time. Check out the post and bookmark Kevin Koch's blog SynchroLux.

Thanks for the link, Rob.