March 30, 2015

'Aug(de)mented Reality' Is Back

'World of Tomorrow' Trailer

A new short film by Don Hertzfeldt ::: Available on all planets March 31 >>>

When I Was Done Dying

Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.

Short interviews with Dan and the animators can be found here:

The making of the original Jurassic Park

March 27, 2015


Made by: Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, Marthe Delaporte, Clement De Ruyter, Maïlys Garcia, Gaspard Sumeire, Pierre Rütz.

Ori and the Blind Forest

March 26, 2015

The Book of Mojo - Animated Pilot

Buy a copy of the film and art book here.

'Wackatdooo' by Benjamin Arcand

Arch Enemies

Spread the Love! Buck's latest collaboration with Leo Burnett, asks even the worst of arch enemies to put down the gloves and bring in the hugs in this all out love fest for McDonald’s.

Directed by: Buck
Executive Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Sr. Producer: Nick Terzich
Coordinators: Kaitlyn Mahoney, Anica Cramer
Creative Director: Josh Harvey
Associate Creative Director: Jenny Ko
Animation Director: Ariel Costa
Designers: Yuki Yamada, Gunnar Pettersson, Xoana Herrera, Jenny Ko, Kenesha Sneed, Trevor Conrad, Joe Mullen
Animators: Ariel Costa, Esteban Esquivo, Takuya Hosogane, Nick Petley, Daniel Coutinho, Chris Anderson, Moses Journey, Justin Mays, Alex Perry

Fred Moore Animation

March 24, 2015


Ever wish 'Star Wars' was from the Empire's perspective? Drawn in the style of 'Robotech' and loaded with old-school 80s metal, animator Paul Johnson has given us the gift of a lifetime; the ultimate in all Star Wars fan films!

Darren Aronofsky: Blind Leading the Blind

Darren Aronofsky seems to favor tracking shots that capture his characters from behind rather than the front or side (most frequently in The Wrestler and Black Swan). Using a dolly, Steadicam, Snorricam, or handheld camera, Aronosfky makes us feel as if we are being dragged through a scene. These shots are most often employed when his characters are experiencing times of stress or disorder. As they journey blindly into the unknown, we are forced to follow them.

"Ghosts of Things to Come" and "Arnold" by Clint Mansell
Films Used:
Pi (1998)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Fountain (2006)
The Wrestler (2008)
Black Swan (2010)
Noah (2014)

'Im RAHMEN' by Evgenia Gostrer

March 23, 2015

Bill Tytla Animation

Hotdog Cross Bun

There's a bakery in Frankfurt that does these at Easter instead of the regular hot cross buns. We came across it on a school geography field trip many moons ago. Apparently, the hot cross bun as we know it evolved from these when there was a shortage of meat, and as it was Easter, they didn't want pork to steal egg's thunder.

Shugo Tokumaru - Katachi (Directed by Kijek/Adamski)

See the Director's blog.

March 21, 2015

Film Producer Reveals the Key to Making 'Dredd 2' a Reality

Adi Shankar has produced some of the most ass-kicking movies in recent years, including The Grey and Killing Them Softly. He also produced the gloriously violent Dredd, and if you’ve been anxiously awaiting a sequel, the video we’ve got for you today is a must-watch.

In it Shankar talks candidly about the trials and tribulations of independent filmmaking, revealing some depressing truths about the industry. As most of you are probably aware, getting a movie financed can be a herculean task, and Shankar reveals all about that painstaking process.

On the subject of Dredd 2, which fans have for years been begging him for, Shankar outlines the key to making the sequel happen with things like considerably lowering the budget and bringing on a major star and/or director representing the only possible ways to get the cameras rolling.

All fans of Dredd and all independent filmmakers absolutely need to watch this video, and Shankar encourages you to spread it around.

"Low Battery" by Vincent Tsui

March 19, 2015

Blade Runner Model Shop (1980)

Images from slides taken during the construction of the miniatures for the film 'Bladerunner'.