February 29, 2008

New Iron Man Trailer

Wow, nice work. It's nice to see a super hero film where the main character has a lot of character if you know what I mean. This looks like it's going to be fun to see, can't wait. Nice work on the FX:


February 26, 2008

Wall-E Article on line

Total Film Magazine did a cool little article about the making of Wall-E. It has some nice pictures. I am looking forward to this movie, I expect it to be good:


February 15, 2008

Art Class Rules

This is for all my Animation Mentor students, and anyone else who is studying Animation. These are a list of rules that the Immaculate Heart Collage Art Class has posted. It's a nice set of rules and I think you can apply them to animation.

Immaculate Heart Collage Art Class Rules
1. Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while.
2. General duties of a student: pull everything out of your teacher, pull everything out of your fellow students.
3. General duties of a teacher: pull everything out of your students.
4. Consider everything an experiment.
5. Be self-disciplined. This means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
6. Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.
7. The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things.
8. Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.
9. Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.
10. “We’re breaking all of the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.” - John Cage.

Thanks to Boing Boing

February 14, 2008

An argument for Barack Obama

I don't know which side you lean politically. But Lawrence Lessig (a man who's intelligence I respect) gives a 20 minute argument for Barack Obama. It's a damn good one Barack has had my vote scenes I saw his speech at the Democratic convention in 2004, and he still has it today.

February 13, 2008

Bananaz: Gorillaz documentary comming out!

It looks like they're making a documentary on my favorite fake band: Gorillaz

Really it's Jamie Hewlett that I'm a fan of. There's not many illustrators out there who I'll buy anything that they scribble on, he's the exception. I'm just blown away at his design sense. The music is ok but man those illustrations are something! I found myself buying all the CDs for the cover art more then the music.



More Viewing Pleasure

Here's some videos that came to me that i found entertaining:

Here's an Animjam that was made mostly using postits. It has a fun loose quality. I like to imagine the people making these were doodling while they were board working at McDonalds or something. It's probibly not true, it's just what I like to imagine:

The new trailer for Kung Fu Panda came out. It looks promising, still follows Dremworks "edgy comidy" formula but I think I'll enjoy it. There's some good animation in it, I particurly like the chopsitick battle!


Here's a blast from the past, it's clever and fun. Sure it's ripping off an old Marcel Marceau idea, but it does it so well:

February 12, 2008

ROFL: The Vote

This is great, love the Surf's Up joke at the end.