Monday, August 18, 2008

Oktapodi - Gobelins l'école de l'image

Hey there everybody. I've been away from the internets a bit this week on account of my attendance as a student volunteer at this year's SIGGRAPH conference. SIGGRAPH is a computer animation conference held every year where studios and tech companies show off their latest and greatest achievements in the arena of computer graphics. All of the major animation studios are in attendance, and as such it's a great time.

There is an Animation Film Festival as well, which shows some great shorts throughout the week. This year's film festival was pretty spectacular in my opinion, and there were a lot of great shorts, including a few I've posted here on this very blog in the past.

The winner of this year's Best of Show and Audience Prize was a short called Oktapodi. This is another student work from the French Animation school Gobelins l'école de l'image. You may remember that crazy french name from another short I posted a while back - Pyrats.


Oh yeah. Check out my new website!

Lots of animation goodness on there, and more to come!
Thanks to Mr. Wirick for the design and implementation.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Changes - Daniel Martinez Lara

Woah! Look at that. I'm still posting over here too. Crazy eh?

Here's an animation we were shown during class the other day, and it made me chuckle. It's by Daniel Martinez Lara and company. Lara has a tendency to mix character animation with more realistic palettes, which generally turns out a pretty cool result. He seems to put a lot of thought into the camera for his animations, something that a lot of people take for granted.

The animation I'm sharing today isn't trying to be realistic, but the camera action is still fantastic. Hope you enjoy!

One of those camera shots might look familiar. It made me laugh this time too.

"Changes" - Daniel Martinez Lara

"For the Birds" - Pixar Animation Studios