Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Iain McCaig Drawing Demo

This is a great live drawing demo with concept artist Iain McCaig.

'Acclaimed concept designer Iain McCaig transforms an unsuspecting fan into a Sith Lord at Gnomon Workshop Live 2008 in Hollywood, CA. Ian's credits include Star Wars Episodes 1, 2 and 3, The Avengers, John Carter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and more.'

Thanks Jes Tuya for the heads up!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Eric Goldberg at CTN Animation Expo 2011

'Animation is never easy' - Impromptu interview with Eric Goldberg at CTN. He talks about his personal experiences working in animation and gives some general advice about the industry.

Charlie Rose Brain Series: The Creative Brain

Charlie Rose Brain Series Episode Twelve: Creative Brain, a discussion about creativity with artists Richard Serra and Chuck Close, neurologist Oliver Sacks, Ann Temkin, chief curator of painting and sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art and Eric Kandel of Columbia University

Chuck Close website: CHUCK CLOSE

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Armand Serrano - The Power of Thumbnails

Visual Development Artist Armand Serrano shares why he uses thumbnails and why they are so powerful in the creative process.

Also check out Armand's website here: ARMAND SERRANO

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bill Plympton on Creativity

I this short interview Bill Plympton discusses the creative process, having the mind of a child and drawing for 12 hours a day.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Kon-Tiki / VFX Breakdown Reel

I don't post many vfx reels but this one is jaw dropping! ILP's (Important Looking Pirates) work on the upcoming Norwegian film Kon-Tiki is just stunning! The animation on the parrot and sharks is also top notch! The film looks like quite an adventure! Looking forward to seeing it!

Check our more of ILP's work here:

Charlie Brown: A Tribute to Charles Schulz (2000)

 This is a fantastic documentary about Charles Schulz! If you're ever in Northern California be sure to check out the Schulz Museum!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Muppets on Puppets (1970 Documentary)

'Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog explain the art and history of puppetry, and let the viewer in on some of the secrets in performing his own act, the Muppets.' via IMDB

And for those who didn't already know - the term "Muppet" is a combination of the words marionette and puppet.