This is a short done by the guy who did tonight’s episode of Adventure Time! (Warning: not safe for work/kids)
But this shit is genius. I love it. You have to be down with surrealism and goofyness and being an animation nerd helps too. But seriously, the “Unregistered Maya” joke… I almost wet myself. Hilarious.
I made this for my friend. Chance who works on da Simpsons as a layout artist. He started a petition so that artists can get residuals from working on stuff and things. Read more about it at unitedwebrand.org
I think it’s a pretty good idea because once you’re laid off you never see anything after the show/project you’re working on aside from unemployment. In light of the layoffs at Dreamworks, Rhythm and Hues and other places where artists are kind of left hanging with nothing it sure would have been nice if they had seen some of the cut after the fact. writers get residuals so why not us?
anyway. blablaba it’s worth a try. an ol’ college try. nyuk nyuk
Signed and support this 100%!!!
Everyone needs to sign this. Even if you aren’t in the industry. If you know artists of any kind or enjoy the work they create, sign it. Do you like movies or cartoons or comics? SIGN IT!
Anything writers get, artists should too!
Man, can you imagine how much better life would be if artists got back end? I mean, sometimes in months or years of unemployment there would be help. Why is it they only have “starving artists”? We work hard too!
Life of Pi (Fox) and Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal) together grossed almost a billion dollars worldwide. Rhythm & Hues Studios, the company that brought Richard Parker to life and created the bulk of the visual effects for these two Oscar nominated films, has just declared bankruptcy. Many of the artists who worked nights and weekends to create those effects are out of work and unpaid for weeks of work (including nights and weekends) on new tent-pole films for the same studios, Fox and Universal. It’s time for change!
(via Cartoon Brew)
The disrespectful behavior exhibited by Samuel L. Jackson during the award’s introduction and the trivializing “Jaws” cut off just as Westenhofer addressed Rhythm and Hues’ bankruptcy deserve more coverage than Jennifer Lawrence hitting the stairs just before her speech. These people are artists, not drones, creating visual masterpieces with hours of patience and perseverance. If you are an artist, of any measure, this should concern you. The company responsible for making you have feelings for a ship-wrecked predator, Rhythm and Hues, has declared chapter 11 bankruptcy. These studios are underpaid and under-appreciated. Spread the news, call out the Academy on its tactless dismissal of the hundreds of visual artists struggling to stay afloat.
Earlier I wanted to post the uninterrupted speech of Life of Pi winner Bill Westenhofer, addressing the crisis in the visual effects community. But the video was literally taken down during the time it takes for me to copy and paste the link and press ‘post’!
The gist of his…
The Oscars is so full of shit. they cut out his speech sooner than the other winners because they didn’t want to listen. The CGI industry is falling apart, studios are closing left and right and the wages keep getting less and less while these big budget CGI films keep getting more and more popular. Studios bid for work by production costs, trying to outdo each other with the lowest price that ends up forcing them to close. R/H went backrupt because of this movie and it won a VFX oscar. You don’t just sit at the computer and press buttons. These people are artists and every moment is done meticulously by hand. It’s EXPENSIVE and when studios undercut each other to get work everyone gets screwed in the end. The system is fucked.
Not to mention So many people want to work in this industry if an artist refuses to work unpaid overtime, most of the time they’ll just hire some other jobless graduate who has no idea how the process works but WILL work the overtime to replace him (and ends up costing them MORE money in the end). But producers don’t see this. It’s getting pretty similar in the video game industry as well (whats up Rockstar Studios). It’s just ridiculous.
The points in the last paragraph rings a bell. I spent my early years fresh out of university working in a post-production company, and the turnover rate of the artists are crazy . Basically, in my particular case, unless you’re related to the owner of the studio, have a skill they ABSOLUTELY can’t do without, or won’t have other studios do with (and we’re talking about a studio filled with really talented people here), and are prepared to not see the sun for weeks or months with no extra pay, or agree to being paid below the minimum wage - you’re basically dispensable.
This just breaks my heart and drives me nuts. I mean, 8 years ago I decided I wanted to go into Computer Programming, and I went to school for it for 2 years. I came to the realization - at the time, that all the real programming jobs (jobs that had been +$70k jobs) were all being sent to India.
I suppose it was good because I realized I couldn’t live without art, and 6 years ago enrolled in art school for Animation - my life long dream. I graduated 2 years ago, and now this starts. And now I’m 30 and can’t get a minimum wage job with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts under my belt?
And get this - now there’s articles in the paper about how there’s suddenly high paying programming jobs again.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check this out!
OMG Someday I will be in LA and I will never miss things like this.
Someday I will be IN things like this. *wistful sigh*
do you ever look at an animation
someone actually sat down
and animated this
as an animation student i am repulsed that they didn’t use physics or animate the rest of the character
as a person i am mesmerized and cannot stop staring at this for some reason
As an animation graduate I laugh at your strict adherence to physical laws and why you think lines on a page should be beholden to them!
[Seriously though - no offence is meant! I just think a lot of students are taught only CG animation (where physical laws are SUPER important for believeability!) but forget the basics of animation - that ANYTHING is possible. You are in control of the content on the screen! Remember early Disney and Loony Tunes! Believeability is what you need, not exact laws of physics.]
[Also - Japanese anime is a type of limited animation. They animate what they need to convey story. They came from a different mindset when they began animating as opposed to western animation - story came first, not movement.]
Here’s a list of the new animated films for next year and the remainder of this year, all of which will create new fandoms to celebrate, cry over, write fanfics, and make gifs out of.
Wreck-It Ralph - November 2, 2012
Rise of the Guardians - November 21, 2012
The Croods - March 22, 2013
Epic - May 24, 2013
Monsters University - June 21, 2013
Despicable Me 2 - July 3, 2013
Turbo - July 19, 2013
Mr. Peabody and Sherman - November 1, 2013
Frozen - November 27, 2013
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Disney’s Paperman - making of, computer breakdown analysis
As you already know, Paperman is the short before Wreck-It Ralph, that is a mixture of 3d and 2d animation. How did they pull off such a gorgeous look? Check this video out. It’ll blow your mind, the software they created just for this. You saw it here first :B
Can’t embed, so go here
edit: omfg, isn’t that guy so fucking adorkable?? aaaa too cute, can’t handle
This has already been reblogged all over the place, but as I’m an animator, it’s super relevant to my blog.
THIS IS AWESOME. I love when they do any kind of mixed media/blending 2D and 3D! It also gives me hope that even though I’m probably going to be working in 3D someday, I will still get to do 2D stuff, and that my passion for in-betweening and clean-up isn’t for naught!
I mean, I truly love in-betweening by hand, I was taught by an ex-Disney animator and it takes a LOT more finesse than most people think! It’s an art unto itself! And this is just such an amazing process they’ve come up with here for layering it onto a 3D model! It’s AWESOME!
This renews my hopes of EXACTLY what I want to do with my life!
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