Sunday, August 27, 2006

Cloud Boy, Oh Boy! >>Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog » Blog Archive

"Tantalizingly short, and oh so sweet, Cloud Boy is a wonderful little children’s book by previously blogged cartoonist/ illustrator Rhode Montijo. That last link takes you to some cute craft ideas for the classroom, if you’re interested. I just keep loving Rhode more and more." (more)

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Picasso, Paula Scher, and the lifetime behind every second - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)

Picasso, Paula Scher, and the lifetime behind every second - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)

Charging By the Project or the Hour

Charging By the Project or the Hour: "What are you worth? How much do you charge for the wonderful work that you do? How do you communicate your value to your clients? Do you quote an hourly rate, and then present a tally of hours and expenses at the end of a project? That's typical of many IPs, who find this the simplest way to charge their clients. Or do you quote an up-front, flat rate for a project? This eliminates the sphincter-tightening moment at the end of the job when you present your bill. You run the risk, however, of seriously undercharging if the project turns out to be more complicated than you thought it would be."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown - CalArts 1986

Charlie Brown is on the run from the Peanuts Gang after the Great Pumpkin puts a bounty on his head in this wild animated student short by Jim Reardon.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


"Jonas Geirnaert graduation project "FLATLIFE"(2004), selected for Short Films in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2004."

YouTube - FLATLIFE (2004)

"Zemeckis' ImageMovers moving to Disney?"

from breaks the news that Robert Zemeckis may be moving his ImageMovers production company to Disney, in a multi-year deal. In fact, the online publication calls the action "a cat's breath away" from occuring. Specializing in motion-capture technology, ImageMovers has been involved with such films as The Polar Express, Monster House, and next year's Beowulf. According to an insider, Disney CEO Robert Iger believes Disney's acquisition of Pixar last January was only the first step in the company's move toward leading the animation industry.

Supposedly, the deal currently being arranged with Zemeckis will have John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Feature Animation, consulting on all ImageMovers productions. Thus, the word is that Disney may very well be aiming to own all areas of animation: Pixar, for computer animation; Walt Disney Feature Animation, for traditional animation; and ImageMovers, for motion capture animation. The article ends with a notice that an official announcement, either confirming or denying the news at hand, could arrive as early as next week.

08/08/2006: "Zemeckis' ImageMovers moving to Disney?"

Monday, August 07, 2006

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D - Film Database

Oooooo... I wanna see this on the big screen!

Release Date: October 20, 2006
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Henry Selick
Caroline Thompson
Starring: Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Ed Ivory, Susan McBride, Debi Durst, Greg Proops, Kerry Katz, Randy Crenshaw, Sherwood Ball, Carmen Twillie, Catherine O'Hara
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
MPAA Rating: PG (for some scary images)
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Plot Summary:
Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder -- where every holiday has its own special land ... and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! "The Nightmare Before Christmas" tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D - Film Database

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

PIKAPIKA: in kitijoji. Animated light pen gifs

What is the "PIKA PIKA" ?

Hello ! I'm takeshi. I go by TOCHKA with Kazvon.
Now I tell you what the "PIKA PIKA" is.
Thank you!

We took a photo of each image using long exposures and put them together to make them look like one animation.

To work on this project,we went out to various places in Japan:parks,under the train track,the Tokyo Bay,school hallways,and so on. (Quicktime movie here)

We got all sorts of friends in different fields together to work on this project.
During the process,they got to know each other and discover new things. This is also about "communication". People can meet new friends as they create a piece art very easy which brings every one happiness. We spend a very enjoyable evening at the workshop and the party through this animation.

Really neat, animating on the fly like that is amazing, has a magical quality to it.
More at the link.

PIKAPIKA: in kitijoji