Some people asked us about our special animation technique in the Ping Pong TV series. In this short video you can see the “insides” of two scenes we worked on for the show. Animators developed a new digital technique, in order to get slow movements, turnings and big zooms, that would have been very difficult in hand drawn animation.
When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design “contest” he felt amounted to milking professionals for free work, he let the network—and the world—know how he felt about it.
The offer, made to a number of designers, involved promoting the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana boxing match on Sept. 13. Those who submitted designs for Showtime’s use “could be eligible for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and have your artwork displayed in the MGM Grand during fight week!,” the network told Cassaro in an email.
After sending an email response slathered in sarcasm (“I know that boxing matches in Las Vegas are extremely low-budget affairs”), Cassaro then posted the exchange to Twitter.
US Teaser for Studio Ghibli’s New film ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya will be in American theaters beginning October 17.
Studio Ghibli’s next release in the US is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Directed by Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata, the movie explores the folk tale of a young princess who is found as an infant by a bamboo cutter, and tells of the fate that befalls her. The English-language version of the film is to be released by Gkids in October, with James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Chloë Grace Moretz voicing the lead roles. There’s no dialogue in this first trailer, but you will get to see some of the unique and lovely visual style employed for the tale.
Its great to see GKids releasing Ghibli in America.
Me and Mike Bidinger’s thesis film made during our years at Ringling. Please enjoy and share! :)
Ed Skudder and I were asked to do some small vocals for this really adorable and awesome student film by Michael Bidinger & Michelle Kwon!!! Sound design by Nick Ainsworth. Check it out, its got some great character animation, and the story is really great!
Dice Tsutsumi, Daniel Arriaga, Brenda Chapman and I are going to the San Francisco Schoolism LIVE workshop! We are excited to meet artists in the bay area and nerd out over drawing painting, designing and filmmaking! if you are in the bay or close by, register! We hope to share what we have learned working in the animation industry. I am excited to hear these amazing artists talk and share their secrets, and am really excited to be in their company.