Video of the Day: Dishonored - Chapter 1 from Psyop on Vimeo.
For the highly anticipated multi-platform title "Dishonored," Psyop and ROKKAN created an engrossing prequel series for Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios. The online series gives gamers a first-hand glimpse into the steampunk-inspired, shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.
ROKKAN and Psyop worked very closely with Bethesda Softworks to create a look and feel that was truly unique. Inspiration was taken from the artistic feel of the game as established by Arkane Studios, but with a twist.
The three webisodes were predominantly produced by hand. Each frame was essentially a fully rendered style frame, which was then enhanced with 3D elements to add to the painterly atmosphere, dimension and depth of each shot.
“Usually when we animate, it is largely a CG production” said Psyop creative director Jon Saunders. “After we saw the story line, we decided to draw each style frame thirty or forty times and create a cell animated look and give it a sort of a painting-come-to-life effect."
The prequels, although stylistically different from Dishonored the game, accurately portray the story of Dunwall and showcase the fantasy worlds that Psyop is known for creating.
“After vetting several animation studios, Psyop stood out because they understood the story we were trying to tell. They were the only studio who could really bring the stories to life with their world renown animation precision and craft," said Charles Bae, Chief Creative Officer, ROKKAN. "Bethesda and ROKKAN's approach to the prequels was to give context to the oppressive world of Dishonored, establishing the story up to the point of the player's immersion at the start of the game. Our primary objective was to tell a great story in the simplest and most compelling format we could, period," added Bae.
The official release, scheduled for October 9th, is already getting strong advance reviews and is set to be a smash hit for the fall.
88:88 from Paper Beats Rock on Vimeo.
Val has lost control of her life. Those around her deny the reality of the extraordinary experiences she feels powerless against. Realizing she must stand alone, she has only one remaining option - to find a way to fight back.
The score and the track at the end were done by Makeup and Vanity Set. There's a whole album available based on the film. Check it out here: http://makeupandvanityset.bandcamp.com/
QUIK from Colin Kennedy on Vimeo.
QUIK is a collaboration between www.theberrics.com and Quiksilver. It's a film shot exclusively on the sidewalks and streets of Los Angeles giving an unprecedented look into the world of street skating. Captured entirely from a moving vehicle, the film follows Austyn Gillette as he skates through the neighborhoods of LA's historic east-side and downtown at top speed.
Watch behind the scenes footage here http://theberrics.com/process/austyn-gillette.html
Production Company | The Berrics
Director | Colin Kennedy
Director of Photography | Marc Ritzema
Skateboarder | Austyn Gillette
Agency | The Berrics
Editor | Colin Kennedy
Producer | Colin Kennedy
Music | We Barbarians "Chambray"
Sound Mix | Michelle Garuik for Grind Music + Sound Inc.
Colorist | Michael Mintz for Margarita Mix Hollywood
Titles | Matt Rodriguez
Best Boy | Grant Yansura
Production Assistants | Tom Gammage, Prince Gilchrist, Hayden Smith
Shot on a Sony PMW-F3 with a Cooke 18-100mm T3 Lens
Samare from Troshinsky on Vimeo.
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1-minute exercise film made in the animation school "La Poudrière"
Music by Silvia Filus
Sound design by Pierre Sauze
Production: La Poudrière
more info at:
Listen to the heart of Tuscany from Gunther Machu on Vimeo.
One of my favorite places on earth - the heart of the Tuscany in Italy, from a macro perspective. No music, just the sounds of little life in a fantastic atmosphere.
A big "Thank you" goes to my friend and fellow filmmaker Nino Leitner, who encouraged me to upload the film as is without music.
Shot over the course of 14 days, searching for those moments where everything aligns. Field recordings with a ZOOM H2, other ressources included freesound.org.
At a later stage, I will most probably share an alternate version with specifically composed music as well.
Let me know what you think!
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Shot on the GH1, GH2 (both hacked), a Canon FD 35mm f3.5, Canon FL 55mm f1.2, Voigtlaender 25mm f0.95, DLSR Magic 12mm f1.6 and the 14-140mm kit lens
MicMac Lane from Eric Funk on Vimeo.
This is my Degree Project from MassArt. The goal was to capture the energy and fluidity that goes into the sport of basketball. I hand drew every frame of this using Microns and composited them onto brown paper.
Original Music By my good friend Evan Morse whose work you should definitely check out at http://evanmorse.bandcamp.com/
SAMBATOWN from cadux.com on Vimeo.
Sambatown é uma estória sobre três personagens envolvidos num triângulo amoroso. Ambientado em algum lugar nas américas negras, o filme mistura elementos do candomblé e dos antigos bailes de carnaval.
Sambatown is a story about three characters trapped in a love triangle. The film takes place somewhere in the african-americas, mixing the santeria elements to the carnivals from the old-times.
- 32.o Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano - 2010 - La Habana - Cuba
Primer Premio Coral - Animación
- ANIMAMUNDI 2011 - SãoPaulo e Rio de Janeiro
- Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro 2011
- 29.o Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay - 2011
- 6.o Festival de Ates Audiovisuales de La Plata - 2011
- 8º Festival de Cinema de Maringá - 2011
- Curta SE - Festival Iberoamericano de Cinema de Sergipe 2011
- 8th Latino Short Film Festival - 2011 - New York - NY
- CINESUL 2011- Festival Ibero-americano de cinema e vídeo - Rio de Janeiro
- DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - Washington D.C. - EUA
- TANZ Cine Brazil Festival 2011 - Zanzibar, Tanzânia
- 35.a Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo - 2011
- 5.a Mostra Cine BH - 2011 - Belo Horizonte - MG
- 15.a Mostra Tiradentes - 2012 - MG
- ANIMÓDROMO - Bloco do Cinema de Animação do Carnaval - 2011
Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection from MABONA ORIGAMI on Vimeo.
Commissionde by the advertising agency Nordpol+ Hamburg I designed the origami models and consulted the stopmotion aswell as the computer animators of this world wide corperate movie that tells the story of the japanese sports brand ASICS. The movie won a Grand Prix at the Eurobest, gold at the New York festival, gold at the London International Awards, silver at the Clio in Miami and two times bronze at ADC Germany.
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Agency: Nordpol+ Hamburg
CD: Lars Rühmann
Director: Tim Schierwater (Nordpol+ Hamburg)
Art Director: Sean Kirby (Nordpol+ Hamburg)
Producer: Florian Liertz (elemente-e Production)
Animation: André Junker, Chrisoffer Wolters (Nform)
Stopmotion: Kathrin Albers, Jim Lacy (Stoptrick)
CD: Lars Rühmann
Text: Sebastian Behrendt
Origami Artist: Sipho Mabona (Mabona Origami)
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Video of the day: Audi RS Moments of Truth - 2001: TFSI
Audi RS "Moments of Truth" is a series of highly stylized, dynamic short-form documentaries that capture a moment in time -- visual, visceral proof of the impact that technological innovation and risk-taking has had on performance in a highly competitive world.
This film tells the story of how FSI technology led to the Audi Joest R8 victory at the 2001 24 Hours of LeMans. Tom Kristensen tells the story from the driver's perspective and Jo Hausner tells the story from the race engineer's perspective. Through their dramatic stories the films conveys how the team went into the 2001 race knowing FSI technology would give them significant fuel efficiencies and performance advantages that ultimately helped them overcome the grueling elements and torrential rain of the 2001 24 Hours of LeMans. The story then links the motor sports moment of truth to a story of modern-day FSI implementation and refinement in the RS 5. Through engineer Christian Brinkmann the piece brings to life visual, technological proof of TFSI (combustion chamber, V8 engine, etc.) at quattro GmbH, and through specific track footage of the RS 5.
Follow the link to learn more about how performance has evolved http://audiusa.com/performance
Video of the Day: The Cats of Mars Meet the Toy Car (complete short) from Jacob Stålhammar on Vimeo.
I wrote the Cats on Mars in 2004. Later I recorded the Swedish singer Freddie Wadling reading the story (with no clear plan as to make a children's book or maybe a film). I started playing around with public domain music found in old commercials at the Prelinger archives.
After testing polished (and wider) looks, I instead aimed for an old school 4:3 ratio, to match the Dr Seuss inspired rhyming, adding grain and noises.
I tried learning gouache on cardboard from http://johnkstuff.blogspot.se/search/label/BG%20Painting , in parallel I started character design http://jacobstalhammar.blogspot.se/2009/10/marskatterna-tidiga-skisser.html .
Looping old (as old as from the 1930's) sounds, and making snippets that moved together with Freddie's wonderful reading provided energy to continue.
After the Swedish version opened at Göteborg International Film Festival 2010, I translated everything and contacted my friend Jeff Crackower with discussions of the rhyming. He provided great help – and later dubbed the English version in a wonderful session.
Both versions played in festivals, and the Swedish version played in cinemas distributed by Folket’s Bio. The Swedish version still plays in cinemas and a DVD for libraries is released this fall.
More information about the film, links to hi-rez still etc can be found here:
Video of the Day: RED (supinfocom 2011 short film) from RED the moviemakers on Vimeo.
// In the dark districts of the metropolis, a mysterious serial killer strikes down red dressed women. Del, a crime scene photographer, has lost his own wife in the human hecatomb. Through the silence of the streets at night, he is about to encounter the next victim, followed by a strange man...
// RED is a 2011 psychological thriller short film inspired by "films noirs" and graphic novels produced at Supinfocom Valenciennes.
. Directed by Alexandre Charleux, Amaury Brunet, Ning Zhang and Victoria Bruneel.
. Music by Pierre Caillet.
. Sound design by Rodolphe Kay and Benoît Pallandre.
Video of the Day: Hu's Game from Shaun SeongYoung Kim on Vimeo.
Directed by Shaun Seong-young Kim
Story & Storyboard/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Character & BG Design/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Character Modeling/ Do-young Kim
Additional Character Modeling/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
BG Modeling/ Sung-ho Lee
Additional BG Modeling/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Character Texture/ So-young Yuck
BG Texture/ Sung-ho Lee
Animation/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Additional Animation/ So-young Yuck&Minseok Jeon
Character Rigging/ Kevin Zheng
Layout/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Lighting&Rendering/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Copositing&Effect/ Shaun Seong-young Kim
Ending Title Sequence/ Simon Wilches Castro
Music/ Zach Lemmon
Sound Design/ Jin-hae Park
Sound Coordinator/ Bethany Sparks
Sound Mixing/ Christophe Nassif
HU/ Daniel Thornton
DOY/ Andrew Patterson
MIKS Bros/Jay Kim
SOYO/ Ruka Felicity Nagashima
Faculty Advisors/ Kathy Smith, Michael Patterson, & Eric Hanson
Copyright/2012 University Southern California All Right Reserved
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/263258457108465/
Video of the Day: The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics
Published on Aug 23, 2012 by PBSoffbook
Animation has been captivating audiences for more than a hundred years. From classic forms like hand drawn and stop-motion, to cutting-edge techniques like motion graphics and CGI, animation has a long history of creating style and poetry unachievable through live action filmmaking. It is a tool for educating, a place for experimentation and play, and a way of telling personal stories that reach the viewer with powerful visual metaphors.
John Canemaker, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Canemaker
Jesse Thomas, Jess3 http://jess3.com/
Justin Cone, http://motionographer.com/
Julia Pott http://www.juliapott.com/
Additional artists featured:
Dani Wolf https://vimeo.com/daniwolf
Lorcan O'Shanahan http://lorcanoshanahan.com
K.U. Schneider http://www.ku-schneider.com
Emrah Gonulkirmaz https://vimeo.com/default
Phil Borst https://vimeo.com/philborst
Mario Brauer https://vimeo.com/algoriddim
Ion Lucin http://www.behance.net/ionL
AAU VFX http://www.movecraft.com
Michiel Verweij https://vimeo.com/michielverweij
Michael Pelton https://vimeo.com/user1410263
Simon Bronson https://vimeo.com/simonbronson
Andriy Blyznyuk https://vimeo.com/abcreativemind
Nicolas Lichtle https://vimeo.com/nicolaslichtle
Mike Polak https://vimeo.com/goutmoment
Ed Rhine https://vimeo.com/user2971882
Daniel Savage https://vimeo.com/somethingsavage
Nicholas Polowy https://vimeo.com/npolowy
Francesco Indaco https://vimeo.com/bewegendebeelden
VinhSon Nguyen http://www.creativedojo.net/
Anders Goberg https://vimeo.com/agoberg
Henrik Jose - http://soundcloud.com/henrikjose
Professor Kliq - http://soundcloud.com/professorkliq
Mindthings - http://music.mindthings.net/album/lifes-path-reissue
Kynset - http://soundcloud.com/kynset
Bliss - http://soundcloud.com/blisshenrikjose/bliss-do-you-remember-how-it
Grace Valhalla - http://soundcloud.com/grace-valhalla
Hack The System - http://soundcloud.com/hackthesystem
More Off Book:
Our last video on Glitch Art: http://youtu.be/gr0yiOyvas4
We took a look at The Art of Logo Design: http://youtu.be/x3jTSB2ez-g
A sweet piece on the amazing Worlds of Viral Video:http://youtu.be/eWTx-NDCwSk
A meditation on slow-motion, time-lapse, photo micrography, and astrophotography: http://youtu.be/nWX4O7K5pyA
Our short documentary on The Evolution of 8-Bit Art:http://youtu.be/xYL1DsY8GMI
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Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com
Video of the Day: Pogue's Proposal from david pogue on Vimeo.
David Pogue: "On August 15, 2012, I proposed to the love of my life. I made a fake movie trailer -- a thinly veiled version of our love story. I persuaded the movie theater at a summer resort to play it before a movie we went to see. Both of our families were there to see it. I hid a video camera to capture her reaction (it was in a ficus plant next to the screen). Here's how it happened!"
Video of the Day: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Trailer
This is the official cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft's fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, originally debuted at gamescom 2012 on August 16 in Cologne, Germany. Full details on this major update to the critically acclaimed World of Warcraft franchise can be found here:http://eu.blizzard.com/en-us/games/mists/?int=wow
Unlock the Mysteries of Pandaria
You've ended Deathwing's destructive rampage and saved the dragonflights from extinction. Now you must unlock the mysteries of the lost continent and discover the dark secrets of Pandaria's past. Explore ancient kingdoms hidden since before the Sundering, plunder vast treasures from the depths of the forgotten vaults, and rise to defend Pandaria from the shadow of a long buried evil - before it's too late.