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Archive for August, 2012

Plenty take a “Time Out” for AXN LatinAmerica

With a gorgeous visual style, amazing transitions and some old school frame by frame animation, Argentina-based Plenty delivers a visually stunning piece for AXN LatinAmerica.

This is what Mariano Farias & Pablo Alfieri from Plenty had to say about the project:

We started out by defining what the piece was about, AXN wanted to show a person’s journey when getting ready to watch movies back to back. We started out by choosing what these actions would be and we then arranged them in a way to make the flow of the transitions work from one scene to the next.

We wanted this piece to have a completely different look from anything else we’ve done in the past. And after several rounds of creative, we landed on high contrast 2D look with a minimal color palette.

Finding ways to have the whole team working at once on a project that relies in its entirely on seamless transitions was tricky, given that the scenes couldn’t be separated in the same way as a motion piece. Understanding what the rest of the team was working on was even more important than usual with this project. That said, probably the trickiest thing we had to deal with was achieving and maintaining a balance between the 3D animation and the hand-drawn elements throughout.

This is probably the most old-school project we’ve done. It was all done in 3ds Max, After Effects with absolutely no plugins. Most of the animation was done using masks and a lot of keyframes!


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 | 12 Comments »

“Welcome to The Aescripts + Aeplugins Playground” by Ariel Costa

Great piece re-introducing Lloyd Alvarez’s AESCRIPTS+AEPLUGINS – designed and animated singlehandedly by Ariel Costa (blinkmybrain).


Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 | 2 Comments »

The Origin of Fire

“The Origin of Fire” is Daniel Moreno Cordero’s entry for the Animation Sequence Project. The challenge? Start with a 250 pixel square and make something happen during 10 seconds.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 | Comments Off

Curtis Doss

Former Bigstar and Shilo phenom Curtis Doss is going freelance with a clutch of dope work in his refreshed portfolio.

Friday, August 17th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Nicolas Menard: Micromachines

Cute minimalistic animation by Nicolas Menard, made with crayons!

Friday, August 17th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Janak Thakker

We don’t post many character animation reels, but Janak Thakker’s is chock full of top notch work and worth a peep.

Friday, August 17th, 2012 | Comments Off

Karim Zariffa for Air Canada

Great work by Karim Zariffa for Air Canada. See also costumes.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 | Comments Off