Today's animation

My Strange Grandfather

This is almost painfully beautiful. Such a sweet story, excelent screenplay. The puppets are amazing, the cinematography is sooo good, the whole atmosphere is very special. Congrats!

Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK)

Dina Velikovskaya

Making Of

How could I forget this…

During my 3D animation class, our professor explained to us in detail how paperman was made. I cannot explain how super awesome it is. The idea alone is marvelous, using the 3D environment and the movement of the camera, then try such an excelent trick to give the illusion of 2D and the brushes for the handmade effect. Truly, one of the best animation shorts I have ever seen. It’s too bad Disney decided to take it off the internet, I would love to be able to share it here with you guys. I guess we have to make do with the making of.

An excelent use of aesthetics and design, Disney is back and reminds us why it will always be in our hearts and the king in the animation industry. I am not complaining at all.

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Due to the impending end of my animation class for this year, I was scanning the internet for some incredible main excercises like morphing, walk cycle etc. This was one of the most amazing ones I found. I mean, this guy is awesome. You’ve got excelent morphing and timing, excelent combination of the movement with the background music, not to mention the dreamy theme. So much in such a little time. Well done!

Morphing excercise, made by Jozo Malacky. Traditional animation with paper and pencil.

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Showreel 2012

A compilation of work done by Michel Seretis for the MA Digital Effects course in Bournemouth.

Software used : Houdini, Nuke, Photoshop, Premiere pro
music : Vodka Juniors, “Endless Roads”

Best of luck to Michel for his participation in cgstudentawards. If any of you want to vote for Michel go here

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This one was a little too depressing for me and a little difficult to follow. Nontheless, it was spectacular in it’s deliberated weirdness, with truly deep meanings and of course excelent visual result.

This short movie was made almost entirely on paper with some live-action video elements.

Director: JULIA POTT
Animation: JULIA POTT