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From the blog...
By Richard Willimot
Friday, Nov 29, 2013
Today's short was winner of the Renderyard Short Film Festival for best animation.The Escape is a little lacking on story but makes up for it with action.
President Obama Visits Dreamworks
By Tim Sormin
Thursday, Nov 28, 2013
Dreamworks animators talk a lot about how they use reference extensively, especially since the first Dragon, and now they are getting even better reference by doing the first pass of their films with mocapped actors. During President Obama's visit to the studio to talk about the economy (of which he said the California animation industry is a "bright spot...") he got to check out the mocap process for some new footage of Dragons 2. I appreciate that around 1:50 Dean emphasizes that this is just the first step and then shows the same clip after final animation for comparison - it's night and day, obviously.
They also have a neat little treat for Obama based on their alien-themed Nov 2014 movie, Home:
The character of death seems to show up in many shorts and have different personalities. Until Death Do Us,once again features death in a staring role.
"Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" by Eric Goldberg
By Tim Sormin
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Stolen straight from Cartoon Brew:
Classical hand-drawn animation lovers can't be too choosy nowadays. We've got to get our fix wherever we can find it, so here's an Eric Goldberg-animated spot for the "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" event at Walt Disney World.