This week brings a music video, with animation done by Sylvain Chomet. With works under his belt such as The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist (the animated film, not the Neil Burger movie), and a couch gag from The Simpsons, it's hard to mistake his style. Coupled with the very strong message of Stromae, Chomet flaunts his extreme style and gives people a sense of where society is heading with their social network obsessions.
A few weeks ago I posted an inspiring animation "Cursed" by Juba Polati (video below). This week I saw a link (above) to the making of his increadable shot and I wanted to share it with you.
The blogpost on Animation Salvation is really informative and descirbes how Juba created the shot from his pre production work through to the polishing stages. A workflow is the biggest asset of an animator because it helps guide us through our animations. Lettings us know what stage we are at and what we need to consider before moving to the next.
Directed by Benjamin Arcand, Wackatdooo is a very fun 2D short animation with a very appealing visual style. The short tells a story of a day in a life of a cat, but what I love the most is the look of the short, which brings back childhood memories of the classic 2D animation shows. I really enjoy the cartoony animation style here as it is very joyful and free. Along with the cool and jazzy background music, this short film is very entertaining to watch and it reminds us that everything is possible in animation! Some of the production arts and animation tests can also be found on Benjamin Arcand's Blogger and Tumblr.
TIE Fighter, was released earlier this week and "broke the internet", well at least for hardcore Star Wars fans. In three days the short received over 2.5 million views. The 7 minute Y-Wing blasting extravaganza was animated by one man, Paul Johnson. He has told sources that this short took him 4 years to complete!
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