Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yohanna - Is It True?

Frank Jonen sent me this video. It sure does look like some Red Giant plug-ins were used, like Knoll Light Factory, along with Trapcode Particular and Form about 2:30 in. Does anyone know who produced the video? I'd love to get some confirmation on the plug-ins they used. This is a very pretty video. It is in HD, so double click the YouTube link to watch in all it's glory.

This song was in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 and this is the entry for Iceland. Wow, all I've heard previously from Iceland is Sigur Ros and Bjork.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon by Richard Gale

NSFW Language Wow, this is the worlds longest movie trailer, but ridiculously funny! This had to have a bigger budget than Paranormal Activity... and it's better!

Via Andrew Samuel Embury

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Friday, October 23, 2009

See How Adobe Products Were Used in AVATAR

At the Adobe MAX 2009 conference in LA, California (Oct 4), Jon Landau, Producer of James Cameron's Titanic and the upcoming stereoscopic 3D film AVATAR, was invited to give an introduction and brief pitch on how Adobe products were used to realize the world of Pandora, for AVATAR.

Here Jon spends about 5-6 minutes explaining how Adobe products helped his team fulfill them. This came before a short demo screening of the film where audiences wore Real-D stereoscopic 3D glasses.

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Peter Santira Demo Reel 2006

Demo reels aren't something we normally put here but after I saw the sand effect in the beginning, I was sold. Nice particles! The reel is VERY short at 1:19, which is a good length for a reel. The cuts are fast. Can't say I like the choice in music but it goes well with the aggressive content. In all, an excellent reel, even if it is 3 years old! Nothing in the reel is dating it. Maybe I should post more reels.

Thanks to Stephani Bell for the link via Facebook. Toolfarm is on Facebook! Become a fan.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Tom Fun Orchestra- Bottom of the River

Makes me think twice about what I'm throwing away in the garbage!

Tom Fun Orchestra-Bottom of the River from trunk animation on Vimeo.

Director: Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney
Producer: Richard Barnett
Production company: Trunk Animation
Compositing: Andy Hague, Alasdair Brotherston
Animation: 2D: Anna Benner, Timothy McCourt,
Alasdair Brotherston
3D: Patrick Krafft

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Flashback Friday: Max Headroom Interview!

Funny stuff. He was so cutting edge at one time. Artificial intelligence!

This is interesting, from Wikipedia:

Not withstanding the publicity for the character, the real image of Max was not computer generated. Computing technology in the mid-1980s was not sufficiently advanced for a full-motion, voice-synced human head to be practical for a television series. Max's image was actually that of actor Matt Frewer in latex and foam prosthetic makeup with a fiberglass suit created by Peter Litten and John Humphreys of Coast to Coast Productions in the UK. This was then superimposed over a moving geometric background. Even the background was not actual computer graphics at first; it was hand-drawn cel animation like the "computer-generated" animations in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series. Later in the U.S. version they were actually generated by a Commodore Amiga computer.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Graphic Designer vs. Client (NSFW)

I wasn't sure whether to put this one up because it contains a lot of foul language and F-Bombs. Does that blue robot kiss his mother(board) with that mouth?! I think you'll get a kick out of it. "My 8 year old nephew designed our logo in Microsoft Word." Haha. I am sure you all can relate to some portion of this!

And here's "Make my website for free" (NSFW)

There are a lot more from this artist on YouTube if you're finding it funny.

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

2012 Trailer

Holy VFX Extravaganza! | Official Movie Site

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on Vimeo.

Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!

Shot with a RED One, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, a Canon EOS 40D, and a Nikon D80.
Stop motion created with Dragon Stop Motion.

Creative Director & Faculty Mentor:
Brent Barson

Writing & Storyboarding:
Brent Barson, Jessica Blackham, Analisa Estrada, Meg Gallagher, John Jensen, Regan Fred Johnson, Colin “The Pin” Pinegar

Construction, Paint & Glue:
Brent Barson, Wynn Burton, Analisa Estrada, Meg Gallagher, Olivia Juarez Knudsen, Casey Lewis, Reeding Roberts, Deven Stephens, Brian Christensen (Brain Sculpture)

Brent Barson, Wynn Burton, Analisa Estrada, Meg Gallagher, Olivia Juarez Knudsen, Reeding Roberts, Deven Stephens

Wynn Burton

Brent Barson, Wynn Burton, Analisa Estrada, Meg Gallagher, Reeding Roberts

Hand Models:
Analisa Estrada, Meg Gallagher, Olivia Juarez Knudsen, Deven Stephens, Michelle Stephens

Original Music:
micah dahl anderson -

Special thanks to Joe, Jared, Zara, and the Punchut/Typophile crew for enabling this!

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