Feb 26, 2013

Subtle animated Gifs

I know, I know. Gifs can be hilarious, and make me cry at the computer late at night watching a dog run into the glass door (poor funny puppy). But, lately I have been coming across more subtle ones, and my how they are gorgeous. Like a still moment, but frozen in time. This one is my favourite so far from HERE. And you can bet there's a ton more where this came from.

Feb 25, 2013

The Future of 2D Animation

Just a link for today, but check out this article on Disney's animated Short, Paperman:

Why This Oscar-Winning Disney Short Looks Like Nothing Made Before

And the accompanying video:

Feb 8, 2013


A short from disney animation. The info from youtube:

"Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, "Paperman." Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Paperman" pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction."

Hope you like it as much as I did :) I love animation, and he hand drawn. Whenever I've had a bad day or am sad, I watch these types of films. The last one? A Monster in Paris. So delightful, and the music was gorgeous.