Archive for the ‘animation’ Category
I am a huge fan of what political illustrator Steve Brodner has done with his cartoons on the New Yorker website. This technique is a perfect marriage of classic political cartooning paring up with todays video on demand. To have him explain his political thoughts while watching a masterpiece emerge and transform is thrilling. It is such a great use of the internet as a medium and it advances what age old political spoofing can be. Check out The Naked Campaign page for the videos.
I’m grateful to live in an era when I can ask a friend “What have you been up to?” and he can answer “Making a movie. Wanna see the trailer?” The short film, a surreal love story called Now and Nowhere, was made with a live actors in a CGI world. The preview left me hungry to see the whole thing and curious to know what other art projects are taking shape in garages all over the world.
George Lucas said that Revenge of the Sith would be the final Star Wars movie. Well, George Lucas is a liar. But he’s the good kind of liar! Because on August 15th, Star Wars will return to movie theaters in all new animated feature film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
I’ve already heard some complaints about the animation style. It is a far cry from Genndy Tartakovsky’s masterpiece but I, for one, love it. This still of Anakin Skywalker and his padawan, for example, reminds me of some of my favorite artists and illustrators.
You can see more Starbucks stuff by Kiuchi here.
And click here to see the rest of his work.
When I read Cory Godbey’s blog about his process and work with 72 and Sunny I was totally blown away. It was great to read such an in depth description of how the project came about and how he worked through the story boards to the final. And oh… the final is gorgeous (scroll down to the end of his post to see it). I love all the colors and the silhouetted animation. It’s so dream-like. I think you’ll love it.
Thanks for sharing that with us Cory!