Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Harish.K: Eyebrow n Eyelids

Harish.K: Eyebrow n Eyelids: "Eyebrows can send body language. Being near the eyes, which are the major senders of signals, they are highly visible communicators, a..."

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas monsters!



This year how about a little TWISTED Christmas? :D

Monday, December 20, 2010

Stepped to Smooth (Awesome tutorial by Doron Meir)

Hey guys check out this awesome tutorial I came across on the net!











Thursday, December 9, 2010

Libera Artisti Blog update







JACK IS BACK

Chk this out monsters.I loved this.

Part 2

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scared shrekless

Halloween Tv special by DREAMWORKS Bangalore... Great stuff . You people got to check it out


Vezi mai multe din Desene animate pe 220.ro


Vezi mai multe din Desene animate pe 220.ro

Cheers
Vinay

Salesman Buck

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! Here's their site!

Salesman Pete from Salesman Pete on Vimeo.



Meet Buck from TeamCerf on Vimeo.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thought of You

Why is 2D always more fluid than 3D?? Here's why!

Thought of You from Ryan Woodward on Vimeo.



Here's the making:

Thought of You - Behind the Scenes Preview - ROUGH CUT from Cambell Christensen on Vimeo.

November 11SC entry!

Hello Monsters,

Here is my entry for the 11SC competition. It would be nice if you would e-critique it.



Regards,
Andrew.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Story vs. Storytelling

Hey guys, being the smartass that I am (who thinks he knows oh-so-much even without any production experience), I wrote an article on Story v/s Storytelling (I had posted it on my blog initially, but my good friend and fellow artist Kasana asked me to post it here too)! So here goes!! :)


After getting into animation, I’ve been watching/studying movies (animated or live action) for quite some time and to be frank, I’ve found only a FEW to be actually good. I started thinking why. Quite a lot of the movies that didn’t work for me have actually done really well at the Box office. So what is it that I didn’t find interesting?

I sat and analyzed it, and I almost was on the verge of declaring myself a freak and dialing the nearest Asylum, when I finally saw the light!! It was really the storyTELLING that was the culprit. Ah ah aaaah, please note, I’m not talking about the story or the concept here… but the TELLING part of it.

The more I thought about it, the more it dawned to me. Stories may be great, but if the storyTELLING doesn’t work, it’s as good as a goner! This led me to the conclusion that


“STORY IS KING BUT STORYTELLING IS KING-ER!!” (You can quote me on that... ahem ahem!)


Ask yourselves one simple question. When you were a kid, and your grandparent, mom, dad or whoever used to tell you bedtime stories, what would actually enthrall you? Yes the story had to be interesting. But more than that, it was how it was TOLD that would keep you rooted and glued. The way they would change their tone to express every emotion, describe every situation until you were imagining the EXACT thing they were trying to make you imagine… THAT sold the story. You felt the story because they felt the storytelling!

And this is what has been carried on to the world of film-making. The director tries to convey the SAME feel, only this time instead of actually being there and narrating, he’s doing it through frames (meaning, through staging, colours, lighting, acting, music, all that jazz). (And well, of course there are movies that have a narrator too, like Little Manhattan for instance!). If the frames have normal staging and stuff, then the director is probably telling you THOSE parts of the story in a normal tone. If the frames have tensed staging (and stuff), THOSE parts are where he changes his tone to a dramatic one to express that feeling, much like your elder(s) did while telling you bedtime stories. And if you’ve come back from the movie BLOWN away, then the director has successfully told you his story!

Telling a story is really a feeling. You’re trying to convey a feeling in your heart through the magic of storytelling, be it vocally, or visually. And that feeling can make or break a great story.

Let me give you an example of what I’m trying to say. Let’s say, I have a concept, an idea, and I really wanna tell people about it in a way that they’d never forget…. because the idea means so much to me!

So here’s the idea/concept: “People should be careful when they’re walking alone on lonely streets, lest they get robbed/beaten up by goons”. Man I love my concept! So I now wanna tell a story/ a situation that would enlighten it more. Here goes:


“You're walking from Church, alone, in one of the toughest parts of the suburbs. You're nervous, timid, looking over your shoulder when suddenly you encounter him pouncing from the shadows, the streetlight flashes on something shiny in his hand, no time to think, whoosh whoosh whoosh!” (that “whoosh whoosh whoosh” is the sound he makes with his knife, the shiny thing in his hand… yes he kills you!) [taken from a deleted scene from Liar Liar actually]


So there! You like the story eh? Heck it’s swell! But it’s still in written form. What if I told you the story verbally like THIS?



Like it now? No?? It sucks?? It almost put you to sleep?? DARN!! All the months and years I spent working on my super amazing concept, went down the drain!!! :’((

Okay gimme another chance! Let me tell you the SAME story like THIS.



That better? Woohoo I‘m back on the job!! :D

So you see what I’m trying to say? The first one had everything in a monotone. No tension, no buildup, no drama. It only acted as a sleeping pill. Bedtime story indeed!

The second one immediately got you “INTO” the story, simply because of the way he spoke (and why not, it’s Jim Carrey after all!). You could almost IMAGINE the situation he was creating. And VOILA! He got an audience!

So now, instead of verbal, if a director were to say the SAME story VISUALLY, this is how it would/could look in both cases (try it with sound and without).

Here’s the first one:



Blah!! Ain’t it?

Here’s the second one:



Okay still not the best storyboard you've seen, but it's at least a little more interesting than the first, isn't it?

And if you notice, even without sound, you (hopefully) get the exact same feel I'm trying to convey through frames. There's an amazing video on YouTube that tells just this from a different perspective. Check it out!

So that’s my whole point! No matter how hard you work on creating a great concept, a great story… it won’t matter a bit if you ain’t TELLING it right! The characters have to evolve, the plot has to thicken, the situations should rhythmically alter between normal to funny to dramatic to emotional, and yes the Pay Off should be worth the Build Up.

One great tip I read in “The Illusion of Life” is to never take away a moment JUST when the audience starts to enjoy it! And to add to that, I’d like to say never DRAG a moment too. It should be a perfect balance. The audience should neither feel bored watching an overpushed situation because they had already anticipated long back what to expect next, nor should they be like “Woah! I was just starting to love that scene, and its gone!”

Maybe this is why many of the SUPERHIT movies don’t work for me. Let’s compare two such blockbusters “Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo” and “Dreamworks Madagascar”. If I write down only the concepts/ideas of both movies, they would be:

MADAGASCAR: A bunch of zooborn animals let loose in a real jungle.

FINDING NEMO: An overprotective dad fish loses his son and goes to find it.

So which sounds more interesting? To me it’s definitely the former. It really opens up so many new possibilities, so many exciting situations, while the other sounds like a lame tale straight out of daily soaps.

But after watching both the movies, I have to admit, I couldn’t help but being moved by Finding Nemo.

The execution was so amazing, the characters were so well etched out, the pacing of the film was so rhythmic, and yes, the storyTELLING was so beautiful, it really held me in awe! At this point I feel forced to mention that when Dory was first introduced, and she said she suffered from short term memory loss, I was like “Oh man! Now she’s gonna annoy me with her ‘forgetful’ behavior by bringing in forced humour.” But no… not even ONCE did I find her annoying. Her memory loss element was so timely and efficiently used in the film that I couldn’t help but laugh my lungs out AND at the same time, care for her with an “Awww”!

Meanwhile although Madagascar wasn’t really that bad, but on the whole it only seemed like a bag of jokes to me. The characters didn’t really connect, the situations seemed forced, all in all, to me, the storytelling fell flat in the face! Only characters I liked in the movie were the penguins and King Julian!

So that made me realize that unless your TELLING is good, your story ain’t going nowhere!

Now you may ask me, “But I’m just a painter, an illustrator, an animator, a modeler, a photographer, how can I be a good storyTELLER? Isn’t that really the storyboard artist’s and the Director’s job??” Not really! EVERYONE can be a good storyteller. It can be through words, paintings, drawings, animations, modeling, sculpting, photography, music, ANYTHING!

If you don’t believe me, check out Pascal Campion’s illustrations, or my good friends Sumeet Surve’s or Roshan’s work. They tell stories in just one frame! The staging, the colours, the energy, the movement, the expressions, all these factors come into telling a story in a drawing/painting. For photography, check out my good friends Varun Thottahil’s or Santhosh Pai’s work. For modeling, check out the awesome Anand PG's work. They tell amazing stories too!

We’re all storytellers. And I strongly believe that if told well, we can make the SIMPLEST of actions look interesting. There can't be a better example of this than Bird Box Studios. Check out their shorts if you haven't already!

To illustrate this point further, check out this small clip from one of my favourite movies ‘Swades’.



The situation is simple: the guy wants the girl to hide the cigarette pack so his mom doesn’t see it (she’s not actually his mom but he considers her to be).

The situation could be dealt with in so many ways. It could’ve finished in half the time it takes here, or even less. But the director chose this. Why? Because it not only gives us an easily connectible situation, but also shows the playful chemistry between the girl and the boy which they share in the whole movie, and tells us so much about their personalities. Here’s how. I’ve tried to break down the scene and give the unspoken communication between the actors some speech of what their thought process could be during this sequence (please ignore the mom’s lines, for all who do not understand the language, she’s simply praising the caravan facilities):

Guy: “Hey heeeeey!”
Girl: “Huh?”
Guy: “You see those?”
Girl: “What?”
Guy: “THERE THERE!! DOWN THERE!”
Girl: “Ahaa! Cigarettes!”
Guy: “Please please put them away, please please!!”
Girl: “How about I simply tell your mom about it?”
Guy:”Oh no!! Please don't do that! C'mon be a little understanding! Put them away PLEASE???”
Girl:”Sheesh! There you go.”
Guy:”Thanks thanks thanks thanks!! ^_^”
Girl: “Whatever.”

It tells you the guy is sweet because he obviously 'likes' her (he doesn’t get all pissed off and turn chauvinistic when she doesn’t agree to put them away at first), and he respects his mom to the point of NOT letting her know that he smokes; the girl is playful and modern, with her own set of ideals and is not too impressed by the guy or his oh-so-cool caravan (and also later in the movie you realize she actually doesn’t like smokers). What a way to tell so much through such a simple situation!

Even in animation, we have the power to do the same thing. Check out these VERY simple situations done by my good friends Vinay Prasad, Asif Siddiqui and Harish. K (please note, some are not final yet… as they told me):

Vinay:


Asif:


Harish:



Situations are so simple, yet told so interestingly. A passerby trying to eat free pastries but unfortunately paying a heavy price for it, an amateur golfer trying to play golf, a ballman trying to kick a ball away only to see it returns to him all the time.

So there you go! That was what my post was all about. Always remember if a story is great, it still is only halfway there until storyTELLING pushes it to a whole new level! Heck good storytelling can even make a senseless story work: The SouthPark Movie or Andaaz Apna Apna for instance (well, yes, they worked for me!).

These are simply my ‘smartass’ thoughts. No way do I wanna say that what I think is the LAW!! I’d actually be obliged if we could have a nice discussion on this in the comments section… throw in your ideas (even if that means rubbishing mine completely), it’ll be great to share your thoughts too! So until next time, this smartass post ends here! :D

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cars 2 trailer

THIS IS GONNA KICK ASS!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Parenting for Animators 3.1.0 (maya script) KLR

Hey guys here's an awesome MAYA script to make parenting easier!! And yes it works on referenced files too!

To install, take the .mel file and add it in your scripts folder (often it's mydocuments\maya"whichever version"\scripts).

Then you restart maya (if it was already open), and you go in the script editor (at the bottom right hand of the maya window), type in klr_parentingForAnimatorsUI(); and then slide that line to a shelf and when maya asks you if it's a mel or a python script you say it's a mel script. Now you just have to click on that new created button on the shelf.

EDIT: I've asked the guy (who told us about it) to explain the know-how of the script. Here's the link! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

No more Kidding

Happy Children’s Day.This day I thought of sharing my view on Kids perspective.

My teacher once spoke about 5-6 questions one Film-maker should ask before starting a project. Questions were:

Why you want to make this Film?

What you want to communicate?

Who is your target audience?

Where you will showcase this Film?

How you want going to communicate?

Let’s talk about ‘Whom.’ Who is going to be your target audience?

Biggest challenge in front of Animation Scriptwriter is, He has to write for immature minds with experience & maturity. This problem is similar to a creative artist, who has to learn and then unlearn the Art. What may convince me as a grown up storyteller may not be same for the kids.If given choice I will not do any humor below the belt but Farting is a great laughing gas for toddlers. I accept even I couldn’t resist as kid but now.

So this becomes really considerable to look at kid’s perspective.

Emmy award winning Animation script writer says “As basic rule, adults are more interested in people (they have seen enough action so that it’s harder to keep attention with it), while kids are more interested in action (they’re learning how the world works)

I’m all for it. Very often I witness same at home. My Nephew will fall flat laughing watching Tom and Jerry or Charlie Chaplin. On the other hand I’m just stretching my Orbicularis oris muscle. (Ho Ho... I’m in the league of Clinton n Bush.)

In contrast He doubts the talent of Russell Peters and Jack Black and when I laugh he doubts my senses too.

It becomes really important to think of the kid’s perspective while writing.

Very often I hear Artist saying Animation quality, BG was really good but still film flopped. We tend to forget that when any kid switches on TV, he is not expecting 3K texture map or Eye leading the head turn but a visually perfect story.In simple word a kid is the boss and an artist is servant. If we have pencil, They've Remote.So its wise to see there perspective rather we imposing ours :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kung Fu Panda 2 trailer

PANDA IS BACK!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The MovieWavs

Here's a great website with downloadable movie dialog clips. Dig in guys! :D

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hello Folks


Hello folks
ME back on the blog after a month of no internet. Great to see you all folks again and its even more exciting to see the blog active even with the lousy admin like me. Sorry for that. Well the good news is i am now officially shifted to GOA for work. Loving the place and trying to create something new out here. Lets see how would i take this part of my life. Man feel like working on stuff after watching all your new works. You guys are kicking ass. Dapoonnnn awesome bro, BIG FAN :)..Any way will see you guys around from now on...

Cheers
vinay

The Monk and The Fish ( Le Moine et Le Poisson )/Michaƫl Dudok de Wit

Just came across this film. Loved it!!!



Cheers

DoubtSourcing by Badmash Studio

Hey monster please watch this Webisode by Badmash studio.Short and sweet. Kind of work I'm interested in :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Demo Reel

Hey,
Finally done with my reel,please do check out and comment when you can!

High Res Version (31 Mb,Vimeo)

DemoReel from Kanishk on Vimeo.




Low Res Version (5 Mb,Youtube)



Kanishk

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Skhizein

WOAH!! Guys you simply have to get a load of this!!! Absolutely tripped out! Mindblowing concept, awesome execution, and what a brilliant way of telling a story!



Friday, October 1, 2010

Morpheus Rig


Guys say hello to Morpheus!! A super insane rig, I think this one just kicks ASS!! Check out the video and see what I mean!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

THE POSE! (11 sec club September 2010)

WOOT! Time flies so fast! It's been exactly a year since I first took part in the 11SC contest! And here's my 4th entry! :)

Do check it out and pour in your C&Cs. The lights are done by the AWESOMEEEEE Santhosh Pai.

And yes, do vote for me! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

3D Character Animation demo-reel 2010 Aman Bhanot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PcpRjXFqwI

Hello hope you doing fine and working on rocking projects,can I please ask you to spend your precious 1min for my reel and provide some comments too.Hopefully you can help my finding my mistakes.

Thanks
amanbhanot.ani@gmail.com

Bottle (stop-motion)

Bottle from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.



Completely blown away by the ASTOUNDING story telling and concept of this simple short film. Imagination has no barriers indeed! Just click 'play'.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Flip

A very informative and of course 'Inspiring' post by Cameron Fielding.

Cheers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

11 second club September 2010 WIP 2 (further blocking)



Hey guys here's a follow up of my W.I.P. I implied your tips and it already looks better! I also made the devil act this time. Do let me know where I'm going wrong! Thanks! :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Topi

An excellent short film by Arjun Rihan. I really like the storytelling and the direction! Hats and "Topis" off!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ralph Bakshi: Surviving In Tough Times



You all have to watch this.. Very inspiring words from the great Ralph Bakshi

Cheers
vinay

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

RANGO

Guys u have got 2 check out dis new animated movie trailer "RANGO Movie" starring Johnny Depp.
Njoy!!!

http://www.rangomovie.com/

11 second club September 2010 WIP (blocking)



Hey guys I guess I'm addicted to this site now!! This is my 3rd 11SC attempt in a row! I just love the dialogue YET again! LOL!

Well this is my quick blocking. I've only blocked out the 1st guy so far. The second voice will be from the devil on the screen, which I'll soon block out. I'll have the animator guy ZOOM in on the devil so I can have his facial expressions clearly shown!

Once again I could use some help in the poses. So do give your c&cs! Thanks! :)

P.S. Here's the transcript:
Voice One: "You think posing as the devil.... you think is gonna scare me? Ha. It ain't."
Voice Two: "If I had cloven hooves and a pointed tail would you be more convinced?"
Voice One: "You're crazy."

Sleepy Hollow!!!

video

Hey Monsters, Just uploading my 1st pass of animation.
Really liked dis idea so just went ahead with it, had fun animating it.
Kindly do give in your critiques majorly for the acting part coz afterwards won't be able 2 change it.
Thanks

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Animation Mentore 2010 Student showreel

http://www.animationmentor.com/showcase2010/?utm_source=AMNewsletter&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=showcase10

check out AM new awesome showreel.

Gobelins













Oh boy... oh boooyyyyyyyyyy. Insanity ......No words... watch and faint people. GOBELINSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Monday, August 30, 2010

11 second club August 2010 WIP 3 (Final pass)



Hey guys, I'm almost done with this. I don't know if I'll be able to change any of the acting choices (considering the time left), but do let me know nonetheless. I'm looking at more of animation critiques at this stage. Thanks guys! :)

P.S. Kasana had said the boy's knees at the end do not have a clean silhouette. I tried a lot to correct that, but the knee controllers gave me a lot of issues (like overshoots etc) and was infact messing up my animation instead! :(

P.P.S. I might J-U-S-T about be able to make it to the contest after rendering, so I'll give it a try! :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Hardest Jigsaw

A beautiful short! (The style is a little similar to Pascal Campion's illustrations)


Duel (Bird Box Studio)

Simple Sweet Short and oh yes.. FUNNY!!




Check out their other shorts too guys! Some really funny stuff! I'm fast becoming their fan!
Here's their YouTube channel!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Last Guardian - Official E3 Trailer



Very interesting indeed. Check it out folks

Cheers
vinay

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nany's Day Out

video
Hey guys !! I participated in 11seconds Club, but Im hpoin nuin.
Lemme kno what you think of it ? :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

tyson isbele

Hey monsters

Happy independence day. Damn m a day late, was out yesterday, one of my friend was hospitalized so couldn post the independence day thread.

Any way i have been a big fan of Tyson isbele . Wonderful animator , director and all in all talented guy. He is like a one man army out ther. Dunno whether you people have seen his works, He won the individual master video award for his short film HEMLOCK for Steam Punk challenge At cgtalk also. If you havent you gotto to check it out . its truly inspirational and he s just 23 yrs old. Beat that

His works : http://www.tysonibele.com

HEMLOCK is a wonderfully directed and a great storytelling piece of short film. I just love it, even the lighting and the mood is so brilliant and its all a one man show. check it out

Hemlock from Tyson Ibele on Vimeo.




Get inspired monsters...

Cheers
vinay

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Character Animation



Hi All and all animators.This is Harjeet Singh Lecturer of Animation and Rigging in Frameboxx Animation and vfx institute.I am showing my student works.
Need your views for student.

Monday, August 9, 2010

11 second club august 2010 WIP (blocking)



Hi guys a yet another 11SC attempt. They surely come up with the most tempting audio clips! :D
Well here's my quick blocking with some basic poses. Do let me know what you think about it and suggest changes. I'm kind of a little not-convinced about some of the poses.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cool Advances in CG Motion Blur - Cartoon Brew

Hi! All,

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/cool-advances-in-cg-motion-blur.html

Thanks.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Slow motion run



hey guy this one hilarious funny video and a great ref for slow motion run........ have a look. :)

Santosh T

Sunday, August 1, 2010

La Linea



Just got a mail from my great friend sumeet surve. This is one of the best shows ever seen. Simple and funny and look for the silhouette and the acting. Simply brilliant

cheers
vinay

abused (11 sec club july 2010)



hey guys another 11 sec club attempt. not too happy with it, just tried a little hand at doing subtle acting. these guys are a gay couple. wonder if it came out right! :D

the lights are again done by my brilliant friend preksha! however unfortunately i could not submit the rendered file for the competition, i simply couldnt make it on time! so i submitted my playblast there!

i would really appreciate some c&cs. thanks!

p.s. do vote for me! :D

Day & Night !

Guys watch it as soon as possible, before it get's deleted or blocked ! (click the image)





Enjoy !!!

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY MONSTERS!!



they say in animation, you make friends for life!! i say let's be friends till infinity and beyond! :D

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bishop 2.0



hi guy i found this animation mentor rig bishop video........... just wanted to share with u all. :)

Santosh.T

Stefan Schumacher reel 2010

Stefan Schumacher. Pixar intern. Period.

demoreel 2010 from stefan schumacher on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jay Jackson’s Animation Notes (Acting Questions)

Questions to ask about your character

What is my name?
How old am I?
Where am I from?
Where do I live now?
Who do I live with?
Am I married?
Do I have children?
What are my parents like?
What is my most outstanding physical characteristic?
What is my philosophy of life?
What is my immediate goal?
What is my main problem?
What do I need to be happy?
(Fill in the blank) When I fall in love, I always ______.
Sometimes, I can’t do _______.
I can’t live without ______.
What type of voice do I have?
What is my occupation?
What is my favorite food?
Do I have any bad habits?
What are my mannerisms (physical and psychological)?
What are my idiosyncrasies? (What do I always tend to do?)
What are my handicaps?
What is my favorite type of music?
What is my most treasured possession?
What are my favorite games?
What religion am I?
What was my schooling like?
What is my favorite book?
Do I have any phobias?
How is my love life?
How do I greet people?
What are my special talents?
Who do I confide in?
Who is the most important person in my life?
What is my favorite movie? TV show?
What makes me laugh?
Who do I idolize?
What do I want from others?
What is my earliest memory?
What is my favorite memory?

link: http://web.me.com/nm8rjkj/Animation_Notes/Acting_Questions.html

UPGRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SORRY Folks

PEOPLE I know how badly we need a new look for monsters. We have been planning this for months. In fact years together..Me and kasana are so sorry for this. Just not been able to find time . Been really busy with work.. But this time TIME people, We are gonna upgrade. I PROMISE, we are gonna surely upgrade. HARISH Thanx a lot for bringing this again.. Chandu, dapoon, xylem Sorry for not been able to spend time on monsters. Things have changed this week. I guess you folks already know :).. I will surely take up the initiative and start to draw out the stuff for monsters. I need help from all you guys. Lets do it this time. I had been talking to chandu , dapoon on facebook and i guess we had one hell of a session , but didnt take it forward from that, sorry my mistake again. So lets build people. I need inputs from you guys

1. What do you people see ANIMATIONMONSTERS as?
2. How do you want Monsters to be?
3. What type of content we need to add?
4.DESIGN...... This is a big thing...
5. Mond momelo...We need to build this guy up..We need a strong character for this guy. Infact i have this idea for him. Mond Momelo - Is a character who thinks his ideas can change the world . His ideas are unique but might seem stupid to the outer world,But at the end of the day IT WORKS, Not just WORKS, Its brilliant but stupid...What do you people think?
6. If any thing i have missed please add

COME ON PEOPLE..... HOP ON.. This time its coming to life. Will be waiting for you guys

cheers
vinay & K

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

dialogue WIP take 2



hey guys i reblocked this shot. i hope u guys can get the situation i tried to create! do give me your precious C&C. i think i over/underpushed some poses! lol

p.s. here's my previous blocking, just in case! :D

Monday, July 26, 2010

'Steven Spielberg Admires Animators'












Enjoyed watching his interview.
a must see under my list.
Cheers
Harish k

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"hand study n gestures"

http://www.leifjeffers.com/ramblings/2006/08/more-hands.html



some amazing hand study n gestures :)
awesome hand examples were provided by Kaveh Michael..
Cheers
Harish . k

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Upgrade"

Upgrade upgrade upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade

Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade
Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade
Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade Upgrade...


"Vinay n Kasana hope ur listening..I think monsters need a Upgrade, hehe..
vote guys how many of u think monsters need a new look" =)


"Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote" =)

FREE ANIMATION TUTORING blog

hey guys i dont know if you had seen this before, but this is awesome! FREE ANIMATION TUTORING!!!

http://stvgregory.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 22, 2010

vignette's - No Croaking Around

A Pixie Preview: No Croaking Around - Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

One of the latest vignette's for Walt Disney promotions we've worked on... n Many more to come ^_^

will be back in mumbai soon, dont know how often i will be active guys :P will try my best ^_^
will keep things updated in my blog http://3dalchemist.blogspot.com/ :)
n definitely let u know when my shots roll in :D



Cheers
Harish k

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

RIP Pres Romanillos

One of the legendary animators Pres Romanillos has left us yesterday. The villan character Shan yu from mulan is one of my favourite villan characters till now.May your soul rest in piece and may your art and characters live for eternity.

Link from cartoon brew : http://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/pres-romanillos-rip.html

His works :http://presromanillos.blogspot.com/

His blog : http://lifeasapickle.blogspot.com/

Mr jeo(The Cop) Blocking V001

Hi guys,
i guess i am using the oldest System in the animation industry...bwhaheheh!! it took nearly an hr just to post this work here wow..Need a upgrade :D
n start packing my bags too, will be in mumbai soon :)

Mr jeo(The Cop) started off just testing the rig n got carried away :P
Didn't Refine the Poses Yet, will do in Blocking V002 :)
Beautiful rig to play around with.
Ur thought plz :)



Cheers
Harish k

Monday, July 19, 2010

KinderHeroes

guys check these out (by Silverline Animation).i must say this looks rather cute! ^_^



Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Modified Norman rigs for Downloads"

Hi Guys,
romanim Download n SHARE free Modified Norman rigs..
Special thx to Romain Digonnet who as made all this possible ^_^

n u can now download my hunter n catwomen norman rigs to :) :) i hope more ppl start sharing there personal modified norman rigs.




N i hope u guys enjoy animating them as much as i did ^_^
Cheers
Harish k

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dragonboy - shortfilm

one very cute short film! check it out!

Dragonboy from Dragon Boy on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

11 second club july 2010 (take 2) WIP



hi guys this is my take 2 of the 11 sec club blocking. i scrapped my previous file cuz i found it too cliche, so (thanks to the great feedback by shiva kumar adloori) here's my new blocking. well yes now i have just half a month left for the submission. lets hope i finish it on time! :)

c & c plz!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

smart boy 1st pass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_73FGr1-Aw
a small animation i ve been workin on... love to hear some improvements.. sorry bout the incomplete jump... some problem with the uploading. thanks guys :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day & Night.mp4

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hello guys,

This is a piece that I'm working on presently...need some inputs to know whether I'm headed in the right direction.

Dialogue Anim Test 2 from Kanishk on Vimeo.



Thank you all in advance. :)

ninja 9 Test



still polishing ninja 9...take a look n Let me know ur C&C's :)
Cheers
Harish.k

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brendans animation blog: The 12 basic Principles of animation.

Brendans animation blog: The 12 basic Principles of animation.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Brink Trailer

Hey guys,

Here's a trailer video that I liked,linking it for anyone who likes this kind of stuff. 




Monday, July 5, 2010

11 second club july 2010 WIP


hi guys,
once again i thought i'd take part in the 11 sec club this month!! the dialogue is really tempting! well here's something i tried to do. this is my first blocking. do let me know where i'm going wrong. i hope u can guess the story!!

personally i'm not too happy with the last pose ("i'm alone"). cud u suggest me a better acting choice?

thanks guys! ^_^

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rango (trailer)

this is ONE kickass trailer i've seen in recent times!! JUST AWESOME!!!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gobelins strikes again

Hey ya folks..

I have been really busy with studio work. Been very hectic . But hey look at the bright side... Damn these gobelins guys .. They come up with crazy stuff and its all in 2D.. woaaahhh hoooo.. You people gotto to check it out












cheers
vinay(admin)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tarzan




The best shot in Tarzan movie...thought would share it :)
"Just Awesome"
Until next time
Harish k

Saturday, June 26, 2010

bal shivba

hey guys just stumbled across this new trailer by tata elxsi. some parts seem impressive.. but looks like an interesting concept. lets see how they pull this off! :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Eye Direction and Lying

I have no clue how i found this link...had bookmarked it long time back..
it was interesting :D:D:D

http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies_eyes.php


until till next time..
Harish k

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

cheek-a-boo

hi guys! a small 2D animation i tried doing! i really wanted to get back to animating in 2D to see how much of it i still got! i had a lot of fun doing this... without giving two hoots about graph editor problems! lol

p.s. do NOT try this at home! :D

animated on: animation-ish

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ninja 9



Ninja 9 Blocking :)
Give in ur reviews :D

Monday, June 14, 2010

DANCE ANIMATION

http://www.vimeo.com/12553092

HEY GUYS CHECK OUT MY LATEST ANIMATION AND DO GIVE CRITIQUE
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Storyboard secrets

hey guys here's one awesome blog to come back to again n again!! all u storyboard freaks, check this out!

http://storyboardsecrets.com/blog/

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blog update, monsters and monstresses! :D


Here i am, again with the spam :D :D

Updated the blog, works and the look and feel. Plz lemme know how can i make things better... :)



http://outtoffmyymindd.blogspot.com/

Enjoy

Saturday, June 12, 2010

FIFA 2010

Tangled Trailer




Disney is back with a punch.. Loved the story and seems like this is gonna be a real delicacy . Check it out fellas

cheers
vinay

Monday, June 7, 2010

video


hey ppl. my first upload in monsters(yay!!) very new into acting, depending on me seniors for help (and its free :D) so plz leave ur C&Cs. thanks.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Push Blocking!

Hello Monsters,

This is my new animation exercise Pushing.
This is the blocking, i hope i will receive your critiques!


Regards,
AndrewRoot.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Making of Day & Night

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Graph Editor Tips( Record ur Animation curves)

Hi guys, these tip was passed over to me by one of my good friend my neighbour at prana studio ( "Mayur Mistry" one of the great animators around in prana).. thought would share it ^_^ .
some of u all might know this...anyways if comes in use let me know :)


*These is small tip to Record ur Animation curves"

Tip : These method is very useful for me during polishing stage.



*select the curve u want to tweak.




*Click on the swap buffer curve.




*do the changes u want.




*Then if u wish to get back to the old anim..




*Click on it


woo la Back to the Old Anime.. Amazing?? i love it tho
Hope it was use full guys

TC
Until Next Time
Harish k

Parallax

Hello Monsters ! How are you all doing ? Here is a teaser/trailer of a student film named 'Parallax' ...It is made by bunch of student Framboxxers ...I loved it and so sharing with you guys. Official website here

Watch the trailer/teaser (click the pic)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Tamil Semmozhi Maanadu Video Song- AR Rahman

Sunday, May 23, 2010

cool links

Hey folks

Here is a couple of cool links i found . Check them out.. We have loads of resources out on the internet

http://www.cgcoach.com/beta/blog.html?start=10
http://animationprogression.blogspot.com
http://theartcenter.blogspot.com/
http://animatorsresource.blogspot.com/

cheers
vinay

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rio Trailer I

Oooowwwwww! Oww! Oww!

Super awesome first look of Rio from Blue Sky.

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/rio-3d/37965/hd/480

Cheers

compare your life to pixar

astounding video for all those who are in just a li'l bit of a hurry to be a glen keane/john lasseter/hayao miyazaki overnight!