Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Giving life to Mario Miranda's Drawings



Hello people

We Animation And Art School Goa gives Life to the legendary Cartoonist and Illustrator Mario De Miranda's Drawings for the Opening of the Reis Magos Fort in Goa. This film uses only Mario's illustrative interpretation of those times he has lived through using cut out style animation.

P.S : I animated the whole battle sequence , FX animation , Composed the music and did a little bit of direction

Cheers
Vinay

Friday, December 16, 2011

Return Of The Jungle Promo



Hey guys here's a promo of something I've been working on for the past few months at Vaibhav Studios. It's still under production and is a treat to work with one of the best talents in the country Vaibhav Kumaresh! Do check it out and lemme know what you think!

P.S. I animated: the rat shots, the first two crow dialogue shots, and the entire last sequence (the tortoise and the crow).

Hope y'all like it! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Puss in the boots dance choreography




Hi folks

I watched the movie PUSS IN THE BOOTS. Fun film , enjoyed the dance fight sequences, brilliantly done. Found a nice article about how they choreographed for this sequence. Check it out

http://www.filmonair.com/video/choreographing-the-dance-fights-in-puss-in-boots


cheers
vinay

Friday, December 9, 2011

2d animation

Hey guys,

Its been a long time since i have posted something. I was going through the website of Animaxart Vfx, and i found this awesome video and portfolio of this guy MILKYEYES.

I just loved the way he has put his weird thoughts on paper, and i was blowned off by his crazy ideas. This should be an inspiration to everyone to go wacky.
video





Checkout this guys website : http://vimeo.com/user2426155

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Boy! Libera Artisti Hiring

Hi  Monsters,


   Some of you here are familiar with the name Libera Artisti , and some of you Aren't . Blame it on me since I, the lost mentor sheep of animation monsters, the prodigal Admin who never returned for last couple of years. Well, I am back now, and you can start slaying the biblical fatted cow or the fatted vinay ( :D ) ! Damn, You can kick my butt later. Now listen to me for a second.  We started Libera Artisti as a brotherhood of three artists. We'd been into comic books and stuff. Now we are taking it to the next level, Branching out as an animation studio based in Bangalore. And how are we gonna do this? Yes . I know . 3D 3D 3D. the Boom just killed the good old grace of 2D everywhere. We thought, why not look at it through an eye of quality again. We love 2D animation. And I bet my ass you all do ; eventhough most of you are digging through the -y axis of  3D world. All I want to say is , Have a look at our trailer. If you think you can deliver this or better, please do send in your showreels and resume. We are looking for young,enthusiastic people to build a core team that does only original contents. No outsourced work. No factory timings. Just trying to build a place where an animator/artist can forget about his worries and create . :)

This is our first project.




Monday, November 28, 2011

iAnimate.net 2011 show reel

iAnimate.net 2011 show reel from iAnimate on Vimeo.


INCREDIBLE WORK!! Love the facial animations!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Andy Serkis performs Gollum's schizophrenia



Great performance. My all time fav andy serkis. Even thought its motion capture check out how the face is animated to improve the performance

Cheers
vinay

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PIXAR's BRAVE new trailer

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ROSA



Damn it..... This is insanity. one man, one year and with absolutely no budget makes his short film. This goes to my all time favs for its cinematography and execution. Totally in love with it.

Cheers
vinay

Monday, November 14, 2011

TinTin Secret of the Unicorn - WOW!!

So I just got back from watching TinTin (in IMAX 3D) and WHOA! What a movie!!

Absolutely loved the story (well of course, it's TinTin), and more importantly the storytelling. To me, they heightened the movie several levels above the comic (the desert scenes were simply breathtaking). Even the characters, barring the button eyes, looked almost exactly like those in the comic (loved Nestor and Bianca Castafiore) and thankfully didn't look awkward and dead, although at times I couldn't help wishing it was all animated instead of mo-cap. Thanks Spielberg and Jackson AND WETA for retaining the essence of the comic and yet making it a visual treat! I simply can't wait for the next part.

Here's the making of the movie. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BEAT short film

Hi folks,

Been a little while since i posted. Was out for vacation and was busy with work. This film gave me the chills. And its his first hand at 3d animation. I dunno what to say. Lovely direction and storytelling. Its a pure inspiration for everybody who has been thinking of making short films and never did. Hats off

BEAT from or bar-el on Vimeo.



Cheers
vinay

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NASSCOM GDC 2011

High Profile Lineup for NASSCOM GDC 2011 announced


2011-11-03 13:28 by Gaming Xpress Team

Tags: Event

NASSCOM Gaming Forum has announced the program agenda for the NASSCOM game Developer Conference 2011, to be held next week in Pune on 11th and 12th of Nov. This year's lineup features a number of high profile speakers from all around the world:
- Mark Skaggs, SVP, Product Development, Zynga, designer of FarmVille.
- Pauline Jacquey, Managing Director, Ubisoft India.

- Ian Livingstone OBE, Life President, Eidos, creator of Lara Croft Tomb Raider series.
Also participating in the event is Yasuhiro Fukushima, Chairman, Square Enix, Japan. He will interact with leaders of the Indian Game Industry at the CXO Roundtable on 11th evening (By Invitation Only)
Sessions and Panels on a wide range of topics by Indian and international speakers from Adobe, ChaYoWo, Dhruva, Glu Mobile, ibibo, Indiagames, Gamiana, Jump Games, Lakshya Digital, Microsoft, Sony, Sumo, Trine and Zynga.
There will be workshops on Building Social Games, 3D Art, Scrum and Game Design. This year’s event will also have a Closed Door HR Roundtable - For the very first time, HR Managers of leading games companies will meet and discuss the challenges of hiring and retaining talent in the fast growing Industry.
(Contact Shruti Verma @ Nasscom if you want to nominate your HR Manager for this roundtable)

Other highlights include Game Designer Challenge - Leading Indian game designers in a one hour game design shoot-out and Build Your Own Game - In support of the indie game developer community

Friday, November 4, 2011

Who's your daddy? (2D animation WIP)





Hey monsters, trying to do some 2D now. Here's a little clip that I keyed so far. I plan to add breakdowns next
before inbetweening it. Do lemme know if something strikes out as odd. My main concern is the
volume control. Thanks!

BTW, the video gets cropped on the blog, so try zooming in.

P.S. It's really difficult to find time to do personal work while doing a full time job haha! I'll try and finish it
as soon as possible though.

P.P.S. 2D ROCKS!!

Beat

BEAT from or bar-el on Vimeo.


"First attempt at 3D animation"?? I hate this guy! :P

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rodentoeuvre: UI Design for Dubai International Airport

Rodentoeuvre: UI Design for Dubai International Airport

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Trailer


Cool!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beautifully Done Ad !

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Müller ad 2011 - wünderful stuff



Cartoons making the world a better place!! Proud to be an animator! :D

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kenny Roy on Ergonomics



Quite a helpful video on the importance of correct posture of the body (mostly the wrists) while animating. After watching this, I conclude the mouse is an animator's worst enemy! I'm switching over to my Bamboo Fun.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Praying Mantis

Saw a praying mantis outside my room last week.  Took a couple of pictures and then, this video too.  It was patient enough to let me take the video.  Although, whenever I tried to get a close up, it would climb on the camera!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

puss in the boots trailer



Cant wait for this one.. PUSS IN THE BOOOOTS...

Cheers

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stop motion stuff

Hi! All,

Last weekend, myself and one of my colleagues at work, made a short clip for fun.  Shot in 3 hrs and compiled with sound in about 2 hrs, on a Saturday.


Snoopy in "Not" Lifted from Chandrashekhar Ramprasad on Vimeo.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Goon early test



I dunno when this movie is about to release. Cant wait

cheers
vinay

Friday, September 16, 2011

Du Monde Tout Autour



Absolutely brilliant short film. Love the whole visuals

Cheers
vinay

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sound board



Hey guys check out this great sound library! :)

30 ways to kill a cowboy

ready steady bang - 30 ways from Ed Barrett on Vimeo.



Lol freakin awesome

cheers
vinay

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

INKLING by WACOM

Freaking awesome!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

References!!

Some nice websites for animation references:



Saturday, August 13, 2011

The silence beneath the bark short film

the silence beneath the bark / le silence sous l'écorce from joanna lurie on Vimeo.



The french people strikes again. One more beautiful surreal short film, this is absolute insanity. Loved the whole style and the way story is told. Its a visual delicacy . Check it out

cheers
vinay

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rio comparison reel

http://vimeo.com/27379093

Jeff Gabor's awesome Rio comparison reel! Password: education

For some reason, it's not embeddable!

Ormie the pig



I just HAVE to share this! Brilliant work! :D

Frame by frame



Brilliant site to watch animations frame by frame. Just click on the pics there.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mac 'n' Cheese



Students these days! >.<

P.S. The spiral road shots were the best!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Devils Angels & Dating - Teaser Trailer



Hey guys here's a teaser of the non-profit short film I was recently a part of. I had a lot of fun working on it. Even the director (Michael Cawood) is quite cool and fun!

Here's the main website of the film (www.devilsangelsanddating.com). The film is around 80% done. If you're talented, you can definitely approach him (through the website) to help him finish off the film. You'll learn loads! I know I did! :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Quick Quack Duck Trailer



I dunno how many of you have seen this, but I love the style of it. Incredibly unique!

Verne On Vacation




Pure FUN ! ^__________^

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Defective Detective

Defective Detective from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.



This is brilliant short film by ringling students. Love the whole visualization and storytelling

cheers
vinay

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A day in the life of John Lasseter :D





really amazing :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New adventures of tin tin trailer



This is superbly mind blowing. Cant wait for the movie to come out

cheers
vinay

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blik

This is why we need to learn acting through body language. Superb stuff!

Blik from Polder Animation on Vimeo.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Untangling the Look of Tangled

Untangling the Look of Tangled from Creative Talent Network on Vimeo.



Another one!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tools of the Trade of a Successful Animator Yesterday Today and Beyond



I can't believe this wasn't shared here! Check it out... it's really inspiring and fun! :D

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Delhi Safari trailer

I must admit, this looks quite interesting, although there are areas that can be amped up a lot. I wish Krayon pictures all the best! Let's hope things start to turn around for the better in Indian animation. :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Pixar Blog: Stunning new Brave concept art, details [2 UPDATES...

The Pixar Blog: Stunning new Brave concept art, details [2 UPDATES...: "Stunning new concept art from Pixar's upcoming feature Brave arrived this morning at Entertainment Weekly (EW) online. As you can see, Pi..."

DEja View

http://vimeo.com/23651406



Andreas Deja moderating a Interview with top Pixar animators.... Super stuff

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pixar's Brave teaser



Yes Pixar YES!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Meet the Medic



Freaking awesome!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Pixar Blog: Brave teaser poster spotted

The Pixar Blog: Brave teaser poster spotted: "The first one-sheet poster for Brave has been spotted in the wild, ahead of the teaser trailer coming with Cars 2 . It was photographed a..."

Virgin Voyage

In case if any one had missed out on this one. Great piece of acting in there



cheers

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Student oscar




This is super sweet. Oscar student award for the short film DRAGONBOY by academy of art.. Congrats fellas.

Check out the film and the ceremony

Ceremony : http://www.oscars.org/video/watch/38saa_animation_gold_warman_zhang.html

Film

Dragonboy from Dragon Boy on Vimeo.



Cheers

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Animation And Art School

Students and artists who are looking out for big careers in animation film making ,VFX, specialization and contemporary media with high quality teaching by industry professionals and fully equipped high end infrastructure,here we are ANIMATION AND ART SCHOOL GOA welcomes you all . Hope our work does all the talking. Please do take a look

Website : http://www.aanda.co.in/

Artwork: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.189317361116368.41916.144768688904569

Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/pages/Animation-and-Art-School-Goa/144768688904569

cheers
vinay

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tintin trailer


Got mixed feelings about this! It was and still is my single most favourite comic EVER!! Just hoping they don't ruin the story/storytelling. What do you guys say?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Alienate people (AnimationRigs contest entry)



Hey guys I'm done with my entry. Big thanks to Sarath Thomas for the awesome lighting! Also BIG BIG thanks to all you guys for the awesome feedback during the month! :D

Had a lotta fun animating for this contest! This is also my first time making an animal act! Pretty nervous about that! But it was fun nonetheless! :D C&Cs please!

EDIT:

Btw here's the lighting tutorial of the shot done by Sarath Thomas. Check it out here.

Brilliant job Sarath!! :D



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Animation Tips & Tricks: Why is Flexibility in the Face Important?

Animation Tips & Tricks: Why is Flexibility in the Face Important?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

TIJI



I always imagined God as one helluva rocking artist!! :D

Nice ending too!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giraffes for today

A page out of my diary for the well known camelopardalis :) I mean giraffe :P

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Pirate


Wow!! Just wow!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A decade of Indian animation



Hey guys here's a nice article on the Indian animation history of 10 years. Check it out!

Friday, April 29, 2011

CameraMan for Maya iPhone app

How cool would it be to control your MAYA camera manually instead of painstakingly
animating it! Well here's how! :D


Quote: CameraMan for Maya® is an iPhone app that allows you to
control a 3D camera in Maya using an iPhone. The purpose of
CameraMan is create handheld camera effects by using the Gyroscope
in the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation as a motion capture device.

Big thanks to Wes McDermott!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Real or Render? Can you tell the difference? Play the game to win a Wacom tablet.

Real or Render? Can you tell the difference? Play the game to win a Wacom tablet.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Drawing inspiration


Absolutely beautiful! Check out its production blog here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

AnimRigs contest further blocking

Hey guys here's a quick update. I didn't really work on the robot yet,
just the dog in the end. I'm a little confused which ending looks
better and not stretched, yet conveying the message.
I'm personally harping on the second one, but I'll need your opinion too! :D
Thanks guys!



Sunday, April 17, 2011

AnimRigs contest blocking





Hey fellas, long time!! I'm taking part in the AnimRigs contest (the prizes are superb!!). So here's my rough

blocking. I really need some fresh eyes on this so lemme know where I'm going wrong,
what I need to push or tone down etc etc, before I take this shot too far.
I got time till 8th May to finish this. BTW that robot guy's lipsync is just basic. I wanted
to see if I could convincingly animate that guy to talk (considering all that his jaw does is go up,
down and sideways).

P.S. I plan to further put a bone in the dog's bowl that's got cobwebs around it (I'll even put
cobwebs around his kennel) and I'll fill up the Robot's area with
lot of goodies (like toys, books etc).

Edit: Darn! The QT video gets cropped on screen right (in Google Chrome). I suggest you guys to
either zoom into the Google chrome page or watch it in Firefox or download the video. :)


EDIT 2: Here's the Flipbook test of the shot (I had the robot
spinning a basketball initially but dropped the idea because it
could mislead people to thinking the dog simply wants to know
"honestly" how to spin the basketball! Haha!)


Sunday, April 10, 2011

T-shirt design Noir

http://www.threadless.com/submission/334286/The_Smoke_of_Mystery

My design for the Threadless Noir contest. Please do vote if you liked it. You can sign in using ur FB account.

Thanks in advance - Rosh

Friday, April 8, 2011

Support Anna Hazare to fight corruption



Nothing to do with animation, but a lot to do with our country (and that affects animation too, indirectly or directly). We all know Anna Hazare, a 73-year-old Gandhian, is observing a fast until death in order to pass the Jan Lokpal bill to fight corruption, one of the worst evils of our society. I request all of you to support this great figure and sign this petition to force Govt to take action.

And yes, spread the word! IT'S NOW OR NEVER!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cameron Fielding

Hey folks

Check this shot review by Cameron Fielding . I love the way the animator has blocked the shot . There is some nice stuff what Cameron talks about. If u guys want your shot to be reviewed , go to his site and check it out

http://fliponline.blogspot.com/2011/04/flip-review-no1.html

cheers
vinay

"Indian Animation industry is struggling to survive" - N. R. Panicker

"Indian Animation industry is struggling to survive" - N. R. Panicker

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

“The Walk” part one

&#8220;The Walk&#8221; part one

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Harish.K: Body Language : What Hands and Arms Say About Peop...

Harish.K: Body Language : What Hands and Arms Say About Peop...: "There are a few basic rules you have to dredge up when looking at hand gestures..n here is a great n simple thing about hands n more links...."

iAnimate Promotional video

iAnimate.net Promotional video from iAnimate on Vimeo.



This is gonna be awesome!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dialogue wisdom by John K.

As an animator, it's important to learn how to analyze dialogues, how to analyze speech, even the pauses between the words (which, in my opinion, are more important than analyzing the words themselves, simply because the character actually comes from there). Like Ed Hooks says "Thoughts lead to emotions, and emotions lead to actions".

Here's a nice article by John K on what makes a good dialogue. It's from the perspective of dialogue writers but gives us a good insight on how to analyze them too, especially after reading the page below of the book ("The writer and the screen" by Wolf Peter Rilla) he was referring to .

(Notes on) biology

Check this out and get blown away!! Absolutely love such fun, crazy ideas!

(notes on) biology from ornana films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Living lines library




Freak out! Thanks Harish for the link!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mpc creature reel

Creature Reel from MPC on Vimeo.



Link from http://www.spungella.blogspot.com/ ( Thanks jean for the post)

cheers
vinay

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rendering your animations through Facebook?




Not really related to animation, but quite interesting. You can now render your animations through social networking sites (and much faster at that)! As of now it supports only Blender, but I'm sure things will evolve and MAYA too will be a part of it! More on this here.

DANG! All this just when I blocked Facebook indefinitely!

Siegfried Animated Trailer



This is woooow.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ed Hooks talks about acting for animators



An Interview with Ed Hooks on his trip to India from CGTantra on Vimeo.

Friday, March 4, 2011

the backwater gospel

The Backwater Gospel from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.



One of the most powerful visual graphic short film i have ever watched.. Really great stuff.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The lost thing - Oscar 2011 winner




This year oscar animated short winner. Love the visual style and great storytelling. We all 21st century people can relate to the concept.. Loved it

cheers

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tonights Oscars!! Best Animated Feature Film. Toy Story 3. Lee Unkrich.AVI

Friday, February 18, 2011

Digic pictures



WOaaaah i was completely blown away by their demo reel.. Mind blowing stuff ( Link from Spunngella. Thanks jean for the post)

cheers

Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY MONSTERS!!!

Happy V-day monsters!! :D Enjoy with one of the cutest couples in the Animated world! :D

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ilayaraja and Kamal Composing

Hezarfen

Hezarfen from Hezarfen on Vimeo.



Great short film by supinfocom, Reminds me of my script did at Ittina animation studios. This is a great piece

Cheers
vinay

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Facial expressions

Hey folks

Found a awesome link for a facial expression study. Check it out.

http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=333

Link from SPUNGELLA. Thanks jean

Cheers
vinay

Saturday, January 8, 2011

ICE AGE 4



U guyz need to check this out.. cant wait till 2012..

Cheers,
Jeevith

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Beauty of Pixar

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Pixar Blog: Exclusive: Plot of Toy Story Hawaii short leaked

The Pixar Blog: Exclusive: Plot of Toy Story Hawaii short leaked: "Amazon.com is listing a new children's book, Play-cation!, to be published by Random House/Disney on August 9. The publishers' description o..."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 1-1-11


HAPPY NEW YEAR MONSTERS!!!

Wishing all the monsters a GREAT new year! Let's push the boundaries of animation in 2011! LET'S KICK SOME ASS!!

On a personal front, this year is quite special for me since 6 months down the line, I should be able to walk normally. So here's to my recovery too! :D