Charlie Rose Oscars Special Opener 2014

Al Boardman produced this opening sequence for the Charlie Rose ‘Oscars Special’ show, which aired on PBS on 27th February 2014. The sequence features 8 Oscar nominated films with actors and directors that had previously appeared on the Charlie Rose show. The 1 minute sequence shows a series of custom animated illustrations and transitions from the film Gravity, Read MoreRead More

Private Snafu: The World War II Propaganda Cartoons Created by Dr. Seuss, Frank Capra & Mel Blanc

Check out this fascinating bit of World War II history in the American Cartoons that brought out a lot of 1940s animators such as Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, and Friz Freleng. Private Snafu was the U.S. Army’s worst soldier. He was sloppy, lazy and prone to shooting off his mouth to Nazi agents. And he was Read MoreRead More

Watch Simulated Bipedal Animation using Muscle Based Control

Okay, that title is a mouthful but this demonstration shows how Muscle simulators can be used to create realistic gaits in animated characters – adding realism to CGI characters We present a muscle-based control method for simulated bipeds in which both the muscle routing and control parameters are optimized. This yields a generic locomotion control Read MoreRead More

Using Live Action Reference Plates for Disney’s the Little Mermaid

Once the voice recordings were finished, Disney animators used Sheri Stone to personify Ariel’s movements which were referenced in the animation process. Disney is reissuing The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray and there are some amazing extras that might be new to even cult Disney fans. (Like, for example, a look at a deleted character called Harold The Read MoreRead More

All the Photoshope CS5 Filters in less than 2 Minutes

Photoshop Cs5 Filters Animation” is a small tribute to Photoshop filters. We used the Ps logo and systematically applied the filters in the same way, seeking the essence of the software, exploring the aesthetic values of its resources but letting the spectator judge them. Check out the Tumblr with all the effects on a single Read MoreRead More

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