Tag Archive: animation

Mar 08

Monsters University Movie Preview

An amazing twelve years after we first saw Pixar’s Monster Inc., the prequel is set to hit our screens this summer. We know Mike and Sully will return as their younger selves in this movie, but what else can we expect to see? We did some digging to find out…

The Storyline

Naturally, the …

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Jan 31

Movie Review: Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

What is the movie about?

When Susan Murphy (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day, she is transformed into a giant and it first appears that her life from then on will be ruined. However, the government soon find a need for Susan (renamed to her ‘monster …

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Jul 11

Animation Spotlight: The Ballad of the M4 Carbine by Andrew Price

This is one which I should have shared with you ages ago, but I’ve only just got round to it! This superb short animation was made in Blender by Andrew Price, now one of the leading Blender Educators.

Verdict:

I must admit, this is a personal favourite of mine, definitely inspiring me to create …

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Jun 28

Ice Age: Continental Drift – Movie Preview

Ice Age: Continental Drift (sometimes referred to as Ice Age 4) is set to hit cinema screens on 13th July 2012, for both the USA and the UK.  This latest comedy animation from Blue Sky Studios follows on from the original Ice Age series, which began back in 2002. Ice Age: The Meltdown was …

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May 28

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (28th May) – Toy Story

Buzz and Woody

Keeping it short this week with Randy Newman, whose first score for Disney Pixar remains his most popular and, to anybody born since the nineties, there is no song as recognisably Randy as You’ve Got A Friend In Me. The tune provided the signature theme for Toy Story (1995) and its two sequels …

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May 02

Animation Spotlight: Evolution of the Wheel by Matt Lunde Studios

A short animation visualising the evolution of the wheel. Made with 3ds Max and Vray.

Verdict:

A simple concept well executed, with nice composition.

Visit:  http://www.mattlundestudios.com/

 

Mar 31

Animation Spotlight: Lexus Commercial by Simon Brown

A CG-spec commercial on the Lexus LFA-h. Animation in Autodesk Maya and rendering with Mental Ray.

Verdict:

Nice car model and animation, good video sequencing.

www.simonbrownfilm.com

 

Feb 22

Animation Spotlight: The Chase

The Chase is an Animated Action Short Film by Clawer Films.

Verdict:

Really superb animation and good story, supported by great music and effects.

Visit http://thechaseshortfilm.com/.

 

Feb 16

Blender Open Movie Projects

The Blender Foundation is embarking on a fourth open movie project, known as Project Mango. Thus far, the first three projects have produced excellent short animations, helping to advance the technology, design and workflow in Blender 3D software. The movies are not created for profit, but for the facility to test and …

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Feb 09

Animation Spotlight: Slug Invasion

Slug Invasion by The Animation Workshop.

Slug Invasion from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

Verdict:

Excellent concept and animation; a thoroughly entertaining short film.

 

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