Auf der brillianten und hoffentlich allen wohlbekannten Webseite CARTOONBREW hat Animator-Legende Aaron Blaise ein 45 minütiges Video veröffentlicht zum Thema Character Design Lessons. Selber schuld, wer das nicht guckt.
Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.
Since 1972, ASIFA-Hollywood has hosted an annual awards ceremony to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation. Originally designed to honor the lifetime achievements of legendary veterans of the field, the Annie Awards now recognizes the year’s best animated productions and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation. Qualified members participate in the nomination process and final voting. The Annie Awards are regarded as animation’s highest honor, and the ceremony is one of ASIFA-Hollywood’s most prestigious and elegant events. Read more
Die Annie Awards 2017 – Hier sind die Gewinner! Februar 5th, 2017Johannes Wolters
Visual effects artists have created some of the most iconic moments in movie history — unforgettable scenes that transport us not only to other worlds, but to another place in our own lives. They have pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible… and turned our wildest dreams into spellbinding images — all with such skill, we sometimes forget it’s a trick.
The top 10 highest grossing films of 2016 garnered over $9 billion, and all contained that one ingredient essential to monumental global box office success – Computer Generated Imagery.
To convince us these visual effects artists share in this success and – that golden statuettes are not the magicians’ only reward . That’s Hollywood’s greatest trick of all.
Ein junger Mann leistet seinen Zivildienst im Rettungsdienst ab. Dabei führt ihn seine Verpflichtung in die Wohnungen von Menschen die ferner an Krankheiten oder Verletzungen sondern vor allem an Einsamkeit leiden. Sein exzessives Engagement um seine Patienten führt ihn an den Rand eines Burn-Outs. Doch am Ende kommt die Rettung – und zwar gerade von jemandem, von dem er sie am wenigsten erwartet hätte.
Regie: Johannes Schiehsl
Filmmusik: Alexander Zlamal
Sounddesign: Martin Kerschbaum
Animation: Jacob Frey, Harry Fast, Michael Schulz, Moritz Schneider, Julia Ocker, Conrad Tambour, Dominic Eise
Producer: Thorsten Löffler, Johannes Schiehsl
Sprecher: Peter Hörmanseder, Hosea Ratschiller
Produktion: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Have a look: 366 Tage von Johannes Schiehsl Januar 27th, 2017Johannes Wolters
Andreas Feix graduated from the Animationsinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg with his diploma film „Citipati.“ Today, Andreas Feix is a Visual Effects Artist at MPC Advertising in London. His diploma film „Citipati“ is currently nominated for an Annie Award in the „Best Student Film“ category – the ceremony takes place on February 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. More information about the Animationsinstitut here: www.animationsinstitut.de/en.
Neu auf dem YTKanal der Filmakademie: Interview mit VES AWARD Winner 2016, Andreas Feix (CITIPATI) Januar 26th, 2017Johannes Wolters
On November 21st, 2016, Alumnus Floyd Norman presented his life and work in Michael Dooley’s “Design History of Comics & Animation” class. Back in the mid-1950s, Floyd was the first black animator ever to be hired by Disney. His cartooning career spans 60 years… and counting. He’s still working today, at age 81. And he shared a lifetime of stories with us. Floyd has worked on Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, 101 Dalmations, Sesame Street, Scooby-Doo, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Robot Chicken, and many other important animated films.
Floyd is also currently featured in the just-released documentary, “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life”
Disney Artist Floyd Norman speaks at ArtCenter Januar 15th, 2017Johannes Wolters
based on the short story “Her Lover” by Maksim Gorky | screenwriters: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež | main animator: Oliver Throm | puppets, set, props: Žiga Lebar | director of photography: Michael Jörg | editor: Thomas Schmidl | postproduction: Markus Bledowski | voices: Katja Levstik, Gregor Zorc | music: Tomaž Grom | sound: Johanna Herr | producers: Tina Smrekar, Špela Čadež| production: Finta | co-production: Hupefilm | co-funding: SFC – Slovenian Film Centre, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW
Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees. And it would all end up fine if a week later Tereza would not show up at his doorstep again, asking him to write an answer to the previous letter.