I am taking too much time doing this…
The Academy has approved new rules for the 87th Academy Awards, including rule changes in the Animated Feature Film and the Animated Short Film categories. In the Animated Feature Film category, DVD screeners are now required as part of a film’s submission.
Did you hear about the new rules for animation Oscars? The biggest news is that DVD screeners are now required for any eligible Best Animated Picture film. For those of you unfamiliar with Academy Award terminology (which is fine; don’t feel bad!), screeners are the discs or sometimes digital copies of a film that are sent out in advance of the film’s public release. This is good news for films who do not receive such wide publicity or a large theatrical release because awards voters and critics are able to view the films! (Think Ernest and Celestine of last year’s Oscars).
There’s good news for animated shorts next year, too. Films with nontheatrical exhibition or distribution to the public can still qualify for consideration by the Academy ifthey win an award at a film festival.
I think these changes are a good move and will allow more quality animation to get the recognition it deserves, even if we don’t see smaller studio wins immediately.
- Courtney (HarmonicaCave)
Bring that publicity to the little studios!
I found this in an old sketchbook. I wanted to try and figure out how the skull of this anime person would look since her mouth is almost in line with where her eyes start.
"Clint Love the Kids"
by Kalen Whitfield
A one-armed goat man pedophile has a wacky adventure in a pub. Inspired by Japanese sakuga. Enjoy! There’s violence.
"Clint Love the Kids?"
That Kid love Clint!
You are such a naughty boy!
Disney style animation of Game of Thrones!!!!! Why is no one talking about this!!! The artist goes by the name nandomendonssa on deviantart and his whole Gallery is awesome!
Humor and silliness aside, we really need to got going on a more serious, dramatic, violent, and possibly sexy animation feature over here in the states. We’ve got to get going on competing with Japan with all of their anime!
Here is an animation test I did for a lecture for the Character Animation students at CalArts a few years ago. It’s kind of an animation demo where the students give me something to animate, and I explain the process while I animate it. I try to do it once a year if time permits, it’s a lot of fun!
Tasty 167 frames of animation.
As an animation student I can agree that This is EXTREMELY useful. Thank you kindly mewfeuille for submitting the link. Here is a preview of the reference videos that this website has to offer.
This website tracks frame numbers in the corner of their videos, which gives you a idea of how quickly each movement takes place (by comareing numbers) or knowing exactly what frame in the video a specific pose takes place in.