Our students make one individual film per year. Yesterday was their deadline, and they submitted over 160 films! They’ll start posting their films online soon. Meantime, here is a “making of” that BFA2 student Tony Unser made for his upcoming film “Sleep.”
When Adventure Time premiered on Cartoon Network just over four years ago, no one could have predicted that Pendleton Ward’s silly cartoon about a boy and his magic dog-brother would eventually lead the world into a new era of strange but hilarious cartoons. Most people would have laughed at the thought in 2010, but today, it’s true.
Check out this Clarence/Adventure Time mashup! New episodes of Clarence premiere tonight at 7pm (6pm Central time).
Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi’s new short film “The Dam Keeper”! Thanks to Andy Schmidt for the link!
Skyler Page’s TV show “Clarence" premieres tomorrow night on Cartoon Network — it’s a must-see!! Lots of alums are working on the show as well.
Also, check out Skyler’s film “Crater Face,” which he made while at CalArts.
Fifteen of Canada’s independent animators contributed to this wonderful piece, called Yellow Sticky Notes. They drew on post-it notes, reflecting on one day of their lives. The video features work by Marv Newland, Alison Snowden, David Fine, Cordell Barker, Janet Perlman, Chris Hinton, Paul Driessen and more.
Thanks to Michelle M. Kim for the link!
i felt like drawing fionna last night!
Thanks to BFA3 student Nak Yong Choi for the link to this Korean documentary about animation, which includes some clips from a CalArts life drawing class taught by Mark McDonnell, as well as footage and interviews with our students! It’s called “Human and Animation 2: I Love to Move.” The CalArts part starts at 25:25, but definitely watch the whole thing - lots of inspiration.
One of the great aspects of CalArts is that its community is creatively diverse, and interdisciplinary. Tomorrow night will feature a concert created and conceptualized by electronic songwriter and performer JAEGER (Music Technology BFA), along with digital projections and animation by Tempe Hale (Experimental Animation MFA). Check out the full details of this unique performance on the CalArts blog and Vimeo!
Our students have a yearly tradition called “48 Hour Films” each November, where they gather together and make a short individual film on a specific theme over a weekend. BFA4 student Charley Hodgkins put them together on his YouTube page - enjoy!!
Ru and Max’s last short film was Something Left, Something Taken, which played at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, and was a Vimeo Awards finalist (among other honors).
Can’t wait for their new film!
Check out this great post from the Ernest and Celestine Tumblr!
Ernest and Celestine be playing at an expanded number of theaters in the coming weeks (including Los Angeles and Southern California). Here’s the full schedule of screenings: http://ernestandcelestine.com/theaters.html
Los Angeles screenings, as of Friday March 7:
Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse
North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle NoHo
Claremont, CA – Laemmle Claremont
Irvine, CA – Regal University Town Center
Laguna Niguel, CA – Rancho Niguel 8 Cinemas
The editing lasted approximately 3 weeks. For Ernest and Celestine, the editor was working on the film, cutting scenes, removing them, replacing them… I was coming regularly to see her proposals so we could talk about it. The editing is a moment when a director has to rethink things, which is not always easy.
These kind of arguments happen sometimes. The director can use two different kinds of weapons to struggle against the editor:
Nickelodeon is accepting submissions for their Animated Short Program. Click here to read more.
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