So excited to be back at CalArts after a great summer!
CalArts alumni artists from the schools of Film/Video and Theater—Alonso Ramirez Ramos (Film/Video BFA 10), Jasmin Lai (Film/Video 12), Sean Szeles (Film/Video BFA 03), Ian Worrel (Film/Video BFA 08) and Gloria Lamb (Theater BFA 05)—won 2014 Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday (Aug. 16) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Congrats to those who won, and everyone who was nominated!
(The video above is Sean Szeles’ pilot Long Live the Royals for Cartoon Network)
Here is a video of director Patrick Osborne discussing his short film Feast (Walt Disney Animation Studios), which premiered at Annecy this summer. Feast will play with the upcoming feature Big Hero 6 (opening November 7th). Patrick taught a section of our first-year CG Character Animation class last year.
School starts soon! Meantime, check out Sean Buckelew’s new film Hopkins & Delaney LLP. Sean describes his process in this making-of blog post, and includes images from his sketchbook, research ideas, and even a downloadable Flash file from his film.
(image by Sean Buckelew, via)
Character Animation alum Megan Woods creates beautiful cut-outs, including this one of Ursula from the Little Mermaid.
I’ve been listening to the Matilda musical and this happened~
"Even if you’re little you can do a lot, you mustn’t let a little thing like little stop you"
Adorable work by alum Katelyn Gannon!
I made an animation out of Legos for the Loopdeloop Challenge!
From faculty member Fran Krause!
Excellent film from CalArts Experimental Animation student Brian Smee!
David OReilly has released his first video game, called Mountain! CalArtians Charley Hodgkins and Michael Piazza worked on it. David’s films include: The External World, Please Say Something, Adventure Time episode A Glitch is a Glitch and more. He also created the alien child hologram sequences in the film Her by Spike Jonze.
OReilly is a talented and original artist — definitely check out his game and his work!
On Thursday May 8th 2014, we held our annual Producers’ Show at the Television Academy in North Hollywood. This year’s show featured guests of honor Chris Buck (Director, Frozen) and Michael Giaimo (Art Director, Frozen), who gave out the Walter & Gracie Lantz Animation Prize to Jacob Streilein for his film There’s a Man in the Woods and the Peers’ Pick to Ricky Cometa for Corridors. The show’s full film list is posted on the CalArts blog, and you can view most of this year’s films on our Vimeo channel.
(All photographs by Scott Groller)
Moonrise Kingdom: Designing the Adults
Here’s the original designs for the adults, based on Wes’ email descriptions. I did these in about a day. I tried to make each one a likeness of the actor, but in shorthand that I’d be able to draw quickly in boards. From day one on this production they needed everything “yesterday”. But I tried to put some thought into the designs. Edward Norton had a little bit of the “Man in the yellow hat”, and with Bill Murray I drew him a little like Mr. Wilson in “Dennis the Menace”, since it took place in the 1960’s.
Mr. Bishop is a tall, fifty-year-old man in Madras trousers and horn-rimmed glasses.
This is Bill Murray.
Mrs. Bishop is a tan, forty-five-year-old woman in a Lilly Pulitzer-type wrap-around skirt.
This is Frances McDormand.
SCOUT MASTER WARD
Scout Master Ward is a thirty-five-year-old man in a scout uniform with a wide-brimmed felt hat. A badge on the crown reads Khaki Scout Troop 55. He smokes.
He is Edward Norton/
Captain Sharp is six-foot tall, forty-five-year-old man in a short-sleeved police uniform with a black necktie and a baseball cap. His glasses have clear plastic frames and a strap.
Follow alum Patrick Harpin! Check out the work he’s posting from Moonrise Kingdom!
My first year film! Based on memories of my sister and I waking up for school
Be sure to watch my classmates’ films! (if you haven’t already hah)
BFA1 student Anna O’Brien’s awesome film!