July 17, 2014

frankrause:

I made an animation out of Legos for the Loopdeloop Challenge!

From faculty member Fran Krause!

July 13, 2014

maddiesharafian:

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to make a comic about food?

I lied.

July 7, 2014

briansmee:

Here’s SPORTS!

Excellent film from CalArts Experimental Animation student Brian Smee!

July 1, 2014

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 WorldPlease 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!

June 20, 2014

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.

Full photo set, via our Facebook page

(All photographs by Scott Groller)

June 19, 2014
patrickharpin:

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.
From Wes:
MR. BISHOPMr. Bishop is a tall, fifty-year-old man in Madras trousers and horn-rimmed glasses.
This is Bill Murray.MRS. BISHOPMrs. Bishop is a tan, forty-five-year-old woman in a Lilly Pulitzer-type wrap-around skirt.
This is Frances McDormand.SCOUT MASTER WARDScout 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 SHARPCaptain 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.
Bruce Willis.”



Follow alum Patrick Harpin! Check out the work he’s posting from Moonrise Kingdom!

patrickharpin:

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.

From Wes:

MR. BISHOP
Mr. Bishop is a tall, fifty-year-old man in Madras trousers and horn-rimmed glasses.

This is Bill Murray.

MRS. BISHOP
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
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.

Bruce Willis.”

Follow alum Patrick Harpin! Check out the work he’s posting from Moonrise Kingdom!

June 18, 2014

helloitsannao:

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!

June 11, 2014

Pilot episode of King Star King, from the genius mind of alum JJ Villard

June 1, 2014

Michelle Xin’s film SunGuy is sweet, cool, and goes to some expected places. Read more about Michelle’s work via Cartoon Brew.

June 1, 2014

Sabrina Cotugno’s Night Parade is a dazzling film with beautiful design and storytelling. See more of her work on her Tumblr.

May 30, 2014

simplecg:

Hello new followers!!! Welcome to my blog all about celebrating simplicity in CG design. I started this blog to showcase all the cool things happening in CG that are not the “high-end” CG stuff you see the studios doing. 

Cg doesn’t have to be hard and complicated, it can be simple and fun! So let’s have fun!!!

A little about me: I am an artist/filmmaker/animator living and working in the LA area.  In addition to my art blog I also run a comic about humans behaving like animals called Like on the Discovery Channel I am a graduate from calarts and currently working as a Teacher, a Freelance animator and as a generalist animator with Maker Studios!

Alum Trevor Knapp Jones’ CG design blog is great!

May 30, 2014

Jeff Liu’s film Eat! is set in a unique world, and features some beautiful animation and visual touches. Jeff writes and performs his own music; check out his Tumblr, where you can view recent artwork and songs.

May 29, 2014

Shion Takeuchi's film When the Time is Ripe is ingenious.

May 29, 2014

Change in the Weather is by the wonderful Amelia Lorenz.

May 29, 2014

The Hardest Jigsaw by Eric Anderson is a gem!

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