April 22, 2014

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.” 

April 21, 2014
How Pendelton Ward And His Friends Created A New Era of Cartoons

April 21, 2014

Check out this Clarence/Adventure Time mashup! New episodes of Clarence premiere tonight at 7pm (6pm Central time). 

April 18, 2014

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi’s new short film “The Dam Keeper”! Thanks to Andy Schmidt for the link!

April 13, 2014
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. 
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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. 

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April 12, 2014

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!

March 27, 2014

jonesypop:

i felt like drawing fionna last night!

March 26, 2014
Documentary: Human and Animation 2: I Love to Move

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.

March 20, 2014

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!

March 10, 2014

This is a wonderful piece by Lynda.com about the creative process behind films by Tiny Inventions (Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter). Thanks to Brooke Keesling for the link!

March 10, 2014

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!!

March 7, 2014

Here is the trailer for Between Times, a new film by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter from Tiny Inventions!

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!

Additional reading:
Why People Draw: Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter
Red Giant TV Episode 47: Tiny Inventions by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter

March 6, 2014
19 – The Editing 1

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

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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.image

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These kind of arguments happen sometimes. The director can use two different kinds of weapons to struggle against the editor:

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March 6, 2014

Check out Carl Faruolo’s short Bug Salad, from Nickelodeon! Carl taught Story to our BFA1’s last year.

Nickelodeon is accepting submissions for their Animated Short Program. Click here to read more.

March 4, 2014
Congratulations to Walt Disney Animation Studios for winning Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the Academy Awards for Frozen!!
From left to right: Jennifer Lee (director), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (composer-lyricist), Robert Lopez (composer-lyricist), Peter Del Vecho (producer) and Chris Buck (director and CalArts alum). 
More links:Disney’s Frozen Wins Academy Award for Best FeatureOscars: ‘Frozen’ Songwriter Robert Lopez Becomes Youngest EGOT winnerDirectors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Talk ‘Frozen’Jennifer Lee, on Becoming Disney Animation’s First Female Director

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Congratulations to Walt Disney Animation Studios for winning Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the Academy Awards for Frozen!!

From left to right: Jennifer Lee (director), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (composer-lyricist), Robert Lopez (composer-lyricist), Peter Del Vecho (producer) and Chris Buck (director and CalArts alum). 

More links:
Disney’s Frozen Wins Academy Award for Best Feature
Oscars: ‘Frozen’ Songwriter Robert Lopez Becomes Youngest EGOT winner
Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Talk ‘Frozen’
Jennifer Lee, on Becoming Disney Animation’s First Female Director

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