Archive for November, 2009
Documentary audio has been used to powerful effect in all types of animation. John Hubley used improvised recordings of his children as the soundtrack to his Academy Award-winning “Moonbird”. Man-on-the-street recordings gave Ralph Bakshi the realism he was looking for in films like Fritz the Cat. Nick Park’s inventive reinterpretations of conversations with everyday people [...]
This is the main character from the work-in-progress we showed in our last post. As you can see, he’s quite an expressive guy. Our new short film follows him as he delivers a monologue about machines causing a decline of communication between people. Watch here for more details as things develop!
Today, we’d like to share a pencil test from a work-in-progress. We recently sold our Cintiq, a digital drawing tool, and re-upped our commitment to drawing on paper. Other animators have encouraged us to go the digital route, but I never felt I had the same control I get with well-sharpened pencils on animation bond. [...]
In honor of Veterans Day, we’ve posted “Germans in the Woods” online. In this animated documentary, 86-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Robertson remembers a German soldier he killed at the Battle of the Bulge. Produced in collaboration with national oral history project StoryCorps.
Original artwork from the film is available at our brand new online [...]
We met Ray Lei in Ottawa this year, and loved his work. He has a wonderful design sense, an infectious exuberance, and is totally inventive. He’s also a blast to talk with because of his great sense of humor. Once he starts talking, you just want to listen to everything he has to say. You’re [...]
When we received word that “Q&A” had been accepted to the Austin Film Festival, the invitation came with a request attached. “Would you be willing to have your film programmed in the documentary category instead of the animation category?,” asked the festival representative who contacted us. I hesitated momentarily. That would take us out of [...]
In February 2006, 12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, interviewed his mother Sarah at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah’s feeling about Joshua as a son. Plays in Heart Strings.
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In February 2006, 12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, interviewed his mother Sarah at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah’s feeling about Joshua as a son. Plays in Animations Package 2.