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The Animation Garden Animation with a moustache Posted on March 17, 2014 | Leave a CommentFiled under Animation Having moved back to London to work on a really cool cartoony game I can’t talk much of for now, I am currently focusing on life drawing and painting most of my evenings. London is probably the only place in the world where Life drawing classes happen pretty much every day. For that reason, I decided to start a new blog and I will be posting all sort of useful information I come across on it and I might even post some of my drawings. I have a bit of experience with Life drawing, painting is something very new to me so if you are interested in the same topic, point your RSS reader to the following link, I will be posting all the great material I find useful in my learning. The blog look a bit rough around the edges but the content should easily compensate for the look in my opinion. Surprisingly Animation with a Moustache hasn’t been hacked for quite a while ….. or so I hope ;-) Well….

Comedy for Animators - Part 5 A note about “Gravity” Here is an inter­est­ing quote about the new film “Grav­ity” In an inter­view with Rene Rodriquez of the Miami Her­ald, direc­tor Alphonso Cuaron referred to a silent film comedian. I was chan­nel­ing Buster Keaton when we made Grav­ity — the sin­gle through-line story in which there is a lot of human­ity and emo­tion, but every­thing is con­veyed through phys­i­cal action. I haven’t seen Grav­ity yet, but the more I hear about it the more inter­est­ing it becomes. This song makes everything funny Or maybe not. The song is “Yakety Sax” and is most famous from it’s use by Benny Hill. Youtube users have done exhaus­tive test­ing of the the­ory that it makes every­thing funny. “Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan” with “Yakety Sax” is not funny. It has to be scenes with a chase or at least lots of run­ning. And it has to be sped up. Posted in Music Tagged music Prank Films The film­ing of pranks has a his­tory that reaches back to the very ear­li­est days of cin­ema.

The Power of Posing | ..::avneriginal::.. Head over to Vanity Fair for a great article by the photographer Howerd Schatz. He photographed actors at his studio in a series of roles and dramatic situations to reveal the essence of their characters. My top three are: GEOFFREY RUSHLeft: You’re the cornerman for a winded female boxer, desperately exhorting her: “She’s run away with your boyfriend! JOHN GOODMANLeft: You’re a geek flirting with a cheerleader, unaware that you don’t stand a chance. IAN McSHANELeft: You’re a politically ambitious prosecutor trying a sensational murder case, and you’ve just realized that the defense’s key witness has given you a huge opening to prove that he’s lying. Here are the rest of the images from the article.

Her Cold Coffee Eyes Temple of the Seven Golden Camels Evan E. Richards The Cinematography of “Gravity” (2013) Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki Nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Cinematography Nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture Read More» The Cinematography of “L.A. Confidential” (1997) Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti Nominated for the 1998 Academy Award for Best Cinematography Nominated for the 1998 Academy Award for Best Picture The Cinematography of “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007) Cinematographer: Ron Fortunato The Cinematography of “Killing Them Softly” (2012) Cinematographer: Greig Fraser Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival The Cinematography of “The Proposition” (2005) Cinematographer: Benoît Delhomme Won the 2005 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography

Speaking of Animation » Archive for year 2011 I had a chance to check out this past weekends animation offerings and I must say that I was thrilled with both. First was the Toy Story short Small Fry that is playing in front of The Muppets. This is the first animation I’ve seen from Pixar’s new studio Pixar Canada. It came out great and for a short the quality was right up there with the film. The story was fun and very entertaining. I can’t wait to see more out of that studio. I then went and saw Arthur Christmas. Let us know if you had a chance to see either of these two this past weekend and tell us what you thought in the comments below. Thanks, -Steve Cooked Art