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October, 2011


October 26, 2011 9:33 pm

The Adventures of Tintin – Unofficial Title Sequence

In honor of the release of Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, animator James Curran has produced this unofficial title sequence for the film. Its a simple yet elegant concept in which a circle continually morphs through the faces of various Tintin characters, but I find this video really rather charming.

Click here to read an interview Curran has given with

7:40 pm

Subtleties of the Slate

Shot in Tasmania on the last day of the feature Van Diemen’s Land, this short clip from Inspiration Studios offers a humorous account of the role of the clapper loader. Featuring some useful techniques for any aspiring member of the camera department.

October 15, 2011 11:02 am

the art of roto

Mike Seymour of FXGuide has written this incredibly detailed article on The Art of Roto. It covers rotoscoping in all of its many guises, from Max Fleischer‘s original machine right through to the most current software and techniques.

As someone who is just getting started as a roto artist, its great to find such a thorough overview of the field. Plus it means that when someone asks me “what is rotoscoping?” I can just point them to this article.


The Art of Roto

October 14, 2011 2:53 pm

Weetabix – Dancer

I just can’t get enough of this awesome TVC for Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize. Cool moves, pounding beats and dancing teddy bears – what’s not to love?
Directed by Daniels, with music from Mord Fustang, and staring the amazing 10 year old dancer Arizona Snow.