Friday, November 21, 2014

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness - Studio Ghibli Documentary


Coming on the heels of Miyazaki's retirement and as Studio Ghibli goes through changes that may very well determine its future, comes a new documentary with an unrestricted look at what goes on within the studio and with its founders, including Miyazaki speaking freely about the times. Very interesting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Public movie-going habits infographic

Did you know that 70% of the people who show up at the theatre actually don't know which movie they want to see yet? Google did some research and here's what they found!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: Yuki 7 & the Gadget Girls (2009)

Created as a trailer for a line of illustrated books by Kevin Dart, this short is an awesome throwback to the 60's and retro style art!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fusion 7 software available for FREE!


Those of you looking for VFX & Motion Graphics Software are in luck! Blackmagic Design, who acquired Eyeon, the developer behind the software studio FUSION have announced that they are releasing a FREE version for Windows users! This software is used by industry professionals in blockbuster Hollywood studios. Many who've worked on films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit television shows like Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black and many more!
"Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge. 
Fusion 7 for Windows can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website now.
Previously getting access to high end visual effects tools such as Fusion cost thousands of dollars, so it was more restricted to elite Hollywood visual effects artists. Now with Fusion 7 being available free of charge there is no limit to block anyone from creating world leading visual effects. Blackmagic Design believes this will revolutionize the industry and consumers will be able to watch dramatically better feature films and television shows in the future. 
The free of charge Fusion 7 is a fully featured solution and is not limited in it's features. It has a massive visual effects and motion graphics toolset that can be used for both personal and commercial work.  
Fusion 7 features an infinite 3D workspace and an easy to use node based workflow for quickly building unlimited effects. Customers get advanced 3D compositing, paint, rotoscope, retiming, stabilization, titling, an amazing 3D particle generator and multiple keyers, including Primatte. Fusion 7 also lets customers import and render 3D geometry and scenes from other applications as well as create their own elements from scratch."

A more high end Studio version of the software is available for purchase as well with additional features including 3-D Stereoscopic editing tools. But this should be sufficient to get a lot of people started!

To download the software, GO HERE.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

ATTACK ON TITAN / MARVEL CROSSOVER!

A new and awesome 'What If?' collaboration is coming featuring Attack on Titan writer/mangaka Hajime Isayama & artist Gerardo Sandoval (Wolverine, Thunderbolts, Guardians 3000)! It will feature a cross over with not only the Avengers, but also the Guardians of the Galaxy when Titans from the world of Attack on Titan come crashing into New York City! Check out some previewed artwork below!