Friday, August 25, 2006

Cool Animation Shorts!

My friend Steve here at work sent me a couple of really cool links... so I thought I'd share. This is an awesome cool and spooky short called "The Passenger" by Chris Jones. I can't wait to see more on this one!

Here's another cool live action fx/animation by 2 brothers Alex & Ben Mallinson who started a company called DIE-CAST Films! This is freakin halarious!

6 comments:

David M said...

Hey Rebecca!!!

Thanks for sharing. "The passenger" looks freaking awesome, great style. I can't wait to see it either. Is there any website with more info about it ?

For the other one... Hilarious stuff. I remember doing similar things with my friends. I do not have much time to do this kind of things now but I definately go back to it because it's all about tell a story right ? It can help us to understand what is good editing, and sound. BTW, I loved the use of sound of the Mallinson brothers. Awesome

Once again. Thanks Rebecca for sharing this.

David M said...

I've found the link with some more images and info of Chris Jones' Short:

http://www.chrisj.com.au/

Enjoy!

rebecca said...

Thanks David! I shoulda included the original website link... my bad. I'll update the post with your link... thanks man!

I love both these films for completely different reasons... but what they have in common is they are both entertaining!

I can still remember one of the best pieces of advise I got from one of my mentors at AM Victor Navone.... he said he had heard Lasseter in a speech in which he said... 'animation is about entertainment' I hadta really think about that... and I've come to my own conclusion. If there's an animation you're working on and there's only one thing you can add to it... (how ever important all the "principles" are) it's to make sure it's entertaining! Without that there's nothing, no reason to do it, and for that sake even watch it!

Just my thoughts... thanks for the post DavidM

~reb

David M said...

I absolutely agree with that.

In "The passenger" everything is working together (lighting, composition, music, EDITING among others) to tell this story.

And it's indeed entertaining, it makes me look forward to see the entire short. What is awesome is that I noticed that I'm tense when I look it and if Chris is able to do this, is that it's a really succesful trailer.

In my humble opinion, a masterpiece that has to be seen.

BrandonBeckstead said...

Wow, really inspiring work! Thanks for sharing.

rebecca said...

david_m totally man! I've already got plans to see "the passenger" here in LA. I can't wait!

brandon, yo man where you been... good to see you bloggin man! I can't wait to see YOUR short animation!!

~reb