Very good video on using virtual cameras in animation. Here Pixar uses computer animation to duplicate complex photographic tools such as split diopters as you would in “real” cinematography. Thus making the film look more authentic.
Here are some audio and video clips showing how theme park sound is done.
Tyrus Wong, the Chinese-American artist who was the production designer of Disney’s classic feature Bambi (1942), passed away today at the age of 106.
One of the things I liked about Zootopia was that it wasn’t a reboot or sequel. I enjoyed the story that had many of the best classic Disney elements, but still seemed fresh. Here are stories, videos and art work that shows the artistic and technical work that went into this movie.
Here are Frank and Ollie promoting their book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation on the Tonight Show.
Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture
A team of researchers are working on a project called Face2Face, which is described as “real-time face capture and reenactment of RGB videos.”
An animation studio aims to create 1,200 paintings in the style of the Dutch post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh for the first feature-length film made solely through hand-painted canvases.
Director Joe Dante (Gremlins) talks about the time he developed a film about Golden Age Hollywood animators called Termite Terrace, the unglamorous nickname of the Warner Bros. animation studio in the 1930s.
FaceDirector can seamlessly blend several takes to create nuanced blends of emotions, potentially cutting down on the number of takes necessary in filming.
Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum won’t just be looking at art. They’ll be exploring a Dali painting in a three-dimensional world that turns art into an immersive experience.