We have a couple of updates about Duet, the recent film by Glen Keane. The film is part of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 16 – 21 September 2014 Bristol, UK. Duet will be shown Friday Sept. 19. Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals. Based in Bristol, UK, Encounters runs a six … Continue reading Duet Festival Screenings
From our friends over at DisneybyMark. Walt Before Mickey, is a big screen movie about the life of a simple man with a big dream: Walt Disney. Set in the early 1900′s, the film is based on the book Walt Before Mickey that chronicles Walt’s early years and his rise to success. This feature film is being produced by Armando Gutierrez (Henry & Me), Jeff Rice … Continue reading Walt Before Mickey – Exclusive Trailer
The recent controversy about what Andy Serkis said about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Scarlett Johansson’s performance in Her are both indications of the rise of the “Virtual Actor.” After seeing the fascinating trailer, I am looking forward to seeing this film. Please note the Fleischer and Kubrick comments in the interview selections below. From the website for The Congress, a film by Ari Folman. Robin Wright, a Hollywood … Continue reading The Congress, a film by Ari Folman.
Robin Williams, Walter Cronkite and Jerry Rees prepare for the opening scene. From JerryRees.com Go there for more great photos and information. I worked with Jerry Rees when I was at Walt Disney Imagineering. His is a very talented guy and is best known for the delightful Brave Little Toaster. He went to Cal Arts. Written & Directed by Jerry Rees Starring Robin Williams & Walter Cronkite This … Continue reading Robin Williams in Back to Neverland
Interesting that a technology company like Google is turning to hand drawn animation. A celebration of life through the hand-drawn line, Duet is the latest in a series of Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories, interactive short films made exclusively for mobile devices. Animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, as part of a special ATAP (Advanced Technology and … Continue reading Glen Keane’s “Duet” at Google I/O Conference 2014
“Life After Pi” is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi”– just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community, and the Film Industry as a whole. Continue reading Life After PI
Very interesting article from Vanity Fair about the very talented Cal Arts students that went on to do so much. Continue reading A113—it had no windows and no door.
VFX companies and artists are treated as mere cogs in the machine, with little regard to creating a sustainable, collaborative working relationship. This will lead not only to the demise of more VFX companies, but to increasing instability industry wide. Continue reading RHYTHM & HUES: Life After Pi Trailer