Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Group Aer Recognized!

Friday, July 15, 2011

XMG Studio

Hello Group Aers all,
These folks just signed a deal with Spin Master, a Toronto based toy company. In case you haven't noticed, the animation business is mostly about toys. (See Cars 2.)

They're looking for folks to help. I think you all could qualify.

It will be worth an email to get your name in if you're looking for work. IMHO, this is where the future of most of animation production in Toronto lies.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hearing Test

Not produced by a Group A member but reference of a simple but effective project.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Animated In Photoshop

N.A.S.A. "Gifted" from three legged legs on Vimeo.

Vimeo Link →

How it was done. Here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Get To Work

Friday, March 18, 2011

Freelance Life Talk

From the talk on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

AE Effects Deux

Another simpler animation but lots more AE effects. Deconstruct to learn.

AE snow

Here's a nice little piece with lots of subtle AE effects.

Sometimes the Stars from The Audreys on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

13 Mistakes

Some rules for the road you may wish to follow.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coke Siege

And an interview with the creators. 3 months to produce.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Inspiration. Collaboration. Appreciation.

Here's some inspiring notes for you to consider in your careers. I agree with all he says and thank him for sharing.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Google Ideas on Innovation

1. Ideas come from everywhere
2. If you’re brilliant, we’re hiring.
3. A license to pursue dreams.
4. Cheer everything you can.
5. Innovation not instant perfection
6. Data is apolitical
7. Creativity loves constraints.
8. It’s users, not money.
9. Don’t kill projects, morph them.

Scott Caple

Please be aware. I know you've all met him. I know you've heard his scintillating discussion on the power of layout. I know you'd like to support one of the good guys.

Tell you friends.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brad Bird Quote

I found this quote from Brad Bird that relates to the dailies we show in our meetings. It was made during the start of Iron Giant production.

“As individual animators, we all have different strengths and weaknesses, but if we can interconnect all our strengths, we are collectively the greatest animators on earth. So I want you guys to speak up and drop your drawers. We’re going to look at your scenes in front of everybody. Everyone will get humiliated and encouraged together. If there is a solution, I want everybody to hear it, so everybody adds to their toolkit. I’m going to take my shot at what I think will improve the scene, but if you see something different, go head and disagree. I don’t know all the answers.”

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sign Up

Monday, January 24, 2011

Concept Artist

Here's a guy that just started blogging.

Lots of inspiration for the concept artists in the crowd.

Look at the 2 to 6 hour paintings.


3 Things to Pay Attention To

Some words of wisdom on the evolving education of artists and media types.

Destroy the Individual Artist

Approach Radical Collaboration

Inspire a Culture of Entrepreneurship


Christina Dee

Let's give a big shout out to Christina Dee. She's top post on the Labryinth blog. Send her a note of support.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In Praise of the Library

Go there and learn.