Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Animated Inspiration: Sita Sings the Blues

To whet everyone's appetite for this Wednesday's International Animation Day screening of Sita Sings the Blues, here's the trailer on YouTube.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Animated Inspiration: Le Phare

This week's animation comes from France's premiere animation school: Gobelins, l'ecole de l'image. It's a school where students work (and study) in teams to finish a completed film during the semester. They've just released their latest student film "Le Phare", a story about the unusual relationship between a lighthouse keeper and a moth. Supurb work, as usual.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Animated Inspiration: House of Cats

I saw this short animation "the House of Cats" on Jerry Beck's 'Cartoon Brew' blog months ago. So, as I just spent a second weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum photographing crystals and gems to gather source material for a still art idea, thought I'd share this little piece of inspiration.

House of Cats from Courtland Lomax on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Animated Inspiration: the Red and the Blue - the Water Tap

To commemorate my stop-motion animation weekend in Toronto, here's the Red and the Blue episode from Misseri Studios that I mentioned last week. It's stop-motion animation done with clay. Lots of funny morphs and transformations!