29 March 2010

Mary and Max - a must see animation film

Imdb synopsis:

MARY & MAX is a claymated feature film from the creators of the Academy Award winning short animation Harvie Krumpet. It is a simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44 year old, severely obese, Jewish man with Aspergers Syndrome living in the chaos of New York. Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max's friendship survives much more than the average diet of life's ups and downs. Like Harvie Krumpet, MARY AND MAX is innocent but not naive, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agoraphobia and much much more.

This capture is to remind you Banksy's work again:)

Not forget to mention, Philip Seymour Hoffman's voice acting is really brilliant in this movie.

28 March 2010

Animation Insiders Book

This is a new series of books dedicated to animation, put together by Patrick Beaulieu and written by very talented animators like Jason Ryan, Victor Navone, Jason Schleifer, Matt Strangio etc. It should be available by now, so you may want to check it out.

Web site is: http://www.squeezestudio.com/SStudiopress/

22 March 2010

Fallen Art

What a marvellous short:

Technically, there are some little problems with animation but I always put story, storytelling and creativity in front of technical perfectness and I believe that is what the artists should be after in the first place. So this is much more valuable to me than a short which has nearly perfect (can't be perfect in real terms, can it?) animation but a poor or cliche story.

16 March 2010

An acting test-Good day

A previous version of this was on vimeo for quite some time. I decided to do some changes in the weekend according to some animator friends' comments. So just wanted to post the latest here. It is not finished by any means but I am working on a 2d short film at the moment so it may take some time to return back to refining it. Probably I will update it after May.

Good day (WIP) from Eray Kiranoglu on Vimeo.

Canlandirma.org: Karakter animasyonu hakkında Türkçe forum

Şimdi reklamlar:
Animasyonla ilgiliyseniz ve paylaşımcı ruha sahipseniz sizi yaklaşık 2,5 ay önce açmış olduğumuz Türkçe foruma acı bir kahvemizi içmeye bekleriz.


As an Unnecessary Information Inc. note: We recently opened a character animation message board in Turkish. This is just a message for inviting people to the forum. Don't say you weren't curious about it :P