Done in tuesday morning theory/history-of-animation lectures. Who’d have thought they could make those dull? Whatevz.
Oh hey, I know this guy.
That’s it. That’s the show.
Blade Runner - Storyboard/Layout
Making of ‘The Reward’ - Paolo Giandoso
Just looking at the compositing of this film makes me even more astounded by it.
Bambi - Backgrounds
Exciting news for us KINGDOM HEARTS fans! KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX is now available for pre-order across all America and Europe, so what are we all waiting for?
Along with a Standard Edition, there will also be a Limited Edition available with a special art book to commemorate the release of this HD remaster collection.
This HD remaster will include for the first time in outside of Japan KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories which was previously only released in Japan and North America, and KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days remastered as HD cinematics. The entire collection contains trophies, updated graphics, updated gameplay, and remastered music by series composer Yoko Shimomura.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX will launch across North America on September 10th, and September 13th for Europe and PAL regions.
If you wish to learn more about where to pre-order the game, check out the official KINGDOM HEARTS website. However, if you wish to grab a Limited Edition copy, you should hurry up since it’s apparently VERY limited.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Come visit Kingdom Hearts Insider for more news on the Kingdom Hearts series!
I want a PS3 ;_;
MATT! Is your store getting the special edition? If so, please put me down for a pre-order, lovely man that you are! :D
An actual, official Kingdom Hearts artbook. This is something I’ve dreamed of since I was 12.
One of my favourite pieces by Roger Ebert is his “Great Movies” appreciation of Spirited Away (read it in full here). At the end of the piece he details an encounter he had with Hayao Miyazaki himself, where Miyazaki defines one of the key differences between the work of Studio Ghibli and mainstream American animation. I can see his words relating to comics as well, and these words are well-worth reading for any creative and parent.
Here is the excerpt from Ebert’s piece:
I was so fortunate to meet Miyazaki at the 2002 Toronto film festival. I told him I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or sigh, or gaze at a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
“We have a word for that in Japanese,” he said. “It’s called ‘ma.’ Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.” He clapped his hands three or four times. “The time in between my clapping is ‘ma.’ If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness.”
I think that helps explain why Miyazaki’s films are more absorbing than the frantic action in a lot of American animation. “The people who make the movies are scared of silence” he said, “so they want to paper and plaster it over,” he said. “They’re worried that the audience will get bored. But just because it’s 80 percent intense all the time doesn’t mean the kids are going to bless you with their concentration. What really matters is the underlying emotions—that you never let go of those.
“What my friends and I have been trying to do since the 1970’s is to try and quiet things down a little bit; don’t just bombard them with noise and distraction. And to follow the path of children’s emotions and feelings as we make a film. If you stay true to joy and astonishment and empathy you don’t have to have violence and you don’t have to have action. They’ll follow you. This is our principle.”
He said he has been amused to see a lot of animation in live-action superhero movies. “In a way, live action is becoming part of that whole soup called animation. Animation has become a word that encompasses so much, and my animation is just a little tiny dot over in the corner. It’s plenty for me.”
It’s plenty for me, too.
For all the artists out there. xoxo