Several years ago I’d heard that Caroline Leaf had moved on from filmmaking and was now painting. I was curious to know what was behind the shift, and even more curious to see her current work. I finally had an opportunity to interview her.
Category: Short Films
Universal Pictures plans to transform Ricardo de Montreuil's short film THE RAVEN into a feature film, reports ComingSoon.net.
Sensual is not a word often thought of when one thinks of a Disney animated film. But this Disney short flows with it. But this isn't just any Disney short, it originated as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. A seemingly unlikely pair of artists to work together. Disney wanted to experiment with the animation form and Dali saw animation as a perfect way to explore surrealism on film. The project started in the 1940s with Dali drawing dozens of images, but the film never came to be. Following the production of FANTASIA/2000, Roy E. Disney championed its completion using original storyboards and journals.
Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces nominations today for the 38th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation including best animated feature, television production, commercials, short subjects, video games and outstanding individual achievements.
For any film fan this release needs to be on your holiday wish list. Visually, both films are presented flawlessly in 1080p. In FANTASIA, the live-action sequences have never looks so rich. The silhouetted musicians are more dynamic because the blacks are so deep. As for the animated sequences, they look marvelous. There isn’t a hint of dirt or dust to be found. And unlike some restorations of Disney animated films, the cel painted frames retain their handmade quality. The landmark visual effects particularly stood out to me. The glow of the fairies in the “Nutcracker Suite” section felt more luminous than in previous presentations. The colors are rich and the true achievement of the film’s artistry has never been so crystal clear in a home entertainment release. The only slight issue is some color bleeding in the live-action sequences, but I’d argue that was from the negative.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Foghorn Leghorn, the lovable, mischievous rooster and his pals Tweety and Sylvester are the next to headline Warner Home Video’s (WHV) Looney Tunes Super Stars releases, the newest series of DVDs celebrating classic Looney Tunes characters.
I first met the organizers of the KLIK Animation Festival at the Annecy Animation Festival a couple of years ago and they assured me that their festival is fun, fun, fun. When they invited me to Amsterdam to be on the Short Films and Political Animation jury, I jumped at the opportunity and it did turn out to be some serious fun.
The third edition of the highly anticipated ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia will be held in the capital city of Seoul, Korea, from 15 to 18 December at Coex Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Drawing Center (in New York) in collaboration with Smart Spaces, the not-for-profit art space that uses vacant store fronts as their roaming venue, is presenting a show of animated shorts called Framed: Drawings In Motion.
Comedy Central has bought the rights to a new untitled animated anthology show from ShadowMachine, the producer of ROBOT CHICKEN and MORAL OREL, reports Deadline.com.
Hayden 5 Media and comic book publisher Bluewater Prods. are set to produce a rotoscoped short based on comic MARK ZUCKERBERG: CREATOR OF FACEBOOK, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Red Stick International Animation Festival has selected the finalists for its seven Best of the Fest film competition categories from among the record 437 films submitted this year.
SIGGRAPH Asia, coming this December 15-18 in Seoul, South Korea, has published their Computer Animation Festival and Technical Papers video trailers.
Discover the next wave of excellence in computer graphics and interactive techniques as SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 goes to Hong Kong, the ideal location for a unique blend of “East meets West”.
No other festival I’m aware of consistently generates as much controversy as does the Ottawa Festival. People may scratch their heads at the judging decisions in Annecy (insert favorite French joke here), but in Ottawa, beer-fueled grumbling and incessant whining are as much a part of the annual festivities as head-scratching competition screening introductions and the cavalcade of toothless panhandlers lining Rue Rideau.
They're calling it a "paradigm shift in contemporary art", "a new sensibility in the art of our time". Galleries and their curators are starting to notice animation. It's been a long time coming.
SIGGRAPH 2011 invites you to “Make it Home” at the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 7 - 11 August 2011 in Vancouver.
Craig Barron has posted a really nice short film tribute to film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, who this past Saturday received the Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
So you wanna watch movies, eh? (Is my Canadian accent showing?) Well, pull up your potato chips and have a sit down...