digital animation

New Still from The Blue Umbrella

Pixar provided the Wall Street Journal with a new still from The Blue Umbrella. I like the photo realism in this rendering. A post on the Walt Disney Studios blog also revealed the official plot synopsis: It is just another evening commute until the rain… Read More »New Still from The Blue Umbrella

Assembling John Carter in the Computer

Patrick Giusiano, currently an animator at Blue Sky studios, previously had the opportunity to work on Disney’s John Carter while working at Double Negative — a digital effects studio. While working with Director Andrew Stanton and Pixar’s artistic supervision team, Giusiano proposed shots and acting… Read More »Assembling John Carter in the Computer

John Lasseter on the Future of Animation

Last Monday Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science hosted the Marc Davis Lecture, which this year was a panel talk. Among the panelists was John Lasseter who spoke on the future of animation. One of my favorite quotes from the night was Lasseter’s insistence… Read More »John Lasseter on the Future of Animation

Digital Domain and the Elusive IPO

It’s not so easy to be like Pixar.  The digitial effects house that Terminator 2: Judgment Day built, is finding private investment offers more appealing than IPO prospects.  Whether that means there’s not enough interest for a decent IPO or that the private offers are really… Read More »Digital Domain and the Elusive IPO