Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cycle by Denis Briant

Cycle from Denis Briant on Vimeo.

Interview at ILM: What Was the Interview Like?

Great post by Travis Tohill! Go read it here!

Spungella Animation Contest Winners!

Alright, the votes are in for the first Spungella Animation Contest and the numbers are:

  • #1: 0
  • #2: 0
  • #3: 10
  • #4: 2
  • #5: 1
  • #6: 0
  • #7: 0
  • #8: 2
  • #9: 0
  • #10: 0
  • #11: 0
  • #12: 14
  • #13: 3
  • #14: 1
  • #15: 1
  • #16: 6
  • #17: 2
  • #18: 2
  • #19: 2
  • #20: 0

So the winners are:

  • 1st place: #12 - Nanda van Dijk
  • 2nd place: #3 - Lukasz Burnet
  • 3rd place: #16 - Hung-Chun Lin


Well deserved, nice work everybody. My runner up for 4th place would have been #4. His expression after he drives over the guy cracked me up. But I agree with the votes and thanks again for participating. Let's do another one!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rockstar's Animation clips

Cartoon Brew posted the Red Dead Redemption clip and the comments section had a link to Robot Bubblegum.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Azureus Rising Proof of Concept

Thanks Louaye for the tip!

Animators Resource

Gotta love the web! There is so much good stuff out there! John Paul Rhinemiller emailed me about Animators Resource and as the name says it's a great site you should visit for resources and links to animation material!

Pig Me

Thanks Michael for the tip!

Pig Me from Pig Me on Vimeo.

100 frame exercise - Fall 09

I know, I know, a bit late to post that one, SORRY! But here we go, the theme for that round was "Chase".

100x Exercise Animation - Fall 09 from Jean-Denis Haas on Vimeo.

Rigs by Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk was kind enough to share his rigs (Demon and Tresher) with everybody. Follow the link to Animation Buffet for more information.

Congratulations 2010 AAU Spring Show Nominees and Winners!

I attended the yearly Spring Show of the Academy of Art University and was really impressed by the work! Congratulations to everybody, you can be very proud! If you have a chance to swing by the exhibit, see the image for more details or go to

Thomas Grummt - Animation Portfolio

Here's a really well done demo reel! Find out more about him at

Thomas Grummt Animation Reel 2010 from Thomas Grummt on Vimeo.

Friday, May 21, 2010

AnimationRigs Animation Contest is hosting an animation contest as well and it's awesome!

What could be more fun than a good old fashion throw-down? That's what we thought, so we give you the "Animation Free-For-All." An animate to win "no holds barred" contest.

It truly is a "Free-for-All." Free membership for the duration of the contest, free from style constraints, and you're free to animate with any of the Anim-Mates characters.

The prizes are insane! First place is an iPad or $500 cash, 2nd place is and iPod Touch or $300 cash, etc. If that doesn't get your competitive juices flowing, what will??

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rio Trailer

Thanks Alex! Watch the trailer here!

Megamind Trailer

Don't forget to vote for the Anim Contest

Hey hey,

there sure must have been some cheating going around because on the previous voting poll we have votes in the hundreds and now I got not more than twenty emails. :)

So head over here in order to watch and vote!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

AM Tips and Tricks: Cleaning up curves

Yours truly has a new post up courtesy of Animation Mentor (thanks!). This time the question was:

How Do You Deal With Curves in Character Animation? Should I Be Cleaning Up Curves and Deleting Unnecessary Keys?

So if you have a second and are interested, head over there!

Animation and Visual Effects 2010 Ten Second Reels

A lot of very talented animators are posting best-ofs of their reels for the AAU. Head over here to watch them and make sure to website the artist's website in order to see all of their work. Here a few samples of the strong work!

10 Second Reel - Lisa Allen - Animation from AAU ANM + VFX on Vimeo.

10 Second Reel - Joshua Slice - Animation from AAU ANM + VFX on Vimeo.

10 Second Reel - Stefan Schumacher - Animation from AAU ANM + VFX on Vimeo.

10 Second Reel - Chutinart Warunyuwong - Animation from AAU ANM + VFX on Vimeo.

10 Second Reel - Shaofu Zhang - Animation from AAU ANM + VFX on Vimeo.

All of CalArts' Character Animation Student Films of 2010

Thanks Louaye! Watch the clips here.

When The Time Is Ripe from Shion Takeuchi on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Reactions to Greyson Chance's performance and ... Lady Gaga?

In case you haven't seen or heard of this, Lady Gaga Lands Record Deal For Internet Protégé. Greyson Chance sure is talented (holy moly) but what was interesting to observe as well, besides his powerful ending contrasted with his restrained re-sitting and look up, were the reactions of the girls, especially once he starts to sing. The stares, the disbelieve, the wonder, the giggles, the mouthed "wows", etc. Have a look!


Some sites just crack me up with their posts. I frequently visit filmdrunk and iwatchstuff but filmdrunk has so many awesome images either on their site or their sister sites that you could easily start a facial reference library. :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spungella Anim Contest: VOTING!

Voting is over. Thanks for participating.

It's hard to know if people cheat using the previous voting method and the fact that I have to even contemplate that is really sad.

So now, the vote is starting over.
You have one week, from this Monday, 5/17/10, to next Monday, 5/24/10,
to send me an email to

contest (at) spungella (dot) com

Put the number of your favorite clip in the mail and email me only once. Please don't set up dozens of multiple accounts in order to vote multiple times.

Spungella Animation Contest - Spring 2010 - "Guilty" from Jean-Denis Haas on Vimeo.

Sorry for the delay! Technical difficulties...

But now it's up and you have one week to watch all the entries and decide which one you like the most.

So head over to and vote!