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The grease pencil tool in blender is already a powerfull tool. But with the current development V2 which will probably in the next release of blender (2.78) the tool becomes even greater.Here are some demonstrations from Daniel M. Lara (pepeland):
Regisseur Michael Dudok de Wit werd onlangs in Cannes bekroond met een Prix Spécial Un Certain Regard voor zijn animatiefilm The Red Turtle. Hoe een onverwacht mailtje van een Japanse animatiestudio leidde tot een prijswinnende film.
Op NPO2 werd een documentaire uitgezonden over de succesvolle Nederlandse animator en regisseur Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter). Hierin krijgen we een kijkje achter de schermen bij de productie van deze getekende animatiefilm.http://www.vpro.nl/programmas/2doc/2016/het-verlangen-van-michael-dudok-de-wit.html
The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney’s desire to use animation to express character and personality.
This movie is a personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.
Also check out an overview of the 12 basic principles of animation on this page with animated GIFs: http://the12principles.tumblr.com/
I would like to share some talk about creativity that I found on the web.
Let it inspire you to be creative and have fun!
29 ways to stay creative:
John Cleese on Creativity:
This project was produced at DPI animation house for a Festivity around the celebration of 200 years Dutch Kingdom. My part was to model, texture, light and animate this animation. Layout was done by collegues in pre-production proces and goal was to get an pop-up book style.
“We are going to bring together the best of the open source CG talents to work on a 3D animation feature film.”
Blender Institute is internationally well known for pioneering using Open Content production as a development model for Open and Free Software. Since 2005, five projects have been realised this way, including the short films Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny, Sintel and Tears of Steel. For each project the technical targets were defined first, which became the main lead for a challenging creative concept for a mixed artist/developer team to realize with Blender and other Open Source tools.
The success of this model has led to much improved software and a more professional user/ coder community. Productions of short film with Blender are common now.
With so many small studios and teams around the world now using Blender and other open source tools, it’s a logical and challenging next step to bundle them in a massive online project to work on their own film. This has been nicked “Project Gooseberry”.