A Score To Settle

New information on the animated series Arcane has been released, starting with a short teaser.

Co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee introduce briefly the story setting, presenting the motivation behind this project.

Puparia

puparium = the hardened last larval skin which encloses the pupa in some insects, especially higher diptera; a pupa enclosed in a puparium.

Shingo Tamagawa, an animator closely associated with the studio Sunrise, was afraid he’d start hating his drawings, and even the act of drawing, if he continued to pursue the path he was on. “No matter how hard your work,” he explains in the new documentary Three Minutes, Three Years: Making Puparia, “animation is something that is consumable.” Disillusioned, he stopped drawing for over a year. In that time, ideas slowly started accumulating for a new short film. After three years of solo production, his three-minute indie film Puparia was completed. He released it in November on YouTube, where it has since been viewed more than a million times

Source (How The Hit Short Film ‘Puparia’ Was Born From Frustration With The Anime Industry, CartoonBrew, 02.03.2021)

СИЛЬНО

Today we take a dive into the world of 3D rendering that accompanies a musical journey.

What would a vibrant dream look like? The answer to this question is in the making of “SILNO” – an enigmatic, glossy and visually powerful journey directed by the acclaimed Tanu Muino for Ukrainian multi artist MONATIK.

The project’s webpage presents the development process, which captures visually stunning details from the music video, together with their starting stages, from research and development to early concepts.

How Netflix’s ‘Klaus’ Made 2D Animation Look 3D

Video description: “Klaus,” Netflix’s first animated film, is an origin story of Santa Claus. Because the Oscar-nominated movie appeals to nostalgia, director Sergio Pablos and his team at The SPA Studios in Madrid decided to make the film in 2D. But they also wanted to advance the look, so they developed new technology that adds details like lighting and texture to the characters that make them appear 3D. The Insider Team spoke with Pablos to find out how they made the innovative film, which earned an Academy Award nomination for best Animated Feature and seven Annie Awards.

Colza

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Alors que le village assiste au plus grand concert qu’il n’ait jamais vu, une jeune lézarde nommée Clarence vole un précieux avion en papier.

A young lizard named Clarence steals a precious plane while the whole village is distracted by the greatest concert it has ever seen.

Dear Girl

Video description: ‘Prayer Girl’ painting in the museum is secretly in love with the curator. One day, when a picture is sold and she is about to leave the museum, she finally decides to confess her mind to the curator.