CARTOON MOVIE

The business of animation is big business, not in the states, but all around the world, though most european movies are quite smaller on budget than the ones from the US, they have their own distinctive mark, it’s not better, nor worse, it’s just different and gives it it’s own flavour.

Cartoon Movie is happening right now in Bortdeaux, France showcasing a bunch of different feature films in different stages of production, If you want to find financing, or coproduction, etc this is one of the most important places to go in europe.

An other reason to mention this, is that the guys from MAD Entertainment (Italy) who presented some of their work and contribution to Blender last year at the Blender Conference where interviewed by Cartoon Brew, one of the most important animation blogs (probably the most important one), so here it is the trailer for their movie Gatta Cenerentola

And here the full interview from Cartoon Brew

If you’re interested in the feature film animation business, I would recommend you to go to twitter and follow the hashtag #CartoonMovie to see what’s happening minute by minute.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/cartoonmovie

Merlot

I last year in Annecy I was lucky to meet a bunch of great people and today I want to feature one Giulia Martinelli, an italian animator who along Marta Gennari created a beautiful and funny animated film called Merlot.

You can watch the trailer here, and follow them on facebook aswel as they are on festival round!, if you find a festival near you where it is playing be sure to check it out!.

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PSL – Week One

Hey!,

It’s been a bit more than a week since we started PSL, and we already had a big assignment (we’re already preparing the second one), and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot of blender and about narrative, but this is just the start.

We’ve been touching up on the basics of grease pencil to be able to quickly develop, itearate and deliver on Ideas, like everyone knows testing out ideas on paper is way faster and easier than In 3D, so that’s where we are at, while at the same time we’re learning about narrative and principles of animation slowly come in.

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