Tumblehead Animation Studios

Hey guys, I just wanted to feature this studio, I love their work they’re a part of Arsenalet an initiative by the animation workshop to incubate animation related studios.

I gladly had the chance to meet 2 of the guys running Tumblehead about 7 years ago when they where at school. You could already see the talent they had when they released Elk Hair Caddis, their final project film at the animation workshop.

During Annecy was able too also to meet Mette Tange, they’r incredibly talented animator.

Even though seem pretty small they really do fantastic work, this is one of the pieces that caught my eye a couple of years ago:

Lucky to us, they made a bunch of  little making of short videos, that I found very inspiring and that helped me a lot on getting ideas on how to approach cartoony rigging and animation for lollypopman.

check them out!

General Making of:

Tour de Rigging:

Tour de Animaation:

Tour de Rendering:

Tour de Compositing

 

Also don’t forget to check their Instagram to follow what they’re developing

https://www.instagram.com/tumblehead/

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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Website: Blendtuts

Hey again guys!, check out the new and revamped BlendTuts website, Oliver Villar is going on full throttle with his website now, and it looks great.

I had the chance to work with him in Luke’s Escape for almost a year (we’re still in it together), and he’s a great artist when it comes to modeling, shading and lighting, and he’s also a great teacher.

He gave me a copy of his book about a year ago “Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters”, which I like a lot, because it takes you through the whole process of creating an animation piece, mostly focusing on modeling, texturing, shading and lighting, but also has some rigging and animation, even though I believe he should have chosen an other character for it, it’s still a great read.

He’s also making a podcast with focus on topics for beginners, so if you’re a newcomer, definitelly hear him out.