Sunday, October 04, 2015

Saturday, October 03, 2015

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: Robot on the Road (2015)

Another new short from the Japan Animator Expo. This one is by director Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh, A Letter to Momo), about a comical robot who hitches a ride on a road trip to get repaired, though he seems to have ulterior motives towards his female ride...

There is a little bit of partial nudity here, so the short may be NSFW. Head over to the link below to see it. Click on 'EN' in the top right corner for an English-subtitled version.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Non-traditional aspect ratios

If you've already seen this previous video on the use of aspect ratios in film for storytelling. This this one is a neat follow up that's more about experimenting with ways outside of the norm that I think enthusiasts will really be intrigued by.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Opening & Closing Shots

How you start and how you end your film is important. The first for setting up the theme of your film and what audiences should expect, the last for closure and what you leave your audience with.

Here are two videos detailing side by side the opening and closing shot of various films. Do they tell you anything?

So note that in a sense these may be considered spoilers, though without the name of the film or context, it may not necessarily ruin anything for you, but just be aware.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


It's always interesting to see animation from studios outside of North America & Japan. So this week's highlight comes from Iran! From the studio 'Hoorakhsh' comes a music video for the Iranian music artist King Raam. Give it a look! There's an obvious inspiration taken from Akira here I think.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Little Door Gods trailer

Here's our first trailer for a Chinese Animated Film called 'Little Door Gods' from the studio 'Light Chaser Animation, whom China is banking on to be the Eastern equivalent of Pixar.