Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theatres today! This Transformers reboot will reportedly kickstart a brand-new trilogy and make Optimus Prime fans very happy. And if that weren’t enough, Mark Wahlberg is stepping in to play the title character. With a mega-budget of 165 million, this film looks all kinds of crazy — the good kind. I mean, have you seen those Dinobots!? Needless to say, we can’t wait.
Ah, love. Whether you have it, you’re looking for it, or you’ve lost it, love is a universal truth that has us all connected. The New York Times has a tremendous column called Modern Love that combines personal essays, illustrators, and animation. All work in beautiful harmony to communicate some powerful storytelling. The honesty of these authors will disarm you – promise!
Classical Animation grad Sergio Di Bitetto has been getting a lot of attention recently. His final project PLUGIN has been shared on countless sites around the world. With beautiful animation and a complex story, it’s not hard to understand why so many people are responding to Sergio’s powerful message.
Love it or hate it – it’s Valentine’s Day today! Just in time for this very special occasion is Winter’s Tale, a time-travelling, supernatural, fantastical story of True Love, featuring Colin Farrell.
Classical Animation and Digital Character Animation (then known as Maya) grad Adam Yaniv was Animation Supervisor on the film while 3D Animation & Visual Effects grad Elena Topouzoglou was a Compositor.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Congratulations to Classical Animation grads Pedro Eboli and Graham Peterson, whose animated short Monster Pack was recently selected by Nickelodeon for pilot development! Monster Pack was submitted to Nickelodeon last year as part of their 2013 global Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to identify and develop new and up-and-coming animation talent.
Those looking to submit their work this year, Nickelodeon has just announced a call for submissions for 2014.
Read the article on Cartoon Brew for more information.
UPDATE: Monster Pack is now available for viewing on Nickelodeon’s Vimeo channel. Watch it below!
2013 was a remarkable year for the VFS community. We saw our students bring their dreams to life and we watched with pride as our alumni entertained the world, week after week.
We hope you enjoy some of our favourite moments of the last year.
Dan Pratezina, Character Animator
Izabela Bzymek, Animator
Karan Awasthi, CG Compositor
The film tells the story of Surly the squirrel and features the voices of Liam Neeson and Will Arnett.
Great work, all!