Rhea Monroe

Click the image to see an animated turnaround of Rhea Monroe.

Codename Cookie

Is an animated short about a little girls' determination for cookies. To see the animation click this image.

Mother's Day

Is an animated short about an overworked office worker who finds the importance of Mother's Day. To see the animation click this image.

The Woman On Los Feliz

Is an animated trailer by Centrifugal studios. To see our work click the image.

Secret Agent Vikings

Was created for a 90's TV show. To see the Art Of Scecret Agent Vikings click this image.

The White Cell and The Virus

Is a science commissioned animation about the journey of a virus in the human body. To see more click this image.

Sylvain Chomet (1963 - Present)







Sylvain Chomet is a French comic writer, animator and film director.

"Though he only has two films under his belt, 2003’s The Triplets of Belleville and 2011’s The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet has become one of the animation world’s most respected and acclaimed filmmakers."
( Nusair.about.com)

Sylvain Chomet Works at Disney
The 25 minute short, called La vieille dame et les pigeons, eventually wound up nominated for Best Short Film Oscar within the animation category, though the film lost to a Pixar production entitled Geri’s Game. As a result of the movie’s notoriety, however, Chomet was invited to join the staff of Disney Animation Studio’s Toronto location. Unfortunately, Sylvain’s time at the Mouse House only furthered his belief that he should be working independently. In an interview with The Guardian, Sylvain remarked, "I learned an awful lot from [Disney] – how not to do it. The artists have no say any more. The suits decide everything now, and there are so many of them. It is like the dinosaurs, it has got too big and the brain is too small”" ( Nusair.about.com)

Chomet's next movie was the traditionally-animated feature film The Illusionist (L'Illusionniste), which premiered at the Berlinale in February 2010, after many delays (it was first planned for release in 2007) The Illusionist, like Chomet's previous work, has its roots in mid twentieth century popular French culture. It is based on an unproduced script that Jacques Tati had written in 1956 as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter, Chomet says that "Tati wanted to move from purely visual comedy and try an emotionally deeper story" and states that "It's not a romance, it’s more the relationship between a dad and a daughter". It cost an estimated £10 million to make, and was funded by Pathé Pictures. and stars an animated version of Tati himself. It was originally conceived by Tati as a journey of love and discovery that takes two characters across western Europe to Prague.


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Andrew Stanton (1965 - Present)

Andrew Stanton is an is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional voice actor based at Pixar Animation Studios. His film work includes writing and directing Finding Nemo and WALL-E; both films earned him the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Wall-e (2008)

Wall e was one of the most universal films because for the most part, before the humans were introduced, Wall-e Eva and the other machines did not speak actual words they could say few choice words. and for the most part words were not needed to understand the chemistry between the characters.

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Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Walt Disney as person  was an American film producer, director and screenwriter, voice actor entrepreneur  entertainer and international icon. He and his staff created some of the world's most loved fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, which, Walt Disney was the original  voice for.

Walt Disney, as a company is one of the biggest and most well known animation companies alongside Warner bros.

Walt Disney as a company continues to prodcuce many cartoons with the worlds most loved characters but in 1940, walt disney decided to take a different turn and create a long musical animated film with many shorts residing inside. This was known as Fantasia  (1940)
Fantasia was animation where they used classical music with stunning animation to tell stories.

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Norman McLaren ( 1914-1987)

Norman McLaren was a well known film director for his work for the 'National Film Board for Canada'.
His style of animation and filmaking varried from: abstract animation, Visual Music, Pixelation, graphical sounds and drawn on film animation.

Pas de Deux (1968) "This is a black and white film of a simple ballet performance transformed by its presentation to yield something that could only exist on film. Careful lighting, an atmospheric score, judicious use of slow motion and the stunning application of optical printing to multiply and mirror the figures makes one of the best ballet films I’ve ever seen; it was also one of McLaren’s personal favourites among his many films."
- Coulthart.2008

He was also awarded a BAFTA award for Pas de Deux.

1. John Coulthart. 2008. http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2008/04/12/norman-mclaren/

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Charlotte (Lotte) Reiniger (1899 –1981)

Lotte Reiniger, a silhouette animator and film director, was quite a remarkable woman with a lot of patience.
She created amsuing shorts likeCinderella (1922)

"One of the first films by the silhouette animator Lotte Reiniger was Cinderella (1922). Fairy stories comprise much of Reiniger’s output, most notably in the 15 shorts she made in the UK between 1953 and 1955. Her Cinderella (she made another version in 1954) is quite a faithful, if fleeting adaptation of the story, but its form and style are extraordinary."

1. Dan North.2009. http://drnorth.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/lotte-reinigers-cinderella-1922/

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2. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6woFMA1ChVg/S7ShFohiB4I/AAAAAAAABmk/xHhP6FcQrZ0/s1600/LOTTE+REINIGER+17-CINDERELLA.jpg

Animatic with sounds

It is the same animatic as last time, it hasn't been updated (yet) because I wanted to make it understandable for myself first with all the sounds and music in place.

Jimmy Murakami (1953- Present)

Jimmy Murakam  Is a Japanese American animator. His most notable works are the animated adaptations of the Raymond Briggs books, The snowman (1982), along side When the wind blows (1986).


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-Fig.1 http://www.fantastique-arts.com/portraits/1490.jpg
-Fig.2 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/79/The_Snowman.jpg/220px-The_Snowman.jpg
-Fig.3 http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4v079to1PJOBb-hqGXtLU28AHDK6378qUrQNBIakTUOD0dtL6&t=1

Animation Timeline: Bill Plympton (1946 - Present)

Bill Plympton is an american animator and former cartoonist director. His style of animation includes a lot of witty humor and in one of his shorts, How to kiss (1989) a simple white background so the viewers focus is only on the strange malleable humans in front of them. A nice aspect of all of Plypmton's work is that he puts a comic spin on things we've seen and have probably thought a comedic thing about but Plympton actually animates and brings this charm to all his work.

He also created a nonsensical animated feature move called Tune (1992) in which a man with only 47 minutes to create a tune ended up with a creative block which took him to towns like Flooby Nobody, where it seemed like everyone was signing. His journey was amusing to watch as well as the very interesting characters he met along the way.

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Animation Homework: Walk Cycle

Actual walk sheet:

Actual Animation:

For animation/Animatic

(I'm not ignoring the fact my previous animatic wasn't clear, before I do redo it however I shall be editing the finished version with sound so I understand it.

I love the idea of the stupidly happy music you get with silent movies so I've decided, using this site, http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/index.html?genre=Silent%20Film%20Score that that is what my piece shall contain.

Animation Timeline: Stuart Blackton (1875-1941)

Stuart Blackton was a film producer who was among the first filmmakers to use the techniques of stop motion and drawn animation.

Most notable works were that of Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906).

A short animation with random figures and faces being animated with chalk on a chalk board.

Another amazing short by Blackton was The Enchanted drawing, (1900) where he interacted with the drawing with the drawing responding and changing depending on the situation.
Even look at it now in our overly done "special effect world" this animation still makes me question how he did it,  while still being amazed and excited while watching~

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I.O.R unit 5

The Treatment:
The Development: The old penny farthing

The Script:

Fenar Script

Fenar sketches

Character Bible : Fenar

Character Bible : Archer Turnarounds

Character Bible : Archer

Motor Bike Designs: Archer

Archer Influence Map

While designing Archer the motorbike I found his body became more and more feline like, in honesty I can kind of see that in the overall motorbike structure~

Side note for Archer

I've always loved the "eyes" on cars and motorbikes, always though that and their structure gave you their personality. I.e an old car sometimes looks like a geek. others look posh etc

Sunglasses and Car eyes always seemed similar, and were helpful in creating archers' eyes~
 This BMW looks like a happy hippo.
(side mirrors ears, two nostrils in the center big mouth at the bottom)
 This car is squinting, needs glasses, its mouth at the bottom makes it look a little anguished

Character Bible Shorty Turnarounds

Character Bible: Shorty

Yes its semi coloured in but only for understanding purposes, I do not intend to colour my animation in.

Animation work

Girl Bike Designs

While I was drawing her sitting down, I thought "bike's are a bit like horses". So in the last picture I extended the bikes seat, making it a bit like a tail. I also added cheeks, then added lines and the occasional dots for eyes.
 I know we are't suppose to have faces so would having these lines for eyes not be acceptable?

Girl Bike Influence

Directors Cut: The astonished Penny Farthing

Partially coloured: Concept Art

This is not necessary to the work per say,  but my process to help me understand my scenes better is to partially colour them in~

Animation Homework

Important style

I really like the colours on this piece, it looks so... unreal due to the colours, If I can I'd like to import that  into my colouring style

Influence Map: Environment

Actual Street (going to be used)