It wasn’t always this easy. If you can stand the poor-man’s Boards of Canada music, this archive Canadian footage might just make you appreciate Max, Maya and Motionbuilder a little more.
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I’m not a fan of stop-motion animation purely because it’s so difficult to create that that in itself is part of the charm, which always leaves we wondering if we’d accept all the jerky motions if we believed they were down to a lack of polish. This, however, looks awesome and is a very clever idea.
One can’t help thinking that this is a little in bad taste, given the recent failed bombing attempt in Times Square, but that doesn’t stop this classic game-inspired short “Pixels” by director Patrick Jean being awesome.
Here’s a fantastic game-influenced pixel animation from director Jérémie Périn. Hilarious, and about as NSFW as a bunch of moving pixels can be.
Have I said before that I’m a sucker for isometric views? Here’s a cool short illustrating the failure of our modern financial system in a beautifully lit manner.
[via No fat clips!!!]
There’s a game in here somewhere – promotional spot from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Via motion-graphics site Motionographer.
If, like the alsoran, you spent 100+ hours on the PS1 masterpiece Final Fantasy VII then you may just be able to grasp the storyline in this most dynamic of action CG movies. If not then the endless nods to the game as well as the introduction of unnamed characters that bear no plot relevance other than to give Strife a hand-up towards the end may be lost on you.
Regardless, the action in this movie contains without a doubt the most dramatic sword-fighting sequences ever to be storyboarded, with the dynamic posing and camerawork building with every encounter up until the final climactic battle.
While the jump from the mocap of the character scenes to the apparently pure animation of the action sequences is jarring at first, the alsoran almost feels sorry for non-animated films such as the Matrix, Star Wars and Lord of The Rings series due to their restrictive leanings towards realism, as their battles pale in comparison to the anime-driven movement that comprises Advent Children. Highly recommended viewing.