Dark Noir

Posted in Film & Animation, General on March 29th, 2014 by Mister Trog

DarkNoir

Via Geeks are Sexy: Good evening El Moochadores. Earlier this week I came across an amazing crowd sourced animation, Dark Noir and there’s just enough time left to post about it today. According to the Vimeo page:

Dark Noir, a co-created animated short film by Rafael Grampá, Absolut and Facebook fans worldwide.
The ambitious challenge invited people around the world to unleash their imaginations and transform their ideas into an animated film. During a live interactive three-week period, on Facebook/Absolut, Grampá encouraged consumers to take part and influence the action and storyline as he wrote it. To help him transform his 2D characters and script into 3D, Grampá teamed up with Red Knuckles animation studio.

Grampá, Rick Thiele and Mario Ucci and their team of animators then transformed the crowd-sourced suggestions into an animated short film which premiered at MADE Berlin March 2014.
Watch the inspiration and creation of Dark Noir

Check out the links above to see the full list of credits for the animation, but for now…

Enjoy!

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Awesome Portal Videos from Harry Callagan!

Posted in Film & Animation on February 1st, 2014 by Mister Trog

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Good evening El Moochadores! I’m home from work and there’s just enough time to get in a post before the day is officially over! Many of you already know about British film maker Harry Callagan (aka Harrry101UK on the youtube) and his incredibly well done Portal based videos; However, if you don’t know, check out a small sample of his work below! You’ll like it. Well, I’m mostly sure you’ll like it, even if you’ve never played Portal or Portal II. Give the videos a watch and make sure to go visit and support his youtube so that we can get more great videos like these! Below I’ve posted the animations Going Home and Meet the Cores.

Enjoy!

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Stan (The Film)

Posted in Film & Animation, General on January 23rd, 2014 by Mister Trog

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Hey El Moochadores! Animator Meirav Haber (listen to Moocast #44) has finished her animation, Stan! Check out a synopsis, and trailer, for the video below, or you can support Meirav and her animation projects by purchasing a download of Stan from the link above. We also want to extend our best wishes to Meirav as she’ll be taking Stan to select film festivals! Kick some ass and take no prisoners Meirav!

Stan is a short stop motion animated film. It is the story of a man bearing an unfortunate resemblance to the devil, who is forced to navigate a life of abandonment and loneliness, creatively seeking connection and persisting with hope despite all odds. Stan’s life is destined to change when a strange delivery arrives at his door….

Enjoy!

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Calvin and Hobbes Dance

Posted in Film & Animation on October 30th, 2013 by Mister Trog

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Via Geekology: Why the hell didn’t we ever get a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon! Dammit Watterson! Anyways, check out this very sweet animation by yubtubber Adam Brown and music by Proleter!

Enjoy!

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Animation Studio: A New How-To-Kit by Helen Piercy

Posted in General, Nerd Craft on October 16th, 2013 by Mister Trog

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Via Skwigly.co.uk: Hey El Moochadores! This morning, while I was twittling (not a real word) time away on the internet, I came across this fantastic looking animation “How to kit” for kids! By all appearances, The Animation Studio, looks to be an all in one stop motion box set that any kid can use with something as simple as an iPhone or a digital camera! Here’s what is included in the box set (according to the Skwigly article):

  • A sturdy & durable cardboard film set, complete with windows and opening doors. The set can be reversed and also comes with replaceable backgrounds – you can choose from a beach, alien planet or an inventor’s workshop.
  • Ready-made cardboard pop-out props, such as trees, clouds and rocks etc.
  • Press on facial features and speech bubbles.
  • Animation-Studio-Components

  • Storyboard sheets. These aren’t just templates – they come with a pre-filled in section that introduce children to some simple cinematic concepts and camera angles, encouraging the budding filmmaker to fill in the remaining panels.
  • Animation toys. No animation kit for children would be complete without an introduction to some of the early animated toys – the zoetrope and thaumatrope – both are supplied as pop-out, ready to assemble kits complete with an explanation.

The box set and accompanying book were created by Helen Piercy.
I know it was said in the original source article, but I really do wish I had something like this when I was a kid! Hell, I’m mostly an adult (physically anyways) and I may go looking for this kit. Check out the video below or visit Piercy’s site for more information on the kit!

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Breaking Fans

Posted in Film & Animation, General on October 3rd, 2013 by Mister Trog

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Via Geeks are Sexy: So, AMC’s hit TV show, Breaking Bad, has just ended and now we all know the story or Walter White. I can’t say I was a fan of the show. I didn’t hate it, ‘just never really had a chance to watch it. However, I totally get how bad it sucks to lose a show you really like! Here’s a niffty short animation that shows how a couple of geek girls try and help their anguished friend over the loss of Breaking Bad. The video is done by Leigh Lahav. Check out more of her cartoons via the link above or like her on Facebook.

Enjoy.

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Captain Awesome!

Posted in Film & Animation, General on September 17th, 2013 by Mister Trog

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Via The Animation Workshop: As they approach their 25th anniversary, the Denmark based animation shcool, The Animation Workshop, has been sharing some their students past works via their Facebook. Check out this funny, super hero based, cartoon entitled Captain Awesome! Made in 2011, this is a very funny cartoon about a superhero battling crime and indigestion at the same time. The animated short was produced by Ercan Bozdogan, Mikkel Aabenhuus Sørensen, Andreas Husballe, Jonas Mølgaard Jensen, Ninni Munch Pettersson, Lars Kramhøft

Enjoy!

Captain Awesome from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

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Awesome Super Metroid Animation

Posted in Fan Film, Film & Animation on August 12th, 2013 by Uncle Chudd

Super Metriod Animation by Dave Rapoza

Hey El Moochadors. I thought I should do a quick post while my clothes are in the washer (I’m out of pants… completely… just wearing a towel right now) of something I watched earlier. It’s an animation based on Super Metroid by illustrator Dave Rapoza. Says in the Youtube description he did all the animation in Photoshop, which I find pretty impressive. I can’t imagine how much time that took. The guy has some pretty kick-ass work on his site and his deviantArt gallery. Definitely worth taking a look. I should go see if my pants are done yet (my legs are cold…). Later!

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A Short Epic!

Posted in Film & Animation, General on July 5th, 2013 by Mister Trog

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Via Geeks are Sexy; Good morning El Moochadores! To kickoff the day check out this funny short animation by Lee Daniels of LeeDanielsART.com! Go check out his site for more great animations!

Enjoy!

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Spacetime Fabric Softener by Professor Soap!

Posted in Fan Film, Film & Animation, General on May 31st, 2013 by Mister Trog

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Good damn morning El Moochadores! Kids, the instructional video you’re about to watch clearly demonstrates exactly why you should always (while in deep space) exist the safety of your spacecraft to go and poke a swirling “unknown” vortex.

Check out this wonderful short animation by the way too talented Ryan Mauskopf (aka Professor Soap, aka Rye-Bread)mr__fancypants_by_rye_bread-d9w747 where in a single cosmonaut finds a swirling vortex of fun! Mauskopf has other great animations and artwork on his personal site and if you visit his vimeo site you can get a free bonus pack with two songs! Along with the animation, I also included some of the storyboards Ryan Mauskopf made for the animation below.

Enjoy!

Spacetime Fabric Softener from Professor Soap on Vimeo.

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