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I always wondered how the title sequence for juno was made. It turns out this is how

I always wondered how the title sequence for juno was made. It turns out this is how

post-impressionisms:

Ten Artists —> 2. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

Turner is one of the most celebrated English and Romantic landscape painters of all time. Although he was at first known for his landscape painting, Turner became famous for his rich depictions of the sea. Fascinated by the ever changing moods, Turner loved to paint seascapes in a wide range of settings—mighty British man-o’-wars returning from triumphant battles, tempestuous seas that swallowed up slaves from cargo ships, gentle, calming waters that provided life and sustenance for fishermen, and mighty waves that threatened to engulf any sailor foolish enough to dare to explore them. He particularly enjoyed juxtaposing the two and exploring the different roles that the sea played in the lives of humans. He painted in both watercolor and oil with masterful, painterly strokes, so that many of his oil paintings have the transient, delicate appearance of watercolors.

Of important note is his Sun Rising Through the Vapour (top left)  because, at the time, many painters considered vapour and fog unworthy of their notice, as it obscured their lighting. Turner, however, was enamored with all aspects of light—moonlight, sunlight, sun shining through clouds, all of it. His seascapes and landscapes both reflect the high importance he placed on the treatment of light.

“No other artist could match Turner as a painter of the sea in all its moods, although it was its tempestuous side that struck the deepest chord in him; for storm and shipwreck appealed to the strain of pessimistic sectionalism in his nature (The Sun Rises Through the Vapour: Turner’s Early Seascapes, Paul Spencer-Longhurst, p. 10).

(via supernumerariersinadream)

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can do with my animation degree and how to get a job now that I have finally finished it. A show reel is a good to have when applying for jobs, and a particularly good idea if you are good at networking and advertising yourself. Collecting all the work I have done over the past 3 years made me realise the gaps I would have in my show reel. For instance I really enjoy stop motion but there is only 1 film that I have made in this style. Also I really enjoy hand drawn animation but I have nothing to show my ability in this that I could put in my show reel. Another thing that I really wanted show my proficiency in is 2d computer animation. There are considerably more jobs in this field of animation compared to the more traditional side of animation,therefore I have set myself a challenge of improving my show reel over the next couple of weeks by creating a set of 15-30 second animations that will make my show reel more attractive to future employers.

Trying my hand at making background art for animation

Trying my hand at making background art for animation

Disney’s Up.


This is my favourite 3D animation by Disney. It is unlike any story that Disney has ever animated, touching on subjects such as death and even miscarriage. It is the story of an old man who manages to fulfil his life ambition that he had put off for various reasons throughout his marriage with his wife, and finally achieves it after her death. A good story breaks your heart and this is exactly what this does. 

Lighting
Whilst working with Rhys on the lighting of the film, we decided to go for a theatrical look due to it being a fairy tale. The light can seem quite unnatural and over the top but  in the forest scenes this allowed us to emphasize the creepiness of the animation. I think it really suits the mood of the film.

Lighting

Whilst working with Rhys on the lighting of the film, we decided to go for a theatrical look due to it being a fairy tale. The light can seem quite unnatural and over the top but  in the forest scenes this allowed us to emphasize the creepiness of the animation. I think it really suits the mood of the film.