Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

Awesome movie poster artis Drew Struzan's documentary trailer is here. Everything is said in it. Here the official site. To enjoy the work of this guy there is nothing better than this two books:

Drew Struzan: Oeuvre
by Dylan Struzan, Drew Struzan and George Lucas
Hardcover: 314 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857685570
ISBN-13: 978-0857685575

Available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

The Art of Drew Struzan
by Drew Struzan
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (September 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1848566190
ISBN-13: 978-1848566194

Available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Proto Anime Cut

Yesterday I went to the PROTO ANIME CUT exhibition at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. The exhibition is focused on such talented japanese animation realted artist as Hideaki Anno, Haruhiko Higami, Koji Morimoto, Hiromasa Ogura, Mamoru Oshii y Takashi Watabe. From precise background works to layouts and preliminary sketches hundreds of drawings are shown, many for the very first time in their original form. It's specially pleasant to see the original piece of paper of a drawing you have seen many times, this is the case of one of my favorite anime director Koji Morimoto. Some of the drawings compiled in Orange Scrapbook and the short film  EXTRA with music by Ken Ishii can be seen in here.

A great catalogue has been published in Spanish and English and as the exhibition took place first in Berlin some months ago, the same catalogue is also available in German and English on Amazon

Proto Anime Cut Archive
Stefan Riekeles (Redactor) 
see a review here 

German and English edition available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

Spanish and English edition available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

The image a the top is a GIF I did, first showing a concept drawing by Takashi Watabe and the transition to the final image that is shown in the final film. As you can see there is so much work in animation that a the end is not seen. In my opinion this great handmade pieces sometimes are much more exciting that the final work as this image clearly demonstrates.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

EAMES: The Architect and The Painter

A just saw this new documentary trailer about Charles and Ray Eames. For what can bee seen in the trailer it's completely a must see for anyone that likes design. Those guys were just brilliant.Here the official website.

Eames: The Architect and the Painter 
Directed by Bill Jersey
Studio: First Run Features
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
Run Time: 82 minutes

The film is already available on Amazon.
US / ES / JP

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How Canon makes it's cameras

We are so used to be surrounded by high-tech stuff hidden behind beautiful shells that we immediately forget what is going on in the other side. Humans are amazing, beeing able to achive such advanced things and ending up marketing to the hole world so that anybody can use them and enjoy them...It's just mindblowing. 

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Gusukobudori no Denki a film by Gisaburo Sugii

Yesterday it was released Gusukobudori no Denki (The Life of Guskou Budori) the last film by animation director Gisaburo Sugii. The movie is based on the fairy tale "Gusuko-Budori no Denki" by Kenji Miyazawa (published in Jidobungaku magazine in April, 1932) the same author of Nokto de la Galaksia Fervojo  that was also adapted as an animation film by the same director back in 1985. Promises to be wonderful. 

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Der Fuehrer's Face

Here a Walt Disney studios film from year 1943. It was the only Donald Duck film to receive Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. You never know want kind of treasures are you gonna find on YouTube. 

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012