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by Guardstone
July 2nd, 2006, 7:49 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Fantasia
Replies: 187
Views: 23850

AWN had a nice gallery up with plenty of visual development at http://showcase.awn.com/showgallery.php?cat=778
by Guardstone
April 2nd, 2006, 6:54 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 125774

I more dislike having the empty windshield. Other than that the headlight eyes are cool. When you have the empty windshield though then you feel as if someone should be driving the car which as we all know is not the case. These are completely independent free-thinnking beings and putting the eyes ...
by Guardstone
April 2nd, 2006, 6:50 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 125774

I'm not quite sure. Something about the eyes. Shocked Especially on the tow truck. I must admit I know what you mean. There's something empty about them, though that is also part of the character's expression in this specific shot I think, so I had to keep it that way. It's less there with the bigg...
by Guardstone
April 2nd, 2006, 5:21 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 125774

Good point there, Meg. I must agree that headlights as eyes make for a smaller face that is more diffcult to have communicate expressively. Ofcourse, one solution would be to make the features -more specifically the eyes- larger. That increases likeability and makes the expression easier to read. ht...
by Guardstone
April 2nd, 2006, 4:46 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 125774

Exactly what about it do you find scary?!?
by Guardstone
April 2nd, 2006, 4:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 125774

I just read another topic on Cars here (The Coincidence? I think not! topic) and couldn't help but still be bothered by the windshield eyes. Since I haven't seen anyone give it a try, I thought I'd do a quick impression of what the character would have looked like with the more conventional 'headlig...
by Guardstone
January 28th, 2006, 7:55 am
Forum: On Television
Topic: 'Merge Overkill' on the Daily Show
Replies: 10
Views: 6399

'Merge Overkill' on the Daily Show

Jon Stewart's take on the Disney/Pixar merger. I thought it was very funny... :-)

www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_pl ... emId=55059

Cheers,
Jolle
by Guardstone
January 10th, 2006, 7:18 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: "The Wild"
Replies: 350
Views: 44527

Aside from the resemblance with Madagascar (geez!) this film just has 'direct to video' written all over it. This is a sad, sad production that quite literally insults the good taste of moviegoers. Do they think that just because it has the Disney stamp on it, is computer animated and made for child...
by Guardstone
January 1st, 2006, 10:50 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 487
Views: 61826

Like Ben said, for as much as I know, pretty much the only way is working your way up in a studio, or getting noticed for a well made animated short. The point is... if you want to direct features, prepare for at least 15 years of hard work in a studio as something else. Your first goal should be ge...
by Guardstone
September 16th, 2005, 4:55 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: DreamWorks Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 35483

That probably depends on whether or not the Dreamworks brand will remain. If it will, I would not expect any changes in the DW sites in the next year or so. If Universal takes over completely, there is no way they won't change the sites. Chances are however, that the animation site will become part ...
by Guardstone
July 16th, 2005, 7:59 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: DreamWorks Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 35483

Wow... it's STILL crap! That's not even close to being a well designed interface (with some flaky actionscript programming as well...). If you're gonna use Flash, use it in a way that really uses the possibilities of the platform. This site (even aside from the lousy interface) might just as well ha...
by Guardstone
July 7th, 2005, 12:04 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Anybody what Andy Gaskill is working on?
Replies: 5
Views: 4164

Well, yeah, Sanders wrote and directed the film (together with Dean DeBlois), but art direction was by Ric Sluiter, not Andy Gaskill. For as far as I know, the two only worked together on The Lion King.
by Guardstone
July 7th, 2005, 10:52 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Anybody what Andy Gaskill is working on?
Replies: 5
Views: 4164

Thanks Ben! I wouldn't know about American Dog (IMDB only lists Chris Sanders so far), but it comes as no surprise to me that Gaskill would have no difficulties switching to 3D, Art Direction would still apply in more or less the same way as in 2D. Very nice to see Sanders and Gaskill working on the...
by Guardstone
July 5th, 2005, 5:59 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Anybody what Andy Gaskill is working on?
Replies: 5
Views: 4164

Anybody what Andy Gaskill is working on?

Is he even still at Disney? I'm a HUGE fan of this man's work, and am very eager to know what new production I can look forward to seeing his art direction in again. Are there people here working at the studios who know?
by Guardstone
May 26th, 2005, 8:26 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: DisneyToon Studios Australia going strong (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 3788

DisneyToon Studios Australia going strong (?)

2D animators wanted at DisneyToon The studio is looking for 2D animators for feature and direct-to-video animation. Apparently, 2D is anything but dead for Disney Australia! Slightly weird is their studio description: DisneyToon Studios Australia (formerly Walt Disney Animation Australia) is unques...