The Simpsons Pays Homage to Miyazaki’s Films

I love this sequence from the latest Simpsons episode, they pay homage to films such as Spirited Away and Howel’s Moving Castle so well. I need to re-watch through these brilliant films again =)

Here is the Kotaku article that linked me to this video.

Behind The Scenes: John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013

When you work in the animation/film/games industry you normally know how things are made when you watch them, so when I saw the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 for the first time I knew straight away that most of the set was a miniature model and the characters were animated in 2D over the top of that film footage. But I was wrong! It’s such an interesting technique to do the 2D animation and then have every frame printed out and then each one of those still frames was then stop-motion animated in physical form in the rest of the scene. The final outcome is amazing, so their interesting technique clearly worked!

Check out the advert and other Christmas adverts from John Lewis in another of my posts.

Time-Lapse And Slow-Motion Ballet

A pretty interesting video showing a time-lapse of a ballet session with some nice change it speed to show real-time and slow-motion footage of the dancers. It’s a shame they didn’t show more slow-motion of some of the spins and jumps though.

Check out the original article over on PetaPixel.

Mind-Blowing Perspective

This video shows the tricks that can be played with perspective with some pretty mind-blowing results!

It reminds me of an episode of QI that gets you every time (it’s just a shame the video is at such low resolution):

Check out the article over on PetaPixel.