I’m Sorry everyone, for taking so long with this release. We were trying to get a new intro recorded but it just didn’t happen, so we are stuck momentarily with the original Secret Space Base Podcast intro. This won’t effect this episode because it was an amazing conversation with Ron Cole and well worth the wait. I hope everyone enjoys this and that it generates lot’s of comments and conversations. I really think this is one of our best episodes to date. So enjoy, as we tackle a very important and serious issue about the business called visual effects and animation!
I knew Frozen was a huge hit, but this is pretty amazing! A little boy with the powers to freeze like Elsa in Frozen!
Crazy, huh? :P
From 1986 a documentary about the Master of Stop motion animation “Aliens, Dragons, Monsters & Me“!
See the awesomeness of Ray Harryhausen!
Stare at the Amazing Ray Bradbury!
Shriek at the glory of stop motion animated creatures!
Oh the documentary gold from the 80′s!
We all know about the free 3d software called Blender. It actually is a very good alternative to high end 3d programs like Maya or Cinema 4d. I’ve used it from time to time and once you get the shortcut keys down you should be doing some amazing stuff with it. There is a huge user base and tons of tutorials for you on the internet as well as a plethora of books and videos out there. My wife sent me the following link. Check it out. You might be surprised.
With the current announcement that the studio that did the visual effects for the movie NOAH lost money on the contract and watching the following documentary about the state of the Visual Effects Industry I had to make a post. I’m outraged, upset, and just down right mad about what the movie industry is doing to the visual effects industry. I remember looking at issues of Starlog for hours just marveling at the visual effects shots and wanting to know how it was done and wanting to do that for a living. I’ve been working professionally in the animation industry for 15 years and, I can tell you, what I’m hearing about the visual effects industry is breaking my heart. As it is stated in the documentary, if something isn’t done there will be no more visual effects industry in the United States.
Please watch this in full! And support the people that make our blockbuster films special!
Behold the new trailer, and it looks like this is a sequel to the original 1954 Gojira!!
May can not come fast enough!
A very sad day today when the world learned of the passing of the very talented comedian, writer, director, Harold Ramis.
We all remember him from GhostBusters as Dr. Egon Spengler but few people realize that he was responsible for Rover Dangerfield and was also a voice in the animated feature Heavy Metal! As well, as the director of Groundhogs Day, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Animal House and Caddyshack, among acting and producing many other memorable movies and shows. A force in comedic cinema, Mr. Ramis will be missed. Thank you for Ghostbusters and the bringing of the stay puft marshmellow man back, big time.
Well, I wasn’t far off with my prediction. With the Lego Movie making bank at the box office it wasn’t going to be long for the following announcement.
Warner Brothers have officially announced that the next Lego movie will be released on May 26th, 2017!
I haven’t heard a bad thing about the latest Lego movie , so lets hope the WB can keep up the good work.
Saw this at the 21st Century Stop-Motion Facebook page and thought I would re post it here. A good little documentary on the animation process. Again, one of things that amaze me is the small amount of room needed to animate these puppets, look behind Mikael and notice his green screen set up. no bigger than a small table. And some very smooth animation included.