Friday, December 23, 2011

Blade Runner Sketchbook (1982)

So I've been looking for a copy of the rare 'Blade Runner Sketchbook' for a while now and a few days ago my friend Eddie snagged a pretty good .pdf version! The images are a bit blown out but over all the scans are clear. If by chance you want to purchase an original copy check out the prices through the link below!

// Blade Runner Sketchbook via

part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 via Animopus blog

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Making of 'War Horse'

The 'War Horse' panel includes producer Kathleen Kennedy, production designer Rick Carter, first assistant director Adam Somner, costume designer Joanna Johnston, makeup artist Lois Burwell, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, and film editor Michael Kahn.

Scott Feinberg Interviews VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri

Here Scott Feinberg interviews Joe Letteri about his career and most recently Weta's work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It's interesting how Letteri doesn't talk about the importance of animation to performance capture but focuses on the technical aspects that go into creating a performance. At the 21:00 mark Letteri talks about the possibility of a mocap performance receiving an Oscar nomination. Also, at 30:55 he briefly talks about 'the uncanny valley'.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tintin Featurette

Andy Serkis has a Vimeo channel dedicated to video clips and featurettes showcasing some of his motion capture work. Sadly not much is mentioned about all the animation that is added to his performances in post. There's no question Andy is a fantastic actor but there are dozens of equally talented animators helping to bring these CG characters to life on the other side of the mocap camera.

Tintin Featurette: The Filmmakers from

Tintin Featurette from

Tintin film clip: The Last of the Haddocks