Here's a question you may never have thought about before: what does an animation editor actually do? If scenes are just written and then animated, is their role any more than just connecting clips together? On the contrary, the role of an animation editor is actually one of the most important roles in shaping the film being made. Let's dive in and explore the job.
The Cutting Room: Ken Schretzmann- see podcast on iTunes
Moviola: John Venzon- http://bit.ly/2il5Biv
Westminster Town Hall: Pete Docter- http://bit.ly/2iRdZd4
DP/30: Lee Unkrich- http://bit.ly/2hYM8rH
Manhattan Edit Workshop: Andrew Weisblum- http://bit.ly/2iKJk0A
DisneyWar by James B. Stewart- amzn.to/2hZzDqO
Cut and Drawn: An Animated Evening With Editors by Michael Kunkes- http://bit.ly/2i1u9zi
Perspectives on Editing: An Animated Conversation by Michael Kunkes- http://bit.ly/2iZxDkk
Once again, another successful collaboration between EyeBelieve and Director's ThinkTank in marrying live-action with organic computer graphic animation. Working very closely with film director Maurice Noone, we were given the opportunity to conceptualize and design the entire look and feel of the environment and character designs of the birds. The designs were then made into actual props with paper, cardboard, wood, cotton, rope, foam and even origami butterflies and flowers. The birds were modelled and animated in CG using real textures of paper and cardboard. Then they were all shot in stop-motion style on set and finally composited together to achieve the final surreal film.
VFX Director: EyeBelieve
Post-Producer: Mona Tan
Designers / Animators: MC, Kit, Gene
Film Director: Maurice Noone
Production Producer: Ramesh
Agency: Naga DDB, Malaysia
We were delighted to receive an open brief from Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore) to create a 30-sec spot for Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive Facebook campaign. Blending 3D and 2D techniques to make the paper craft environment come to life, we delivered storyboards, styleframes, directed, animated and finished the entire spot with some minor casualty from paper cuts :)
Results: Over 20,000 Toyota fans “Liked” the page in the first week, with the fan base now sitting at over 62,000.
“The current HSD campaign is the most digitally-savvy and socially-focused effort in the region to-date. We are very pleased with the campaign success and the performance of our marketing partners.” - Toyota’s Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Manager Adrian Lim.