The Making of Ernest & Celestine

Hello everyone!

Today, I wanted to pass along a link to a fantastic and adorable ‘Making Of’ blog that covers the production of Ernest & Celestine, a French-Belgian film based on the series of children’s books.

It’s got great information and wonderful personality. Click the link below to check it out.

The Making of Ernest & Celestine

If you have any questions, the blog even comes with a handy explainer-pig!





Happy Wednesday!

After determining generally what colors are in each sequence, a really fun part of the process is flinging stylistic paint at the wall and seeing what sticks! Many compositions in these style boards are taken directly from our storyboards. Jess and I really have to stretch our design and rendering muscles to come up with as many tests as possible while still being efficient and true to the intent and mood of the story.

Fun stuff!

-Kathryn

Happy new year everyone! 

I am ecstatic to announce that we at Fly Machine Picture Co. are developing our first narrative short film! 
This is an exciting first step for us towards branching out into narrative films. 
I can’t tell you too much (with out giving away the juicy story) but here are some beautiful color boards created by our own talented Kathryn Nicolas! We develop boards like these to explore the color throughout the film and to better understand the overall tone and rhythm.  
Looking forward to sharing more soon!

-David

Happy new year everyone! 

I am ecstatic to announce that we at Fly Machine Picture Co. are developing our first narrative short film! 

This is an exciting first step for us towards branching out into narrative films. 

I can’t tell you too much (with out giving away the juicy story) but here are some beautiful color boards created by our own talented Kathryn Nicolas! We develop boards like these to explore the color throughout the film and to better understand the overall tone and rhythm.  

Looking forward to sharing more soon!

-David

Reblog Friday: Exercises for Tendonitis and Carpal tunnel

Happy Friday, everybody!  This week’s installment of Reblog Friday is a particularly helpful one for both artists and non-artists alike.  For the 4 1/2 minute video, David Kuckhermann showcases simple wrist and hand stretches as a preventative measure against injuries such as carpal tunnel and tendonitis.  After testing out the stretches myself, I can already feel an improvement in my hands and am definitely including this in my morning routine for the future.  No matter what your activity - drawing, playing music, typing all day, playing video games, etc. - you’ll find these exercises easy, beneficial, and well worth your time.

Enjoy!  And again, happy Friday!

- Jess

Reblog Friday: Steven Universe

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Exclusive, new look at STEVEN UNIVERSE, as explained by show creator REBECCA SUGAR

Hey All!

For Reblog Friday here’s a great look into a new and orginal show coming out this November, Steven Universe! It’s great to see a female creator getting a show off the ground and I’m really digging the diverse body types, characters, and the warm feel of the show.  The potential of the future of animation can be so exciting!!

-Kat

Underway Monday: Files & Folders

Check in every Monday for a sneak peek at a currently in development animation! This week we’re sharing a few preliminary designs for some pretty unique computer files from our next project.

Reblog Friday: Duckumentary

For today’s Reblog Friday I wanted to share this featurette on the art and design of Capcom’s remastered DuckTales game. In the video, the developers discuss at length the importance of character animation. You can see how all that thought and attention contributes to such a fun and friendly aesthetic in the final product.
 

-Max

Underway Monday: Building Buildings

Check in every Monday for a sneak peek at a currently in development animation! This week we’re sharing a few designs of ‘under construction’ buildings from our next project.

Paper City from Maciek Janicki on Vimeo.

Reblog Friday: Paper City

For today’s Reblog Friday I wanted to share this whimsical piece of animation. Created by London-based animator Michael Janicki, Paper City sets out on a soaring journey through a paper landscape as the trees, trains and buildings of urban life take shape around us.

You can read all about it and watch test footage at Janicki’s website by clicking here.

 

-Max

Underway Monday: People and People and People Galore

Check in every Monday for a sneak peek at a currently in development animation! This week we’re sharing a few designs of various kinds of people, using various definitions of the word “people.”  Enjoy, various people!