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The Japan Animator Expo is currently in full swing and man, what a plethora of awesome for animation fans, providing everything from projects from up-and-coming creators to established artists. Today's short is of the later variety.
From writer/director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, whose 2013 Patema Inverted turned out to be a beautiful bit of animated sci-fi very reminiscent of Juan Solanas' Upside Down (only better), comes the rather hilarious Bureau of Proto Society.
Fast forward to the far flung future. Humanity has been relegated to living underground and from the looks of it, no one either remembers or knows how we got there. Every day, the Bureau of Proto Society reviews the historical archives trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.
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James Cameron started writing “Avatar” in 1994. Then he waited over a decade to start filming it because the technology he needed to tell his story hadn’t been invented yet. But even then, Cameron and co. found themselves developing new filmmaking technology to transport audiences to the lush 3D world of Pandora. Sometimes filmmakers work with what they’ve got when it comes to filmmaking tools. Other times they look at the script they’ve written and realize that to tell that story, they need invent new tech. Robert Zemeckis wanted a moving-camera shot of Michael J. Fox playing three different characters. Jim Sturgess needed to interact with actors pulled by an opposite gravitational force in “Upside Down.” The big screen adaptations of “The Lord of the Rings” books had to tackle ambitious, epic battle sequences. To pull all this off, technical wizards invented new software and camera equipment. Check »
- Emily Rome
2 items from 2015
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