Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pillows, Movies, Books

Received an email the other day from our pal Phil Marden about his newest creative out: illustrated pillows.

If you want your child to grow up with great taste, if you want your pet to behave like a pet -you can do no better than these.


This Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 PM, The Korean Cultural Society presents What is not Romance? at the Tribeca Cinema on Canal Street.

This was a feature film produced by students of the Korean Film Academy.

Admission is free.


I wasn't too surprised to see there was a Focal Press book dedicated to Rotoscoping.  I was surprised to find it was actually pretty interesting and informative -though that may say more about me than the book.

Benjamin Bratt's Rotoscoping: Techniques and tools for the Aspiring Artist is pretty much a theory book on cutting out live action images from motion pictures.  There's a little history, very little on software platforms and a lot on how to approach rotoscoping.

It's a process which most artists in animation will have to broach at some point in their career, maybe for a paycheck, maybe to execute an idea of your own.

It may not be worth the price tag for the many tips you won't believe you didn't think of yourself, but it's definitely worth flipping through at the library.  And if you're thinking of a career in effects it's likely a volume for the bookshelf.

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