Monday, April 19, 2010

Unicef spokesman RAYMAN and friends

Just found these awesome vids featuring Ubisoft mascot Rayman and the Rabbid characters from the Rayman Raving Rabbids games series. Broadly scene in Europe and fairly well known in North America thanks to a series of shorts promoting the first game's release, these were (obviously) made for french television. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pixilation Weekend!

"The Game" Stop motion / Pixilation Music Video from viralmess on Vimeo.

Long time no speaky! Sorry for the long absence, but things are a' brewing at TAIS, and you'll be able to get a taste this weekend. We've got a workshop on Pixilation...what, praytell, is that, you ask?

Pixilation Weekend!
Pixilation is a stop motion technique where live actors are used, often with other props and puppets, as a frame-by-frame subject in an animated film. Over the course of a weekend, learn how to create a pixilation animation from start to finish with plenty of hands-on activities to get you inspired.

Dates: April 10-11
Times: 11 am – 5 pm
Location: TAIS Studio, 60 Atlantic Ave
$65 members, $90 non-members

Check out the embed above, 'The Game', a music video for band Rodeo Massacre, for a prime example of what Pixilation looks like. More to come!