The Red Turtle -Trailer – Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

Of the five Academy Award nominees in the best animated feature category this year, the sole entry that is primarily hand-drawn is Michael Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle.

It’s the first feature directed by Dudok de Wit, whose short films The Monk and The Fish (1994) and Father and Daughter (2000) are widely considered to be contemporary classics. For The Red Turtle, a cross-continental co-production between Japan’s Studio Ghibli and numerous European parties (Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, CN4 Productions, Arte France Cinema, Belvision Coproduction), the challenge for Dudok de Wit was to maintain his idiosyncratic and minimalist aesthetic while working with a feature film crew.

The Red Turtle -Trailer – Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit

This Mess Won’t Make Itself – Dead Seem Old – by Joseph Blanc

This Mess Won’t Make Itself – Dead Seem Old (Music Video)

Our need for each other is great and our time is short. We feel love, obsession, wonder and despair and most of us can only make each other happy at a certain place and point in time. It’s in those moments we realise our weaknesses.

Co-Written, Produced and Engineered by Javier Weyler

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/album/id1193724224

This Mess Won’t Make Itself – Dead Seem Old – by Joseph Blanc

The Best Animation Tricks of the Trade

In this GDC 2016 session, Riot Games’ Alex Lehmann is joined by 5th Cell’s Amy Drobeck-Jones, ILM’s Jean-Denis Haas, Sucker Punch’s Billy Harper, Epic Games’ Jay Hosfelt, and Phoenix Labs’ Simon Unger as they explain the best tips and tricks for improving your craft as an animator.

The Best Animation Tricks of the Trade