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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Some Sweet Showreels

A couple of my good, and very talented friends have their Showreels online, they aren't easy to find so I thought I'd post them here.

This first one is from an old friend, Craig Bardsley. I met Craig at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee on the animation course, after which we were both employed by Framestore. Craig quickly established himself there with his superhuman ability to animate creatures. His are some of the most memorable shots from The Golden Compass, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Harry Potter films, not to mention the 'birthing shot' from The Children of Men, which I still rate as one of the most breath taking pieces of animation ever.

watch it here

The next one is from James Cunliffe whom I met on Happy Feet, then worked with again on The Tale of Despereaux, and he's currently my Lead on The Guardians of Ga'Hoole. James is great at physical animation but his real strength is his acting, his ability to give a film's quiet moments an intensity and honesty is second to none.

watch it here

Very inspiring stuff.