The Art of Blue Sky Studios

The Art of Blue Sky Studios

With exclusive access to Blue Sky’s archives and the exceptional artists who have made characters like Ice Age's Scrat and Rio's Blu and Jewel household names, this book takes an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at one of animation’s ...

Author: Jake S Friedman

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 160887317X

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 471

Discover the incredible art behind animation hits like Ice Age and Rio in this in-depth look behind the scenes at the films of award-winning 20th Century Fox animation studio—Blue Sky Studios. Over the past fifteen years, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have revolutionized computer animation with some of the most beloved movies of all time, from their initial success with Ice Age in 2002 to hits like Robots, Rio, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Epic, and the four Ice Age sequels. For the first time, this deluxe coffee-table book tells the remarkable tale of Blue Sky’s success, from its origins as a live-action visual effects company to its partnership with 20th Century Fox and reinvention as a driving force in the world of computer-generated animation. With exclusive access to Blue Sky’s archives and the exceptional artists who have made characters like Ice Age's Scrat and Rio's Blu and Jewel household names, this book takes an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at one of animation’s greatest success stories. Featuring never-before-seen concept art, early sketches, stunning stills, and other unique visuals, The Art of Blue Sky Studios delivers the complete illustrated history of this outstanding creative force in computer-generated animation.
Categories: Art

Lighting for Animation

Lighting for Animation

Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation.

Author: Jasmine Katatikarn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317699934

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 242

Lighting for Animation is designed with one goal in mind - to make you a better artist. Over the course of the book, Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo (Senior Lighting TDs, Blue Sky Studios) will train your eye to analyze your work more critically, and teach you approaches and techniques to improve your craft. Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation. Inside you’ll find in-depth instruction on: • Creating mood and storytelling through lighting • Using light to create visual shaping • Directing the viewer’s eye with light and color • Gathering and utilizing reference images • Successfully lighting and rendering workflows • Render layers and how they can be used most effectively • Specific lighting scenarios, including character lighting, environment lighting, and lighting an animated sequence • Material properties and their work with lighting • Compositing techniques essential for a lighter • A guide on how to start your career and achieve success as a lighting artist This book is not designed to teach software packages—there are websites, instructional manuals, online demos, and traditional courses available to teach you how to operate specific computer programs. That type of training will teach you how to create an image; this book will teach you the technical skills you need to make that image beautiful. Key Features Stunning examples from a variety of films serve to inspire and inform your creative choices. Unique approach focuses on using lighting as a storytelling tool, rather than just telling you which buttons to press. Comprehensive companion website contains lighting exercises, assets, challenges, and further resources to help you expand your skillset.
Categories: Art

Blue Sky

Blue Sky

Coinciding With The March 15 release of ICE AGE, Blue Sky Studio's first full-length computer animated film from Twentieth Century Fox, this hip, informative book reveals the innovative 3-D animation process which won Blue Sky a 1998 ...

Author: Peter Weishar

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810990695

Category: Design

Page: 86

View: 247

The Academy Award-winning animation studio, responsible for the computer-generated effects in such movies as Alien Resurrection and Joe's Apartment, presents a frame-by-frame tour through the 3-D animation process, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their first full-length film, Ice Age, featuring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary.
Categories: Design

Your Career in Animation 2nd Edition

Your Career in Animation  2nd Edition

Chris Siemasko, story artist at Blue Sky Studios (The Peanuts Movie, Ferdinand),
had a varied career in animation before gravitating towards story art in features.
He explains, “I did almost every different job in 2D animation, plus motion ...

Author: David B. Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621537496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 812

A Newly Revised Edition of the Comprehensive Go-To Guide for Any Animation Artist! “Your Career in Animation is the most comprehensive and valuable book on animation careers that you’ll ever need.” —Bill Plympton, Animator / Producer Whether you want to break into the animation industry or “toon up” to a better career, this comprehensive guide will show you how. A leading animation professional surveys the field and shares the advice of more than one hundred and fifty top talents in the business of making toons— including Brooke Keesling, head of animation talent development at Bento Box, Mike Hollingsworth, supervising director of BoJack Horseman; Andrea Fernandez, art director on The Cuphead Show! PES, Oscar-nominated stop-motion director of Fresh Guacamole; Linda Simensky, head of content for PBS Kids; Minty Lewis, co-creator of The Great North; Ross Bollinger, YouTube sensation with his Pencilmation channel, and executives from Nickelodeon, Disney TVA, Titmouse, Inc., Frederator, PBS Kids, Netflix, 9 Story Media Group, Cartoon Network; and dozens of others. Learn how to: • Get the most out of your animation education • Build a portfolio, reel, and resume • Keep your skills marketable for years to come • Network effectively • Learn from on-the-job criticism • Cope with unemployment • Start your own studio or build an indie brand online • Pitch and sell a show of your own • And more! Also included are invaluable resources such as animation schools, societies, film festivals, events, Web sites, and publications. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Categories: Performing Arts

Comic Art of the United States Through 2000 Animation and Cartoons

Comic Art of the United States Through 2000  Animation and Cartoons

American Royal Arts : Ten Years As a Majestic Sovereign . " Animation . Aug .
1996 , pp . 74 - 75 . 8764 . West , Jay . " A Regal Approach . " Animation . July
1995 , pp . 56 - 57 . Blue Sky Studios 8765 . " Blue Sky . " Animation . Dec . 2002 -
Jan ...

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312133

Category: Art

Page: 603

View: 900

An exhaustive, well-organized bibliography on all aspects of comic art, animation, caricature, and cartooning from Canada and the United States. Its more than 11,000 entries make it and the other ten volumes in the series the definitive references on comic art.
Categories: Art

Out of Picture Volume 1

Out of Picture  Volume 1

Their name was Blue Sky. and they called their gangly. wide-eyed bundle “
Layout Artist ... works as a concept artist/designer at Blue Sky Studios. i-ie has
designed for Qobots, ice Age 2. and also art directed the Scrat short “No Time for
Nuts.

Author: The Artists of OOP

Publisher: Ballantine Group

ISBN: 9780307497208

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 828

OUT OF PICTURE is a collection of short illustrated stories by a group of artists from professional backgrounds ranging from editorial illustration and children's books to storyboards and animation, who all worked together at Blue Sky Studios. This book showcases their eclectic interpretations of the comic book form.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Dam Keeper Book 3

The Dam Keeper  Book 3

Based on an Oscar-nominated animated short by former Pixar directors, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi's The Dam Keeper: Return to the Shadows is the third and final volume in a breath-taking graphic novel series about a pig's epic journey.

Author: Robert Kondo

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781250620101

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 703

Based on an Oscar-nominated animated short by former Pixar directors, The Dam Keeper: Return to the Shadowsis the third and final volume in a breath-taking graphic novel series about a pig's epic journey. Sunrise Valley is without a dam keeper, and time is running out. In less than twenty-four hours, the poisonous tidal wave of black fog will descend on Pig’s home. While Fox, Hippo, and Van hurry east to warn the townspeople, Pig ventures on his own path. Pig is following a trail of clues that are inexplicably linked to his father, and now that trail is leading upward. What he finds on a floating island above the clouds will shake him to his core, but it just might be the answer he needs to save his home.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Dam Keeper Book 2

The Dam Keeper  Book 2

World Without Darkness is the second volume in the series. Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well.

Author: Robert Kondo

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781250215208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 395

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel trilogy by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. World Without Darkness is the second volume in the series. Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don’t find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can't help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all? But he doesn't have time to unravel this mystery. The wave of deadly black fog will return to Sunrise Valley in four days, and its dam can't withstand another assault. In a stolen truck and with a deranged lizard leading the way, Pig and his friends are in a race against the clock. but can they reach home in time?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Art and Technology

Art and Technology

Even before the pandemic, recognizing the continued evolution of technology, its
impact on current practices in art education, and the demands of the emerging
professional art workspace, we decided to visit the former Blue Sky Studios to ...

Author: Sheyda Ardalan

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807765562

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 639

Learn how to use digital technologies to provide a rich new entry-point for art students to make meaning, express their thoughts, and visualize their ideas. Through the lens of artistic development, this book offers a wide-ranging scope and sequence of over 50 technology-based art lessons. Each lesson plan includes the art activity, learning level, lesson objective, developmental rationale, list of materials, and suggested questions to motivate and engage students. The text also includes images of student work, students at work, and the environment of the classroom (many in full color). The authors' pedagogical approach begins with inquiry-based exploratory activities followed by more in-depth digital art lessons that relate to students' interests and experiences. With knowledge of how technology can be used in educationally sound ways, educators are better equipped to advocate for the technological resources they need. By incorporating technology into the art classroom--as a stand-alone art medium or in conjunction with traditional studio materials--teachers and students remain on top of 21st-century learning with increased opportunities for innovation. Book Features: Guidance for technology use in the K-12 art curriculum, including specifics for adopting sequential strategies in each grade. Cost-effective strategies that place teachers and students in a position to explore and learn from one another. Developmental theories to help art teachers and curriculum designers successfully incorporate new media. Engaging digital art lessons that acknowledge the role technologies play in the lives of today's young people. Novel approaches to art education, such as distance learning, animation, 3D printing, and virtual reality.
Categories: Education

The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie

The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz to the big screen, this book goes behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the animated movie-making process, to see how the timeless Peanuts style has been lovingly translated into 3D CG for the ...

Author: Jerry Schmitz

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 1783293241

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

View: 736

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz to the big screen, this book goes behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the animated movie-making process, to see how the timeless Peanuts style has been lovingly translated into 3D CG for the big screen. Packed full of development art and Peanuts comic strip material, accompanied by commentary from all areas of the production, including animation, lighting, FX, and modeling, this is a treat for every Peanuts fan to treasure.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Collections of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

The Collections of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

German and Netherlandish paintings, 1450-1600 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
Burton Lewis Dunbar, Molly Faries, Dena Marie ... 8d) Bildarchiv PreuBischer
Kulturbesitz/Art Resource, New York (Fig. 13d) Blue Skies Studio, Turin (Fig. 9x)
By ...

Author: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Publisher: Collections of the Nelson-Atki

ISBN: UOM:39015063221637

Category: Architecture

Page: 347

View: 284

This volume concerns works by artists active during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the transalpine lands of northern Europe, which eventually became the modern nations of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The early Northern pictures feature masterpieces by great artists such as Petrus Christus and Joachim Wtewael, as well as radiant examples by other notable artists such as Lucas Cranach the Elder, Bernard van Orley, Jan Gossart, and Hans Memling. Each of the twenty-five comprehensive entries by Burton L. Dunbar includes a thorough and engaging account of the artistÕs career; complete technical notes; a detailed description; a fully documented commentary with a discussion of attribution, date, subject, and function; an exacting list of references that also summarizes the critical history of each work; and an up-to-date checklist of the paintingÕs provenance and exhibition history. Every work in the collection is reproduced in full color and with color details, and the volumeÕs usefulness is richly enhanced by more than 200 comparative illustrations. The book includes a unique history of the collecting of early Northern paintings in the Midwest. Readers will also be fascinated by the abundance of information derived from the investigation of each work by contemporary experts in the rapidly evolving field of conservation, aided by tools such as infrared reflectography and dendrochronology. Burton L. Dunbar is professor of art history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The other contributors include Molly Faries, Roger Ward, Anne W. Lowenthal, Peter Klein, and Dena M. Woodall.
Categories: Architecture

The Dam Keeper Book 1

The Dam Keeper  Book 1

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.

Author: Robert Kondo

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781250193117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 132

Life in Sunrise Valley is tranquil, but beyond its borders lies certain death. A dangerous black fog looms outside the village, but its inhabitants are kept safe by an ingenious machine known as the dam. Pig’s father built the dam and taught him how to maintain it. And then this brilliant inventor did the unthinkable: he walked into the fog and was never seen again. Now Pig is the dam keeper. Except for his best friend, Fox, and the town bully, Hippo, few are aware of his tireless efforts. But a new threat is on the horizon—a tidal wave of black fog is descending on Sunrise Valley. Now Pig, Fox, and Hippo must face the greatest danger imaginable: the world on the other side of the dam. Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Ideas for the Animated Short with DVD

Ideas for the Animated Short with DVD

Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form.

Author: Karen Sullivan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136142055

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 649

Build your skills in the development of story ideas that will command an audience for your 2-5 minute animated short. Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion DVD includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With Ideas for the Animated Short you'll learn about: Story Background and Theory * Building Better Content * Acting: Exploring the Human Condition * Building Character and Location * Building Story * Dialogue * Storyboarding * Staging
Categories: Art

Out of Picture

Out of Picture

Features a collection of short illustrated stories that display a variety of imaginative interpretations of the comic book form.

Author:

Publisher: Villard Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131931250

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 512

Features a collection of short illustrated stories that display a variety of imaginative interpretations of the comic book form.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Cape and Islands Locator

Cape and Islands Locator

22 ART GALLERIES - - Chatham to Provincetown North Truro : Susan Baker , Rt .
6A , 487 - 2557 Prown Arpont ... 349 - 2482 Wellfleet S Wellfleet Provincetown : J
. L . Becker Gallery , 453 Cmrcl , 487 - 4738 Blue Sky Studio , 227 Cmrcl , 487 ...

Author: John W. Davenport

Publisher:

ISBN: 0934794065

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 381

Detailed single-topic maps of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island show the locations of various types of recreational sites
Categories: Travel

Electronic Art and Animation Catalog

Electronic Art and Animation Catalog

Flectronic Theater Ice Age Director Chris Wedge 3:10 Producers Lori FORTE
John DONKIN Blue Sky Studios “ Ice Age ” is a fully CGI - animated feature film
from Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox . Set against the onslaught of the Ice
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049121224

Category: Computer graphics

Page:

View: 620

Categories: Computer graphics

The Annual Ann Arbor Guide

The Annual Ann Arbor Guide

BEST ANNUAL EVENT The Ann Arbor Art Fairs The Best of Washtenaw County
is a survey conducted by Current , Ann ... Vita Best Karaoke Venue : The Blind
Pig Best Chocolate : Kilwin ' s Best Recording Studio : Big Sky Studio / Best Ice ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071332053

Category: Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Page:

View: 173

Categories: Ann Arbor (Mich.)

25 Jahre Netzwerk f r Kunst Technologie und Gesellschaft

25 Jahre Netzwerk f  r Kunst  Technologie und Gesellschaft

Author: Hannes Leopoldseder

Publisher: Cantz

ISBN: UOM:39015060854844

Category: Art

Page: 373

View: 237

Edited by Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schapf and Gerfried Stocker. Essays by Peter Higgins, Horst Hartner, Hiroshi Ishii, Siegbert Janko, Gustav Pomberger, Scott Ritter, Itsuo Sakane, Hans-Peter Schwarz, et al.
Categories: Art

Urban Legendz

Urban Legendz

A group of young vigilantes roam the streets of Brooklyn solving supernatural crimes.

Author: Paul Downs

Publisher: Humanoids, Inc.

ISBN: 9781643375557

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 108

View: 327

A group of young vigilantes roam the streets of Brooklyn solving supernatural crimes.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Television Film and Digital Media Programs

Television  Film  and Digital Media Programs

iEAR Studios ( Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer ) are outfitted for
producing professional - quality sound and ... In addition to those listed above ,
we have graduates working at the following places : Blue Sky Animation Studios
 ...

Author: Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131958212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 982

Lists colleges and universities in the United States that provide programs in the study of motion pictures, television, and digital media, including information on admissions, cost and finanical aid, graduate employment rates, and notable alumni.
Categories: Performing Arts