So, ye want ta be a pirate, eh? As children, a lot of us grow up pretending to be pirates, whether it’s dressing up, building ships out of cardboard boxes or yelling Ahoy Matey every chance you get! If you never got the chance to become a pirate, Tab Burton and Brandon Kern, Blue Sky Animators, will show you it’s never too ...
Figure Drawing, or Life Drawing, as it's often called, is the process of drawing the human figure in a studio environment. In some academic environments this begins with drawing from sculptures or casts of the figure, and over time leads to drawing from a live model, both costumed, semi-clothed and un-draped (nude).
Life drawing is widely accepted as the foundation for fine art ...
John Kalaigian is an Assembly Technical Director. On #Rio2 he dressed the Amazon set by populating trees and foliage to create a visually interesting and lush environment. He has been with the Blue Sky family for 2 years, out of the 8 he has been in the industry. This is his first time presenting at #Siggraph2014 and he is honored and thrilled!
One of the presenters taking #Siggraph2014 into the Amazon is Karyn Monschein, Camera & Staging Technical Lead and Final Camera & Staging Artist.
Along with her department, she helped develop the cinematography that captured the grandeur and scope of the Amazon in #Rio2. Out of the 14 years Karyn has been in the industry, she has spent 9 years at Blue Sky. Karyn has presented at ...
...and have landed in Variety (click here) for Rio 2's top spot on home video sales!
Dave Barksdale is the Fur Lead Technical Director and has been grooming and developming fur for the past 8 years at Blue Sky. On Rio 2, Dave was responsible for the support of furred environmental assets from creation to final render. Dave has never presented at Siggraph, he is really looking forward to being a part of the conference this year!
Check back each week to get to know this talented group!
Director Carlos Saldhana and Art Director Tom Cardone had a great trip to the Annecy Animation Film Festival last week! A big thanks to all the people who stood in line in the heat to see 'The Making of Rio 2' presentation on Monday. Luckily, it cooled down at night so everyone could enjoy the open air screening of Rio 2!