Monday, July 30, 2007

不動不漫的"香港動漫節"

這幾年年紀大了很怕人多的地方,會儘量避開人群。本想到書展捧喬靖夫及袁建滔的場,最終都是因為怕人多而卻步。(看過他們的書展後記後慶幸決定正確 :p)

不過卻是因為工作的關係去了"香港動漫節"。
的確相當有香港特色的 >> 一個純商業化的Show︰大量唔關事的東西.....
表演唱歌跳舞遊戲、信用卡推銷、炒賣散貨中心、專業拍賣者補貨處 、係又Cosplay唔係又Cosplay,四處都是團團小圈,看真原來是狗公攝影會,支支大炮瞄準Cosplay少女的重要部份...
而真正動漫的成份又少的可憐。那個 Art Idol倒令我有半滴興奮(其實與落描道場差無幾).

沒有太多關於香港動漫的東西,動漫的推動?想找點有關重一點"動漫文化"的東西嗎?新的創作嗎?通通欠奉。也許只是我個人的問題,我這年紀跟本就不是大會的Target Audience。對唔住,錯的在我對今次熱烈宣傳的"香港動漫節"有所期望。

是"香港待慢節"至真......唉! 去完之後我真的對香港動漫充滿哂希望。

Pre-order TMNT DVD


TMNT DVD (region1) is ready for pre-order at Amazon
See the DVD content here

Sunday, July 29, 2007

T28 x GR


Tetsujin28 upgrade to Giant Robo !!

Robot T-28


speed paint... played with form and shape, and style exploration.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

無意識的畫畫畫...

just a speed paint sketch without any reason...

Fwd: Animation takes off in Hong Kong

While Hong Kong's signature gangster and kung fu flicks are losing ground to Chinese historical epics, the computer-animated cartoon TMNT made in the city has earned an estimated $US93 million worldwide since its March release.

Hong Kong company Centro Digital Pictures also has been chosen to make Disney's first-ever non-Hollywood Chinese movie, "The Magic Gourd," which mixes animation and live action.

Amid dwindling interest in Hong Kong film, is computer animation the future of the Hong Kong entertainment industry?

Animators here boast that they offer a unique sensibility that combines Hong Kong's action cinema legacy and a deep awareness of both Asian and Western cartoon traditions in an English-speaking environment.

Industry experts say, however, that Hong Kong animators are merely taking outsourcing jobs from Hollywood by offering cheaper pricing while not generating creative ideas on their own - a point that people here concede is true, at least for now. (這一點大家同意嗎?)

At Imagi, which designed the turtle fighters in TMNT, Co-Chief Executive Douglas Glen is gung-ho about the prospects of a company that once made artificial Christmas trees and furniture and switched over to animation completely in 2002.

The former Mattel executive said computer artists in this Chinese-ruled former British colony blend the best of the East and the West.

"If our director says, 'I want this character in this film to react like Wilma Flintstone to this situation,' they get it, because people here have seen The Flintstones and they've seen all the Japanese anime," he said.

Glen said for TMNT - a take-off on the 1990's Teen-age Mutant Ninja Turtle films - Imagi didn't even hire an action choreographer because kung fu is "in the DNA" of its 350 Hong Kong-based animators.

During a visit to Imagi's Hong Kong offices, animators worked on computer drawings in cubicles cluttered with figurines including Mr Potato Head and the popular Japanese character Doraemon. Neighbouring shelves were lined with Japanese comic books.

But while Hong Kong's computer graphics industry dates back some two decades, it's still growing. A survey of 57 "digital entertainment companies" in 2004 - the most recent study of its kind - found that most employed fewer than 10 people and about a third had annual revenues of under $HK500,000.

"Hollywood's interest in Hong Kong animation is mostly financial," says Tom McLean, a US-based journalist who writes a blog on cartoons for the Hollywood trade magazine Variety.

original article: theWEST.com.au

Imagi, Animation Guild reach deal

Imagi Studios U.S.A. and the Animation Guild have finalized a contract covering animation writers, storyboard artists and designers.
Original post by Newsvine - film

Friday, July 27, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

豪、狠、勁


《真三一萬能俠》是最喜歡的機械人動畫之首。本身天馬行空的三機合體概念加上導演Yasuhiro Imagawa,及水木一郎的主題曲...
三個字來形容 "豪、狠、勁"

Getter Robo Armageddon (Japanese title 真(チェンジ!!)ゲッターロボ 世界最後の日, Shin (Change!) Getta Robo "Sekai Saigo no Hi")

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Gatchaman The Stop Motion


That's really fun! This is the power of Gatchaman fans. It refines me one silly TV programe called something like "robot chicken"...

Pixar's Wall-E Trailer 2

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Top Ten Favorite CG Characters



美國網站好流行各式各樣的選舉,今次是由Entertainment Weekly選出的十大最受歡迎
電影CG人物。看看以下結果是否你的心水?



01.
King Kong,
King Kong (2007)

02. Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

03. Gollum, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

04. Bumblebee, Transformers (2007)

05. Yoda, Attack of the Clones (2002); Revenge of the Sith (2005)

06. T-1000, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

07. Woody and Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)

08. Sandman, Spider-Man 3 (2007)

09. T-Rex, Jurassic Park (1993)

10. Casper the Friendly Ghost, Casper (1995)

more at www.EW.com

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Imagi Become TAG's member

Imagi joins Animation Guilds (TAG), read more

Ben Procter


Ben Procter,電影 Transformers 的 Lead Robot Illustrator,他的網站有大量Transformers的作品。製作TMNT時曾經和他合作一段短時間,善長以3D軟件 (XSI) 直接"創作與設計",超快靚正。TMNT中富豪Winter的豪宅基地便是他的設計。

我隊中的Spencer與 Sang也是這方面的取向,希望他們以超越Ben為目標,期待將來有更出色的成績。努力 ! 努力 !
Ben Procter website
Ben's Bios

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Simple is the best !


這是我見過最喜歡的男厠 Logo,勝在夠簡單又有想像空間......一個人、一支棍? (攝於金鐘ACM男厠)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Plen

PLEN, the Bluetooth Skating Robot !


看看這個!真是又Cute又型!



日本的機械人制造商Akazawa最近正式推出一款名為Plen的機械人玩具。Plen身高228毫米,體重為696克。它的最大本领是會溜冰,不但可以用自己脚下的滑輪來溜,還可以踩上滑板上面溜,超級强勁!

Plen可以通過藍牙進行無線遙控,支持手機及PC。不过售價高達2205美元。Akazawa表示初步計劃只生產50個這樣的機械人,但如果市場反應好的話,還會擴大生產量。

akihabaranews

Gatchaman Kewpie Dolls


Kewpie dolls are popular in Japan. The Rose O'Neill Kewpie International Co.,Ltd. is still pumping them out, and does character licenses. They are doing a bunch of Tatsunoko characters. The picture above is Gatchaman. Each is around 33mm tall and will retail for 525¥. Release date TBD.

真係好鬼Cutie!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

3D 動畫電影製作淺談 <1>

想寫有關動畫製作這個題目很久了,不知應該從那兒說起。
先來個開場白.......動畫製作,絕對是要依靠專才團隊之間的合作才能做得好。一套動畫電影90分鐘,幾千個鏡頭每一個鏡頭每一格菲林都是團隊之間的合作的心血成果

要決定一套動畫的好壞,以下三大方面是主要因素︰
創作 Creative
故事(這是最最最重要的)、劇本、美術、攝影、動作、設計、音樂、一切視覺效果等...

製作管理 Production Management
製作成本控制、製作時間、製作流程的管理等...能否在有限時間發揮最好最多的創意及提昇質素。

技術開發及支援 Technical Support, R&D
各項軟件的開發及硬件的支援,儘量把重複routine的工序自動化等...
常言道:Creative drive Technology,Technology push Creative 

一套動畫製作成功與否,取決於以上三方面的平衡
有好的故事、美術但不能預期完成或者技術不能演繹出來...
一切依時完成,但片的質素不夠又有何用?
有最先進的技術
,不能具體落實使用,也是不足夠的...

待續...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ACG老頑童

友Blog推介


舊同事、朋友兼同業、C記的Art Director、自稱"ACG老頑童"的細尖,"撚"得一手好畫。在他的blog裡有很多ACG人物作品。以上是他畫的"吉炸蜢"。有空不妨看看。有我喜的”変...身Hero”畫作

ACG老頑童·細細尖Blog

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Die Hard 4.0

LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
這是近期看得最開心過癮的一套動作片。

故事簡單但緊湊,不花巧,做的就是要把Die Hard拍得最Die Hard的動作片,很成功!! 娛樂性一流!!
最好看是John McClane只是普通的警察,不是什麼超人,只是以死硬不服輸的毅力去kickthe bug's ass! 那種不要命的拼搏最吸引。

也很喜歡"Hackers could end the world"的橋段,還有戰機 F-22,很誇張,但很好看!

"...I don't want to be "that Guy", I rather let someone do that...but if no one do that, i will do that."...that makes me become that guy, the hero.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Papercraft AstroBoy


日本Fans自家製紙摺 AstroBoy。有興趣自己試做來玩玩,可按此下載 PDF



PaperCraft原作者的網頁

Thursday, July 05, 2007

這就是日本人的創意 !

這就是日本人的創意,怪點子多而且心思細密。
看看這個精緻小家電說明型錄你就會明白,不得不寫過"服"字。


在香港就算你想到這些點子,你老板及你個客都不會讓它出街...

以上只是小部分,可按此觀看更多。多謝阿滔的好介紹。

Monday, July 02, 2007

肉人28 !?



除了石油氣罐,"藍色大肥佬"是鐡人28小時候給我的另一個印象。
講開又講,有一段時間很喜歡畫大肥人,很好玩的......

另一幅有關鐡人28的畫作: Transformer T28
之前貼過相近的機械人變肥佬 : Getta-man03

Sunday, July 01, 2007

懷舊機械人全出動!


集齊所有永井豪的機械人由鐡甲萬能俠一二號、巨靈神、三一萬能俠、磁力鐡甲人至真三一萬能俠及帝王萬能俠,全部盡出死鬥暗黑大魔王...
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