Saturday, 30 May 2009

You Went Down



Ok, so I like to think of myself as a pretty good illustrator most of the time. I've designed for many movies, illustrated dozens of books, created a whole world of Rayguns, robots and intergalactic racism with Dr. Grordbort's (new book in November plug plug).
So I thought, 'I wonder how excellent am I at animation?".
Turns out, not very.

Nevertheless, the results are out on the internet and hey, all in all, they're kinda cute.

Oh yeah. You might be wondering how these hyper realistic moving images were created. Is it some new version of Maya running on twelve Playstation 3's? Or did he get the render wall at Weta Digital cranking for a few weeks? Neither of these is true.
It's a little app, like Colors for the DS called Animanatee that you can create quick animations on.
I did almost all these lying in bed at night when I shoulda been reading a clever book.


Enjoy.

Link

24 comments:

The ComicBook Factory said...

Funny as hell!

Greg Broadmore said...

Hey fullah, Thanks man. Long time no see.

Kevin Asmus said...

Is that the blunderbuss I see vaporizing that mans upper half?

Greg Broadmore said...

Good eye.

The Pict said...

excellent stuff!

Hey can you send me some of that talent in a bottle or something?
I can pay by cheque from my very reliable bank account in the Cayman island...

maija said...

That's HILARIOUS.

I was listening to my iPod instead of the computer, so William Shatner was singing "You're Gonna Die"("You'll Have Time") in the background. Awesome.

The key skill in animation is in conveying motion and body language and you've got that nailed (in the head, with a stray bouncing nail-gun, probably).

Stephen Crowe said...

That's quite an epic! I laughed, I cried... threw up just a little bit at the back of my throat. All signs of a great viewing experience. Can't wait for the next one...

Greg Broadmore said...

Thanks! What very nice things to say. I will now give up this Grordbort's shit, designing for feature films etc...and start my career in half-arsed animations of accidents.

Ben Mauro said...

Do it Greg! Don Hertzfeldt seems to be doing fine. :)

Greg Broadmore said...

I'd never heard of this Hertzfeldt dude, but I just had a look and watched this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpc5vgi9zbM
Very funny!

Ben Mauro said...

haha, they are very simple but good. Rejected is still my favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeBxmoJ73UI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlvRv3Q5930&feature=related

Greg Broadmore said...

Ah, of course, I have seen these. Rejected I have seen at least. They are fucking great.

Andrea Longhi said...

hahahah after see that...I want buy a nintendo ds :D

maija said...

"accidents"?! Some of those are totally pre-meditated.

Greg Broadmore said...

Yeah, maybe accidents should be in quotes.

Ben Mauro said...

I was curious about what you worked on for District 9? i saw a recent trailer, the aliens and mechs look fantastic! I love how exposed and functional everything looks on the robot.

Ben Mauro said...

Thanks for the info Greg, i really enjoy Neil's films, its great to see how D9 is all coming together.

Greg Broadmore said...

Hey Ben,
I don't want to be too specific about D9 just yet- the movie isn't out and I don't want to give away too much.
I was the Lead Conceptual Designer on the film and designed the majority of the tech,weapons, ships,Exo suit etc.. and fair bit else.
I also production designed our builds on the Weta workshop floor.
It was, from a design standpoint, a very small team for the bulk of what you see on screen - David Meng and Leri Greer, and myself (although for the first few months of preproduction a lot of designers at Weta contributed to get things rolling).
I hope you enjoy the film!
I'll probably put up a few concept pieces after it comes out.

delatorre said...

Hey Greg! It was great meeting you at comic con. Love the animations you did on the DS, they are fucking funny as hell! I'm really exited to see district 9 next moth, I think its a really original plot and design. I love the contras of poor africa, and stranded aliens. Stay cool talk to you soon.

Jyynx said...

Fantastic Stuff!!! I did not know the full scope of your awesome Talent when I purchased your Book at Comic-Con. Plus, you are a funny bloke! Love your Artwork.

Thanx

Ben Mauro said...

Just came back from D9, brilliant work! i was on the edge of my seat the whole time, design/storytelling/everything was top notch.

I was curious how long it took to design and build the mech? The functionality on everything was really incredible. Was a physical prototype ever built or was it all digital?

-B

Cory said...

Haha, oh man. Sweet funny animation. Gotta get a DS, screw this classical shit.

andrew domo said...

Wow Greg, amazing work on D9. Really loved it! And as Ben said, the exo suit looked really functional.

kudos!

h said...

there's a program called pencil http://www.pencil-animation.org/ it's kinda fun... and free to use! check it out.