Friday, 4 January 2008

Animation- A world where dreams work...

I have always loved the world of animation where anything is possible and creativity is the only limit..I even tried to learn the basics of 2d and 3d animation. But without much success! (drawing skill proved to be my limit (-:)Anyway it served one purpose- I realised how difficult it was to develop an animation; how much creativity, patience, concentration and hard work went into each and every scene...

Today I came across the website of Dream Works Animation, the makers of the much loved animated movies like Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the third, Madagascar, Shark Tale, Over the Hedge, and so on.

The website is just amazing.

The most interesting section is the trailers. I enjoyed watching the trailers of 'Shrek the third', 'Madagascar- The crate escape'(to be released in November 2008), 'Kung Fu Panda' (to be released in June 2008). It seems there will be a movie called 'Monsters vs Aliens' in the future!

The 'Interact' link lists wallpapers, widgets and games. There are only a few though...

In the section 'Studio' there are several interesting stuff. Like 'A day in the life' which has several videos explaining the process of animation.

'Animation 101' is both fun and informative. According to Dream Works, it takes almost four years to complete one project!!! That itself is an indicator of how crazy things must be behind the scenes. The various steps in making a computer generated movie are many- deciding the story, making a script, preparing the storyboard, making the story reel, making the basic characters, recording the voices, modeling the 3d characters, deciding the layout and camera angles, animating the characters, adding music and special effects- phew!! That is indeed a lot of work! So from now on when you watch an animated movie, remember the immense hardwork behind it. Perhaps you will enjoy and appreciate it even more!
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Ok, that is all for today. Hope you enjoyed reading this. Do visit the website and tell me what you think.

1 comments:

SheR. said...

I've visited the website of Dreamworks. It's a beautiful site! Really interactive. Wished I paid more attention in my web designing class. Thanks for the recommendation!