Tag Archives | Three-Dimensional

…It’s Movie Monday: Ryan?


Ryan was “a Canadian animator. A gentleman panhandler. One of the pioneers of Canadian animation. Oscar nominee. Poor beggar. An artist unable to create. God observing the world. Fallen angel. Arrogant. Shy. Broken. Not destroyed.” 30 years ago, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Years later, plagued by alcoholism and drug abuse, he was destitute on the streets of Toronto.

In this rather captivating and haunting short, called simply “Ryan”, Chris Landreth animates a tribute to Ryan Larkin.

    In Ryan we hear the voice of Ryan Larkin and people who have known him, but these voices speak through strange, twisted, broken and disembodied 3D generated characters… people whose appearances are bizarre, humorous or disturbing. Although incredibly realistic and detailed, Ryan was created and animated without the use of live action footage, rotoscoping or motion capture…but instead from an original, personal, hand animated three-dimensional world which Chris calls ‘psychological realism’.

[NFB – Ryan]

[Via: Drawn!]

…Javan Ivey is a Stratastencil master?

Javan Ivey’s My Paper Mind video is an interesting experiment in using the Stratastencil technique that he developed to make a movie.

Based after the Stratacut technique, Stratastencil is an additive process that adds layers onto each other while still showing the layer before it.

The result is an interesting time lapse meets three-dimensional effect that looks quite cool:

[Javan Ivey – My Paper Mind]


…Advertising breaks dimensions?


Here’s an interesting ad campaign from MADD Canada. Featuring one of three vehicles, they each have a broken windshield and a trail of skid marks. When you crumple up the bottom of the poster and post it up against a stationary object, the message becomes quite clear: drive drunk and face serious consequences. It’s an interesting mix of two and three-dimensional objects, and hopefully it’s effective at getting the message across to more than a few people.

[Via: Autoblog]

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