Saturday, January 30, 2010

Little Krishna: TV series on CD and DVD

Little Krishna series is on air at nickelodeon channel. This TV series set a bench mark in Indian
Animation history and proved that we can do it. though, Big Animations ran into huge losses what I feel eventually they can even out the production cost soon.
we all know the series has stunning colour scheme and charming character design which is appealing to the masses.
I have not seen all the episodes but here is my chance. they have launched DVD and CD a few days back.
I hope, more and more good work could be seen if Animation industry is funded generously. original and quality content is the key to success. we need many more Ronnie Screwvala who can change the face of cinema and animation.




related web links:
nickelodeon channel
http://www.nickindia.com/shows/krishna.php

Big Animation
http://www.biganimation.com/littlekrishna/little_krishna.html



Disclaimer: all images/characters shown here belong to respected owners and shared here for appreciation purpose.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009

It is little late to share and write about SIGGRAPH Asia 2009. Actually, I recently saw their promotional video on youtube.com and I was impressed with it's editing and background music.
telling a story from many clips is an art itself. this video makes you curious to see more. when I watch such videos I start counting the clips of the films I have seen and there are certain clips which strike you and you want to know what is the film/video/short film/ad film name so you can see the complete film.
each person will have his/her favorite from the video.
there are 2 clips in this video whose treatment I liked and I wanted to know the title.
1. 3D with 2D look Japanese or Chinese character( king, queen) fight sequence.
2. a 3D rock band singing on a car.
if any of you know the name please, share it with me.
here is SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 promotional video:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Design! you, me, family and friends

If you have good sketching skills ,make cartoons or you work in Design field.
then you must have experienced many requests from your relatives- friends to work or design for them. Mostly, without any payment. you must have come across nagging aunties who want you to complete their pampered kids project file or practical charts.
and that to be unjust forceful right over you.
but..
There are certain people you really want to do things for them because they value your skills and know the worth of the design you have done for them.
there is one of my cousins who is a computer engineer and working. recently, he and few of his friends formed a small firm which will be in to system design and development. they have just finished a project and were waiting for their first cheque.
the problem was that their client could write cheque on company name and not to individuals.
so they asked me to help suggesting a name for their company and do a logo design.
this was a great feeling that they trusted my opinion and left everything on me to decide.

I secretly, aspire to be a good copy writer and this was my chance to think a tag line for their company and communicate what this company really does.
so here is initial concept for 'Tercet' Logo Design.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Road to Sangam : the film

How much attention do you give to web ads which keep blinking in to your side bar.
Not much!
but sometimes certain ads can make you click and are informative. yesterday, I was looking at some site and I happen to see a film's promotional ad. It was a pleasant piece of information for me. because I didn't know about the film. it's called 'Road to Sangam' and has talented actors like Om puri and Paresh Rawal. the film is based on Hindu- Muslim dilemma.
read full synopsis on official website:
http://www.roadtosangam.com/
and here is
Road to Sangam film's Theatrical Trailer

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 Sponsors of Tomorrow

on 19th of this month 'Times of India' carried an advertisement from Intel. launching Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 processors. I was really curious to know more about it. I asked my roommate who is a computer engineer, But he didn't know much about it. then I looked it up on the internet.
According to wikipedia :
"Intel Core i7 is Intel's brand name for several families of desktop and laptop 64-bit x86-64 processors using the Intel Nehalem microarchitecture. It is a successor to the Intel Core 2 brand. The Core i7 identifier applies to the initial family of processors codenamed Bloomfield introduced in 2008 and the 2009 Lynnfield and Clarksfield models. All current models are quad-core based processors."
so it's launching in India is a year delayed.


Sponsors of Tomorrow


Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

I wonder how it will be to use this product. must be a good experience, let's hope soon I will get my hand on it.
to know more you can visit intel website:
http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei7/


Disclaimer: all works/logos/trade marks shown here belong to respected owners and shared here for appreciation purpose.

Monday, January 18, 2010

coming soon ! an animated short film RANGMAHAL

we have been working on some interesting projects at our office Emantras media lab, Gurgaon.
this one is now due on this February.



Rangmahal is an attempt on part of mlab emantras to revive the ancient art of shadow puppetry and bring it to mainstream by using the artifacts and combining it with Digital media.
Rang Mahal meaning the ‘Palace of Colors’ was usually an apartment for the royals in the northern region of India during the aristocratic times. Here they met royal ladies, listened to music by classical artists, enjoyed classical dance, ate and relaxed. It also served as patronizing place of different kinds of arts and artisans.

Friday, January 15, 2010

amazing work of Adam Haynes

Last time, when I wrote the post about creative network and portfolio website, I had seen many people's good work on behance network. I had seen Adam Haynes illustrations on the site but, I didn't know much about him but I liked his illustrations.
Then today I was looking at some creative video post on http://motionographer.com/ inspiration blog. then, I knew this chap called Adam Haynes is kind of big guy.
His illustrations are full of energy and mostly deal with sports and adventures.
It's not only about the subject but his style and line quality has it in.
here I am sharing 3 of his images from behance portfolio.
you can explore the web link I am giving below.

Adam Haynes on behance network:
http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Nike-6_0/234009


Royale, a production house has done fuel TV signature ID with Adam Haynes freaky style.
after watching that, I knew, I had to share this with all of you.

Adam Haynes Fuel TV signature series:
http://weareroyale.com/work/61


so, if you like this post write a few words!

Disclaimer: all works shown here belong to respected owners and shared here for appreciation purpose.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

some really clever logo Designs

abduzeedo.com is having a serialized post on Logo Design. it's an interesting series.
they are showcasing A to Z logo in a visual index. here are some really clever logo Designs starting with S .
these 3 I liked the most.
you can see the full post on the web link given below.







http://abduzeedo.com/logo-design-z-s

enjoy([:-).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2 Hollywood action films which should rock in 2010


here are trailers of 2 Hollywood action films which should rock in 2010.
Gladiator fame Ridley scott's Robin hood
and
Ironman-2 directed by: Jon Favreau
just by seeing the promos you can make your mind that you don't want to miss these flicks.



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

3 films I am waiting to watch:Ishqiya, Road Movie and LSD Love Sex aur Dhokha

here are 3 films I am waiting to watch:Ishqiya, Road Movie and LSD Love Sex aur Dhokha. It is really good to see our Bollywood maturing to tastes of varied audiences. I surfed through and found preview promos/trailers of these films to share with you all. I hope you will like this post if you enjoy then leave me few words as comments and tell me what do think about these 3 films?

official website:
http://www.ishqiya.com/




official website:
http://www.lsdthefilm.com/



official website:
http://www.roadmoviethefilm.com/

Monday, January 11, 2010

Gruffalo animated story on BBC one


Gruffalo is animated short specially done for BBC One for Christmas season. I recently happen to see this program's trailer on youtube.com I really liked the simple form of characters and the cuteness which they posses and seeing the animal character speaking in pure British accent is real fun.
above are some still grabs from the trailer in case you are not able to watch the video.
and
Here is the video:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

character drawings

some initial character sketches for on going project in my office.
I personally liked the skinny rani with an attitude.


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Batman and Superman kick ass illustrations

I keep checking graphic inspirations blogs and sometimes I am moved by certain visual treats.
so here is one post which carried some kick ass illustrations featuring Batman and Superman .
I am sharing 3 of my favorite visuals which have a super heroic energy blast with in the composition.
Please, visit the web link below to see the full collection on abduzeedo.com:

http://abduzeedo.com/illustrations-worlds-finnest-batman-and-superman


1: this one is done by HalBaby I loved this hatching feel and intense highlight.

2: Philip Tan has given poster art feel to these two super hero icons.

3: this action packed fight composition is Penciled by Jim Lee, and Coloured by clunkworld
aren't these illustrations really cool?
enjoy!:-)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Facebook Farm ville and web business

oh my gosh! they have developed dedicated guidebooks now for moving up in farm ville.

yesterday, I had written a post about Facebook Farmville, basically my personal views and I shared the post link on twitter with my friends.

I was expecting that my friends will respond and we will have friendly discussion.
But I got some commercial links selling tips n tricks guide to move up in farm ville.
No this tips guide is not free. they are charging good amount.
here are those links:
http://www.farmvillesecretsguide.net/
http://www.farmvillesecrets.com/?hop=gbar2009
Guys, it's a huge business and we are cowed down. We might never understand real intend of this.



To Your Farming Success,

Tony 'T Dub' Sanders
and here is guarantee signature they have on their site.
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
please, do comment so we can a healthy discussion on this.
:-C
............

Monday, January 04, 2010

facebook and Farm ville

Farm ville is an online strategy game on facebook social networking website. Farmville has become an addiction for many facebook users. there are many who are actually spending hard cash to buy experience points and accessories.
I tried to ignore this game for long but all my friends on facebook kept sending me requests so I had to give it a try.
the game graphics are done in isometric view and uses flash vectors. the colour scheme is cheerful and characters/accessories are adorable. may be that's the reason people get hooked to it.
one day, I was talking to my room mate about this game. He said he used to play it when he was in his college and now out of this genre. may be many more feel the same way but I have seen people who are 40+ and are taking keen interest in this game called farmville.
what is that which attract people to check farmville as well when they check their mails and updates on Facebook?
may be it is the hidden urge to be a farmer? or just a game where they want to gain points and show off? I don't know myself. But I feel each of us who is stuck in stressful competitive jobs/work environment have a fantasy that after they have earned enough they will go back to there homeland and do farming and live a peaceful life in rural natural surroundings. Farmville lets you fulfill that fantasy in a virtual farm.
sometimes, a parallel comes in my thoughts Is earth a farmville of GOD..?!!!