Cool Fan-Made Animated Short


Matt Frost & Stewart Harvey are both recent graduates from Arts University College at Bournemouthall. Both share the same goal of starting up their own animation studio. They recently participated in an animation competition by Red Bull called Canimation. They submitted a short 43 second animation using hand drawn techniques within Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe After Effects.

The competition closed on the 30th of November and the top ten from each genre (CGI, Stop motion and Drawn) are being considered by judges to win.

They have both worked on a few graduate films, both specialising in 2D. They both worked together on a short film called ‘Perdus’ Directed by Mark de Winton-Gilbert, which is now up an award at the Bristol Encounters 17th International film festival. The 3rd year had Matt working on a film that used 2d and stop motion. This film was called ‘a life well seasoned’ directed by Daniel Riley. This film has been shortlisted for BAA 2011 and Euroshorts, also came runner up at Chitrakatha.

They have also been involved with Beakus animation studio working on a feature next year about Monty Pythons Graham Chapman.

Their film is embedded below:

Pixar News Blog Exclusive Look at the real-life Pizza Planet Truck

The creators of the real-life Pizza Planet Truck sent over this exclusive video just for Pixar News Blog readers. One of the members Marco also sent some info about the project:

About a year ago my friends and I started building random pop culture structures, the first was a wooden Totoro (pictures,video) and the second being the Psychiatrist Booth from Peanuts (pictures).  We realized that we should end this trilogy with something epic, so we decided to build the Pizza Planet Truck since it has sentimental value as well as being instantly recognizable.  But building the truck is only the first part of the project, the second phase involves our crew driving up the state of California, interviewing people of all ages about how the Pixar Film canon (mostly the Toy Story Trilogy) has effected them as well as comedic anecdotes and the like.  Beside that we will be chronicling the off the cuff on the road shenanigans that go along with driving the Pizza Planet Truck. For more information check out the production blog (updated almost every Tuesday) as well as the twitter.

Blog Announcement: Interview with Pedro

Dear Readers,

I am announcing today that Pixar News Central will conduct an interview with Pedro Vergani. Vergani is a widely acclaimed animation fan and an aspiring Pixar fan. He has a blog located by looking at his twitter page. Any questions that you have for Pedro can be emailed to me, tweeted to either me or Pedro (@pedrovergani) or left as a comment. The deadline to send in questions is Sunday. Please note that our interview with acclaimed author David Price can be found on our Media page.

Sincerely,
Pixar News Central