Four Artists Paint One Tree

4 Artists Paint 1 Tree

This Disney Documentary from 1958 shows four artists with individual styles and ideas about art, work together on the animated film Sleeping Beauty. They learn to mold their skills and stick to the unified style of the movie, putting their individual ideas aside. To show how different they are in reality, Disney takes four of the animators out to… Read more »

Guillermo del Toro’s Sketchbooks

pan's labyrinth

Del Toro is an award winning Mexican director and film maker who is an artist at heart; communicating his ideas for films through elaborate sketches in notebooks. He is best known for horror and comic book style films like Blade 2, Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim. More recently he helped produce the animated film The… Read more »

Nathan Sawaya LEGO Brick Artist

Art of Brick

Nathan Sawaya’s unique style of artwork has been a part of my 3D class for as long as I can remember. Finally my favorite nerd site, created by Adam & Jamie of Mythbusters fame, posted an interview with him at his new exhibition. You can see more of the exhibition and read more about Nathan Sawaya here:

Practical Special FX

Tested Talks to Fon Davis

A great introduction to artist Fon Davis, the history of Practical Special FX and how these artists are learning to work with Computer Generated Special Effects. Another great share for Careers in the Arts Unit, a 3D or Ceramics class. We sit down for a chat with Fon Davis, a visual effects veteran who has worked on films… Read more »