Q: What are you all working on at the moment? Source: http://www.skwigly.co.uk/disney-interview/
John Kahrs: Right now I am directing a short film, that is all I can say at the moment! It hasn't been announced; it’s going to be amazing. Since it hasn't been announced at all, the fact that I said I am doing it is kind of enough.
John Kahrs' short film is in production.Source: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... jects.html
Christophe Beck is now at work on the Disney toon short 'Paperman', "a composer's dream", he says, as the animators are now illustrating to his music.Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118044876
Scott Watanabe is a graduate from San Jose State University with a degree in animation/illustration. For the last 4 years, he has worked at Disney Feature Animation as a Visual Development Artist on Tangled, Paperman, and Wreck-It Ralph.Source: http://motivarti.org/2011/12/05/mentor- ... -watanabe/
Patrick Osborne wrote:
We’re finishing up a rather exciting project at Disney in the next few weeks. It’s been keeping me pretty busy. The short is called Paperman. Directed by John Kahrs, the short will be running the festival circuit next year. We’re very proud of this one and can’t wait to show the world.Source: http://www.bighappyaccident.com/blog/2011/12/paperman/
Produced by Kristina Reed
Animation Supervision by myself
Art Direction by Jeff Turley
VFX Supervision by Kyle Odermat
Steve Hulett wrote:
Spent the morning and early afternoon at Diz Co.'s Hat building on Riverside Drive. Got to see some clips from an upcoming short that's going to be kind of ground-breaking. It's just now wrapping up, and nobody could tell me if it's going to be attached to an oncoming feature or hit the festival circuit as a stand-alone.Source: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... y-hat.html
Steve Hulett wrote:
They've had a project at Walt Disney Animation Studios that I haven't uttered a peep about. They should be proud. Because the look of it is terrific, and unlike anything else out there.Source: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... tskin.html
I've had the good fortune to be shown clips of the piece referenced above for the last several months. Nobody can tell me when it will be released, but I imagine that the Mouse won't sit on it very long.
Jeff Turley wrote:
Just a small announcement, I have for the past year and some change been Art Directing a charming short called 'Paperman' directed by John Kahrs. We have been keeping our lips sealed for the most part of what it's about. John Kahrs, myself and all the wonderfully gifted artist that worked on our show really pushed hard to establish a style that supports the story and at the same time gives you a visual experience like nothing you've seen before! Please keep your eyes out for it..you don't want to miss it. That being said, I will be posting soon on this dusty blog seeing that my Production Design/Art Directing Gig is coming to an end.Source: http://turleysketch.blogspot.com/2012/0 ... reath.html
Disney animator Eric Daniels has linked to the article on his Facebook page, commenting the following: "A glowing review of an upcoming Disney short -- which uses a technique I helped create". Daniels previously helped create a process, first used in Disney’s Tarzan, he dubbed 'Deep Canvas.' Deep Canvas allowed animators to paint the environment over a CG model so that the computer would be able to keep track and precisely re-create the animators' application as the camera moved in 3D space. The technique earned Daniels an Annie Technical Achievement Award in 1999 and an Oscar for Technical Achievement in 2002.Source: http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-pap ... ion-19601/
Disney effects animator Bruce Wright who has most recently worked on Tangled and on the 3D conversion of The Lion King, also linked to the article.
Frans Vischer wrote:
I'm mainly a 2D animator, did linework on Paperman. It's an exciting variation for 2D.Source: http://twitter.com/fransvischer/status/ ... 0230064128
John Kahrs wrote:
Paperman is done. Huge thanks to everyone on the Paperman crew. Christophe Beck, you nailed it.Source: http://twitter.com/john_kahrs/status/180105710514880512
Alice S. Lin wrote:
Loved seeing Paperman on the big screen with all my Feature Animation peeps. So proud to have been a part of it!Source: http://twitter.com/comixguru/status/180089048138919937
Darrin Butters wrote:
Paperman wrapped. So lucky & proud to be a part of this amazing short. Gorgeous.Source: http://twitter.com/darrinbutters/status ... 3817645057
Bruce Wright wrote:
Paperman was amazing and all finished. What if the future of hand drawn AND CG animation was the same thing?Source: http://twitter.com/heybrucewright/statu ... 7266622464
Anonymous #1 wrote:
The Paperman stuff is hardly "avant garde" or even very different than things done BETTER with hand drawn animation. As a matter of fact, as cool as bits of it are, it would work far better as an all hand drawn short. The CG brings nothing to it. And it's been done as well if not better elsewhere.
Anonymous #2 wrote:
The CG brings subtlety, and dimension that 2D has never achieved. Also, it's animated completely on ones.
Anonymous #3 wrote:
I'd love to see an example of 2D animation that is better than Paperman when it comes to subtlety of acting, stability of linework, and consistency of character design. Even the art direction blows away most recent 2D offerings.Source: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/ ... t-iii.html
Ralph R. Werner wrote:
We got a sneak peak of the animation short PAPERMAN, which is quite excellent and uses new technology but with a classic animation look.Source: http://bohemianartclub.blogspot.com/201 ... mouse.html
We also met the PAPERMAN team :
Jeff Turley: Art Director
Brian Whited: Senior Software Engineer
Patrick Osborne: Animator
Hyun Min Lee: Animator
Amol Sathe: Lighter
PAPERMAN is an animation short and many put this as their favorite part of the day. With this presentation, we got to see what started as a side project during some downtime to sometime that innovated the medium with some new software. It really utilized 3-D software for a 2-D look.
Clay Kaytis wrote:
Paperman, the latest project I animated on has a Facebook page!
Marc Hendry wrote:
I've heard it uses a pretty incredible cross over of hand-drawn and CG animation, right?
Clay Kaytis wrote:
Right! I didn't do any CG on it - a return to my hand-drawn roots.
Source: http://twitter.com/AnimPodcast/status/1 ... 7299673088