Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pocketbot animation test

Here's a short test I directed eighteen months ago for Arad Productions. I recently got authorization to show it. Big thanks go to Shay Goldberg for CG supervision, rendering and compositing, Daniel Shneor for rigging, Oleg Magrisso for modeling and Eran Lazar for animation.
Enjoy! Comments welcome...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Patriot By Roy Iddan

Patriot - Animated Short by Roy Iddan from Captain_Fantasy on Vimeo.

Fellow Israeli animator Roy Iddan spent a year (after work hours) animating this moving short film about a German veteran of WWI who ends up as a prisoner in a concentration camp in WWII.
Echoing the recent success of Arik Folman's Waltz with Bashir, this is another human message about war, conscience and nationalism done in very tasteful animation.
As usual, for all of Israel's advocacy efforts during times of conflict, there is not stronger ambassador than Israeli art.