Thursday, February 14, 2013

Paper Love Story

I saw this at the movie theaters last month, as a movie short to "Wreck it Ralph":

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, "Paperman." Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Paperman" pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Classic Model

Baby Grand Piano
Designed by Patricia Crawford
Folded by Michael Sanders
10" x 10" square of tissue foi
I believe I first learned this from Deg Ferrelly, teaching a class at my first OUSA, back in 2002.  Diagrams are in Harbin 4.
Hat tip:  Mark Kennedy