October 04, 2009

Tom Caulfield!

Good autumn everyone :)
In the last few months I've been mad busy working on several new things I can't show yet (sigh) so I decided to introduce you to my good friend Tom Caulfield. He's one of the greatest animators I've ever met and definitely one my favourite people on the planet.
Check out his blog!

August 31, 2009

Sky Doll hommage

This is my little and very quick contribution to the "Sky Doll hommage concours".
It's definitely been a fun way to wrap a lovely weekend!
And tomorrow...starting a new exciting job ;)

July 17, 2009

The secret of Kells Flash animation

I've been doing some updates and added a few animations on my website now that The Secret of Kells is out and released in many countries (New York premiere is this weekend!)
So here it is: www.alessandrasorrentino.com

As many of you were curious to see the "special" flash sequences Alf and I animated for the movie, I decided to post some of them here.
Digital Fx are made by Jeremy Purcell.
The blackboard effect has been applied later by Digital Graphics on our black on white animation.

I might post some of the traditional animation here later, but if you wish to have a peek now, just go to my website!
Enjoy :)

June 13, 2009

Annecy UPDATE!

Just got the news, The Secret of Kells won the Audience Award at the Annecy festival!
Hurray to the whole crew!!!

a frame from one of the Flash sequences Alf and I animated

June 10, 2009

Annecy 09 and "The secret of Kells" US release

Just a silly doodle but still..it's a new post :) Life has been nuts over the last couple of months or so, but finally Alf and I decided to take a tiny little break and go to the Annecy festival!!
We're leaving tomorrow, can't wait to meet up with old friends, get inspired by tons of animated films out there and support the Kells crew, as the movie is in feature competition this year.
About that, I have a juicy news for all the US followers: there's going to be an american release in early 2010! It will be a limited one, but if the opening goes well, that might encourage a wider distribution. So.. don't wait for the dvd and go to the cinema!!!

March 11, 2009

Song of the sea

In the past months I've been doing some animation on Tomm Moore's new feature film development. It's a lovely story inspired by irish mithology called "Song of the Sea".. and it's going to be 2D!!
This is the movie teaser made by Cartoon Saloon (animation, character design and bgs) and Digital Graphics (compositing and animation effects).

We animated everything on wacoms. The guys at Cartoon Saloon used Tv Paint, while Alf and I worked on Flash.
The animation has a traditional approach, frame by frame, no tweens. Brush tool for the rough and pencil tool for the cleanup.
Hope you'll enjoy it.

(HQ recommended)

..a little "behind the scenes"
(you can spot part of a scene I animated)

February 19, 2009

Movie premiere in Dublin

We're ready to leave!

"The Secret of Kells" will premiere in Ireland this sunday. Gala screening at the close of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival - Savoy movie theatre.
(online tickets are sold out - tickets will be available at the venue 1 hour before the screening)
Can't wait to see you guys there!