Animations

Classical Animation Schoolbook

After 5 years of lecturing from various notes I finally published a schoolbook from Classical Animation. This is a schoolbook for Engineering Animation Undergraduate Academic Studies on Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Students on this studies are learning 3D animation and VFX, but this schoolbook isn't about digital or 3D animations. Usually, 3D animators are having a narrow insight about animation, and I'm trying to change this and give them what they will not have in other subjects, by focusing on traditional animation methods and universal animation principles.

This schoolbook contains examples from influential animated films done in traditional methods, universal and general topics in animations,animation theory, animation aesthetics, history of animation. Who is interested for this book, it's available to buy at Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.

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Head is not Dead

This movie is done by New Silhouette Studio from Serbia. Director is Bozidar Knezevic and producer is Ratko Obradovic. Various software was used, but Blender took a large part in production. Final character design was drawn in GIMP by me, following some useful advises from Boris Stajic, based on sketches from Milos Vujanovic.

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Venus of Jale

Animated short “Venus of Jale” was inspired by sculptures by Ljubodrag Janković Jale, recognized Serbian fine artists, former professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. Since the 50’s he is engaged in work on different art forms, including drawing, painting, engraving and sculpting. His sculptures display figures of women. These figures have miraculous appeal, dignity and beauty, in a form which isn’t realistic, but simple and reduced into a composition of harmonic shapes in space.

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Clockman

This is a story about a women, who enjoys life, relaxing and painting. One day, something attracted her attention. There is a new neighbour in the building, moved in next door. He is looking like a nice and decent man. He's got a car, an apartment, a job, an elegant clothes ... but he's acting strange, always looking at his watch, always in sinhronisation with clock ticking. Like a puppet attached to a clock mechanism. He is a Clockman.

This story represents belief that ticking can be silenced. Faith in art and it's ability to restore balance in our lifes, by showing us there is a life beyond constant production and consumption. Many people just stucked in everyday routine and forgot to enjoy in life.
ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 3D
GENRE: DRAMA, HUMOR
RUNNING TIME: 00:05:11
FORMAT: 19:6 COLOR
SOUND: STEREO
COUNTRY: SERBIA
YEAR: 2013

This project is realised entirely with free and open source software:
- Blender
- Audacity
- Gimp

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Robot Sima

Sima is a robot and he's looking for a friend to sing with, but his song isn't accepted well. This is a story about a new and experimental artistic approach and acceptance by the public. It also shows transformation of reaction on the same sign in different discourses.

This project is reliased entirely with free and open source software:

  • Linux Mint
  • GIMP
  • Blender
  • Freestyle
  • Audacity
ANIMATION TECNIQUE: 3D
GENRE: DRAMA, HUMOR
RUNNING TIME: 00:01:21
FORMAT: 19:6 COLOR
SOUND: STEREO
YEAR: 2013
COUNTRY: SERBIA

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