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Humberto Cunha is interviewed by AUTODESK

Humberto Cunha, responsible for the 2D arts here at ANIMARTINI, was interviewed by Autodesk, a software company that develops solutions for architecture, enginnering and construction (like the famous AutoCAD software). For movies and animation professionals and enthusiasts, the company develops acclaimed softwares such as Maya, Softimage, 3ds Max and Mudbox, among others. Rodrigo Assaf, Senior …

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Crowdfunding: meanwhile, in Brazil…

Catarse, the biggest crowdfunding community in Brazil, alongside research company Chorus, unveiled conclusions of a survey aimed to understand more about the people who invest in crowdfunding projects in Brazil. And the results are very symptomatic: male, living in Southwest of the country (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are in this area), have between …

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Review: RIO 2

Written and directed by Carlos Saldanha, that also directed and wrote the first RIO, RIO 2 brings back the spix´s macaw couple Blu (Jesse Heisenberg, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), that now live in the Blu Bird Sanctuary in Rio de Janeiro with their three kids. The adventure begins …

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Kickstarter crosses the US$ 1 billion in pledges threshold

Kickstarter, the financing platform, has announced that it crossed a very important threshold that has a direct impact on ANIMARTINI´s plans: since its inception, in April 2009, it has grossed more than US$ 1 billion in pledges. So far, 57,000 projects now exists thanks to Kickstarter´s platform – which represent 44% of all Kickstarter projects. …

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OSCAR 2014: ANIMARTINI will be rooting for Marcos de Barros and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS!

Sunday, March 2nd, everybody here at ANIMARTINI will be watching the 86th edition of the Academy Awards®. We will be watching closely for the BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – I´m personally rooting for THE WIND RISES, directed by the master Hayao Miyazaki, or ERNEST AND CELESTINE, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner) and BEST ANIMATED …

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ANGRY BIRDS: animated movie will be produced by Sony Pictures Imageworks

Rovio Entertainment have announced that Sony Pictures Imageworks, located in Vancouver, Canada, is the main production facility of its upcoming animated feature Angry Birds, based Rovio´s beloved and highly popular game. Established in 2010, Sony Picture Imageworks gathered a group of CGI and VFX specialists in the studio. “The Angry Birds movie will allow Imageworks …

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GOLDIEBLOX: when having an ad of your company in one of the most expensive media spaces in the world is an admirable achievement, and still being just a small detail

Debbie Sterling, a 30 year-old engineer from Rhode Island, once went to a toy story and was horrified about what she have found in the girl aisle: everything was pink, with only one objective , to teach girls to dream of becoming princesses. With her Engineering diploma of Stanford and an eye for business, she …

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PHASE 0 | The script is done! A new stage begins!

After the last three weeks talking about the ANIMARTINI project, it´s time to start getting our hands dirty. In the article ANIMARTINI | Part 5: “WHEN” I wrote more about ANIMARTINI´s goals and deadlines. To be able to deliver our first short film in July 2015, amongst so many goals, we needed the script by …