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I haven't ever checked out Kickstarter before, but after seeing this, i feel like it's something i should make a point to look at more often.
A word from the director:
Cicada Princess is a short film based on a children's book by the same title, both written and produced by Mauricio Baiocchi (Mauchi) with illustrations and character designs by Steve Ferrera.
Through miniatures and puppets, we follow the lives of the Cicadas emerging from the ground where they have been waiting as grubs for sixteen years. The Cicadas gather for the grand ball at the castle, knowing that when the sun rises their lives will come to an end.
Thanks for your support.- Mauchi
You can find their project page here! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103444427/cicada-princess
With the release of Moonbot's new Interactive Storybook App getting near, Apple is excitedly sharing it with others at trade and promotional events as one of the top new innovative Apps utilizing the power of the iPad 2. Our App is set to release later this month, but for now you can read some kind words about it HERE, on the Silicon Valley Mercury News.
Here is an excerpt:
The other day at the Apple Store in San Francisco, team members offered this newspaper a sneak peek at some of the latest and coolest apps to come down the pike, including a few not yet released to the general public. Here are our favorite five: ... The problem with apps is that they increasingly defy description. Take this creation of Louisiana-based Moonbot Studios for example ... this app deftly weaves together the tactile with the emotional, leaving the user mesmerized by the journey.
Needless to say, we are super-excited and can't wait to share this new App with you. We will share when it is available on the App Store, so you can experience this new interactive experience! Coming very soon!
(quoted from Joe Bluhm from the Moonbot Studios blog.)
Check out this Google Logo by Ryan Woodward: http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww
If you thought that was cool then you'll love his short animation. I've watched it a million times and it's no less moving than the first time.
Truly beautiful work!
This is a video for a really cool project that was done at "Artbreak". Artbreak is a student arts festival held in Shreveport La it celebrates the art programs and artistic achievements of students in Caddo and Bossier Parish Schools.
This animation was done by Moonbot Studios in collaboration with the Robinson Film Center.
"This stop-motion animation project is the result of a collaboration between the Robinson Film Center, Moonbot Studios, and over 200 kids at Shreveport's annual Artbreak student art show. It was recorded over the course of 3 days.
The animation itself is comprised of 736 still images (or "frames") played back at 10 frames per second for 73.6 seconds of video (or 1 minute 14 seconds).The process involved drawing, erasing, and redrawing a character over and over for each frame of the animation. So one second worth of animation would equate to ten separate drawings of the same character, gradually changing or moving in each iteration.The wall itself was 60 feet long and 8 feet tall and we recorded the images on a Canon 7D that was mounted to a 60-foot homemade dolly track. Each shot was taken at one-inch intervals on the track so that when assembled, it would create the illusion of a moving dolly shot. So at 10 frames per second, it takes just over a second to move a foot on the dolly track."
- Evan Falbaum
The short film i worked on at @moonbotstudios has won the Audience Award for best short film, at the @FloridaFilmFest !!! Thank you to all who enjoyed viewing our short, we worked really hard and are extremely excited!!