Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cicada Princess short film NEEDS YOUR HELP!

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.

The images and footage explain the project much better than words as does theCicada Princess website. The HD version of the video lives here.

Thanks for your support.

- Mauchi

If you're able to, definitely try and pledge some support!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Online viewing of Moonbot Studios short film!!!


I am currently working at Moonbot Studios and helped work on the short film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. The film will screen nationwide at Starbuck’s via their in-store WiFi. Our screening dates are anytime during Friday, May 27th – Monday, May 30th.

Go with a few friends, get a nice cup of coffee and enjoy a wonderful 15 minute animated short. Don't forget to bring a laptop!!!!!!

Even if you cannot attend, please show your support by adding your entire friend list (Here is the Facebook group) because we want the world to see what we can do. What is great about this is that it is only the beginning for Moonbot Studios and its amazingly talented group of artists.

You can check out our studio at
This way you can see our studio, a little of who we are, and can also check out the Moonbot Krewe!!!!!!
For a little sneak peak of our film you can view the trailer athttp://www.morrislessmore. com/

If you get a chance to view the film, it would be great for you to post your feedback. We would love to hear what you think about it.

Thank you and I hope you all can attend a Starbucks location to view our short film!!! It will be fantastic.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Simple pleasures


Sometimes the most simple pleasures in life make you the happiest, #mst3k and a glass of whiskey

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Random Self Portrait


just spent a little time during my lunch break to do a random little self portrait... i really like drawing this cartoony :D ( And yes, i have very large cheeks )

Monday, May 16, 2011

Apple Bump for the Moonbot App!


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.)


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beautiful Google logo by Ryan Woodward!

Check out this Google Logo by Ryan Woodward:

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.

<p>Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.</p>

Truly beautiful work!


Why sitting all day is killing us:

Great inforgraphic, pretty relative to myself... gotta change some habits, that's for sure.

Sitting is Killing You<br />Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Awesome Artbreak Animation Wall 2011!!

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.


<p>Artbreak Animation Wall 2011 from Evan Falbaum on Vimeo.</p>


"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

Sunday, May 1, 2011