It’s Always Summer with Popsicle® Animation spot.

Posted in Animation, Commercials, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2016 by pablonavarro

Few months ago, I did animation for this cool Popsicle spot.

Simplistic and nice design, very cool to animate really.

Enjoy some traditional animation!

 

Jose Cuervo The Blacksmith Limited Edition, fx animation.

Posted in Animation, Commercials, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 8, 2016 by pablonavarro

In 2014 I participate in this Jose Cuervo Limited Edition commercial.

I did FX animation, sparks, fire, steam, smoke and particles (except the steam in the final shot, which differs from the one I delivered)  Definitively easier to do in 2d traditional, than in a particle generator in CGI.

I did this gig for Unshiny Pictures, company based in Spain.

Enjoy some animation from the vault!

Cheers!

 

Middle School The worst days of my life, process of a shot.

Posted in Animation, feature film, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2016 by pablonavarro

Duncan Studios had kindly shared this in their Facebook page.

It was one of the many shots I had animated for this feature film.

Was a very challenging shot due to the match of  CGI camera move and 2d traditional animation. A lot of love and effort I put on this shot, and it is rewarding to see how cool it looks after the excellent work of comp, BG and FX artists put into it!

Enjoy some cool traditional animation!

Cheers!

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,article and animation featurette

Posted in Animation, feature film with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2016 by pablonavarro

Some months ago I worked for Duncan Studios, animating on the upcoming project Middle School: the worst years of my life.

It was a blast to work with Ken Duncan and Chris Sauvé, whom was animation director, a very good one by the way!

All the team at Duncan Studios was great, so…..only great things can come out of that!

I leave here a link to AWN article about the feature film, and a featurette showing the animation process and such.

Happy to see some of my shots there!

Like the one of Rafe (the kid) sitting at a table and the bear put the pawn on the hair and leave it full of honey.

and several more, but…..just enjoy the whole thing, go see the movie when it comes out!, the animation  on it is great, it is gonna be a cool movie.

Once movie gets release and all, I’ll ask permission to show some of the rough animation  I did for the film.

untill then, enjoy the article and featurette!

Cheers!

Animation Critique, online feedback for animators.

Posted in Events, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2016 by pablonavarro

Hi to you all!

I’m happy to announce that Animation Critique it is up and running!

Animation Critique by Eric Lessard, it is an online platform to submit your animation shots and get professional advice, feedback and guidance from professional animation directors…….me included  🙂

Please check it out and have a look what the site have to offer you!

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I’m very exited to be part of the team that will review and advice your animation.

All artists that are involved in this nice project are passionate by the craft, and we love to see your work and help you improve on it!

Hope to see you soon there,  and if you know a fellow animator that may need some feedback….well, don’t be selfish and share this secret weapon with him  :)

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Cheers to you all!

 

Cracked Official Trailer

Posted in Animation, Tv Series with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2016 by pablonavarro

I want to share here the trailer for the Tv Series Cracke, or Cracked  (French or English Title).

Cracked was produced and created by the talented people of Squeeze Studios, located at Quebec Canada.

I have the Honor to collaborate with them as Animation Director, and credited has Director of one of the episodes.

It was a blast of fun to work in this project, and my thanks to all the people at Squezze studios, for their incredible work and commitment to the project!

I hope that soon everybody can see the show on TV, so far I know it will in air time at Teletoon Channel.

We wanted to bring back the feeling of cartoons from the golden age, but into the present media capabilities, the result it is a fun, entertaining, slapstick action driven comedy, with time enough to put a smile on your face with each episode.

Here it is the Trailer, enjoy!

VolksWagen”ILLUSTRATED” animation

Posted in Animation, Commercials with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2016 by pablonavarro

Animation I did for a Volkswagen commercial  for Method Studios.

My part on the project was to animate the horses galloping.
Short collaboration, fast passing in the spot, but I hope you all can enjoy some of the animation there!