TED Ed: How Do Vaccines Work? by john cheng

There is quite a bit of talk now about vaccines due to the number of rising cases of measles, but rather than talk about whether or not you should vaccinate, here is a great video by TED Ed explaining how vaccines work. Check it out!

View full lesson: The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus. But how does this seemingly counterintuitive process work?

Latte Motion by john cheng

Japanese company Ajinomoto General Foods used 1,000 cups of coffee to promote, Maxim Stick. That's quite a bit of latte! 世界初!1000杯のラテで作られた、ラテアート・アニメーション(ラテモーション)! The world's first latte art animation(latte motion) created with 1,000 cups of latte!! 1杯1杯丁寧に手作りされたラテアートで繋いだ濃厚でクリーミーな物語をお楽しみください。 Please enjoy the rich, creamy story connected by carefully handcrafted latte art one by one.

3D Animation Software Test by john cheng

This is some hilarious animation test footage, “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” created by visual effects artist Dave Fothergill on Autodesk Maya. I could watch this over and over.

Crowd dynamics test using Miarmy for Maya. Shows the new servo force feature which allows struggling animation once the agent has become dynamic Rendered with Arnold

Futurama 3D Test Shot Plus the Making of by john cheng

Seccovan, Alexey Zakharov, on Vimeo had uploaded this 3D test shot of Futurama's NYC and it was pretty amazing. Now get a tiny glimpse into all the pieces that make up the entire shot and the process behind them. You can find some more of his work on Behance. Very cool!

Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou by john cheng

Have you ever felt really unlucky and that the entire world is just working against you? Maybe you just haven't found the right person yet that changes the way you look at things.

Such and amazing and heart warming animated short by Michael Bidinger and Michele Kwon.

A film by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon.
Production Management- Sarah Kambara
Run Time: 3:52
Sound Design- Nick Ainsworth
Vocals- Ed Skudder, Lynn Wang
Original Score- Mason Self
Produced At Ringling College of Art and Design
Copyright Michael Bidinger, Michelle Kwon 2014

Animator: Olivia Huynh by john cheng

A friend of mine, Little Seed, recently brought my attention to Olivia Huynh a freelance animator based out of Baltimore. I've been memorized by her illustrations, animation, and .gifs. They are so full of life and saturated colors to the point where I'll probably get lost in her tumblr page for hours on end. Be sure to check out Huynh's website for more beautiful work.

Paper to Plants by john cheng

Watch the making of Kelli Andersons stop-motion film inspired by the original artwork by Marie Caudry in Plants. This is an amazing project that turns such and analog process into a digital medium for children to enjoy.

Peek at the making of Kelli Anderson’s stop-motion film, inspired by Marie Caudry’s original artwork for Plants. Over months of night-owl shoots—6,000 photographs!—Kelli and her partner, Daniel Dunnam, cut and fashioned a forest entirely out of paper: 400 tiny leaves, 500 blades of grass, and 25 squirrels. Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library, a series for curious kids ages 4+. Get Plants on the App Store: See the stop-motion trailer: Directed, shot, and edited by Jacob Krupnick: Featured artists: Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam:, Music by Symbolized:

40 Years Wasted in 40 Seconds by john cheng

This is a really funny animated short.

“Misadventure in Time,” an animated short by London illustrator Lee Daniels, takes a brief look at what can go wrong when you build a time machine in order to visit your past self. Daniels describes the wordless short as, “40 years wasted in 40 seconds.”

Re-rendering the Temple of Time by john cheng

Michael Eurek took the well loved game Ocarina of Time and rendered the Temple of Time in the new Unreal Engine 4. This was by far one of my favorite games of all time, if only Zelda:OoT was remade to look like this in it's entirety. Weren't they going to remaster Majora's Mask? I guess not ... so sad.

The Dam Keeper Trailer by john cheng

The Dam Keeper is a short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. It tells the story of a young pig tasked with an important job, but everything changes when he meets a new classmate.

This is such an amazing looking film. I can't wait to see the actual film. Everything about it is just magnificent. Be sure to go to the website for more updates and process videos.

Sugar In Our Diets by john cheng

Are you going to the grocery store after work later? You may want to take a minute to watch this great TED-Ed Animation explaining how sugar is hiding in much of the products we buy that make up our diets and how it affects our bodies. How much hidden sugar are you eating?

View full lesson: While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect -- including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

Europe in 8-Bits by john cheng

Fun Europe in 8-Bits opening title sequence.

Opening titles for Europe In 8 Bits documentary. Direction, Design, Animation & Music: Device EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent. Watch the documentary: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Visit us: Join us: Follow us: