2016-01-11

Deadpool comes out February 12

Posted by Webster Colcord


I am just finishing up my Animation Supervision duties at Atomic Fiction on Deadpool, for which we did some very complex vfx in a couple of sequences.  You can see some of our work in this trailer, but I'm still under NDA so I can't really say what it is.  Go see it!

Hell and Back available online

Posted by Webster Colcord


Hell and Back didn't get a lot of attention when it was released in theaters, but it's now available on video and online and maybe it will find it's audience.  Check it out!

2015-11-23

New Clay Animation for Primus

Posted by Webster Colcord

In between and around Ted 2 duties and starting on a new CG project at Atomic Fiction, and back-and-forth between L.A. and Oakland, I contributed to a new clay animated music video for Primus.  The band was happy with the way the Beats Antique/Les Claypool "Beezlebub" video turned out and asked Ivan Landau about doing another.  Unfortunately I was too busy to take it all on, but my friends Edgar Humberto Alvarez and Scott Nordlund stepped in to work on it.  Below are my three main clips, then the final video.


Les Claypool music video clay animation clip 01 from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpt, rigging and animation: Webster Colcord
Miniature Upright Bass by David Waddle


Les Claypool music video clay animation clip 02 from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpture, compositing and animation: Webster Colcord
Assistant animation: Keshav Abrol


Les Claypool 360 spin clay animation from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpt, and rigging: Webster Colcord
Miniature Upright Bass by David Waddle
Animation by Kim Blanchette


Les Claypool music video clay animation clip 03 from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, camera, sculpt, rigging and animation: Webster Colcord
Miniature Upright Bass by David Waddle



A little behind-the-scenes timelapse below...


set construction of "candy cave" from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.

2015-07-19

What Makes It Fun podcast

Posted by Webster Colcord

Around February 2015, while working on Ted 2, I was invited sorta out-of-the-blue to a stranger's house in L.A. to do a podcast interview.  It turned out to be a really fun evening, talking with Joe and Ami about animation, game work, and so on...




What Makes It Fun podcast

2015-07-12

California Raisin restoration

Posted by Webster Colcord


















Finally finished restoring this old California Raisin animation puppet for a collector.  Below is a work-in-progress shot.  Here's a link to the original commercial: Post Raisin Bran "Big Stars"



2015-06-29

Ted 2 photos

Posted by Webster Colcord


Now that the movie is out, I will be posting more pictures from my year on Ted 2.  This is from one particularly interesting day, when the team was called in early to get some temp shots done quickly for a sequence called "Hooker Ted". 

2015-06-07

In the L.A. studio

Posted by Webster Colcord


Working on a couple of small claymation projects for a short while, at my home studio in L.A., before starting on the next big CG project...