Welcome to the Future!

The “Future”, as referenced in “Back To The Future Part II”, is TODAY!

Marty McFly and Emmet “Doc” Brown travel from 1985, and arrive to the future the 21st of October 2015.

To commemorate this, there are celebrations all around the globe; and in The SPA Studios, we want to make our little tribute to Zemeckis’ “Back To The Future” saga too.

Here is our small tribute to a film that trespassed frontiers of time.

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And to end up with… a message from “Doc” Brown in this futuristic day:
“Your future is whatever you make….so make it a good one!”

Have a Lovely Future!

Image by Dany Fernández Casas (Character Designer at The SPA Studios)

Just one month to go for the CTN animation eXpo 2015.

Just one month to go for the CTN animation eXpo 2015.

From Nov 20-22, 2015, The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Burbank, Calif 91505 USA, will hold this event, where “THE TALENT” is Center Stage. ‪#‎CTNX2015‬

CTNX is the only event of its kind that year after year presents a unique opportunity that brings together the top professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation.

Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, this seventh year event has captured both the industry and international community’s attention as a resource for education, employment, business opportunities and most of all FUN!

Check out Sergio Pablos’ CTN Expo profile!

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Don’t miss it! Join the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/518410554976543/522761551208110/

Or buy the TICKETS at: https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event.php?eid=32&cid=2

THE SPA STUDIOS INTERNAL CHARACTER DESIGN CHALLENGE. 3RD EDITION.

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We’re back with the 3rd Edition of our internal Character Design Challenge.

This weeks’ theme was “Jamaica” and you just have to check out the designs to see how the participants remarkably reflected the theme.

Here are the finalists and winner Jamaican Character Designs.

In an equally shared third place:

Laura Cobo (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), with a Jamaican dancer.

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Daniel Morales (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), with a blind Jamaican man and his iguana as his guide.151015_Place3_DanielMorales

In the second place: Szymon Biernacki (Art Director in The SPA Studios), with a relaxed native.151015_Place2_Szymon

And, this Challenge’s winner:

Isa Vílchez Miguel (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), with an allegory of the country.

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Congratulations everybody!

What will be the next theme? Keep up with us!

 

 

Sergio Pablos in AFM and CTN Animation eXpo 2015

November is just around the corner and it’s coming up with two major film events: the American Film Festival and the CTN Animation eXpo.

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Can’t wait to hear more?

Sergio Pablos will be an attendee in the American Film Market and exclusively unravel the art and techniques used in “Klaus” teaser in the CTN Animation eXpo.

First stop: Santa Monica, Nov 4-11. American Film Market 2015.

Over 8,000 industry leaders will converge for eight days of deal‐making, screenings, seminars, networking and events.  Don’t miss it! We won’t.

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Check out the AFM Attendee List in the following link:

http://americanfilmmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/AttendeeList_10120914090151092.pdf

 

An Atypical Post Office for World Post Day

Today is World Post Day.

We’d like to share with you a piece of artwork of the interior of an atypical Post Office from our upcoming Animated Feature Film “Klaus“.

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Just remind you the US Exclusive Release of “Klaus” will be at CTN Animation eXpo 2015, November 20- 22 at The Burbank Marriott and Convention Center, Burbank, CA, US.

More info very soon at their webpage:
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/index.php

Happy Anniversary, “Despicable Me”!

A day like today, 5 years ago, “Despicable Me” was released in Spain.

For that reason, we want to share with you the original pitch idea that convinced the producers to make the lovable villain, “Gru”, a reality.

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And remember…”Evil Masterminds Do Not Wait In Line For Coffee

This is just Page 6 from the Pitchbook.
You can check out the full Pitchbook at our website:

http://thespastudios.com/p.php?id=1

The Role of an Art Director in an Animated Film with Szymon Biernacki

We are proud to hear tomorrow Saturday 26th @ 11 AM PDT, our Art Director, Szymon Biernacki, will be giving a lecture about the role of an Art Director in an animated film, sharing his work and experience in our upcoming animated feature film Klaus!

Don’t miss it!

Reserve your online seats at:
http://www.virtualanimators.com/index.php/insights

“Klaus” teaser, now in Stash Magazine #113

“Klaus” teaser is now in Stash Magazine #113 and forms part of one of the world’s largest online video showcase of animation and VFX.

STASH is the essential creative resource for ad agencies, broadcasters, animation and VFX studios, designers, animators, post houses, production companies and schools.

Stash 113 inducts 31 brilliant motion projects into the Stash Permanent Collection complete with behind-the-scenes features plus exclusive interviews with the animation, VFX and design talent behind the work.

Here are some of the contents you can find in Stash 113:asdfasdf

Stay inspired with “Klaus” and other outstanding projects featured in Stash 113, indispensable creative resource used by creative professionals and students in over 50 countries.

The SPA Studios Internal Character Design Challenge. 2nd Edition.

 

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Remember our internal tematic Character Design Challenge?
We’ve decided to do it every two weeks.

This weeks’ theme was “Brothers in Poverty” and the challenge was full of impressive original designs.

We all voted to choose the winners and deciding was difficult.
There have been a few draws, so the second place is shared between three artists.

Here are the finalists and winner Character Designs of this week.

In an equally shared second place:

Ana García Galiana (Clean-up Course Ex-Student), reflecting poverty with generosity.

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Szymon Biernacki (Art Director in The SPA Studios), with a “trip to the moon”.brothers-in-pverty-02

Marcin Jakubowski (Art Director in The SPA Studios), with a funny interpretation of the theme.brothers_in_poverty

And, this Challenge’s winner:

Dany Fernández Casas (Character Designer in The SPA Studios) with an african approach to the theme.sPkrgOM-6wxPlzR41kkYpzYkrTdHEV9i-57Loa0Ctr0,NG5iybK7zPifGS8UkFAYqMwmIBtDveB-xc3SPtp0DGQ,hJNpcesPRtm4u0ORvKjg_pqLDj8OfrTVjFH5xGYl5ms,xyhG36rnvkt3nDhW48JS6Ef1XqThEOxbdYbHFRCe3IA

Congratulations everybody!

What will be the next theme? Wait for it!

Con motivo del KeyFrame Spain, Telemadrid entrevista a Sergio Pablos.

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Con motivo del KeyFrame Spain 2015, que ha tenido lugar este pasado fin de semana en Madrid, Zoom de Telemadrid aprovechó para conocer a las promesas del sector de la animación en España.

 

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Enlace a la entrevista:
http://www.telemadrid.es/programas/sociedad/genios-espanoles-de-la-animacion