Friday, May 21, 2010

Rio


My fellow country man Carlos Saldanha has created and is directing this beautiful new project from Blue Sky called Rio.  It is looking great and I loved the way they are portraying Rio de Janeiro.
I am intrigued by this film and much more so because the story happens in Brazil.

A couple of years ago  I flew to Blue Sky and interviewed with Carlos.  He is such a nice guy and it was great to meet him.
They offered me to work on the film as a storyboard artist but I decided on working at another studio.  I met most of the story crew and I thought they were a great bunch.  I loved them and they made me feel so welcomed.  They are so talented and you can see that in their recent movies.

To be honest, I kind of regret a little for not  accepting the job there at the time.  I would have loved to be a part of this beautiful film and it would be fun to work with the story team.

Congratulations to you Carlos, for showing our beautiful Brazil in a high profile animated movie and to all the talented crew involved in it.

Sorry but I am not able to get the whole full size video embed.

3 comments:

  1. Puxa, esse filme promete ser bem legal =D
    Quando tinha visto que seria no Rio, com uma arara, fiquei com um pé atrás haha, parece que "aves" são personagens que já foram bastante explorados em filmes de animação... Mas depois desse trailer, mudei de opinião haha
    Muito bacana o design do tucano e das araras, a animação, enfim, a sequência toda haha
    Que legal que você chegou a ser convidado para o projeto. Foi nessa época que você trabalhou em A Princesa e o Sapo?
    O Carlos Saldanha parece ser um cara muito gente boa! Lembro de ter visto um vídeo na internet de uma palestra que ele deu aqui no Brasil e posso dizer que foi bem empolgante =D
    Segue o link para quem quiser assistir (o som está bem ruim)
    http://blog.ericksouza.com/41/

    É o Brasil dominando a animação muaha muaha (risada do mal haha)

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  2. Oh, this will be amazing! Its looking great so far.. cant wait!

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  3. cool, love the character design of the bird. He looks really cool in the straight on view.

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