consulting-time-detective:


melissaknowsthings:





Can we just for a moment actually look at this from an art/animating view?
I like this gif.  I really do.  I find Jack attractive, and it’s not just because I like teenage boys with white/silvery hair.  But as I’ve been looking at it I’ve been noticing all these little things that make CGI movies so realistic in a way, nowadays.
The strings on his hoodie.  As he turns, they move the way you’d expect them to, they look like they have the right weight or something. They fall the right way.  Someone watched people turning around in hoodies and made sure this was right.  A+ on the physics engine and the lighting system in this movie.  
At the ‘end’ of the loop watch his chest.  He’s breathing.  ”Of course he’s breathing,” you might say.  But he’s breathing.  His chest is expanding, like a real chest, not just from sighing or anything, but from just standing there and being a human.  You don’t even notice it, like you don’t really notice the breathing of yourself, or your friends, or your family, or anyone else.  It’s one of those things that brings subtle life to things and I’m just completely taken over it.
His ear.  ”But Melissa,” you say again, “It’s a fucking ear.”  Yes.  Yes it is.  It is a stylized ear, but look at the lighting.  It looks like it’s glowing red dully, and that’s not because he’s frosty and people get red on their ears when they’re cold.  It’s because light is going through his ear, and showing the blood in it, and so it looks red.  You never really think about it, but ears are pretty thin, and when the right light is on it  you can sort of see through it.  But only a little.  You can see the insides.  You know what I mean.
When he’s turning, his right arm is reasonably loose, and you can see the subtle movements from centrifugal forces or whatever, that his arm moves out and then back in again, and his hand moves with it in a way, and it’s adjusting the staff so that it stays on his shoulder instead of just flinging off into the sunset.   And if you look, the staff is making the proper bobbing for balancing, and it’s just like AJDFKSJAFJSDKAJFDA
His hair.  It moves and bounces just ever so slightly, and it’s so shiny and perfect, and I want it, and ajfDSAJFSAKJFSAJFSajfksxjvkaskreqw /dies
You can’t see it well in this, but throughout the entire movie when there was a particular closeup of Jack’s eyebrows, I was in love.  Sure, from far away they look like they’re just dark, but up close there are silvery white hairs in his eyebrows.  There are actually a lot of them, but they’re mixed in ever so slightly and it’s giving me an art boner.  I recently had to do a lot of work on hairlines and eyebrows, and you don’t really realize how important highlighting a few hairs here and there makes it so much more realistic than just a dark smear for an eyebrow.  As for why they decided to make his eyebrows dark, it’s because white eyebrows on a very pale person looks very strange and uncomfortable.  It doesn’t show up well on screen, for one, and emotions are shown much easier if the brows contrast with the skin.  The same goes for eyelashes.  Light eyelashes look unsettling, because we’re so used to seeing darker lashes break up the white of the skin and the white of the eye.  (I understand this point is moot with people who aren’t pasty white, but Jack is pasty white.)  From what I’ve seen, facial hair is commonly a little darker than head hair on white folks.  Unless you’re a weird ginger.  But getting back to his eyebrows, it’s fantastic that there’s brown and silver-white in there AND THEY HAVE INDIVIDUAL HAIRS ON HIS FACE
Also this son of a bitch has remotely realistic fingernails and I was freaking out because nails are terrifying to me.
The frost details on his hoodie reflect more light than the fabric and it’s SHINY.
And that’s why he feels real.





I think this film definitely deserves a lot more credit for it’s flawless animation.
And aside from Jack Frost, I kind of want to start talking about how Tooth was brilliant. Because seriously, her feathers were God damn realistic as hell and her movements didn’t odd like I expected they would.
Because it irks me when there are those films where there’s a Human/Fairy thing just looks awkward because they’re not really flying, they’re just hanging in the air and looking like they’re dangling from a string. BUT TOOTH WASN’T LIKE THAT. KUDOS TO YOU, ANIMATORS.
And the reason it looks so perfect is because they did a craptonne of tests so that when they animated her, they’d make her fly realistically instead of just thinking something like “U NO WUT SHE CAN FLY COZ MAGIC AND WINGZ LOOK PRETTY SO WE’LL KEEP THEM ANYWAYZ”. No, her wings actually do something. Or at least, they look like they do. 

“… tests based on a very simple hummingbird dragonfly kind of creature, with a little bit more weight because she’s bigger.”

OKAY, RIGHT.
I’m not an animation expert, I don’t study graphic design anymore at all, and physics and I broke up ages ago and it was a very messy end to our relationship, but although I’m stupidly educated in the ways of those important life things, I can still recognise when something moves the way it should. Or maybe I suck and I have no clue.
My favourite thing about the baby tooth fairies has to be the feathers though. 

Their tail feathers fan out, but you don’t really notice it when you’re watching because it’s so quick and you’re not meant to be focusing on that part of the screen. But they’re all animated individually. They’re all doing different things, their tails are fanning at different times to different degrees, it’s just. WHUT. 

HOW

DO YOU

ART AND ANIMATION?!

consulting-time-detective:

melissaknowsthings:

Can we just for a moment actually look at this from an art/animating view?

I like this gif.  I really do.  I find Jack attractive, and it’s not just because I like teenage boys with white/silvery hair.  But as I’ve been looking at it I’ve been noticing all these little things that make CGI movies so realistic in a way, nowadays.

  • The strings on his hoodie.  As he turns, they move the way you’d expect them to, they look like they have the right weight or something. They fall the right way.  Someone watched people turning around in hoodies and made sure this was right.  A+ on the physics engine and the lighting system in this movie.  
  • At the ‘end’ of the loop watch his chest.  He’s breathing.  ”Of course he’s breathing,” you might say.  But he’s breathing.  His chest is expanding, like a real chest, not just from sighing or anything, but from just standing there and being a human.  You don’t even notice it, like you don’t really notice the breathing of yourself, or your friends, or your family, or anyone else.  It’s one of those things that brings subtle life to things and I’m just completely taken over it.
  • His ear.  ”But Melissa,” you say again, “It’s a fucking ear.”  Yes.  Yes it is.  It is a stylized ear, but look at the lighting.  It looks like it’s glowing red dully, and that’s not because he’s frosty and people get red on their ears when they’re cold.  It’s because light is going through his ear, and showing the blood in it, and so it looks red.  You never really think about it, but ears are pretty thin, and when the right light is on it  you can sort of see through it.  But only a little.  You can see the insides.  You know what I mean.
  • When he’s turning, his right arm is reasonably loose, and you can see the subtle movements from centrifugal forces or whatever, that his arm moves out and then back in again, and his hand moves with it in a way, and it’s adjusting the staff so that it stays on his shoulder instead of just flinging off into the sunset.   And if you look, the staff is making the proper bobbing for balancing, and it’s just like AJDFKSJAFJSDKAJFDA
  • His hair.  It moves and bounces just ever so slightly, and it’s so shiny and perfect, and I want it, and ajfDSAJFSAKJFSAJFSajfksxjvkaskreqw /dies
  • You can’t see it well in this, but throughout the entire movie when there was a particular closeup of Jack’s eyebrows, I was in love.  Sure, from far away they look like they’re just dark, but up close there are silvery white hairs in his eyebrows.  There are actually a lot of them, but they’re mixed in ever so slightly and it’s giving me an art boner.  I recently had to do a lot of work on hairlines and eyebrows, and you don’t really realize how important highlighting a few hairs here and there makes it so much more realistic than just a dark smear for an eyebrow.  As for why they decided to make his eyebrows dark, it’s because white eyebrows on a very pale person looks very strange and uncomfortable.  It doesn’t show up well on screen, for one, and emotions are shown much easier if the brows contrast with the skin.  The same goes for eyelashes.  Light eyelashes look unsettling, because we’re so used to seeing darker lashes break up the white of the skin and the white of the eye.  (I understand this point is moot with people who aren’t pasty white, but Jack is pasty white.)  From what I’ve seen, facial hair is commonly a little darker than head hair on white folks.  Unless you’re a weird ginger.  But getting back to his eyebrows, it’s fantastic that there’s brown and silver-white in there AND THEY HAVE INDIVIDUAL HAIRS ON HIS FACE
  • Also this son of a bitch has remotely realistic fingernails and I was freaking out because nails are terrifying to me.
  • The frost details on his hoodie reflect more light than the fabric and it’s SHINY.

And that’s why he feels real.

I think this film definitely deserves a lot more credit for it’s flawless animation.

And aside from Jack Frost, I kind of want to start talking about how Tooth was brilliant. Because seriously, her feathers were God damn realistic as hell and her movements didn’t odd like I expected they would.

Because it irks me when there are those films where there’s a Human/Fairy thing just looks awkward because they’re not really flying, they’re just hanging in the air and looking like they’re dangling from a string. BUT TOOTH WASN’T LIKE THAT. KUDOS TO YOU, ANIMATORS.

And the reason it looks so perfect is because they did a craptonne of tests so that when they animated her, they’d make her fly realistically instead of just thinking something like “U NO WUT SHE CAN FLY COZ MAGIC AND WINGZ LOOK PRETTY SO WE’LL KEEP THEM ANYWAYZ”. No, her wings actually do something. Or at least, they look like they do. 

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“… tests based on a very simple hummingbird dragonfly kind of creature, with a little bit more weight because she’s bigger.”

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OKAY, RIGHT.

I’m not an animation expert, I don’t study graphic design anymore at all, and physics and I broke up ages ago and it was a very messy end to our relationship, but although I’m stupidly educated in the ways of those important life things, I can still recognise when something moves the way it should. 
Or maybe I suck and I have no clue.

My favourite thing about the baby tooth fairies has to be the feathers though. 

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Their tail feathers fan out, but you don’t really notice it when you’re watching because it’s so quick and you’re not meant to be focusing on that part of the screen. But they’re all animated individually. They’re all doing different things, their tails are fanning at different times to different degrees, it’s just. WHUT. 

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HOW

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DO YOU

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ART AND ANIMATION?!

(via thefrenchgal)

Guys, I just realized something.

gonnahavealittlefun:

ladyscale:

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This one line here got me thinking…

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Jamie Bennett was the last light…

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The one who turned the nightmares back into dream sand…

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And the first one to figure out what had to be done to bring Sandy back.

Plot twist: Sandy didn’t really die, he retreated into Jamie’s dreams!

((Okay, I really love this thought.))

(via thefrenchgal)

“Easter is new beginnings, new life… Easter’s about hope.”
- BUNNYMUND

☞  WHAT IF : Fandom AU // ROTG as a Live-Action movie [I, II, III, IV, VI, VII] 

(via the-guardian-of-fun)

the-guardian-of-fun:

thedisneytruth:




“my daughter came up, she was about 6, dragging her 3-year-old brother, and she asked “does Santa Claus know the Easter Bunny? are they friends?” and so, I started thinking about how to answer those questions. and I wanted to do a story about how all the icons of childhood came together.” - William Joyce



Rise of the Guardians was dedicated to Mary Katherine Joyce, William Joyce’s daughter, who died at the age of 18 from a brain tumor on May 2, 2010. It’s all thanks to her and her little brother, Jack, that the Guardians of Childhood books and the movie exist.
I actually teared up when i saw this as the movie ended, and I’m not one to cry watching movies at all. so I just want to dedicate this post to her as well and say thank you. I wish she was able to see what came out of her innocent question, and how much joy the outcome brings to children, teenagers and adults all around the world.

((Yes, thank you so much for being the inspiration to all of the joy this story has brought us all. I’ve made such wonderful friends and had great opportunities thanks to you. Thank you. Thank you!
Also, THIS is why it’s my headcanon that Jack’s little sister’s name is Mary- given that Katherine is one of the main characters in the books. I like it so much more than Emma.))

the-guardian-of-fun:

thedisneytruth:

“my daughter came up, she was about 6, dragging her 3-year-old brother, and she asked “does Santa Claus know the Easter Bunny? are they friends?” and so, I started thinking about how to answer those questions. and I wanted to do a story about how all the icons of childhood came together.” - William Joyce

Rise of the Guardians was dedicated to Mary Katherine Joyce, William Joyce’s daughter, who died at the age of 18 from a brain tumor on May 2, 2010. It’s all thanks to her and her little brother, Jack, that the Guardians of Childhood books and the movie exist.

I actually teared up when i saw this as the movie ended, and I’m not one to cry watching movies at all. so I just want to dedicate this post to her as well and say thank you. I wish she was able to see what came out of her innocent question, and how much joy the outcome brings to children, teenagers and adults all around the world.

((Yes, thank you so much for being the inspiration to all of the joy this story has brought us all. I’ve made such wonderful friends and had great opportunities thanks to you. Thank you. Thank you!

Also, THIS is why it’s my headcanon that Jack’s little sister’s name is Mary- given that Katherine is one of the main characters in the books. I like it so much more than Emma.))

(Source: mvlans)

thekillerjill:

slumberingsands:

chatwithjack:

captain-childishfirewarrior:

thenightmaregeneral:

athingforthevillains:

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Guess what he remembers me of
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DONE

Well done, Dreamworks.

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ijackfrost:

ask-the-tooth-fairy:

ask-the-tooth-fairy:

ask-the-tooth-fairy:

((Manny is pissed.))

((ALRIGHT, HOW THE HELL IS THI STI GOING AROUND OMG))

((Aaaaaaaand it’s back.))

I WAS OUT SCOPING CHICKS.

… Is it weird that I hear the voice of Howard’s mother (Big Band Theory) when I read Manny’s dialogue?

ijackfrost:

ask-the-tooth-fairy:

ask-the-tooth-fairy:

ask-the-tooth-fairy:

((Manny is pissed.))

((ALRIGHT, HOW THE HELL IS THI STI GOING AROUND OMG))

((Aaaaaaaand it’s back.))

I WAS OUT SCOPING CHICKS.

… Is it weird that I hear the voice of Howard’s mother (Big Band Theory) when I read Manny’s dialogue?

ijackfrost:

littlepancake:

Think of it as Jack’s sister calling out for him to come back not wanting to accept his death, and people from Burgess calling out to him because he is ‘missing’ and think that there is ‘no one there’. Enjoy.

CELESTE I WANTED TO KILL YOUR FEELS SO HERE.

OHMYGOD.

NOW I’M CRYING.

WHY WOLD YOU DO THAT. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GO TO BED NOW. OMG. I REALLY CAN’T WITH THIS.

ask-pitchs-wardrobe:

twohairs:

icicle jack , I like this kind of jack too.
WHTA A POPULAR GUY HE IS :)))
湯不熱一堆icicle jack:))(by) ,他的黑眼圈深得我心<3



*dies*

ask-pitchs-wardrobe:

twohairs:

icicle jack , I like this kind of jack too.

WHTA A POPULAR GUY HE IS :)))

湯不熱一堆icicle jack:))(by) ,他的黑眼圈深得我心<3

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*dies*

(via the-guardian-of-fun)

whitefox008:

t-h-e-j-o-e-y:

Catching up on some direly needed attention.

OMG Sandy and Jack XD

whitefox008:

t-h-e-j-o-e-y:

Catching up on some direly needed attention.

OMG Sandy and Jack XD

(Source: sandflake, via the-guardian-of-fun)

ijackfrost:

felixkitty:

his-azure-eyes:

OMG THIS GIF…You can actually feel the lump rise in poor Jack’s throat here. His shoulders arch forward. His body makes a physical lurch back as the feeling sinks in. His eyes squint and well with tears, quite possibly with the heaviest load of melancholy that he has ever experienced. 
Jack is physically and emotionally beaten down here. He is crying and sitting silently in an icy barren trench, literally at the bottom of the world, more alone than ever before over the course of the last 300 years.
He has lost all hope. He has given up. 
He takes this deep breath and slumps back over himself and finally gives up.These are real human emotions. Some have quite possibly experienced this precise moment at some point in their lives. I know I have.DreamWorks. You are amazing. This is where the animation department really kicked ass in this movie, (though obviously all of it was awesome). The emotions of all the characters and their body languages and reactions to other characters or their environments is stunning.

There are so many points in this movie where Jack should of cried  but held it in. It makes me think that he’s probably done a lot of crying and has just gotten good at keeping the tears at bay.
And now I’m sad. T_T

Also proof that people should not keep giving my dark headcanon’s hate. Jack is capable of being sad. He’s even capable of being depressed. No one is happy all the time. But the key is to never forget that things will get better. And if they aren’t okay ‘in the end’ then it isn’t the end yet. :)
I love you, Jack.
-Your Mun

ijackfrost:

felixkitty:

his-azure-eyes:

OMG THIS GIF…

You can actually feel the lump rise in poor Jack’s throat here. His shoulders arch forward. His body makes a physical lurch back as the feeling sinks in. His eyes squint and well with tears, quite possibly with the heaviest load of melancholy that he has ever experienced. 

Jack is physically and emotionally beaten down here. He is crying and sitting silently in an icy barren trench, literally at the bottom of the world, more alone than ever before over the course of the last 300 years.

He has lost all hope. He has given up. 

He takes this deep breath and slumps back over himself and finally gives up.

These are real human emotions. Some have quite possibly experienced this precise moment at some point in their lives. I know I have.

DreamWorks. You are amazing. This is where the animation department really kicked ass in this movie, (though obviously all of it was awesome). The emotions of all the characters and their body languages and reactions to other characters or their environments is stunning.

There are so many points in this movie where Jack should of cried  but held it in. It makes me think that he’s probably done a lot of crying and has just gotten good at keeping the tears at bay.

And now I’m sad. T_T

Also proof that people should not keep giving my dark headcanon’s hate. Jack is capable of being sad. He’s even capable of being depressed. No one is happy all the time. But the key is to never forget that things will get better. And if they aren’t okay ‘in the end’ then it isn’t the end yet. :)

I love you, Jack.

-Your Mun

(Source: japandragon)