I believe I first saw this animated video at a film festival in 2004. Nowadays Pixar and other animation production companies work magic that seems like it’s always been around, but that is not the case. When I saw “Rockfish” for the first time I was mesmerized by it. I returned to it again and again. It’s the animation as much as the heart of it that draws me in. It’s also the sense of danger and excitement as well. Let me know what you think of “Rockfish.”
In 2004, “Rockfish” was nominated for an Annie Award. The Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject is an Annie Award given annually to the best animated short film. It was produced by Blur Studio.
Blur Studio is an American visual effects, animation and design company. Blur produces 3D character animation, motion design and visual effects for feature films and television, game cinematics and trailers, large format films, location-based entertainment, commercials and integrated media. The company is located in Culver City, California.
Blur Studio was founded in 1995 by David Stinnett, Tim Miller and Cat Chapman. In 2004, Blur was nominated for its first Academy Award for its original short film, Gopher Broke.
Blur has worked with several directors and writers to develop feature films. They created the “Heaven and Hell” sequence for South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
In 2011, Blur created the opening title sequence for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the first book of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and directed by David Fincher.
Blur made several CGI animated cutscenes for games such as CarnEvil, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), created all the space sequences in James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar, and produced trailers for LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. They were also responsible for the cinematic trailers of Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight. They remastered Halo 2 cutscenes for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) and produced the cutscenes for Halo Wars 2 (2017) after doing so for Halo Wars (2009).
In 2019, the studio did the animation for four episodes of the Netflix anthology series Love, Death & Robots. On May 16, 2019, it was announced that Blur Studio’s film The Goon, based on the 1999 comic of the same name by Eric Powell, secured a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
They also worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which was released on October 25, 2019.
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