As I'm sure many of you in various animators circles have heard this week, a director, Kevin Bao, had allegedly built a career around tracing over other people's hard work.
Now that this has all come to light, he has basically been chased out of every corner of the internet. This video tries to summarize the story a little, show some comparisons, but mostly to act as a showcase for the artists who were stolen from.
Hopefully when you give this a watch, you find a couple new bright young talents to follow!
HUGE shoutout to Catsuka for their initial work assembling the stolen clips into one convienant place, and putting a lot of eyes on this
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/catsuka
Porigoshi is supposedly the animator who worked on that Steven Universe Sequence
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/porigoshi
Oleg Kositsyn (BBWB anim) who made the cool dragon clip from LAST WORD, and the Spider-Man remake.
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/brdbrwthbeer
YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9Ytxk4fe78AAOe5BG4AbQ
If you are interested in the larger work of the school, or maybe enrolling yourself, check out thier website! Otherwise I recommend their youtube channel where they share all sorts of amazing work from their students.
Website ► https://www.gobelins-school.com/
YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/user/gobelins
The amazing student who stood up for their peers, and put together that painstaking compilation! Show them so big love please!
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/insom_art
The animation collective from Gobelins’
Website ► http://www.souvienstenzan.com/
Moonlight (Music video) ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykg1w2iyI1E
The animator who had their little cat stolen
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/thea_glad
Website ► https://theaglad.co.uk/
///BEYOND THE SONY VIDEO///
Chill dude, with a cool style, who likes to share with the animating community
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/alexxgrigg
Website ► http://www.alexgrigg.com/
Late Night Work Club ► http://latenightworkclub.com/
Collective that has been crushing it for 10+ years, responsible for The Ricochet Splended
Website ► http://www.2veinte.com.ar/
The rockstar who works on music videos and music shows, as well as plenty of other outstanding pieces!
Website ► http://www.delphinedussoubs.com/
Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/dalkhafine
Despite having worked on the video, Kevin cannot profit from it any further. So please don’t boycott their music/video. It’s still worth a listen!
Website ► http://nulbarich.com/
Golden Wolf Animation
Emmy Awards winners, that Kevin decided were worth ripping off twice in 1 video!
Website ► https://goldenwolf.tv/