happy new year

Hello fellas!

well im here to wish a happy new year too everybody!

the blog is in hollydays, i'm travelling around Brazil and don't connect usually on the net!

see u in january!



Aulas de Voo ( FLIGHT CLASSES)


Rodrigo Kormann my "vimeo friend" just linked to me is last academic work an incredible tradicional Stop Motion! to me at these days, i'm so tired to seen all digital motion graphics and animation, when i watch something like this i just get owww this is incredible and i remeber its possible to do good stuff outside of your PC or MAC.

check Rodrigo's work!



i had been invited to TEDx in my hometown in Aveiro. it was yesterday and was great! alot of people, awesome talk's! Just the way of such great events should be!

here is the link http://www.tedxyouthaveiro.com/

Thanks to DREAMLAB STUDIO for the freepass!

i also let here the video made by dreamlab for TEDx it was selectioned for make part of the universal TEDx video annoucement!!!


hello! another full week without posting a smile...
life is getting hard everyday in my life.. alot of must to do things! and school is getting very stressfull, some works i just can justify why they are asking for that, and i believe they can explain why too.. but i'm tired to rush about that.. life is going on! i let here a archer women i'm drawing for a char. design class at university... this char. is a out of time for the exercise but i'm getting in love with it so i'm working on it...



finally an weekend!!

just let here a little face sketch who i did, until i was waiting for my friend at house.




the first exericise of Light and texturing class at university,
we had to model all the classroom in low poly for light and render that.

this is my render test. not the final.


there is a bird, bird, bird is the word


i passed a few days almost week without post, anything here..
school had been taking alot of my time!

but i have to say it has been incredible, i learn alot of new stuff, about 3d animation, 3d lightning,modeling sound design and about Characther Design, this bird is fruit of one exercise i'm doing for char. Design class at university.

Alot of good wishes to all*



Hello mates!

How was it going?
i'm so active these days, well this 2 past moths i guess.

That has a reason! the first is..

I joined forces with Dreamlab Studio! and have the pleasure to work, in such a nice place, with incredible people around!! I worked in a few project's as mainly graphic Artist and Pitch/Storyboard.. was incredible, for me i don't leave it so fast.. but school begins again.

3 year of my graduation.. and now is 3d all the year! "yeah some tridimensional work is come, finally Marcos"

isn't the first time i work in 3d, for real i started to work in 3d in 1ºyear, of my graduation maybe in the first week ahah... but just leave it.. ahah dedicated my year to design and bidimensional stuff..

But my interest for 3d was growing.. like watching so many Incredible VFX shoots in movies.. so many awesome! Characthers animation with so much espirit, (not just moving) well this start to get my attetion, my serious attention!!! and 3d compositing OMG those guys who work with NUKE, those guys rock's! and MARI?? what tha hell foundry team are eating?? i what that too!


I'm seriously back.. with new 3dstuff i hope! and 2d sketches, and stuff, i'm still working on.. in 2d.. you know animation take's time.. doesn't matter if is 2d/3d



Coalition Movement Camp: 10/10/10 Work Party


You’ve seen the film, Coalition of the Willing. On October 10, 2010, Coalition of the Willing launches the second phase of the project: the Coalition Movement Camp 10/10/10 Work Party — a flash mob development party for the climate movement. This is your opportunity to log on, converge, and swarm!

The aim of the Coalition Movement Camp is to enable activists, experts, and ordinary people to collaborate online with the world’s top web design talent. The goal is to brainstorm ideas towards a new generation of internet platforms for the climate crisis.

The Coalition Movement Camp is staged to coincide with 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Day of Action. The venue is an open collaboration space: http://movementcamp.org. There will be sessions devoted to specific projects and campaigns including 350, OneClimate, and Appropedia. You’ll be able to upload image and video files and contribute to real time chat. There will be chat and twitter aggregation and webcasts incorporating contributions by Skype video. Our facilitators will work to summarize developments and keep you up to speed. We are looking forward to an incredible day of collaborative design, planning, and development.

Sign up to the Coalition Movement Camp on the form below.

Chances are you will be busy on 10/10/10 with other work party projects. The good news is that you can drop in and out of the Camp. You might join a conversation and monitor it through the day. You might participate at different points of the day, contributing to those sessions that interest you. You might add something over breakfast, then log in again after dinner to check up on developments.

We’re launching the Movement Camp on the Net, but that doesn’t preclude face to face engagement as part of this effort. We are working with Meetup Everywhere to enable groups to gather in net convenient spaces where their conversation can join the Movement Camp deliberations.

If you have a platform-in-development or other ideas you’d like to share with our community, we are happy to discuss organizing a session. Email Tim Rayner (tim at timrayner dot net) or Michael Maranda (tropology at gmail dot com) and we’ll take it from there.

We are currently building the collaborative platform for the Coalition Movement Camp. Sign up for updates on the project-in-progress, and keep an eye on http://movementcamp.org.

The results of the Coalition Movement Camp will be collated and made available under a Creative Commons License on the Coalition blog.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @coalitionfilm

More Details


VIEW fest_ Italy

I had the pleasure to been contacted by VIEW fest to adverstising this Conference/festival!

"the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX."

VIEW's Promo Contest-- October 23, 2010

VIEWfest, "a global network of digital movie festivals," is also organized by the VIEW Conference and will occur from October 29-31, 2010 at Cinema Massimo in Turin, Italy.The deadline for ITALIANMIX was September 15, 2010.

check the links for more info.



if you are in Italy or closer, don't let go this!



yep, i'm back in this little fella..
allready painted just lightning and shading he.

i want to PRINT IT :D



this is my favourite board of the "X" project i'm working on (Live action short Film,shoted in New York).

why X? i cant say the name now : / ahah director's demands. but it's ok to share this piece.

it will be great, just wait! it's alot of hardwork in this project but is awesome to be Part of such BIG project.

The short film is Directed By Laminate

and the main char. is OLIVIA WILDE

I'm the Storyboard Artist.
and this piece was the most easy to do but the most impressive to me, i liked it.

Ad's Break - Yellowtube by Marcos Silva

at Poland, in Tishy.
broadcasting on a 15 square meters LED SCREEN

yeeah i did it :)!!



this is a collaboration with Auri Ferrer
a great tradicional Artist with wounderfull skills. check out his work*
we created this piece in our freetime during almost 4 days.

it's was hard but is finished.

keep rocking


Terrible @ ComputerArts Brasil

i just had been contacted by ComputerArt's Brasil for exposure the Illustration Terrible at Portfolio Section in the magazine


YT - ad's break & Promotional video

Ad's Break - For yellowtube from Marcos Silva on Vimeo.

A 15' tv break & Promotional Video for

//MUSIC: Quiet Time (Slow Mix) by DJ H.Seres


Still Frame

This is a still frame of a work i'm currently working for a LED SCREEN company in Poland. very colourfull for use that colour of those incredibles LED's




Hello Dad Student Shortfilm (2year) End title Sequence.

Well i hav been workin on in the end title sequence for Hello dad student Short Film.. and maybe it will be finished in this weekend i don't know. My project TANK22 is in cold down, for now. maybe i just will pick it again after delivered the Short Film at the university, in day 9.

Keep it going.



i'm just finishing some old work's and my animation short film but allready planning a project. a little one.

that's the style.


Coalition Of The Willing

Coalition Of The Willing from coalitionfilm on Vimeo.

'Coalition of the Willing' is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a 'post Copenhagen' world.

‘Coalition of the Willing’ has been Directed and produced by Knife Party, written by Tim Rayner and crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques. Collaborators include some of the world’s top moving image talent, such as Decoy, World Leaders and Parasol Island.

The film offers a response to the major problem of our time: how to galvanize and enlist the global publics in the fight against global warming. This optimistic and principled film explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, 'Coalition of the Willing' makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.

To find out all about the project and to join our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or get the iPhone App visit:


e-zine animation intro Storyboard

i was looking at my school files when i found this memory ahah! i made this storyboard for Comunication Design Class at university for a intro animation for a e-zine designed by me about animation! for real i like it, if i have time in the near future maybe i execute it ahah. I send it for my teacher and ask if she remeber! She was also my typografy teacher, i have much to thanks to her!


Long time!

a fast and relaxing sketch while i was design characthers for the animation project.

i'm still alive, long time no write in here but the time is so rare :|i'm in two week to end the second year at Design for animation graduation and this finals days and final's projects are killing and destroying my health and webcomunication ahah

keep it rocking mate's!


Walk cicle's

My tradicional animation teacher just let me doing some exercise at digital way. and this is my walkcicle made in After Effect's with Duik IK Tool. (yes IK, Inverse Kinematics, like in 3d world,

yeeep in after effects)

Thanks to my Princes you helped me with the wear clothes of this super hero!


Estudar Animação 2D/3D em Portalegre (BIG POST)

Bem, já tive algumas perguntas sobre o meu curso "Design e Animação Multimédia" e normalmente respondia individualmente, mas pensei, está duvida por vezes pode ser de bastante gente, como já foi minha quando me inscrevi neste curso, e claro andava feito doido atrás de informação acerca do curso.

O curso tem uma estrutura, digamos generalista, mas que é muito boa para quem esta a começar, para poder ter um conhecimento alargado do que existe em termos de meios de comunicação gráficos e de ferramentas (software)

1º ano
É basicamente todo sobre DESIGN ( heyyy adoro! e acho que tudo vive de design e não podemos viver sem esta solução) mas fiquei chateado que para estudar design tinha ficado perto de casa e não a 6 horas de viagem! Passei o ano todo a criticar o curso, (ignorância minha, não sabendo que mais tarde todos os conhecimentos adquiridos nesse ano iriam me ajudar imenso agora no 2ºano) Anyway, aprendi tipografia, design de comunicação, melhorei tecnicamente as ferramentas digitais, trabalhei imenso o desenho e as técnicas tradicionais.

Uma das coisas que mais achei importante é que os professores não se focam apenas na ferramenta que nos ensinam, durante a cadeira. São nos dados projectos que têm que ser bastantes trabalhados tanto tecnicamente como conceptualmente para mais tarde os defendermos em frente a turma. Háa e por cadeira só aprendemos um software, o que nos permite durante 4 meses nessa cadeira explorarmos esse software dos pés a cabeça! Quanto as cadeiras teóricas essas sim não são muito diferentes das cadeiras teóricas normais (a que estudar)

2º ano (Animação 2D finalmente )
bem se falta de animação era o problema no 1º ano ano, neste segundo ter muito que animar é o problema ! Bastantes exercícios nada de extraordinário para darnos a conhecer o movimento! Animação 2d:
Bouncing Ball, Boucing ball com transformação no final, Metamorfose, Walk cicle etc.

Narrativas para animação:
Se vocês gostam de ver animação esta cadeira vai ser a vossa preferida, durante 2 horas vais ver curtas e mais curtas de vários estilos gráficos e técnicos (just awesome) e vais fazer o StoryBoard pro curta da cadeira de projecto_1

Técnicas de animação:
Mexer com os brinquedos ópticos, zoetrope, taumatropico etc. só objectos com nomes engraçados mas que permitem fazer a ilusão de movimento. Háa também é explorado a plasticina/ recortes/área etc.

Estás são as cadeiras de animação mas tem outra de After Effect's onde todos os conhecimentos de animação são bem vindos no trabalho final da cadeira caso queiram fazer algo envolvendo motion graphics e assim. Depois claro têm sempre a companhia das teóricas, podem escolher entre Psicologia ou Sociologia. no segundo semestre a vossa cabeça é preenchida 80% pela curta de animação, parece muito tempo 4 meses mas não dá pra nada com imagem em movimento! mas claro que não temos só o curta pra fazer ainda existe cadeira de desenho e a de Multimédia (flash e web design) e ergonomia ( esta mete respeito e medo).

3º ano
Eis algo que não posso falar muito por ainda estar no segundo mas falando com os meus amigos e professores, e claro vendo os trabalhos deles acompanho tudo. O terceiro ano trás o 3D consigo! em geral, com cadeiras de animação 3d onde aprendemos rigging e a animar dentro da ferramenta 3D. e cadeiras de textura/Luz/Render e uma de desenvolvimento de personagens, no segundo semestre, outra curta de animação para encher a cabeça com preocupações de tempo ahah e tambem é explorado 3d tracking e match moving.

Este é um resumo do curso assim muito breve.

Quanto aos restos dos curso em Portugal não sei como são, mas existe uma certa falta de curso especializados mesmo em animação. existem uns e outros uma cadeira de animação, mas para quem sabe animação demora muito tempo a aprender e quantas mais cadeiras melhor!

respondendo a pergunta do Eukleyv ( que pode ser a de mais gente) . O Curso não é especializado em animação 3d (propriamente em characther animation) é bastante vasto nas áreas o que com certeza todas têm algo para te ajudar no desenvolvimento daquilo que queres fazer, no caso animação 3D.
Se procuras um curso que te abra horizontes, e não te prenda só ao 3d e te dê a conhecer outras formas de animar. recomendo! e claro o terceiro ano para irá ser animares em 3D o ano todo .
Eu defendo que a base tradicional para a ferramenta digital tem sempre bastante valor, e essa base tradicional é que permite ao artista chegar no próximo nível.

Eu acho que em DAM (nome que damos ao meu curso) temos a oportunidade de conhecer e experimentar tudo. e futuramente no mestrado ou trabalho, nos especializarmos naquilo que gostamos, e a experimentação é fundamental para esta descoberta.

Saídas profissionais: não esperem que o curso dê aquilo que precisas para arranjar um trabalho, dificilmente irá fazer isso. O que a escola melhor nós dá é apresentar as ferramentas e o que elas fazem, e nos dar oportunidade de mostrar o que podemos fazer com elas! O quanto formos bons naquilo que fazemos é que nos vai garantir arrumar emprego quando acabarmos isto! O teu reel final (o teu trabalho no seu melhor) que vai ditar o teu futuro!

Conselho, durante os 3 anos aproveitem as todo o tempo livre para trabalhar ficarem bons naquilo que gostam! divertir e viver faz parte, mas tudo de forma organizada (algo que tento fazer sem sucesso ahah), e trabalhem trabalhem trabalhem ate não poderem mais e sim terão o REEL que surpreenderá qualquer estúdio ;)

Quanto ao mercado de trabalho em Portugal, e fazer carreira aqui...
como estudante não posso falar muito, mas a minha opinião é,
é possível pelo que vejo o mercado vai crescendo tanto em animação 3d quanto em Jogos digitais, o que levará a procura de profissionais qualificados e bons. e sempre têm a opção de trabalhar remotamente para outros estúdios estrangeiros.
Isto está a crescer em Portugal e temos de ser nos a ajudar a criar esse filho!

Se alguém tiver alguma questão, sobre algo que eu possa ajudar,

just drop me at



Hello_dad_Texture Test's

the first texture test at the first scenary in my group Short Film.

Modeling by André Costa
texture/lightining/rendering by Joaquim Matos
Art & Post-Production by Marcos Silva


daily sketch ahah

i normally everyday do a buch of sketches for relaxing and keep the my Hands and wacom busy's together, so i will start to post the sketches i'm gonna doing,


JUST PLAYING AROUND @ giant led screen at POLAND

Original video

Broadcasted at

Words from the screen owner:

":) I am very happy see Your film in my screen! In real Your video looks very very very good and many people (when walking close to screen) ro see your video! "


Hello Dad Short Films new Poster's

i didn't post for a while about the project Hello Dad but here are some concept art's who i turned into Poster's for later give to teacher friends and friend's!


Mr. furry in AE

i was doing an classical animation exercise, well not so much classical because i did it in AE, but the goal was make a "cool" walkcicle and well let's try do it in After effect's! after i did it i just start to playing around AE simulation effects and i use CC_HAIR in the walk cicle i created and just remind ow this look's like that MTV spot from Realise (London, UK) ahah and i did my one but in AE not 3d software.

Hello dad, THE BLOG

finally The short Film hello Dad runs a Blog!! a production blog where i and my team will been posting news and progress of our project!

stay connected and follow us in http://hellodad-shortfilm.blogspot.com/


first draw at AUTODESK Sketchbook Pro

normally i use ilot Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for the base of my Digital Drawing's. I really like photoshop but this particular program (SBP) is so easy to use and dont ask for so much computer memory as Photoshop, turns sketchbook pro my favourite program to sketch and paint for now, normally i use photoshop to texture and for lightning my drawing, in that way only photoshop hav the tools i need.I will let you guys with my first draw at sketchbook pro, the FIRST OF FIRST'S

and now other's examples not finished's as this.



last human body sketch i did. just used my memory and knowlegd about anatomy, no references,

Ow finally at home, i can't believe in it. 2weeks at my university town can make anyone crazy ahah. and home is so relaxing place to stay, with mom's love and my GF too incluinding my 15 years old brother ahah (who starting getting late at home, he started to date his girls ahha)

well i'm in home yey! will work too for my short film but relaxing is the most important for this days.


the power of Post-Production

EN: My friend André asked me about is last work, he asked for lighting & texture tips, and sure when i can help i do it for free.

PT: O meu amigo André pediu-me a opnião sobre o seu ultimo trabalho, mas relacionadamente com a luz e a textura, e claro sempre que eu posso ajudar faço isso degraça .

EN: I pickup is still. (we modeled all the stuff inside Maya 2009) and just make a 10 minutes post-production, no much and i also painted some shadowns and light's in the scene.

PT: eu peguei a still dele. (ele modelou todos os elementos dentro do Maya 2009) e fiz uma pos produção de 10 minutos, nada demais e tambem pintei algumas sombras e luzes na cena



this is one of my favourites but i made 4 examples with diferents mood's

Este é um dos meus favoritos mas eu fiz quadro exemplos de diferentes ambientes


The process behinde the concept

Olá a todos! Estou aqui para mostrar um pouco de um "making of" da maneira como eu trabalho em um concept art.

Hello everybody! i'm here to show some behinde the scenes ahah
Only the way i work for Hello Dad Short Film concept Art.

The first sketch who i emailed to my Team for Approval and critic's & ideas!

After Approval i start to paint all with base colour's and modify some stuff who me and my team decided.
After Base colours is time to lighting and Shading! Drawing light and shadows is kind a hard we real have to figure out how the light will been and how it will afects diferents materials like textiles/ Glass/ wood ect.

All colours and lightning & shadowns done! is time to texture the cenary turn it to more detailed room.



ahah a little talk bout technologie at my blog*

Apple Ipad is a garanted success at Market, yes is it. Apple Store don't accept more pre-orders of imediat delivery, and the studies about the sellings allready had been passed Ipad will sell more than Apple though in the begining . For good seems like all world is waiting for this device!!
Alots of Critics at this device about for not running multitasking and stuff like flash suport seems not be a problem for all Apple Fans and addicteds.

For real if i had money i have no doubt i bought one. It's a Apple product for sure it will be Great. today i was at my cousin new house with a couple of friends from high school e we are all Apple fans and we talked about a friend of our who still using a IBOOK G3 from 1997 for doing is normal stuff like brownsing at web read email and all the normal stuff girl's do. isn't that amaizing? yes mate is an Apple! how many pc's you got from 1997 who still runnig like the first day you bought it?

That's what i mean :)



awesome movement who defend's every year we have to turn of all the lights in our home and cities to let the EARTH BREATH for a little. is the second year i'm defending this cause and please enjoy me and US ( the community who allways are suporting EARTH)

Once when i was i child somebody asked me about, what i want to do when i grow up. And i said i want to save the EARTH.

I'm sure you said something equal or just with the same idea no?

let's do it is our time!


Short Film Char. Design

Finally i finished my first concept's and cleaning of the Character for my short film in production.

check it out.


GEAR Up Festival - Sound & Interactive Media

Paulo Fortuna, Student of Multimedia Design at University of Beira Interior- Faculty of Arts and Letters contacted me about this awesome event who will run at City of Covilhã, Portugal.

GEAR Up Festival is an event based on a series of talks, demos and work-in-progress works, whose mission is to promote, develop and share practice based research methodologies, experiences and practices in the field of academic research.

Each edition will work up on specific research area. Sound and Interactive Media is the chosen one where artists and designers will share how their practice influences their research.

Oficial website


I'm not Dead

PT: Olá amigos e leitos do meu blog!

Eu não estou morto, este blog esta meio no abandono por enquanto devido a uma certa falta de tempo ultimamente q tem havido na minha vida ahah.
O curta de projecto 1 de Segundo Ano de facul ja começou a ser produzido!
Fase do concept agora! aquela que me cabe, estive desenhando e esboçando quase 30 personagens ultimamente para a curta, parece muito mas são só 5 personagens que tem a curta mas eles evelhecem e isso leva a um desenho novo. Após disso Cenários!! Os membros do meu grupo ja estão em pesquisa de referências dos cenários enquanto eu termino esses personagens.
Além do curta tou a fazer freelancing, 3 no total fora um que ainda está pendente.

Assim que der coloco aqui algumas imagens dos primeiros concepts do Curta e claro dos meus trabalhos em execução.

EN: Hello friends and blog reader's

I'm not dead! I know i let my blog alone for a few days, because i don't have much time in the last days.
I started my Short Film at University, and it is at concept and design characther's step, wich is one of my roles.
Besides i'm working in freelance doing illustration and for the first time Motion Design! Crazy hun..



hi there! for a long time i dont write nothing around here. My bad. thoses weeks were crazy, i got to render out again one work, and start to finalize the illustration for Glazed tiles Miami and well no much time to enjoi the internet.

wednesday i will visit some expo. of Illustration in Lisbon, i hope i learn something there.

Enjoy my fellas and reader.Marcos Silva will come again soon.



Running in Cargo

i had been invited by Cargo Colletive to make part and use that powerfull WebPortfolio.

my link to Cargo

my first MAC

other day, while i were cleaning my computer and orgazining. i Found this Particular photo! This was my FIRST MAC when i attendet to Art School, an ibook g4 greaat and powerfull! still's working like a chinese (never stop) a 800 mhz processor 256mb ram 30HD ahah sounds very poor and crap in this days but remeber was in 2002-2003 when i bought it! 7 year's never crashed never had been formated, well is a MAC what can i say? MAC is Just MAC no more arguments.


My work in Asian web video stream sites

ahah was so fun find my work in a Chinese Stream site ahah i don't understand a piece, but still so fun,
Thanks for the dude who added it!