Monday, January 29, 2007

Session 503

We had to do a video pitch of two of our refined stories this week. That's kinda scary, but as animators, we obviously has to pitch ideas to the director and supervisors all the time, so the only thing to do, is roll up one's sleeves and jump straight into it. :)

In terms of storytelling, I'm trying to get my head around The Hero's Journey-concept by Joseph Campbell and I've ordered his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces". I also found a really cool documentary with Campbell on YouTube.

Also, AWNs Oscar Showcase gives us a sneak peak at Pixar's next short, "Lifted". (Thanks, Phil) Looks awesome! It's only available for a limited time, so hurry up and take a look.

1 comment:

  1. Ronda Del Boccio5:27 PM

    Perhaps I can help you with Campbell.

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