Sunday, August 24, 2008

Practicing cartoony animation

Alrighty. So, for ages I've been wanting to do some wacky cartoony stuff, but all kinds of other things has gotten in the way. Now, I've found some time to do it. I know this isn't the greatest gag/story in the world, but I just wanted to do something cartoony for the sake of practicing it. Here's my blocking pass (main keys/extremes only) of my first attempt.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Celebrating ONE year as an animator!

Exactly 1 year ago today, I planted my feet on German soil and started my first day as an animator. Woohooo!

It's been totally crazy and I've learned so much during this first year and met tons of awesome people.

I'm currently working at HuHu Studios in New Zealand and we're moving to London in January for new adventures.

Exciting times ahead :)


Animation Mentor Summer 2008 Showcase

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Red Truck

Congratulations to Team Grojf for winning the FJORG competition at Siggraph. Their winning test, The Red Truck, is a stunning piece of emotional storytelling and animation, created under extreme conditions in 32 hours. Awesome!

Watch "The Red Truck" here

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Sir Ian McKellen - On Acting

This may be old stuff to some, but still hilariously cool :)

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages

Philip Seymour Hoffman talks about his part and acting in The Savages.

On structure

On the directors

On the script

On his role

On his co-stars

Friday, August 01, 2008

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Really inspiring lecture from Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch about achieving your childhood dreams.

There's a couple of really good quotes from this lecture that really stood out to me. "Brick walls are there to let us prove how badly we want to achieve something" and "'Luck' is where preparation and opportunity meets". Pretty cool stuff to keep in mind.

The Princess and the Frog

Yay! 2d features are back at Disney.