Sunday, March 25, 2012

Glen Keane is Leaving Disney

From Cartoon Brew:
Glen Keane has left Disney’s Feature Animation studio. He worked at Disney for approximately 37 years. Disney artists received an email late-Friday afternoon LA time with the text: “Glen Keane has decided that the time has come to take the next step in his personal exploration of the art of animation.” - Read More Here

From The Animation Guild:
Almost everybody in the cartoon industry moves from one studio to another studio in the course of their career. For all kinds of reasons. Glen, last I heard, was in the old animation building on the main lot developing projects. Now he has tendered his resignation. Maybe he was having "creative differences" with the powers that be, maybe it was something else. - Read More Here

From The Hollywood Reporter:
Animator Glen Keane, a 38-year veteran of the Walt Disney Animation Studios who worked on such classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, announced Friday that he is leaving the company. In a letter sent to his co-workers, he said that while the studio has been his “artistic home,” he had decided after “long and thoughtful consideration” that there are “endless new territories to explore” and so he is moving on. - Read More Here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Forever Young - 100 000 Views

While checking out some old Animation Mentor videos online, I saw a link to my AM short "Forever Young" on YouTube and to my surprise it has more than one hundred freaking thousand views - which is amazing!!

Thanks to everybody who watched it!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I'm on Twitter!

I'm finally on Twitter - better late than never!

My tweets will mostly be animation related stuff that I find inspiring, motivating and interesting - maybe others will too :)

Please feel free to follow me:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Noisy neighbours and trying the "Insanely Great"

Living about 4 minutes from work is awesome, but the downside is that in the middle of the city there's a lot of people living above, below and next to - and it's amazing how inconsiderable and noisy some people can be.

Maybe I have a low tolerance for noise, or rather some peoples behavior, but no matter what, it was about to turn into a problem that required a solution.

The solution was this:

These noise canceling headphones, Bose Quiet Comfort, are fantastic. Putting them on is like stepping into another dimension. I also use them at work and it makes a big difference. They're quite expensive, but it's well worth the money in my opinion.

I rarely buy stuff I feel I really don't need, but I gave in and finally purchased my first Apple product ever - iPod Touch.

It's a pretty cool toy :)

To get some practical use out of it (other than playing music and videos), I got some nifty apps like FilMiC Pro, a video camera app that shoots in 24fps (or whatever frame rate I want), VideoPix, a videoplayer that can play video back at any framerate - as well as let me frame by frame thru videos and PhotoSync that let me transfer files to and from my tablet via Wi-Fi.

If anybody knows about other cool and useful apps for animators, please let me know :)

I gotta admit I'm hooked - iMac next!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Making of Toy Story

Short Toy Story documentary - I just love this behind the scenes stuff :)