Monday, February 23, 2009

A winner is me

Mr. Elliot Cowan, the art you sent me was delicious. Please send more.

More pics to come. I'm supposed to take pictures of me with the DVD with friends

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What the

Someone explain to me why Wall-E didn't win the awards for best sound mixing/editing.

I mean, The Dark Knight had some good sound effects in it, but it didn't make me go WHOA WOW THAT'S AMAZING like Wall-E did.

And the Christian Bale emphysema voice couldn't have helped it win best sound editing.

And best sound mixing went to Slumdog? Granted- I haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire, but again, I can't imagine how it's better than Wall-E in the sound effects department.

I'm heading into an industry which is regarded as second class by the institutions who controls who gets the glory and credit. So do I learn to live with getting the shaft or do I say "SCREW YOU" and rally against these guys?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Frickin huge bones

I'm starting to think that, if my plans don't fall through in the serious business of animation, I'd probably be just as happy working in a zoo. Anywhere where I can get away with sketching alive/dead things.

Also, is it better to delude yourself with illusions of grandeur and happiness or to live in a possibly bleak reality?

Thursday, February 19, 2009


1. It's really late
2. I want it to be spring
3. It's my birthday next week
5. I'm supposed to have storyboards done for Friday (whoops)
6. I broke and fixed my glasses
7. Apparently I'm somewhat good with numbers
8. Richard Cullen (and Darren Hayes) are pretty awesome people

I would love to meet the guys at Pixelfing; their stuff is amazing

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Done, but not finished

FINALLY I have a semi presentable version of the Wayang Outpost intro to introduce the two characters I've been working on, Jake and Jane. Any and all feedback would be great (constructive feedback will be the most appreciated)

Friday, February 6, 2009


I just saw Coraline. Visually, it's breathtaking; I found myself picking my jaw up from the ground many, many times. I also forgot for many segments that this was done by hand with stop motion; there's something about the way everything moves that it just has so much more CHARM than a lot of the 3D stuff I've seen.

As far as the content goes, it's DARK. REAL DARK. There were a lot of young kids in there and when it got to the exciting dark parts (which I wish there were more of, those parts were definitely the movie's strongest points) the entire theater went dark. I heard kids whimper "Daddy I don't like this movie anymore" and I could feel everyone sitting on the edge of their seats. I definitely wouldn't take anyone younger than 13 to see it; not many of the kids in the theater I saw it at could quite handle the morbid nature, especially towards the end of the film.

BUT- Coraline, as a character, is amazing. Finally, a female protagonist that has some spirit and puts up a fight! (what can I say, I like em strong)

If anything, go see Coraline. See it because it's so unique, see it for the stunning visuals, see it to turn some heads in the Hollywood offices so that someone will sit up and say "Wow, if these things can make money, we should make more!" Laika is going down as one of those few studios with enough balls to release something different and that doesn't cater to the cookie cutter mold that all cartoons have to fit in, and I think that fact alone was worth the $6.25 I spent on the ticket

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Truth is stranger than.... well... anything I could make up!

Bill Gates, the name synonymous with geeks, windows, and rich, can also now be affiliated with the crazy.

Honestly, I wish I could make this stuff up. I could see this as being a hilarious scene in a cartoon.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A winner is me!

Looks like I'm listed as a winner! I sent this about 4 hours before the deadline