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Monday, May 23, 2011
My last film, "My Daughter is a GIrl" is officially done with the festival circuit. I always wonder about posting it, sending out, all alone, in to the cruel, cruel world; able to be downloaded and have all sorts of unspeakable things done to it, having to fend for itself. But then I think, "I have trained you well, you have to survive on your own" and off it goes. I think there is alot of controversy about putting your stuff out there for 'free'. Most of this comes from old-school folks who were always taught that this a bad, bad thing. I fell in to this group for a while. But now I see it as marketing. This film had a good life and if it brings any more work as a result of someone seeing it, it can have another great run for me. It does me or anyone else any good for it to see on a hard drive gathering dust, right? so I hope you enjoy it, feel free to pass it along to anyone you know! Here is the link to Youtube:
Friday, April 29, 2011
Alright, so I have been pecking away at my diminishing free-time and trying to get this book thing to a point I can shop it around (so I can then get back to work on my film). I am not quite half-way through painting the characters. of course, I landed on a method that is neither fast or easy or consistent. so in order to see if I am off base with it, I am posting a work-in-progress on the 'look'. any thoughts?
Thursday, December 30, 2010
lately I have been pre-occupied with the concept of 'appeal' in design and animation. Some people know this word as 'quality' and even more people know this word as aesthetics. to me, its that undefinable concept of what makes a work of art 'good' a purely subjective term that in one sense, can't be defined. but that only suggests that it doesn't exist, when it does in every place we look. I try to get my students to recognize it, strive for it, make it a part of their work from the very start, but without being able to define it, how can I expect them to use it? It's a very complex and vexing situation for me. If anyone has any thoughts on this, let me know. as my train of thought travels down these rails, I will, undoubtedly, add more to this discussion.