Monday, July 31, 2006

Chicago!? WHAT THE CRAP!?

So I'm heading to Chicago on Thursday to some sort of Comic convention to represent my company's new movie which I was the supervising animator on: Tony Hawk's BOOM BOOM SABOTAGE.
I'm going with the Producer, Ben and a skate pro ( pro jerk if you ask me) who worked on the show, Mike.
We're going to be doing some sort of panel, talking about the making of it on Friday around 11:30 in the Christopher Reeve theatre.

I've never been to a comic convention, but I hear it's a riot! A RIOT I SAY!

The three things I'd like to do while I'm there:
1) Give a destructive wedgie to some guy dressed as a Storm-trooper
2)Bitch slap a Kilngon.
3)Fork over some major cash for amazing original art from the 40/50's by animation god Chuck Jones

It's going to be rad.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

This animated short thing is harder than I thought, with work getting in the way it's almost at a standstill.... ALMOST!
I'm going to take the next few days and start listing influences of mine so I can start getting jazzed about this again!

I've got to get back to work ( super tight deadline on this feature film pitch I'm working on.... dear god help me) but when I get a spare sec I'll rip something out!

The 1st post will be on Chuck Jones for sure though, that I know!
Love that guy... just going frame by frame though his stuff makes me crazy.

This is a fantastic bio on dvd of him. YOU HAVE TO GET IT!
( that and the Frank and Ollie dvd which I will never give back to Graham, sorry pal. Mine now.)

gotta jet..... ack.... work.... pressure.... so.... dark... help ... me......

Friday, July 07, 2006

News on the short? Kind of. This one is more about the staffing of Call of the Wild:

My good friend Alison has been hounding me forever to cast her in my short. Not having the heart to tell her that it's an animated short, thus no real humans, I've been telling her that she will have top billing as the Lead.

Oh well.

Also, my wonderful Production Manager Brooke is starting to really hound me on getting this thing going. Problem is, it's stuck in a modeling nightmare and the burden of making Bare is falling from person to person with no one really taking ownership.
So trying to get Brooke more involved in the process of 3D animation I started to give her a 101 lesson in Maya. I was thinking, if I can get her up and running in 3D, she can help model some of this stuff and have more of an active roll in production!

The second she realizes how much fun 3D animation is, she'll cast away the glamorous role of Marketing Director at Chalk Media in Yaletown, to take up the role as Head Super Dooper 3D Maker of Stuff for Chris Buckley Productions in Surrey BC.

Here's the two culprits in action for a photo shoot of Call of the Wild. Note the party favors. Always a party with these two.....