Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Some images from Disney's next... "Bolt" (Formerly American Dog). If you want to find out more about Bolt, make sure to check out Jim Hill's older post about the film. Mr. Mittens is still by far my favorite character (and it's not only because she is/was a misnamed cat in a radioactive jumper).
Also, Pixar's Up is apparently a retelling of the Don Quixote story... albeit at quite a stretch, according to Upcoming Pixar. The plot summary thus far:
Pete Docter and co-director Bob Peterson are preparing this "coming-of-old-age story" about a seventysomething guy who lives in a house that "looks like your grand-parents' house smelled." He befriends a clueless young Wilderness Ranger and gets into lots of alter kocker altercations. Says Pixar: "Our hero travels the globe, fights beasts and villains and eats dinner at 3:30 in the afternoon.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
I noticed this a while ago and didn't think to post it - thanks for the heads up from Lettie on this.
This is definitely not for the faint of heart, but those of you who have a large tablet and flat screen lying around can follow this guide to build your own tablet display from scratch on the cheap.
Also, for those who would rather just pick up a tablet, Future Shop has an online sale for a Wacom Bamboo Fun Small for 79.99 (Web Only). Check that out here on Boxing Day.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Seems like the folks at JibJab are busying it up!
Check it out here.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Also download the hi-res quicktime here.
Make sure to look at the archives.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
For those of you who may have missed the Ottawa International Animation Festival, The OIAF is going to be running a screening of the Best of the Festival on Jan. 25 at Sheridan, during the normal screening time (6-9pm) in S 235.
The program features:
- OIAF 07 Signal Film - Jonas Odell, Anders Mehring, Jonas Dahlbeck, David Nord & Johanna Andersson
- Lapsus - Juan Pablo Zaramella
- John and Karen - Matthew Walker
- L'eau Life - Jeff Scher
- t.o.m. - Tom Brown & Daniel Gray
- Doxology - Michael Langan
- OOIOO 'UMO' - Shoji Goto
- Framing (Bildfenster / Fensterbilder) - Bert Gottschalk
- I Met the Walrus - Josh Raskin
- The Waif of Persephone - Nick Cross
- The Old, Old, Very Old Man - Elizabeth Hobbs
- Teat Beat of Sex - Signe Baumane
- Milk Teeth - Tibor Banoczki
- An excerpt from "Golden Age" - Aaron Augenblick
I will let everyone know if there is a date or time change for this screening.
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I highly recommend swinging by her blog here.
A quick Flash test...
Clean with AE
This is not a shot - just playing around with a few tricks.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Five new JibJab shorts have been released - and all of them are Starring You!s! (great punctuation, eh?)
Anyways, it's especially fun because I'm one of the default heads in three of the videos. I've never seen Ian, Diana, and myself so happy before. Especially Ian.
Oh ya, there's two more that I didn't post about that got released - Happy Christmas and Menorah Hora.
What are you waiting for? Trying starring in a Starring You!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Ahh, the days of Sesame Street....
Thanks so much to Abbey for pointing this out to me...
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Man, things are so busy nowadays!
I am absolutely swamped. I've been doing tons of design and workbook stuff for my film lately - I'll show it off soon when it's all good and ready.
In the meantime, the awesomely talented Robin Hall and I have been bouncing design feedback back and forth - here was one try at one of her characters.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Just noticed today that Wacom has added two Cintiq models to the Wacom Americas site.
The first model is brand new and one that I haven't talked about before. The new model, Cintiq 20WSX is a widescreen, 20.1 inch tablet display with a resolution of 1680X1050. It is priced at $1999.
Also, the 12WX is finally now on the Americas site - with a price of $999.