Archive for May, 2009
This week we finally started something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time— redesigning our website. It’s coming along quite well (click image above for full-size preview). We hope it will be more interesting, useful, and convenient for visitors. We still have lots of work to do before it’s done, so please let [...]
I always envy the ability of a great sculptor to create a riveting piece from a single figure or a small, tightly composed group. No background, no color. Just masses composed one next to the other. Few sculptors have ever done this with the kind of imposing presence that Ivan Mestrovic brought to his work.
Observational drawings of a preschool girl at a research session by Tim Rauch.
As kids, one of me and Tim’s earliest animation heroes was Glen Keane. Tim wrote him a letter and included a photocopy of some of Keane’s Aladdin thumbnails asking for an autograph. The photocopy was returned with Glen Keane’s signature and a form [...]
Sunday night was the 40th Annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival. There were two hours of animated films. Categories included student film, commercial and sponsored film, and independent film. It was exciting to see so much strong work on screen. You couldn’t help but feel some East Coast pride.
We were thrilled to accept the award for Best [...]
I’m submitting “Q&A” to the Chicago Children’s Film Festival this week. One of the submission requirements is a statement of filmmaking philosophy that addresses, “the reasons for which the filmmaker has chosen to make films for children, the impact the director feels film has on children’s lives, and why he or she chose to address [...]