Archive for June, 2008

30
Jun

Yes, I love AC/DC.

And that photo. I took it for goodness sakes!

OK, this post will be a short one. I’m still figuring out what I want to write about next.

Consider this the ‘vacation wrap-up’.

But I wanted to show that I’m back and haven’t moved into a surf shack. Not yet anyway. And that I haven’t abandoned my blog. No way man!

I mentioned that I might post while on vacation but that I also might not be using my brain much while away.

I wasn’t.

So I didn’t.

And it felt wonderful. >>continue reading>>

Category : My Two Cents | Blog
15
Jun

I’m done.

It’s over.

Not just Hell Week, but my contract. Six and a half months, five episodes, 1100 pages producing 3300 panels…approximately.

I’m pooped. But I think (I hope) I did an alright job.

If I ‘leave the environment’ while I’m working, it’s real hard to get back in the groove. So I didn’t. I only left the apartment about once a week. I had groceries delivered. My laundry usually consisted of sweat pants and t-shirts. My computer and this blog were my few links to the outside world. I’m grateful for it and for you guys reading. It really helped keep me motivated.

So for that, I thank you.

I am now officially unemployed.

When you freelance, you can’t collect unemployment insurance. So I ain’t. Did I mention that before? Well, you can’t. You’re on your own.

The industry around here is looking pretty darn slow. The word ‘drought’ was mentioned with a colleague the other day. A work drought. Nice.

I have nothing lined up.

No prospects on the horizon as far as storyboarding goes.

And I couldn’t be happier. >>continue reading>>

Category : Production Journal - Kid vs Kat | Blog
5
Jun

I am in the midst of my *final* Hell Week. Then I get a vacation.

Yipee for me!

So since I’m going to be quite strapped for time and content, you get a little potpourri of things in this post.

First off, if you read the comments you may have seen one from Toronto storyboard artist Dan Milligan. Go to his site and look at his stuff (for you geeks, he worked on the movie ‘300’).

Very cool indeed.

He also added a link to an interview he did on the site CG Channel. Some good reading from a pro in the film and advertising industry, so check it out here:

http://www.cgchannel.com/news/viewfeature.jsp?newsid=5733&pageid=0

(UPDATE: That link doesn’t work anymore. Sorry!)

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Next, I plan on doing some posts about dealing with dialogue. I just don’t have the time right now and probably won’t for a few weeks (that vacation thing). But I did come across a post on Carlos Baena’s blog that touched on this.

He’s an animator at Pixar and one of the founders of Animation Mentor (I don’t know him and he certainly doesn’t know me). He gives some great insights and tips for animators on his site.

I can’t seem to link to just that post, but check out the June 1st entry entitled ‘Internal/External Dialogue‘. It shouldn’t be too far from the top. Poke around that site if you’re an animator. He’s got a good book resource section too.

UPDATE: If you go to his site you might very well see a post about this blog! I’ve told him privately and now I’ll tell him publicly: Thank you Carlos…you rock!

_____________________________________

And finally just for fun, here’s the superb video “Take On Me” by A-Ha.

Why not? It’s one of the best videos ever and starts off all ‘storyboard-ish’. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it.

Ahh, the eighties…(hey, I told you I’m old). Enjoy and I’ll see ya before the big ‘vacances’.

Read the Storyboard Blog by RSS Feed or by email for more blasts from the past.

Category : My Two Cents | Blog
2008 June

Archive for June, 2008

30
Jun

Yes, I love AC/DC.

And that photo. I took it for goodness sakes!

OK, this post will be a short one. I’m still figuring out what I want to write about next.

Consider this the ‘vacation wrap-up’.

But I wanted to show that I’m back and haven’t moved into a surf shack. Not yet anyway. And that I haven’t abandoned my blog. No way man!

I mentioned that I might post while on vacation but that I also might not be using my brain much while away.

I wasn’t.

So I didn’t.

And it felt wonderful. >>continue reading>>

Category : My Two Cents | Blog
15
Jun

I’m done.

It’s over.

Not just Hell Week, but my contract. Six and a half months, five episodes, 1100 pages producing 3300 panels…approximately.

I’m pooped. But I think (I hope) I did an alright job.

If I ‘leave the environment’ while I’m working, it’s real hard to get back in the groove. So I didn’t. I only left the apartment about once a week. I had groceries delivered. My laundry usually consisted of sweat pants and t-shirts. My computer and this blog were my few links to the outside world. I’m grateful for it and for you guys reading. It really helped keep me motivated.

So for that, I thank you.

I am now officially unemployed.

When you freelance, you can’t collect unemployment insurance. So I ain’t. Did I mention that before? Well, you can’t. You’re on your own.

The industry around here is looking pretty darn slow. The word ‘drought’ was mentioned with a colleague the other day. A work drought. Nice.

I have nothing lined up.

No prospects on the horizon as far as storyboarding goes.

And I couldn’t be happier. >>continue reading>>

Category : Production Journal - Kid vs Kat | Blog
5
Jun

I am in the midst of my *final* Hell Week. Then I get a vacation.

Yipee for me!

So since I’m going to be quite strapped for time and content, you get a little potpourri of things in this post.

First off, if you read the comments you may have seen one from Toronto storyboard artist Dan Milligan. Go to his site and look at his stuff (for you geeks, he worked on the movie ‘300’).

Very cool indeed.

He also added a link to an interview he did on the site CG Channel. Some good reading from a pro in the film and advertising industry, so check it out here:

http://www.cgchannel.com/news/viewfeature.jsp?newsid=5733&pageid=0

(UPDATE: That link doesn’t work anymore. Sorry!)

_____________________________________

Next, I plan on doing some posts about dealing with dialogue. I just don’t have the time right now and probably won’t for a few weeks (that vacation thing). But I did come across a post on Carlos Baena’s blog that touched on this.

He’s an animator at Pixar and one of the founders of Animation Mentor (I don’t know him and he certainly doesn’t know me). He gives some great insights and tips for animators on his site.

I can’t seem to link to just that post, but check out the June 1st entry entitled ‘Internal/External Dialogue‘. It shouldn’t be too far from the top. Poke around that site if you’re an animator. He’s got a good book resource section too.

UPDATE: If you go to his site you might very well see a post about this blog! I’ve told him privately and now I’ll tell him publicly: Thank you Carlos…you rock!

_____________________________________

And finally just for fun, here’s the superb video “Take On Me” by A-Ha.

Why not? It’s one of the best videos ever and starts off all ‘storyboard-ish’. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it.

Ahh, the eighties…(hey, I told you I’m old). Enjoy and I’ll see ya before the big ‘vacances’.

Read the Storyboard Blog by RSS Feed or by email for more blasts from the past.

Category : My Two Cents | Blog