A Little Hell Week Potpourri

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!

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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’.

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12 thoughts on “A Little Hell Week Potpourri”

  1. Wow, you weren’t kidding about Carlos’s blog, I could lose myself for hours there. Just the link on Wallace and Gromit alone is amazing.

    Excellent stuff, thank you.

  2. Hey Will!

    You’re very welcome.
    Yeah, you’ll probably get a lot out of his blog. He puts some very informative stuff up there. (Hope this doesn’t just look like I’m just sucking up to a Pixar guy. πŸ˜‰ )

    K

  3. Hahahah! …”Take on me”. I remember that video.

    (I’m old too!) πŸ™‚

    Did you see the recent spoof of it on Family Guy?

  4. Hey Friar (hope that put a smile on your face while in the widget factory).

    That Family Guy segment is on YouTube too. Do a ‘Take on Me’ search and you should find it there.

    It’s done pretty well. πŸ™‚
    K

  5. Yeah i thought for the longest time they were from Oz but i found out they aren’t, oh well i loved that music video for two reasons anyway 1. being the storyboard/animation part 2. the song was pretty catchy πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the links! i’ll be spending some time checking those out for sure.

    have fun on your “break”

    cheers~

  6. Hey Dan.

    It is a catchy tune and still holds up today. I got a kick out of reading some of the comments on YouTube. There’s 12 and 13-year olds saying how much they love the song.

    THAT is the true test of time. πŸ™‚
    K

  7. Got linked here from Carlos’ site… I love the stuff you’ve got here! I think it’s awesome that so many people are sharing what they have learned to help others.

    Thanks πŸ™‚ Definitely a blog worth keeping up on .

    Nate

  8. Hi Nate and welcome!

    Thanks so much for the feedback. I guess me and Carlos are on the same page with our ‘educational’ approach. I totally respect that.

    Glad to have you here. πŸ™‚
    K

  9. Wow… congrats on the linkage, Karen!

    It doesn’t seem right that a one-hit wonder like A-Ha would have one of the best videos of all time. Thanks for instantly bringing me back to high school.

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