Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello World ....


Our senior students here at VANarts Media College in downtown Vancouver have 1 more week to go until they walk out our door for the final time. It's been a busy week as they finish their final senior short films and gather their best efforts to create their portfolio to show the studios. Many have also made the short walk over to Siggraph 2014 to visit the job fair, their best scenes in hand. 
With positive thoughts, some anxious and nervous energy, they hope for the best. 
And so do I for them.
I had to stop for a moment in class today to sketch out this little drawing of how it all must feel, the excitement of finishing college and stepping out into the future.

Here's hoping the future is nothing but successful :-) 



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Memory Lane 11 - My desk @ Disney during Hercules Production - 1996



At my desk during the production of Disney's animated Feature 'Hercules'.  This was most likely taken early 1996. My friend and supervisor on the film, Ken Duncan { he was supervising my animation of the female lead 'Meg' } , was going around at times taking photos of people working on the project. He came into my room, stood on a chair and pointed the camera as i looked his way. Looking over my shoulder I recognize that was my first scene on the film, meg walking through the forest as she is about to meet the characters 'Pain' and 'Panic'. 
It was the first time I was to deal with those round Meg hips as she snapped from pose to pose. Also the overlapping hair and dress that was part of her design. I've always loved that challenge of animating the female character with all the overlapping design elements. They are great assets to use for adding accents to a performance. 

And yes, I have no idea why my glasses are so damn big  :-)