Monday, February 23, 2009

INSPIRATION 4 - Coroline 3D > thoughts

This movie sold me on 3D.

For the most part, it was not pushed in your face { literally } ... and quite often it was used for subtle compositions with the layouts.

I really thought it was successful showing that it can be used in more subtle ways to create atmosphere within the shots.

I would positively say that this new version of 3D certainly DOES enhance the viewing process making it become a more 'special' experience for the audience.

I think this movie stood out more to me, more than other recent films, as the filmmaker created more moments of slower movements within the scenes.
There were longer shots, letting us take in the scene. We were able to have enough time to take in the layouts, the compositions... for longer lengths allowing us to get into the shot.

It almost, at times reminded me of looking into an old 'viewmaster ' being able to really see the 3D effect.

Look forward to more of this, when used in this way, it can really add to the director's vision.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

and the OSCAR goes to ......

Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Oscars for Animated Short and Animated feature.

La Maison en Petits Cubes

Part ONE:

Part TWO:

Wall E

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Just a quick sketch I did for the kids Valentine Party at school.
It being on friday the 13th and all :-)

Unfortunately, the card was taken back once the teachers actually saw the drawing.... oops!
The other card I drew was fine... it was for the girls. So the boys all went home empty-handed.
Well... at least from the Pudleiner boys.
{ ugh .... us cartoon drawers are always getting into trouble .... ;-) }

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Afternoon of Remembrance Saturday February 7 2009

Afternoon of Remembrance

Saturday February 7; reception 1 pm; memorials, 2 pm
Lasky-DeMille Barn, 2100 N. Highland, Hollywood
Across from the Hollywood Bowl

A non-denominational celebration of departed friends from our animation community.

The 2008 honorees will include John Ahern, Gus Arriola, Phyllis Barnhart, Gordon Bellamy, Harriet Burns, Greg Burson, John W. Burton, Jr., Vivian Byrne, Joyce Carlson, Bob Carr, Rose Di Bucci, Charlie Downs, Ray Ellis, Joni Jones Fitts, Etsuko Fujioka, Steve Gerber, Fernando Gonzalez, Yoo Sik Ham, Larry Harmon, Margie Hermanson, Ollie Johnston, Ted Key, Eartha Kitt, Andy Knight, Harvey Korman, Lyn Kroeger, Brice Mack, Bill Melendez, David Mitton, Gary Mooney, Jim Mueller, June Nam, Ethan Ormsby, Bill Perez, Richard Pimm, Oliver Postgate, Denis Rich, Dodie Roberts, Irma Rosien, Gerard Salvio, Gina Sheppherd, Robert Smith, Jim Snider, Al Stetter, Dave Stevens, Morris Sullivan, Emru Townsend, Pat Raine Webb, Chiyoko Wergles, Bob Winquist and Justin Wright.

The Afternoon is free of charge and is open to all; no RSVPs necessary.