Monday, July 8, 2013

JAMES BAXTER interview - Video 1

James Baxter interview with Mark Pudleiner - Video 1 from Mark Pudleiner on Vimeo.

Here is the 1st video of when I interviewed my friend James Baxter { Dreamworks / Disney } while at VANARTs Media college here in downtown Vancouver Canada.
I have interviewed James with my students numerous times over the past few years and I will start posting some moments.

In this video, shot in 2010, James talks in depth about the challenge of animating the scenes where there is a rotating camera. From the ballroom dance sequence in Beauty in the Beast, the camera rotating around Simba as Scar confronts him at the end of Lion King as well as a scene in Hunchback, these scenes were not an easy assignment.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Kid in the candy store ...

Looking through the pages of this on line catalogue showing the latest Animation Art that is up for auction definitely makes me feel like a kid looking through the heavy glass at the candy store as I mutter to myself ... " I want that !!!.... and that!!! ... and that!!! ... Two of those!!! ... etc etc.

If you have a few moments to dream... open the pdf below or the flipbook and enjoy :-)