Friday, July 15, 2011

A Day in the Life of John Lasseter

What a life! Check it out:

If you watch closely you might see me in animation dailies...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Animation Insiders book is back online - for FREE!

A few of you have contacted me about getting a copy of the Animation Insiders book by Patrick Beaulieu, which features interviews and workflows of many working animators, including myself.  It was released in print last year, then as an eBook, and then it disappeared.  Now it's back, and Patrick is making it available as a free PDF download.  Here's a link to the download site.

Thanks for your generosity, Patrick!

UPDATE:  Link seems to be working again!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Some thoughts about my remarks at the CTNX panel...

Hi All,
I made some snide remarks about the Character Riggers at Pixar in this panel, and I want to say that I didn't mean it seriously!  Those guys are great and they enable the animators to do what they do.  We've developed a great relationship between Animation and Rigging over the years, and I don't want to upset that.  To be honest, we had been drinking a bit before the panel, so I was a little more flippant than usual; I know that's not an excuse, but I sincerely respect those guys and hope that no one in the rigging community takes offense at my remarks.  Here's to you, Chars TD's!