Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Animation Insiders" panel at CTNX

Last October I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual CTNX in Anaheim, and I got to speak on a couple of panels, including the one below. I was in humbling company - Andreas Deja, Tony DeRosa, Eric Goldberg, and Pablo Navarro.  I'm the guy whose head is hidden behind the speaker, and I was pretty ragged from a night of heavy drinking, which is why my voice is about an octave lower than usual.

UPDATE - this video has now been marked as "private" for some reason, and even I can't view it.  Sorry!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday inspiration

Whoah, how did it get to be April already???

Animation on Cars 2 officially wrapped a couple of weeks ago, and I'm just peeking my head out into the sunlight now. We still have some fixes to cleanup up, but for the most part we're really done, and now the lighting department is holding the bag. It's been a challenging year; we had about 10 weeks to animate half the film, but we were able to do it because a) Pixar animators rock and b) let's face it, animating cars is a lot easier than animating humans!  The film looks great and I can't wait to share it with the world.  I'm also looking forward to taking a nice long vacation this summer, and then going on to pre-pro on an as-yet-unannounced film.   In the meantime, here's something nice: