Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bringing Animation To Life

Writer's Thoughts
I can't describe how awesome it is to take an animated object and watch it come to life. Birds are flying! One of the things I've become fascinated with is creating ambience with atmospherics in animation. I'm taking a 'painterly' approach with my latest project Candle Dance. This is a tricky feat, considering it's all digital.

The trend in digital animation, at this time, is how 'realistic' we can make things. But in some ways that defeats the purpose of animation. If it's too real, then it's just imitating live action. Then, why not do live action? I don't want to take away what makes animation it's own creative medium. I'll be sharing some scene-shots next week. Pure fun.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Candle Dance Intro

Writer's Thoughts,
In the process of writing the script of this story, I had to work really hard to figure out the storyboard process and color scheme. There's night color and day color. This scene opens in a mysterious blue light and remains fixed on the falling snow for caption sake. I'm very excited about this animated film! I hope you will be too.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Videos Soon

Writer's Thoughts
I'm very excited to reveal the new video clips to my animated series with the theme of 'dance.' There is a storyline of course and can't you hear the characters shouting "Just dance!" "We'll get out of here if we just dance!" "I don't care what anyone says, I'm going to just dance!" Okay, maybe something like that....Dance!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dancin Up The Downbeat

Writer's Thoughts-
I am very excited about the animation projects that are currently in the works. Lately, the themes that keep surfacing to me is 'dance.' Perhaps, this comes from reading about the days during the Great Depression when some of the most inspiring songs, and some of the most popular dance steps were born. Was it merely escapism? Or, rather optimism? Life imitating art, or art imitating life?

Regardless of the answer, one thing is clear, creative people always look for ways to inspire, and celebrate the good, even in difficult times. My upcoming project includes an "emotionally sensitive" jukebox, and a teenage gang runner with a softspot for candles. No, this isn't a story about an arsonist. It's actually about a character from a previous story, that is in flashback mode. I hope I've whet your curiousity. And, there's the music-driven "Dancetown." Please stay tuned.