adventure and absurdity in making an animated short

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Me Pongo las Pilas - "I put on my batteries"

reach for your freedom

you are great. believe it.

I just did these couple of t-shirt designs for a friend Claudia Madina's website, Me Pongo las Pilas. The literal translation of which is "I put on my batteries" The site is only in spanish because it is an educational and community site for people in the latin american community. Her goal is to help people better themselves, get career and life advice and support. She says the idea of the site is "I get smart, I move on with my life". She also tells me that it is going to be huge! And I believe her, she is just too positive not to believe. Check it out!

Your Friend the Rat in Newport RI

The little film that could is playing at the Newport International Film Festival on June 7th. I will also give a talk about making it and working at Pixar. So, if you happen to live in the area or want to make the trek come by, I'll give it my best to make it worth the price of admission. I'm not so sure about making it worth the price of gas, that is asking a lot. You can buy tickets here!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tune in to Toon In!

Tee Bosustow (son of UPA founder Steve Bosustow ) has started a website Toon in Animation. in which you can listen to podcasts of animation people, past and present talk about our favorite subject. He even got me to blabber on about story and YFTR. He's still working out the bugs but it is a very informative and cool site. Tee is also trying to put together a UPA documentary about his dad and the studio he created.

Friday, May 02, 2008

friends of leo

okay, i am not much of a blogger. if you still come here you know that to be true. the fact that you just read this is good because that means you came back and are a true friend of leo. and because you came back and read this you know you are a true friend of leo. so with that established let's move on and discuss where this odd old fellow is. well as i have said, many times, he is close to being done but not done. to that end, of getting to the end, i have taken a few months off from the pix. the summer in fact. in addition, three of my very talented co-workers have graciously and selflessly, offered to lend a hand - the awesome robert kondo to handle art direction.

the artistically subtle jennifer chang to finish out the backgrounds.

Both Robert and Jennifer are members of the the early bird painters as well as established artists and designers at Pixar.

and then there is the truly talented pain in my derriere-e-air, craig foster who will pull it all together and then some.

craig is a mild mannered designer and After Effects Artist by day and a political vampire by night. check out his site and build your own protest poster.

check out all their sites and come back soon for some updates on "Leonardo" as well as news about
YFTR and other stuff.

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