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Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays and have a nice break!

Thanks guys for all your work and for a great semester. For those who graduate, good luck with everything and to everybody: "Don't make any mistakes!!" ;)

Happy Holidays!

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Totally not Animation related...

... but I just have to share that catchy tune with you guys.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Colin's Bear on Cartoon Brew

Any excuse to post this clip is fine (even though no excuse is needed, it should be mandatory viewing every 5 mins), but it actually made it onto Cartoon Brew. :)

UPDATE! See below

Ahhh, more details emerge, this is from Colin's portfolio site:

I think that becoming a game director would be my ideal career. You know, the guy who helps decide things like, “this is how the game should play, look, sound,” and so on. I’m not very capable with a pencil, I hate programming, I don’t have the drive to practice 3D or animation, I’m not a fan of math, business bores me to death, and I think that video games are generally very poor, but yet I will maintain that I’m in the right place. Music is definitely my biggest passion and what I spend the most time on. I’m always looking for opportunities to contribute to in this respect.

Fantastic! And you can tell he's good at music and editing, because in that regard it's pure genius. Below is one of the video responses to the original post.

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The Book of SPAM's Toastvertising

How funny, just a few weeks ago my son and I talked about doing an animation using toast.

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New Wall-E Teaser

This is the new teaser, which is unfortunately again only a teaser. Unfortunately because visually it looks really really good, I love the renders. Even though I think that animated features can't really be on the VFX Oscar list due to their non photo-real look (and usually there is nothing groundbreaking about them like Gollum, Davy Jones, or bullet-time (which didn't originate with Matrix, I know), this movie seems to be more appropriate than Ratatouille. I'm surprised that since Ratatouille is being considered, why not Surf's Up? Or Happy Feet before that? The look was great, but I suppose they didn't submit them.

The satellite "blanket" is classic! Can't wait!

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Monday, December 17, 2007


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This Is The End

Wow, tempus fugit!

This Thursday is the last class for this semester. Please bring and drop off the latest and greatest of all your assignments and if you want to share, the characters and props you built during this semester. I'm sure future students will thank you for it.

One more session of useless rants and violence filled animation notes. ;)

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