Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays

I want to take a moment and wish everybody Happy Holidays and a great 2014.

It's been an interesting year for me. With the help of good friends the story for my film "Mushka" came together beautifully. I am beyond passionate about this project, even though occasionally I wonder if I should have chosen a shorter film for the start of my post Disney years. Too late now, the thing has momentum, and I hope to get most of the animation done next year. 
The first three sequences are in great animatic shape, with camera moves, temp voices and music.
The rest of the film has been storyboarded, but needs to be brought to that level. I have animated a handful of scenes, and it's pure joy to see things come to life.
At the moment I am taking a break from Mushka in order to meet deadlines on a book project, which is also coming along well.

Wether you are an animation student or a professional working in pencil animation, cg or stop motion, I wish that in 2014 your work will take you to new creative heights. 

The medium is overdue for artistic breakthroughs. Exciting times!!