Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
So on Friday we were supposed to have a visit from members of the animation team for Rhino from the new Disney movie Bolt. Unfortunately two of them canceled so we got the one and only Clay Kaytis, who worked as the animation supervisor. I can't believe I did not make the connection but this is the same Clay that makes the animation podcast! Essentially he is the reason that I know that Calarts exists, so thank you Clay for that. Clay's talk was very technical but it offered a great deal of insight into the way animation is being done at Disney right now. I did notice that he used a lot of the same slides Don Hahn used. Anyway overall great talk and great free pizza so who am I to complain.
His website is here if you want to see it or listen to his podcast:
I am working on animation right now and it is fortunately the last thing I need to do (other than a writing arts essay). I'm already done with everything else and it's good because I am seriously drained creatively. I really need this break. I can't wait to go home and see all my family and friends.
I'm pitching my boards for my final film tomorrow, so wish me luck on those.
Here are three songs for the week!
The first one is just an awesome song and awesome video that i discovered back in september but kept on forgetting to post on here.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
What I wish someone had told me before I came to Calarts
- Get a coffee maker of some kind
- For your first year don't worry about making a GREAT film. Just make a film.
- Make a portfolio, portfolio
- Don't pull the "all-nighter" just to pull the "all-nighter"
- Schedule in Breaks
- Take an english 101 class
- To get anything done with administration you need to ask more than three times.