In Developing “Layers” with former heads of animation from Dreamworks at Nimble Collective, I thought making this film would be a smoother path. Nimble ran out of budgets, but I didn’t give up. The Kickstarter didn’t fund and I still didn’t give up. I applied and presented for a grant and … I’ve got news!
As Walt Disney once said, we must “keep moving forward” whether or not the public can see our effort. Though I’m working hard as ever, people still ask if I’m developing anything at all, so here are some previews:
Have you ever had a project you “knew” would be your best … and then for whatever reason it died? Would you like to know how to bring that creative death back into new life? Here’s what I did recently:
It began as development for a feature animated film and became an illustrated novel, praised by Disney & DreamWorks artists. And where did it start?
Stop motion was the only other type of animation I hadn’t tried … until this Charlie Chaplin inspired project! Created on a very small budget, I hope this post inspires other animators to build their own puppets.
Having been hard at work, creating new animated stories and content, I haven’t had much time to write blog posts. But I have plenty to show for it: please feel free to observe and comment!
Collaboration is the “juice” I crave most. My newest project gave 3 of us the taste of juice Walt Disney may have “drunk” as he pushed his early teams to new heights. And now I’ll share what I learned!
Vanishing Ink, my next personal book project, continues growing in the back of my mind. At CTNX this year, I asked many of my favorite designers in the animation industry to draw over my character designs.
Once in awhile I read a book that not only surprises me, but changes the way I see my future. It demystifies self-publishing, Kickstarter, creative freedom and much more! This is a must-read book I’m proud to endorse!
I wasn’t sure about this part-time job. How could I have known it would turn it into a DREAM while I pursue my DREAMS? In fact, the same thing has happened with many of my past employers. What is my secret?