Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘animator’

25
May

“The Animation Department Podcast” is Live!!

Well, it finally happened. Episode one of “The Animation Department Podcast” is now available on YouTube and Spotify, with other platforms to come soon!

Special thanks to my guests, Colleen McMahon, Allison and Oliver Barraza, Mina Roy and Alvin Geno! You can find their info in the video description.

4
Apr

Dealing With Depression

Writing this is the last thing I want to do right now. Today started off well enough, but my mood has taken a turn, and even the simplest tasks seem gargantuan. There are several things that I should be getting done right now, but for some reason, or maybe for no reason, I can’t. I’m hesitant to use the “D“ word, because there are so many people that have it so much worse. I always just chalked it up as a direct reaction to negative things that happened to me. But sitting here and reflecting on the increasing severity and frequency of these moods is forcing me to admit that I do suffer from depression. I guess today’s that day.

Read more »
28
Dec

Planning, In Life and Animation

I’ve talked before about planning your animation. Jumping into a shot without a clear idea is generally an ill-advised move, because you can’t be assured how it will turn out in the end, and you’ll likely have a much harder time getting there. That said, we all know that working straight-ahead has its advantages, because the results tend to be more spontaneous and fluid. And it can be really fun to just plow through and see what happens! Often it’s a combination of careful planning and seat-of-your-pants experimentation that produces the best result.

What a great metaphor for life. Read more »

11
Dec

Year In Review

Life has had its fun with me this year.

It’s hard to know how to even begin to write about everything that’s happened. I’ve gone over it time and again in my head, ranging from woe-is-me bitching sessions to calm and collected accounts of events. I’ve been in a constant battle between my head, which can sort through everything rather easily, and my emotions, which can flail wildly with no warning. How personal should I get in a public forum? What should stay between my friends and family? I still don’t know the answers to those questions, but I’m just going to sit here and see what comes out. Y’all are about to come with me, if you care to, on a search for clarity and closure. Read more »