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Sep 22, 2005


Overhauled the old resume, it was way too cluttered. Updated the animation page, no new animation yet. I'll upload another piece and update the run cycle within the week. I also added links to some of my classmated, check them out in the friends section below.

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Sep 21, 2005


Holy three weeks left till graduation Batman. Time is getting tigher...by the...second...heh.

Gotta shift into 10th gear now, gotta get me a jay oh bee.


Sep 20, 2005

The Verdict

Well I said I would give my verdict on two books when I finished reading them, and here they are:

In the Blink of an Eye - Very enlightening, quite a simple way at looking at the art of editing. It's actually one of the first books I've read in a while where I felt refereshed reading it. Having said that, I thought there wasn't too much actual information on the process as there was stories from his career. Granted they were relevant, but when you tell me about editing Mr. Murch, I like it more. Especially seeing as the book is so damn small. At any rate, well worth the read (only takes a day, if that) and totally recommended!

Body Language - Get this book, even if you don't apply it to any professional aspect of your day to day, it is still invaluable as general knowledge. Get it, enough said.


Sep 3, 2005


In my frequent breaks from animation here and there throughout the day I've recently been buffing up on my directing knowledge. An art in which I was previously clueless. Over the past couple weeks I've read both of Steven Katz books on the subject, Film Directing: Shot by Shot and Film Directing: Cinematic Motion. I can now whole-heartedly recommend them to you if you have not had the chance to delve into Mr. Katz's wisdom. Well worth the money as I'm sure I'll be coming back to these tomes for years to come. Take a gander, I think you'll learn a lot! :)

As for me, up next is Body Language by Julius Fast and In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch. I'll be sure to let you know what I think when I'm done. One day I'll be 40 and I'll have finally read every book on Carlos Baena's recommended reading page. ;)