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The journal of an aspiring animation filmmaker. Inspiration, Film Analysis, Animation Art, Student Work, Book Notes, Book Store, Composing Pictures, and much more!

Aug 25, 2008

Acting in Film 1

As promised I will begin reposting the Michael Caine: Acting in Film videos I posted years back on YouTube. Except this time, I will be hosting the files myself, and delivering the goods: Full resolution AVI files with no sound problems. These files are 640x480, the highest resolution of this video I know of (as it was never produced on DVD, only VHS).

Click here to download the first part
. Just right click and choose "Save Link As". Stay tuned for the next five!


Aug 21, 2008

Filling the Void with Familiarity

There's been a little absence in posting, as I'm keeping very busy as of late. I'm trying to draw constantly. I'm going to life drawing at least three days a week, and drawing at every possible moment during the day.

It's the only way I think I'll start getting better at this stuff. I'm currently working on a portfolio for my dream school, so drawing has occupied every single nook and cranny of my cranium.

I got rid of my computer to elminate the distraction of the internet, and the amount of time I wasted on it, which could be better devoted to drawing. So for the first time in over 10 years, I don't have a computer. It was weird at first, but now it makes total sense. And I love thinking about drawing drawing drawing, all the time. So posting has become something of a rarity without a computer with which to do it. Scanning, and posting pictures has become even rarer. I've eliminated almost everything in my life that wastes time...So I can draw.

To fill the distance between posting, I thought I might (slowly) resume posting Don Graham's Composing Pictures chapters. I've had requests for this as well as a reposting of the Pixar Interview which jump started this blog's humble popularity spike. I have also decided to post the entire full resolution version of Michael Caine's, Acting in Film. I have had a lot of requests for this, and I figured it's finally time. I know a lot of Animation Mentor students use the crappy YouTube version I posted years back. So it would be nice for them to watch something where the voicetrack is actually in sync.

Anyway, that's just a sampling of things to come, or come again. Give me time, but those will be some of the next posts. Until then...

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Aug 10, 2008

August Sunday Life Drawing

Here's some life drawing from earlier today. I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere with this stuff. I found myself having a lot of fun drawing today. The first two are five minute poses, followed by three one-minute poses.