Thanks for the invite on "animation in common". Let me know if you want to chat to compare notes. I see your 2/09 post on a trip to Skywalker. I have a friend there in facilities management (Ivan Thatcher) who's sister sang for the Dead. He has shown me around and the place which was very impressive. I met with a story-board illustrator there and had a few casual discussions with people at Industrial Light and Magic, but nothing significant ever came from it. Have you done any work with PREVIZ for movie or video production? Have you done any modeling, scripting, or animationin in 3D worlds like Second life or Blue mars?
Hows the Big Island treating you? Its been years... I'm on Oahu missing the long walks on lava fields but got freelance biz here. Not grinding out PhotoShop grunge or digiart, its more show me the money projects now. I'll try to make your talk at PNM. :-)
Yikes! 6 years? Well, I'll have to see it when its out. Thanks for the info, I can see there is a lot of experience there. My story is a short that I have told off and on for a little while. Had my daughter illustrate it (5 years ago) to bind into a book (I do traditional hand bookbinding) and as per your suggestions it'll be vetted by her & others & of course reworking her illustrations if thats the route I go. So its ripe for putting to film. It's story driven. I want to do this short one and see how it goes before a bigger project. I am at the point of needing to know software & animation options to further make decisions. I think I owe you a shave ice...
All of the above! Short film, tell a story, animate. See how that goes and then expand (longer film or better quality or ?). Have been involved in a few local Hawaiian movies as an extra & behind the scenes. It was fun & unpaid and has been an interst for many years.
Just watched with my daughter the Kids film shorts at Doris Duke theatre. I've had a few ideas that I'd like to animate and am wondering if you had a few pointers or how to start? I've been a volunteer for film fests so now its about time to make one. Thanks,
Thank you GB Hajim. I am looking forward to learning with you and others in TechHui about film, tv, animations, etc. My kids and I have been interested in the subjects for about four years now. We even dabbled with a new start up in Japan, which is currently being run by some USC graduate students who are friends of ours. They have some cool connections in Hollywood and Japan as well. We have gone from writing stories, to filming some shots, to animation studies (animation film school tours in Japan, Maya 7.0 demos, etc.), back to writing scripts, and thinking about scripts and stories. Still learning!