Category Archives: Animation

Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

June 11, 2015

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Extremely crazy busy. PBS pilot moving forward. Just signed Joan Cusack for the lead role. Very happy about that. Todd Henry sent me his new pre-release copy of his new book “Louder than Words”. I strongly recommend buying it when … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art travels

April 25, 2015

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A Return?  Hmmmm…. I recently went out of town for a large gathering of PBS producers, content creators and local stations ( my friend the very talented Craig Bartlett was there) and I have returned with a new hope and … Continue reading

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Animation Joe Murray Archives

March 10, 2015

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Previously unpublished Rocko Archive Art

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Animation Business as Unusual Serious Thoughts

February 10, 2015

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Had a great skype with Todd Henry a couple of weeks ago, author of “Die Empty” and “The Accidental Creative” ( Two books that I highly recommend.) Really down to earth with lots of insightful advice and banter. Had a … Continue reading

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Animation Life in Art

January 14, 2015

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I have not been doing interviews lately, but my old high school newspaper ( Leland High School in San Jose) asked for one recently. I thought I would share it here: 1. What advice would you have for students who … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress

January 12, 2015

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This is how I feel when I’m animating on Fish Head. Articulated very nicely by craftsman Osama Nakamura: “A craftsperson’s job is half meditation, half creation. It takes creativity to design whatever you are working on, but it takes meditation … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual

December 22, 2014

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The Auteur Approach I recently watched Miyazaki’s final feature film “The Wind Rises” again as well as the Studio Ghibli documentary “Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”, and yes, I’m saddened by the end of Miyazaki’s films, but something more important … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress

November 14, 2014

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Animation Fish Head Progress Life is so Daily

July 11, 2014

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Racing to the End? Or Enjoying the Process? Sometimes I think that my independent film work is the yin to the yang of television work. It’s polar opposite. Television work races to the finish. It’s all about the volume. It … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Filmmaker Spotlight

June 2, 2014

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A New Animated Trend? I recently caught two documentaries  on netflix which also have a strange trend to them. One was on title sequence artist Pablo Ferro ( Stop Making Sense, Dr. Stranglove) and the other on the very talented … Continue reading

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