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Animation Fish Head Progress

March 31, 2014

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Discipline Discipline comes into all aspects of your life.What time you wake up. When you go to sleep. What you eat. When you work on your projects. A well disciplined life leads to health and happiness. But sometimes it can … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress

March 11, 2014

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You can tell how many changes this film has undergone since it’s first development art and the current animation being done for it. You can see the difference in the model design for the fisherman. I also earlier had a … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress

February 24, 2014

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Conceptual art for the Laughter pub scene, followed by a still from the rough animation. Animating Laughter There’s a scene in Fish Head where the main character Blister brings his meager fish to the pub only to get ridiculed with … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress

February 4, 2014

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Doing Riverdance with a Peg Leg I love the education opportunities that come with animating an independent film. Will it ever apply anywhere else? Doesn’t matter. I have a scene in Fish Head where there is a line up of … Continue reading

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Animation Life in Art

January 18, 2014

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My former student Cole Rathacker was touring the Nickelodeon studios this week and took this pic of my portrait on the wall. I think it must have been commissioned by one of the executives I didn’t get along with.   … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Classes Filmmaker Spotlight

January 12, 2014

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A Proud Teacher I’m proud to say that one of my students from my 2011 Master class ( That the lectures I have available right now here) had his show picked up by Nickelodeon and it’s making it’s debut on … Continue reading

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Animation Joe Murray Archives

December 12, 2013

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Animation Fish Head Progress

December 6, 2013

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I sometimes get envious at forms of art that are created more instantaneously than animation. I recently read a bio on Jim Henson, where they would sometimes tape two entire “Muppet Shows” in a week. Early Beatle albums were recorded … Continue reading

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Animation Fish Head Progress Life in Art

December 5, 2013

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Everyone keeps asking me “When will you be done with Fish Head?”. Sometimes I think the time I’m spending on this film is a direct rebellious response to the fast, go, go, go of commercial and television work. I deliberately … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

December 3, 2013

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I love characters. I love creating them, designing them and making them come alive. I’ve been very fortunate to do it for a living almost my whole life. In many facets, from animation, to books, to marketing, and now in … Continue reading

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