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Animation Business as Unusual Life is so Daily

I have this studio….

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I have this studio in downtown Glendale. I’ve had it for awhile. In my building is a mixture of film production, and business types. Craig Barlett’s in the building. Passes by at times on his way for noodles.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual

New Year, New Projects

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My new project for PBS is going extremely well. Almost too well. I think I love it more than any other show I have worked on. It says something that needs to be said at this time in our evolution. … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life in Art

September 8, 2015

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Sorry, way too long between posts. Been working on my pilot for PBS which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s turning out better than my expectations, and I feel it’s something that is needed right now children’s programming. Great to work … Continue reading

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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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Business as Unusual Life in Art Serious Thoughts

May 11, 2015

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I was speaking with my old high school art teacher Mark Briggs yesterday ( he just turned 94 last week and still “sharp as a tack”), and we got on the subject of branding. He said he just learned about … 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 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 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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Business as Unusual Life in Art

December 9, 2014

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Right Livelihood What we do as an honest vocation says so much about us. I’ve always tried to go by the eightfold path of Buddhism and “Do no harm” in my vocation. But what I had a hard time with … Continue reading

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Business as Unusual Life in Art

October 30, 2014

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