Monthly Archives: September 2012

Animation Business as Unusual Filmmaker Spotlight

September 28, 2012

Posted on by Joe Murray

Congratulations to J.G. Quintel for winning an Emmy last week for his “Regular Show” that airs on Cartoon Network. I hired J.G. out of Cal Arts for Camp Lazlo, and he quickly moved up from assistant to storyboard guy. An … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Serious Thoughts

September 24, 2012

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You are not a machine. I live on the outskirts of a town that seems to think artists and writers are such. Replaceable, disposable. I guess it could be said for many occupations. But I feel closer to the way … Continue reading

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Life is so Daily

September 21, 2012

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I got rear ended the other day. Coming around a bend on Laurel Canyon, suddenly everyone was at a stop. I skid on my breaks, and I heard the truck behind me do the same. Except followed by a crunch. … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual

September 7, 2012

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How is Animation Production Like Sushi? I recently saw a great documentary called “Jiro Dreams of Sushi“. If you can see through the scales and tentacles, there are quite a few life and creativity lessons there. Jiro is a master. … Continue reading

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Animation Business as Unusual Life is so Daily

September 6, 2012

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8-6-2012 Work progresses on Fish Head. Lay outs and new key poses. Script re-writes. Juggling school pick ups, drop offs. Other “commercial” jobs and their little quirks. Are you for real? Obviously not as important as you think you are. … Continue reading

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