Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Sweet Little Piece

This is a sweet little piece from my friends at Mukpuddy Animation in Auckland, New Zealand.  The star of the piece is 3 year old, Ilah Cooper - its way too adorable.

Check out the piece here and be sure to visit Mukpuddy at the links below.

Mukpuddy's Website

Mukpuddy on YouTube

Follow Mukpuddy on Twitter

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation: History of Stop-Motion Feature Films: Parts 1 & 2

Hey there.

A topic near and dear to my heart (and years of work experience) is Stop-Motion Animation.  AWN has a really interesting feature on the history of Stop-Motion Feature Films.

Part 1 can be checked out here

Check out Part 2 here


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Salesman Pete

For those of you who haven't seen it, you must check out this beautiful short entitled "Salesman Pete".

For anyone who has worked in a mix-media production, you know the challenges of doing it, and doing it well. This is such a lovely example of CG and 2D working seamlessly together. 

Just gorgeous!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet little trailer for Michael Slack's new book "Monkey Truck"

This is really sweet. 

I came across this while doing my Twitter feed.  

This is a trailer for Michael Slack's new book "Monkey Truck".  I did not know they did trailers for books, but as my friends will tell you, I am a junky for trailers, so having a new theme of trailers to look at can't be a bad thing!

Lovely illustration style, sweet idea

And in Batman news....

Rotten Tomatoes, amongst others, is reporting that Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle (Catwoman) and Tom Hardy as Bane.


check out the full article here

Angry Birds - the TV Series.

I suspect over the last year, you were either consumed by the "Angry Birds" iphone app, or were, what I like to call, an "Angry Birds Widower", meaning you lost a loved one to it!

Well now you can get an extra dose of Angry Birds, as Rovio has just announced a TV series on the ever popular game is in the works.

Digital Trends is reporting not only is  series in the works, but a console game is due, along with a toy line.  If you are a writer, they are looking for you.

read the full article here

New Additions to the Featured Artists

Hey Gang!

I am THRILLED to Welcome four new Featured Artists!

Ben Blanchard – Broadcaster Designer / Motion Graphics Artist
Hector Herrera - Freelance Creative Director/Animator
Sam Chou – Animator / Designer
Warren Brown - Creative Director, Designer and Animator

Be sure to check out their links under the Feature Artist Column to the left of the blog!

Keep an eye out for their Showcase Profiles over the next year.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Update on an Artist!

Its always awesome to share good news!

One of our Featured Artists, and last months Showcased Artist, Drew Fortier, will be leaving Toronto at the end of the month to go work in London England with this Director dude named Tim Burton!

Drew will be working as a member of the camera crew on the next Tim Burton Stop-motion Feature!

If the last name isn't a hint, Drew is my brother, so I write this with some level of sisterly pride. But besides that, anyone who has tried knows that breaking into the Stop-motion Feature Film Industry when you come from a series background is a real kick in the teeth.

Congratulations Drew! Have a wicked time, and show Tim Burton how its done!!

Well, its got to begin somewhere...


This would be the official kick-off to! (also found at

This blog will be a bit about me and what I've been up to. Check out my portfolio page for some of those details.

However, this will also be about the Animation and Visual Effects community that I've lived in for the last 13 years. I'll be showcasing artists and talent who I have worked with in the past, and who I adore. You can see their details under the "Featured Artists" column to the right. Be sure to check back as this list grows!

I'll also be doing a Showcased Artist each month. This month is the amazing Andre E-R, and you can check his work out further under the Showcased Artist Page.

I'll also be branching out to artists who are new to my immediate community, but whose work I really respect (look for that column in the future).

Interested in being featured? Feel free to email me through the blog.

Are you a Producer or Director looking for artists? Shoot me an email, I might be able to find someone for you!

Are you an artist looking for work? Be sure to check out my twitter feed (the link is on the blog, but you can also find it below the blog) for industry job postings, news and events.

All the best, and thanks for watching!