Tuesday, May 31, 2005

IPOD TO: The Books
WEB TO: Mr T: Treat Your Mother Right

Memorial Day came and went. I would love to say I did something productive, but I can't. I managed to secure the couch for the full 3 days. So that being said I'm ready to jump back into it.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

IPOD TO: Cish Cash -- Basement Jaxx
WEB TO: Zen Reef -- Hawaii

So today I saw Blur's latest cinematic. I must say they really have a knack for creating cinematics that are beautifuly done in the big picture. Sure you can nit-pick flaws here and there. But you know what they say about folk in glass houses. :-)

I met some rather interesting Gentlemen today. Keith Lango, and Bryan Engram. Both really talented and nice fella's. Good folk. Keith is leaving ReelFX for DNA. *smirk*
I've been a fan of Lango's since I saw his first 10 second club entry. It was nice to see that he's an upstanding, fast-witted individual. I hope we can work together someday.

I almost forgot. I saw Star Wars Sunday night. Ya know, I love Star Wars as much as the next guy. I sure loved Star Wars better before Episode 1 came out. So now the "Revenge of the Sith" is out, and done we can sit back and look at everything in context. Even after reflection I find that "A New Hope" is still my favorite. I think because it introduces Han Solo. Say what you want, Episodes 1, 2, and 3 didn't have a character I cared about as much as Han Solo. "Revenge of the Sith" is a great finale to the entire saga. Lots of corn in the movie, but then that's what we've come to expect from Lucas these days. A full helping of corn. But Jar Jar looks beaten down in this one. He's so sad. You think it's because of the abuse by the masses over the years? You'll see what I mean when you watch it. Darth Vader finally appears. OMG he rolls on the scene like Frankenstien, then has a moment that will be doomed to infamy throughout history.
Nooooooo! I could also have done without the appearance of Chewbacca. It would have worked just as good with a generic Wookie. But that's just me. I'm funny that way. Again, Chewie is a Pirate Mechanic, not a General of the Wookie Army. Or so I thought.
Overall I like it. GO see it... it has light saber battles, and actual Wars in the Stars.

I'll leave you with a situation and thought. Have you ever found yourself sitting on the "throne" and you notice a little ant walking across your vast tile landscape?
Do you ever wonder what you look like to him??

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

IPOD TO: Hoochie Mama - 2 Live Crew
WEB TO: Drawn!

I'm Back! The Dominican Republic was awesome! Went on a drinking spree that would have made Nicholas Cage proud. ( Can you say Leaving La Ramona? ). I Got to hang out with my wife, my friends, and made some new ones.
The Dem Rep. is an awesome, and beautiful place and I recommend you go.

I was able to give you full coverage of the action. Seen here from above and below! Enjoy!

In other news, "Stranglehold" the project I've been Creative Directing for the last 12 weeks has finally came out! Check it! I'm really excited about the work that Janimation did. So go check it out and give me some feedback.

I'm just getting back into the swing of things... But i'm back now, and you should enjoy regular updates.
Until then, be sure to check out the Drawn! website. It's awesome.

Monday, May 09, 2005

IPOD TO: What It Was Will Never Again
WEB TO: Phil Vischer dot com

So, blogs interest me. There is a lot of pressure when you say "hey, check out my blog". I look at someone's like Keith Lango who has intellegent conversation about the Art of Animation. So with all the pressure to contribute to the community I wonder to myself, "what do I talk about?". Truthfully, I guess whatever I find interesting that day? Is that valid? Does anyone care? Do I care if anyone cares? All questions to be answered on this here blog you are reading. You sad poor soul. Go read Keith's.

This is the last week before I head out to Dominican Republic for vacation. So excuse me if i'm distracted. Speaking of that, I bought a new camera for the trip. The Cybershot T33. Oh I fully endorse this camera. If you don't know about it... do.
Although I only payed $399 at Best Buy. Dunno why RedNova's price is jacked up so high.

Over the weekend we hosted a wedding shower for a cowworker and all of Janimation turned out at the Rosemont for the event. Before our heels cooled from the all day event that lasted from 12 until 7ish. We went to Adrian Carmack's birthday party thrown at HIS house later that evening. Let me say his house is technically a Mansion. A Mansion on a hill. I would say it was the closest thing Dallas has seen to a real Hollywood-style 3-day binge drinking-rock 'n roll- style blowout. Needless to say we had fun. Perhaps it could be argued too much fun.

During the course of that Saturday, I witness the brutal slaughter of 3 seperate pinatas. Oh it was horribly tragic. Sometime during the evening with Carmack, he was given a sword and let loose on a poor defenseless Spongebob Squarepants pinata pictured here:

I'm sorry you had to see that.
I'll leave you now to pay your respects.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

WEB TO: Sin City

I'm Back! I guess since the last posting, i've been working on a project that premieres at E3. It turned out awesome! I'm really proud of it, and will be bringing you a peek at it as soon as I can.

So until that pops, I can say that I saw Sin City. -nice. Rob.Rod. does it again. Now i've worked on a Rob.Rod. production(s). I know how hard it is for the post team. I have to say my hat is off to them. Sin City turned out awesome. Very graphic, and that style lent to Rob.Rod.'s pipeline.

This summer is turning out to be a thunderstorm of work. Janimation has a few things lined up that should initiate a blip on the radar. So be ready for that to drop.

This guy who MC's a San Antonio radio show sent me a huge mix of music. The one I think you should check out is M.I.A Arular! Holy Cow. Nuff said.

on the 13th Kim and I are heading out to the Dominican Republic. Rest and Relaxation! Woot!

More soon!