Monday, January 14, 2008

Time to move on...

Hey all. Its been quite a while since I last updated. Its been a busy time. I've been occupied with what's going on at Shamoozal.com and busy with the holidays.

This past Friday, my time at Curious Pictures as a drawn animator on "Little Einsteins" has come to an end. I've been there for the past three years, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with so many talented people. I learned a hell of a lot, and its hard to believe that its all over. I felt ready to move on to another project, but it didn't strike me how much I would miss it on the 4th floor in the Hot Pocket until I was half way out the door. It is very unlikely that there will be another season ordered of the show, and the lease on the studio space we were stationed at is being let up. It certainly is an end to a very important time period in my career.

However, I feel very strongly that drawn animation can be pushed further forward. I think our team has proven that traditional drawn animation can be done effectively, affordable, be delivered on time, and most importantly be done here in the States. We were only a small crew, and I know we can carry the ball even further with a larger team in place.

While going through my files, I came across a handful of thumbnails that I did several years ago of the kids. I remember I was asked to drum up some poses by my director, Mike Luzzi, and these were what I came up with. Some were fleshed out and were fully animated for the show. I thought I'd share them with you.









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