October 27, 2004

Hello Cartoon Brew Readers

This Blog is not more then day old, still wet and crying, and already it gets mentioned on Cartoon Brew! (Well really it's Chris Harding that gets mentioned.) That's awesome! Welcome, there's not much here yet, but check back later.

October 26, 2004

Animation Blog Roundup

Here's a list of the animation Blogs that I read:

Fellow animator at Dreamworks. He has a good sense of what's going on in Animation.

http://manuittina.com/blog.html Another Fellow animator at Dreamworks. He is starting to put together a lot of good resources on his website.

http://cganimation.blogspot.com/ This Blog is written anonymously so that he can post his true feelings about the animation business.

http://james-baker.com/news/ Jamie Baker's Blog, this one is new to me, but it looks like it has some promise.

http://www.bitterfilms.com/forum.html Not really a blog, more of a production journal. I love Don Hertzfeldt's films, reading his journal entrys are every bit as entertaining as his films!

http://www.plymptoons.com/scrapbook/scrap092704.html Bill Plymton has some good entrys on his film making experience. His website is a great resource for indipendindent film making.

http://www.ronniedelcarmen.com/blog1/blog.html Ooo, pretty drawings.

http://pixaranimation.blogspot.com/ This is maily a Fanboy Blog about Pixar, but it does have some good news resources.

Not really blogs, but animation news resources:

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ This is a great cartoon news source. The guys who write this often have a good eye as to what's cool about animation.

http://www.animated-news.com/ Another good news source for the business.

http://www.jimhillmedia.com/ A former Disney Animator, Jim Hill Media has good commentary about the goings on at Disney.

http://www.zayatz.com/ This isn't a Blog, or a news source, but it has a lot of good information in it for up an coming animators.

If you know of more, I'd love to hear them.

Chris Harding

Meet Awesome Animator Chris Harding. He has an amazing animation style and some very good looking films. Check him out:


I particurly like "Make Mine Shoebox"

As if I needed another Blog

I have another Blog that I made so that I could have a place to keep some of my animation notes and so that I could meet like minded people. But that blog quickly turned into a dumping ground to post funny things I find on the web with the occasional rant on my life struggles.

Then I came across a bunch of Blogs that focused on animation. (I will post these later.) After seeing these I decided to go back to my original idea and to have a Blog that focused on Animation again. Rather then destroying the original blog, (which I was tempted to do) I was encouraged by my wife to start a new one. This is probably the best idea, start fresh and new.

I will write about my day to day activities as an animator (as much as I can without spilling studio secrets). When I was a student, I wish I had a window into the life of an working animator. I wanted to know what it might be like, I will write with this idea in mind. Also I have a lot of animation notes at my desk, I will be scanning these in and posting them on my blog as often as I can find time to do so.

I decided to keep this blog on Blogspot so that the RSS works and hopefully so it'll be more search able.