June 14, 2005

That's a First

I went to a sequence launch meeting today. During the meeting one of the directors of the show (Tony Stacchi) turns to me and says: "I saw your blog the other day." I was surprised by that. I know people read my blog, but this is the first time it has come up in a meeting at work, and the first time a director said anything about it. He went on to say that he liked the idea and I should keep going. He also said it was too bad that I couldn't get the rights to my shots so that I could publish them. I have to agree with him. I really wish I could publish the things I'm working on so you had a better idea what my job was like day-to-day, but I'm pretty sure that I would get fired if I did that.

8 comments:

alan said...

more people at work than you think ... :p

David said...

Perhaps you could post a shot list when the Mad DVD comes out. I'd for one would be very interested.

-david

Ward Jenkins said...

Ethan, I completely understand how you feel. I've been wanting to share with others all the cool spots I've been able to work on, but can't because of legal stuff. I'm allowed to mention the jobs after the thing is broadcast, but not before or during the production. Which is sad, because I'm sure a lot of people out there would find it interesting to see what exactly goes into an animation project, whether it be films or commericals.

Ethan said...

The shot list is a good idea. I can't do anything with Mad until the film hits DVD, (given the current trend in Hollywood won't be to long from now). But if I get some time I could post what I did on the Shrek films and TS2. I'm just unsure how to post it so that others could understand. I'm sure that: arg.s65 wouldn't mean much to most of you. Hmmmm...I'll have to think about this.

Matt Kelly said...

Hey Ethan.. would you be able to post a screenshot and description of where it is in the movie?

Ethan said...

Hmmm, that's a good idea Matt. Even better would be to put my reel on line, but I'm having server issues at the moment (and very little time to correct them). If I get some time in the next few days I'll see if I can post some screen shots.

Bobby P said...

I've been thinking about this for a while now, do you guys think 3D animation will ever gravitate towards the system made popular by 2D Feature Films? In which One team of animators lead by a supe would be responsible for one character throughout the film?

Ethan said...

Yes, but not soon. It's still to "technical" to do this. But I think one day the producers will see that they get better results from this. As long as the results outweigh the footage count, then it will happen.