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Premieres, April 21st, at 10:30pm only on Adult Swim

 

  
  • Listening to: PHANTOGRAM : \"FALL IN LOVE\"
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
Mark your calendars.

April 21st. only on Adult Swim :-)

  • Listening to: PHANTOGRAM : \"FALL IN LOVE\"
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
For all aspiring artists/ students who whish to work in 2D animation production, and those already in 2D animation who know little to nothing about actual 2D animation production, here is but a glimpse of what it's like. This is also a pretty brilliant program enacted by Japanese grants to nurture the talent pool for the new generation. Watch director Yoh Yoshinari (gurren Lagaan, Evangelion, FLCL) train 5 young animators at his newly founded animation company STUDIO TRIGGER (KIll LA KILL), as he guides them through the process of helping him create the first episode of the wildly popular Little Witch Academia OVA. Inspiring stuff and a true peek behind the curtain of what it's like for young artists/creatives/animators who work under a giant like Yoshinari. 

Enjoy!!!! :-)



  • Listening to: PHANTOGRAM : \"FALL IN LOVE\"
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water

Making of Hideaki Anno’s magnum Opus,  Rebuild of Evangelion 3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. A compilation progression rough-to-final-process video showcasing the beginning stages and final compositing of one of the greatest displays of production planning/animation to date (2D/CGI animation usage). 

Anno’s Studio Khara is part of why I will always want to do 2D animation.


  • Listening to: PHANTOGRAM : \"FALL IN LOVE\"
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water


best of luck to you this year!
  • Listening to: PHANTOGRAM : \"FALL IN LOVE\"
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water


NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute. 


APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE: 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:

"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.

The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences, take their boards from first "thumbnails" to final approval, collaborate with fellow artists, and work with directors and producers. Throughout their training, they are given opportunities to partake in additional creative enrichment opportunities including: classes in gesture drawing, life drawing, writing, improvisational techniques, acting, and visual storytelling (among others). Following this crash course, they are then launched on a three month stint with one of our projects to put into practice what they have learned.

If you are dedicated, resourceful and full of ideas, then we want to talk to you! It is important that whatever your area of study, you have also taken the time to focus on learning the fundamental skills that will serve as the foundation for your future growth. "




APPLY TO DREAMWORKS HERE:

www.dreamworksanimation.com/co…


Lots of Opportunities to expand your net work and gain industry basics and know-how. 

GOOD LUCK!


  • Listening to: PHANTOGRAM : "FALL IN LOVE"
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
The making of one of the greatest animated TV series ever made, GAINAX'S galaxy-shattering "TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!!!"

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  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
This is just a car commercial but dammit if this doesn't look promising. The Titans look creepier than I expected.


Directed by Shinji Higuchi, the director of the Live-Action Attack on Titan film dropping next year.
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  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
As per Adult Swim last night.


The long-awaited, highly anticipated animated series returns with a 4th season this April 21st at 10:30pm!




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  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
Space Dandy is a new animated tv series By Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop/Samurai Champloo). It's a pretty ground-breaking show in that it's the first japanese animated TV series with a world-wide premiere (starting in America FIRST).  It's personally my favorite, 2D animated tv series airing in the states right now. 

As a consumer of animated content on TV for decades, I (like many I'm sure) am quite used to getting quality stuff finished and packaged, so I can take things things like SD for granted. However, as a Tv animation series producer/director, I know how incredibly challenging & difficult it is to produce/direct a single episode from a hand-drawn, animated action or comedyTV series (be it 11 minutes format or 22 minutes). So watching what Watanabe and his crew are doing from a production/planning/execution standpoint is a lesson in humility for me. This is high-level stuff for a TV budget and it makes a me a little envious that the guys across the pond have it figured out. If you haven't seen this show, check out the clips below!

Main Title


End Credits


Cool Clip







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  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water


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  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPT NOTES
  • Watching: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON ANIMATICS
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.



Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable. 
TIPS FOR 3D ANIMATORS IN NYC: : "We want talented men and women who show exceptional understanding of weight, locomotion, anatomy, dialogue, acting, appeal, and entertainment. If you’re funny too, that’s a plus. If you’re not, you’d better be a crack foosball player. If you’ve got an opinion, all the better. We want artists with a strong point of view who put a personal spin on their work.

Fit the bill? Come meet with us in New York! We’re looking for professional animators with 3 - 5 years experience for opportunities from approximately February through September.”

*I do not work for Disney, just sharing imformation on the website. Do not ask me questions regarding this. Please see the link for further inquiries*

Apply Here:careers.disneyanimation.com/jo…

Good Luck on your projects!!! :)



The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.

See how we influence each other?
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  • Watching: YOZAKURA QUARTET OVA
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  • Eating: CAREFULLY
  • Drinking: WATER
" Are you an aspiring artist and/or student interested in pursuing a career in TV animation production? Curious to know some of the inner workings of some of your favorite animated TV shows? Then look no further than " Drawing The Line: Breaking into Tv Animation." This highly informative panel will feature discussions, tips and information on breaking into the industry as told by artists and directors from some of today's hottest animated TV shows. The panel features Emmy Award-winning Character Designer Phil Bourassa (' FlashPoint: Paradox/ Young Justice'), Storyboard Artist Chris Copeland ( 'Marvel's Avengers: Assemble' ), Director/storyboard artist Jay Oliva ( FlashPoint: Paradox/'Dark Knight Returns Pts1&2/ Man Of Steel') Creative Producer/Director LeSean Thomas ('Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/ The Boondocks') Director Alan Wan ( Nickelodeon's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Producer Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra Books 1&2), moderated by Will Feng (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Thundercats). A staggering collection of talent you will not want to miss! #MakeStuff"

Sat Nov 23; 5:00pm in room 104A 

Only at http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/

hope to see some of you guys in the LA area with my super talented colleagues. Good luck on your projects!!!!


From Creative Control TV: "The final installment of Creative Control TV's video diary series " SEOUL SESSIONS," following Animation Producer/ Director/ Illustrator LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/ The Boondocks) through the streets of Seoul, South Korea as well as it's top animation studios. LeSean invites you on a tour through top animation studio, MOI ANIMATION (Young Justice, The Boondocks, Avatar The Last Airbender, WB DTVS and more) as he gives a collective run down of the stages of his personal project along with some sneak peaks of the final process. Thanks for following us on this journey and hope it was fun watching it as it sure was fun for us making it!"


Thanks so much for peeking into my creative expat musings thus far. It's been real and best of luck to you all on your own projects! See you soon!


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  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE S2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: ATTACK ON TITAN
  • Playing: THE GAME OF LIFE
  • Eating: LESS
  • Drinking: WATER
"According to Nickelodeon unfortunately the numbers for both "The Legend of Korra"'s "Rebel Spirit" and "The Southern Lights" were less than expected, especially compared to last years premiere. Nick reports that only 2.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the first two episodes of the season, "Rebel Spirit" and "The Southern Lights." In contrast, "The Legend of Korra's" series premiere in April of 2012 brought in 4.5 million viewers. The show's lowest-rated episode of the first season recieved 2.9 million viewers, and overall averaged about 3.5 million viewers per episode."

The following The Legend of Korra ratings are from TVByTheNumbers:

The Legend of Korra

101/102 - 4.548 million; 1.01 adults 18-49 rating

103 - 3.546 million; .9 adults 18-49 rating

104 - 4.079 million; 1.13 adults 18-49 rating

105- 3.784 million; .95 adults 18-49 rating

106- 3.876 million; .91 adults 18-49 rating

107- 3.452 million; .89 adults 18-49 rating

108- 2.976 million; .62 adults 18-49 rating

109- 3.580 million; .98 adults 18-49 rating

110- 3.536 million; .95 adults 18-49 rating

111/112- 3.681 million; 1.07 adults 18-49 rating

Book 2

201- 2.6 million; .8 adults 18-49 rating


Also the first 8 episodes announced.

   Episode #1: Rebel Spirit

   Episode #2: The Southern Lights

   Episode #3: Civil Wars: Part 1

   Episode #4: Civil Wars: Part 2

   Episode #5: Peacekeepers

   Episode #6: The Sting

   Episode #7: Beginnings: Part 1

   Episode #8: Beginnings: Part 2

  

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  • Reading: Black Dynamite season 2 scripts
  • Watching: Black Dynamite Season 2 animatics
  • Playing: House
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: More Water
The 2nd season of the most anticipated kids animated action adventure series this year premiered this past weekend. Anyone see it? What were your thoughts overall?


  • Listening to: DRAKE: TUSCAN LEATHER/POUNDCAKE
  • Reading: Black Dynamite season 2 scripts
  • Watching: Black Dynamite Season 2 animatics
  • Playing: House
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: More Water



Official teaser trailer to Animation director SHINICHIRO WATANABE'S ( Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo ) new action-comedy TV series "Space Dandy," production by Bones Studio. 


Co-directed by SHINGO NATSUME (Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos) & written by KEIKO NOBUMOTO ( Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus) & DAI SATO ( Cowboy Bebop, Ghost In The Shell: SAC, Eureka 7). Premieres in Japan in January. My body is ready.
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  • Watching: SEOUL SESSIONS VOL 5 EDITS
  • Playing: THE GAME OF LIFE
  • Eating: SMALLER PORTIONS
  • Drinking: WATER
Nothing makes sense anymore. :-(

"VENICE Japanese animation masterHayao Miyazaki will retire after making eleven features that have secured him a spot among the world's most beloved and visionary toon meisters."