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Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!

Space Dandy groovy-ass track "Stardust Pipeline" by the amazing Junk Fujiyama. Featured in the memorable space surfing scene in Ep 6. "The War of Undies And Vests, Baby” 

  • Listening to: STARDUST PIPELINE: JUNK FUJIYAMA
  • Reading: CANNONBUSTERS OUTLINES
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY SEASON2 EP.1
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water



"The Japan Image Council has opened its call for applications for the Animation Artist In Residence Tokyo 2015. If you’ve had a film that has screened in an international festival or exhibition, I strongly encourage you to apply. As a previous resident of the program, I frequently find myself thinking about my wonderful experience in the residency. With each passing year, the amount of applicants for the residency has grown significantly, so I can only assume the competition will be even tougher this year. Even so, this opportunity is too great to pass up, especially since the application is free.

Alongside the prospect of time and funding to work on your own project, the residency is built for those who want to experience and discover the works of Japanese animation artists, both old and new. Meeting independent directors, interacting with student filmmakers, and visiting animation studios were frequent occurrences throughout the residency. The amount of cross-pollination that occurs between animators from different parts of the world is excellent, and can lead to great leaps in personal artistic development. The work that you will be able to see, be it animation or any other art form, will likely change your perspective in many ways for the better.

There are only a few stressful days throughout the residency in which you must present your work in front of sizable audiences, but if you put in the time on your project, this won’t be an issue. The amount of blissful days are far more numerous, many of which I spent walking through parks and getting lost in the mazes of residential streets. Much of your time will be at your own disposal during the residency.

So take that short film you’ve been planning for years or plan a new one right now, follow all of the guidelines provided on the JAPIC website, and submit your application. Even if you aren’t accepted, it is still an opportunity to take another look at the projects that have been sitting on your shelf and breathe new life into them." Caleb Wood #MakeStuff

Source: japic.jp/eng/2014/06/artist-in…
  • Listening to: THIS IS NOT THE END: FIELDWORK
  • Reading: CANNONBUSTERS SCRIPTS
  • Watching: MICIKO TO HATCHIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!

Space Dandy Ending music track "“X Jigen e Youkoso” (Welcome to Dimension X) by Etsuko Yakushimaruan and the amazing Yokko Kanno. 

 
  • Listening to: RUN THE JEWELS
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water

A collection of Genga Animatics from one of my absolute favorite animated shows this year, "Space Dandy." It makes me happy to see this kinda content is still all done on paper. No Command Z. Japanese 2D TV animators continue to inspire me beyond no end. featuring some of the work of key animators Tadashi Hiramatsu, Yutaka Nakamura, Norifumi Kugai, Gosei Oda , Bahi JD and others!

  
  • Listening to: RUN THE JEWELS
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water
Hey gang, Just a heads up as these days I've been more active on instagram than Deviantart. I'm not leaving this page as I post new images/journals when I can, but I'm certainly more active every day on Instagram, it's easier to post up artwork as well as reach other artists simply and catch up. If any of you guys & gals are into that sorta thang, feel free to hit me up there! Thanks and hope all is well on your projects!

  • 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
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!!!"

  • Listening to: BLACK DYNAMITE MIXTAPE
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • 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.
  • Listening to: Black Dynamite Music Cues
  • 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!




  • Listening to: Black Dynamite Music Cues
  • 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







  • Listening to: Black Dynamite Music Cues
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: SPACE DANDY ALL OVER AGAIN
  • Playing: The Game of Life
  • Eating: Lighter
  • Drinking: Water


  • Listening to: YEEZUS/ NEW SLAVES
  • 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?
  • Listening to: YEEZUS/ BLACK SKINHEADS
  • Reading: BLACK DYNAMITE SEASON 2 SCRIPTS
  • Watching: YOZAKURA QUARTET OVA
  • Playing: THE GAME OF LIFE
  • 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!!!!