Category — Animation
I don’t think I’ve been this blown away by a software demo in quite some time.
I actually had to take a minute and convince myself that the chalk drop wasn’t just a film of someone actually doing the test. Now THAT’S good!
July 26, 2010 2 Comments
June 29, 2010 No Comments
As a former vice chairman of Disney’s board and chairman of the Disney Studio’s Animation Department Roy Disney has had an undeniable impact on the Big Ears.
Read more at CNN.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Disney family and I hope that they can trust in Philippians 4:7.
December 16, 2009 No Comments
If you haven’t seen this before, it is awesome!
Happened upon this while cruising the net and had to post it. Too funny! Props to the great artist below…
March 21, 2009 No Comments
Flavio is an Italian goat who works as a dishwasher in a Pizzaria but aspires to be much more than that. Someday he hopes to be a great inventor like his hero Leonardo DaVinci. No one says it better than Flavio himself, “One-a day, straight to th’ top!”
Anyway, rush over to see the listings and be sure to change the location for your TV provider so you get the right time and channel. Its set for 1:30 Eastern, 10:30 Pacific according to what I can tell.
First up on Saturday are Solomon FIX; MooBeard the Cow Pirate; Two Witch Sisters followed by Sunday’s airing of The Finster Finster Show; Adventure Time; Mind the Kitty.
Its going to be an awesome show!
I’ll of course annouce it as soon as Flavio is going to air as well!
December 5, 2008 3 Comments
Well, color me surprised. I never though my blog would last longer than a Virgin Comic.
Back in 2006, I reported that Virgin had opened a joint venture with Gotham Entertainment to take advantage of a growing comic book and graphic novel market.
According to AWN, Virgin Comics produced 17 comic series in two years, as well as 18 trade paperback collections and three hardcover titles. The owner to the rights to these properties is unclear.
Started by Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra and his son Gotham Chopra, the company’s original goal was to create comics inspired by Indian and Hindu mythology for license out to film and merchandise companies to build global franchises. Great idea!
As part of their work, Deepak Chopra wrote a biography of Buddha in comic form. Bad idea!
AWN also reports:
Virgin also created a Director’s Cut line, featuring comics from Hollywood players like actor Edward Norton (DOCK WALLOPER), director Guy Ritchie (GAMEKEEPER) and director John Woo (SEVEN BROTHERS). Virgin hoped to turn these projects into major films.
Virgin’s Voices comic line featured works from actor Nicolas Cage (VOODOO CHILD), adult film star Jenna Jameson (SHADOW HUNTER) and musician Dave Stewart (ZOMBIE BROADWAY).
Ed Norton!?? Deepak Chopra?? Jenna Jameson?? Hmm.. I think they should have looked for more folks like John Woo and Guy Ritchie – at least they make a bit of sense.
Just because a person has had every major orafice of their body violated on camera does not mean that they will make a good comic book. Maybe it was just the irony of Jenna Jameson making Virgin Comics?
Do other industries do stupid sh*t like this? Never mind. Don’t answer that. I don’t think I could stomach the truth.
August 26, 2008 3 Comments
My brother was philosophizing about cheap clients on his blog. He is spot on with his commentary. I’m writing this as unfortunate proof that the sickness in not unique to the animation industry.
How is it that people can be this stupid?
Check out this advertisement for a web design job.
What the heck is his person thinking? Hmm. Let’s see. I have to come to their office, train their sorry butt (because that’s really what they mean by “work with me on this”), and then I have to make 500 pages for their website.
OK. Project understood. Now, how much do they want to pay me for this? UNDER $100!!!!!!!
UNDER $100. Not even a hundred. Under that. Because, at $100, we’d be talking $0.20 a page, which is clearly too much to pay for my services.
For anyone wondering, a half way decent website is going to cost you several thousand dollars. Throw in e-commerce, and it is going to be more. If you are flexible and willing to use open source stuff and are not a crazy design Nazi, you might be able to get it done for $5-7K. If you want something that looks unique and professional, it will cost more.
If you want it based on a Content Management System so that you can update it yourself, it will cost even more.
If your site is worth having (financially), then its worth spending money on. You don’t open a store and expect to do it with $500. Why would anyone think that they can do it on the web? ESPECIALLY if you are selling something! At least with a store, people can come in and look at what you have, see who you are and make a decision to buy from you or not. On the web, all they have to go by is your site.
Which site would you trust with your personal information? This one:
or this one:
Design matters. Professionalism matters. A look of legitimacy matters. And, all of these are going to cost money.
Oh, and please don’t take this rant as evidence that I think I’m the best web specialist in the world. Clearly I’m not. I can’t design worth crap. Yet, even I’m $250 an hour at my rack rate. Do I do a lot of web work? Yup, going on 15 years now. Why would anyone expect to spend less on their online “entity” than they did on legally setting up their business? Many lawyers are way more expensive than $250 an hour. Find a web specialist than can command the same rate, and you won’t be sorry. If you don’t, your site may look like this:
Anyway, I’m off my soapbox. Sorry for all the suds.
August 2, 2008 6 Comments