Saturday, February 28, 2015

Oscar Pics

Had a great Friday night taking the boys up to the new Disney Animation Studios up by the Burbank Airport.  They had a big celebration for winning the Best Animated Feature and Short Oscars this year.  Heather had William (who's a "production baby" on Big Hero 6) and Wesley join her for a photo with the film's producer.  A fun evening - there's such a great energy and excitement with everyone at Disney.  Also, I think this may be the first photo we have where both boys are smiling at the same time :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

First Listen - "Home" Soundtrack

A few original tracks from "Home" were released today, by JLo and Rihanna - who both voice characters in the film. I really love how the music is used in this film, and these two tracks are my favorite ones. One of my first screening of the film had Hans Zimmer and the Rihanna's songwriting team in attendance...and I've been hearing temp versions of these songs for about 2 years :)

These are a good glimpse into the heart of this movie. I'm glad DreamWorks is pushing the emotional side of the film, and not just focusing on the goofy aliens in all the marketing. It's a charming sweet film, I really hope it finds it's success.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Starting (slowly) on a new show here at DreamWorks - "Trolls"

Based on the crazy haired little toys.  I'm very excited for this show - it's being directed by Mike Mitchell who I worked for on Shrek 4, and the Head of Animation is Dave Burgess, who was my first animation boss ever back on Turbo.  That's a helluva crew to join with :)

Should be a lot of fun.  It's pretty slow at this point, with the turmoil of the past month slowly wrapping up while they figure out who's working on what.  But starting on some animation tests and really looking forward to diving in on this one!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Class Starts Today!

Link To Class Site
Excited to finally get this class underway.  It's been a lot of work getting a mini-crowds-pipeline up and running at home, and creating all the materials and lectures.  It's just been missing the students.  Should be a really great group!  I can't wait to see all that my students will bring to the class.