Archive for the 'Animation' Category

12:00pm lunch break

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Here’s a brainstorm in process … Eh eh, joke aside I do usually need to move around at lunch break, either run, swim or do some yoga … it gives me time to process information and either make decisions or come up with new ideas/solutions. We are very lucky to be at a Studio that [...]

11:30am Characters drive by

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Here’s a check in with Ed Robbins, La Luna’s character modeler and cloth simulation man! It’s his job to turn the sculpts of the characters (done by the amazing Greg Dikstra) into geometry on a computer! The applications he used to model our Bambino, Papa and Nonno are Maya, are Mudbox, Maya and a lot [...]

10:30am Sound design review

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Recording and mixing the right sounds for a film is an art. Lucky for us we had an amazing sound designer on our side, Justin Pearson. We do a mixing session/review and then Justin shows us where one of the key sound effect we heard comes from: a homemade wind chime made of tiles.

10:00am Animation Drive-by

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Checking the progress on animator extraordinaire Robb Denovan’s latest shot. Rob animated some of my favorite shots in La Luna.

9:30am Edit Session

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Time for the first meeting, an editorial session with Steve Bloom. Timing boards, music, dialogue and figuring out how to make the best story reels for La Luna.

9am – off to work

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A brisk fifteen minute ride to work on my Bianchi. Gotta support the italian economy how I can.

A day in the production of La Luna

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Tomorrow I am gonna try a little experiment and post/tweet in “almost real time” a little photographic essay of a day in my life during the production of La Luna. The photos you’ll see were shot by Debby Coleman at Pixar with a couple of crappy shots from my iphone added in the mix as [...]

La Luna … for your consideration

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Warning the image at the following link is a spoiler (mild one), if you haven’t seen La Luna and you want a nice clean slate, skip this. But … Regardless of the outcome, THIS is something to celebrate. I feel very proud … and also very lucky to have this honor. Yay La Luna!

Dice’s beautiful short for SketchTravel

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I love THIS! My good friend Dice Tsutsumi just finished this wonderful touching short film about SketchTravel. He painted all this on photoshop!!! Such a painstaking process, a real labor of love! And it’s all for a great cause, build libraries in third world countries! Congratulations Dice!!! I can’t wait to celebrate SketchTravel next week [...]

SketchTravel and Room to read

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’d like to share with you an important project I’ve had the luck to help in a small way. I’m sure you’ve heard about it by now: SketchTravel! Sketchtravel is a unique international charity project brainchild of my good friend Dice Tsutsumi and Gerald Guerlais. The idea is to benefit Room to Read, an international [...]