Earlier this month, I had the privilege of interviewing Cardiff-based filmmakers Joanna Quinn and Les Mills! The interview was part of les Sommets du Cinema d’animation, an annual international film festival based in Montreal. Cartoon Brew, who I freelance for on occasion, is a sponsor of the festival, which lead to them asking if I’dContinue reading “Joanna Quinn Interview”
While not specific to animation, the concept of the 10,000 hour rule certainly makes its way through the community, from students, masters, and everyone in between. It’s a perpetual topic for creatives. The rule, popularized by writer Malcolm Gladwell (my high school art teacher used to read to us from Blink while we mediated…), arguesContinue reading “10,000 Hour Rule”
Updating the site to let you know that I’ve started podcasting again with the animation news site Cartoon Brew! I’d done a few episodes with them before, and am returning with a bi-weekly news show. So please look forward to new episodes every other Friday, and listen to last week’s episode here.
Happy Birthday, Suzuki-san! たんじょうび おめでとう!! Today marks film producer Toshio Suzuki’s 72nd birthday. Suzuki is best known as the producer of the majority of the films made by Studio Ghibli. (For the first several features, he was credited as being on the production committee–it wasn’t until 1991’s Only Yesterday did he first receive a creditContinue reading “Ruminating on Toshio Suzuki’s Studio Ghibli Memoir”
Last Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of one of my favorite films, and the film I default to whenever twitter asks to post your favorite or just *a* film from the year you were born. Thirty looks good on us, Kiki. Kiki’s Delivery Service is a film directed by Hayao Miyazaki through Studio Ghibli. IContinue reading “Kiki’s Delivery Service at 30”
Hello and welcome to week 7 of Short Stack! You know the drill–three animated shorts for you to check out. So go check them out!
With all of the recent news in the US–particularly the disproportionate rates that black Americans experience police violence (3.5 times more likely to be killed by police when they’re not attacking or even have a weapon), it can be strange to write about film and animation. But I’ve always felt that media is an importantContinue reading “ARRAY 101 and the Power of Film Literacy”
Welcome to another week of Short Stack. These three in particular are pretty influential for me in terms of the how far people can push the medium. We have a gorgeous stop-motion music video, a solo CG project, and an amazing motion piece made by a team that is constantly pushing boundaries.
The second episode of the podcast I’m producing for Cartoon Brew launched today! I honestly had a lot of fun talking about the making of Scoob with the film’s director Tony Cervone and the anim supervisor Bill Haller. Please give it a listen and let me know what you thought over on twitter! 😬 TalkingContinue reading “Cartoon Brew Podcast: Scoob Interview”
Some more shorts for you! Hope you enjoy them!