10,000 Hour Rule

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”

Cartoon Brew News Podcast

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.

Short Stack 6

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.

Introducing Pod Sing Se: An Avatar the Last Airbender Podcast

I casually mentioned to three of my college friends during a video chat that Avatar: The Last Airbender–Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking 2005 show that we all adore–was coming to Netflix in the US today. A podcast was jokingly mentioned and the more I thought about it the more I though, “Why not us?” I’ve indulged in rewatchContinue reading “Introducing Pod Sing Se: An Avatar the Last Airbender Podcast”

The Cartoon Brew Podcast

This week, animation news site Cartoon Brew launched their new podcast. Hosted by…me! I remember being a college student, checking Cartoon Brew daily, grasping for anything I could about this elusive industry, to being in the industry, understanding the news I was reading on a deeper level having gone through some of it myself. ItContinue reading “The Cartoon Brew Podcast”

The Past and the Future are Our Now: A Look at Environmentalism in Princess Mononoke & Wall-E

Wall-E (2008) is one of the strongest films to come out of the big US feature animation studios. I would argue that it might be one of if not the most important animated feature to come out that decade, including internationally. Even with the leaps and bounds we’ve made with animation in the last decade,Continue reading “The Past and the Future are Our Now: A Look at Environmentalism in Princess Mononoke & Wall-E”

Short Stack 1

It finally happened. Somehow, I’ve missed making weekly videos. The last of my 40 weekly thesis film production vlogs went up last July, and I’ve had a nice break from that particular brand of chaos ever since. But now I wanted to start another one I could do that was fun, won’t be as demandingContinue reading “Short Stack 1”

Making an Animated Short Film

So, this site has been very quiet. There’s always stuff cooking in the back kitchen, but only about 2% of it ever seems to make it to the front where you’re all sitting. That number was about to drop from a dismal 2% down to 0% due to some life changes–I’m going back to school.Continue reading “Making an Animated Short Film”

Geena Davis Institute Visits WIA

I recently went to a Women in Animation (WIA) NYC chapter meeting that was so informative and encouraging that I wanted to share that on here. While my plans for this site are more focused on the production and analysis of the animated works themselves, one cannot deny the importance of who is involved inContinue reading “Geena Davis Institute Visits WIA”

Why Should We Study Animation? Video

Animation was not always something that I looked at so rigorously. It wasn’t until I got to college and began studying animation–both as an artist and as an academic–that I began to seeĀ it from a brand new point of view, and my love for it deepened and expanded in so many ways. This site isContinue reading “Why Should We Study Animation? Video”