It seems "Blogger, Inc." was down for over 5 hours yesterday. A bit of a drag, as not only was I unable to access or edit my own posts, but more importantly I was denied the fun of looking at other blogs to my heart's content--when I actually had some time. Figures.
I am mindful that these pages are advertised as written by "a story artist", and so I intend to post on topics near and dear to the story person: pitching; drawing; thinking story; the value of watching films, observing life, reading. I hope this will be interesting. Obviously I can't be at all specific about my current or recent projects, but the details of various productions really don't matter--the principles are always the same.
I also mean to write about certain people who have inspired and helped me--as it happens, in story. Not that any of them lack tribute: Joe Ranft and Maurice Noble. There are others, but these two have as special a place in my heart as they do in hundreds of others. As for Maurice, if I had to call it all quits tomorrow working alongside him and knowing him a little would have made it all worthwhile.
Maurice waxes expansive as only he could do. c. 1997
So, that's my plan.
That, and to post some more funny old ephemera. There's a great big folder full of Disney strike handouts.
storyboarding, drawing, animation, blogging