Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So I said I had two updates and I do. Update, numero Uno I was in Banff for a fantastic weekend well thursday to sunday. I stayed yet again at the Banff arts center and attended the Art of Visual Storytelling brought to you from Digital Alberta. This workshop is so awesome. I get to learn from industry professionals from all over the globe. This Year we had Dean Yeagle, This man has created the honey nut cheerios Bee, animated the cookie crisp commercials, Kool Aid and the list goes on. He is also well known for his work on the comics in PLAYBOY magazine and his newest creation MANDY. Then we Have John Hoffman who I have to thank for looking over my Portfolio and telling me whats good and what to change. His seminar was very informative and I learned lots coming from a man who has worked with some of the greats like Don Bluth. He showed us some storyboards from something he has worked on and asked us what we the crowd would change to cut down on time but not on story.Oh ya and he's a local boy gone off to do amazing things in the USA. Steve Rabatich my former instructor from New Media Campus in Calgary and he still had me glued to the screen with his seminar the opening and first couple of scenes from TARZAN the meaning behind all the visuals and why they were chosen. It almost put me to tears "you did it again Steve you did it again". Rich McKain 3-D animator Pixar, Ice Age, Ice Age 2 and Horton Hears a Who. He also is a local boy. Unfortunately Jason Strong of Dreamworks couldn't make it, I was a little disappointed since I just got his binder filled with such awesome drawings that I really wanted to ask him some questions about his thought process in creating such unique characters. But all in all I had such a blast with some of my old classmates, and made me proud to see them up there infront of the crowd to show there hard work as a group to show VILLIANVILLE a collaboration project that I wish I could have been part of. The got to tell their thought process from concept to full production. WAY TO GO GUYS !!!
so here are some of the pics I took from this awesome workshop I highly suggest if you want to know more about story telling and be able to meet some new people and old people go, go to this without hesitation.

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