Saturday, January 20, 2007
Sunday, March 05, 2006
As far as my main 3 stress-subjects these days go, each one is a new and difficult challenge.
1. Portfolio - I doubt I can really put a good portfolio together while at my current college. Hopefully, my plans for next year will allow me to gain more experience in the art field. Even though I won't need a real portfolio for a couple years, I'd like to become competent enough by that time to gain acceptance into a decent art school for some classical animation training.
2. Schooling Abroad - My university has a large emphasis on studying abroad. Hopefully, next year, I'll be at the London College of Communication in their Media Studies programme. It will be nice living in the middle of a cultural center, as well as a chance to see if I can take some drawing courses at the University of the Arts London, of which the LCC is a part of.
3. Internships - Gaining connections is probably one of the most important things in successfully gaining a career in any field. It's a mix of skills and who you know, really. Internships are a great way of not only gaining experience, but of getting to know people in the industry. However, most of my internships that I'm applying for are for pretty high-profile places. Even though the chances are relatively low, I'm going to shoot for the stars. Luckily, most of the responsibilities are almost exactly the same ones I had when I worked for DC Comics, so I know I'm qualified enough. It is a numbers game, though, and a lot of people are likely to be applying. Wish me luck!
I'm hoping Spring Break (starting on the 10th) will be a good time for me to collect my thoughts, get my next few years hammered out, and get back into the comic-making mood. Also, it'll be a time for me to catch up on the work I missed due to a recent illness.
Maybe I should start updating this more often, as some form of twisted entertainment for you people. Schadenfreude and such.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Thank you all for keeping up with me during this difficult period.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Anyway, onto comic-related news. I've been attempting to get into more character-based humor, but hopefully not to the exclusion of social commentary and pop-culture perversion. At the moment, backgrounds are still really troubling, and despite their low quality take a long time to do. This should hopefully change in the future.
Updates might be a little sporadic during November as I'm working on the very first animated episode based off of the series. I'm working on finalizing the script by tonight, and hopefully recording the voices on Friday and Saturday. The animation will hopefully be finished by the end of Thanksgiving break. I'm looking forward to producing my first animation, and hope to make it better than average. If the quality isn't up to par, however, I'll probably spend winter retooling it before doing a full online release.
Casting this project is going to be very interesting, I think. I can do lots of voices, but there's a limit to what one person can do.
That's all the news that's fit to print. Tune in next time for possible visual excerpts from the first episode, or maybe script tidbits.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
A Christian charity is sending a film about the Christmas story to every primary school in Britain after hearing of a young boy who asked his teacher why Mary and Joseph had named their baby after a swear word.Source: Times Online
Friday, October 07, 2005
Hopefully I can maybe get a buffer going during the weekend, or perhaps create one during my week-long vacation in October.
Monday, October 03, 2005
In the end, I'm not sure what's more sad, the fact that I thought strangulation is funny or the fact that I know the logistics of smothering people with pillows.
Because I can't think of much else to say, here's a classic Darwin Award:
(3 March 2002, Sheffield, England) As Kim Fontana, 32, and Paul Cowley, 40, left the pub, they noticed that a streetlight was burned out, creating an attractive pool of darkness on the road. Unable to rein in their passion, they began to canoodle on the asphalt outside the pub.
Witnesses said the couple was lying right on the white line, kissing and cuddling. The passionate pair were warned of the danger of their chosen position not once, not twice, but three times -- by a car driver, a bus driver, and a pedestrian.
An off-duty paramedic honked three times and shouted, "You want to get up, or otherwise you'll be run over." The man simply said "Cheers, mate," and the paramedic heard a female voice laughing. A bus driver swerved to avoid them, and drove past with wheels on the curb. A concerned pedestrian shouted to warn them that another bus was headed their way.
Despite these disruptions, Kim and Paul continued, oblivious to the approach of a small, single-decker Nipper bus. The bus driver mistook the undulating shape for a bag of rubbish in the poorly lit street, and was unable to stop in time. There was a dull thud...
Kim and Paul were struck and killed at midnight. Paramedics found Kim lying on her back with her jumper pulled up, and Paul between her legs with his trousers pulled down.
The only downside to this timely removal of lunacy from the gene pool is the fate of the bus driver. Despite the couple's own actions, and a police investigator's statement that "one can expect a pedestrian walking or running in the road, but to expect a driver to anticipate a pedestrian lying in the road is out of the ordinary" -- a judge felt that "his driving fell below the standard one would reasonably expect of a prudent, competent driver."
The bus driver was fined for careless driving and his license was revoked for six months. Fortunately, his employers consider him an excellent employee, and plan to give him other duties for six months. Relatives of the victims said they were glad the driver had kept his job.