Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dante's Inferno

Another clip was introduced to me 2 nights ago by Min who did contribute to some of the animation scenes. He's really hankering for some comments in his blog about it,folks, so it you'd be so drop by and give him your 2 cents worth.


From Darkness

I remember well watching this years ago. One of my alltime favorite shorts of all time. Unbelievably executed by the very own team thats giving us Secret of Kells this year....Cartoon Saloon.
Enjoy folks!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Claude & Chunkie Dutch debut in P@per

This really made my day. My Holland based contact from P@per just sent me an updated pdf of their upcoming mag edition this end of the month. I'm so proud I could burst!!! And its surreal to see the dialogue translated into Dutch as well. Thank you so much,Wallie!!!

Friday, November 06, 2009

New Kre8tif Conference happening in KL Dec 09

Heyas Everyone,

If you aren't aware yet, there will be a creative conference happening here in KL during the first week of December relating to digital media,animation,videogames and perhaps,even comics. So if you're interested, here are the details below :-

Date : 7th -9th December 2009
Venue : The Royal Chulan KL
a) Keynote addresses by Thought-Leaders & Industry Experts.
b) Networking Sessions
c) Business & Technical Tracks
d) Recruitment Drive for Graduating Students
e) Company Portfolio Showcases & Exhibitions
f) Screening of Professional Works
g) MSC Malaysia Creative Industry Awards Night

Among the guest speakers/talents making their way to the event are :-
1) Alexander L. Fernandez - Streamline Studios’ Chief Executive Officer and is one of the founding members of the company. Serving as the company’s first sales director, Alexander transferred his knowledge of the IT industry to the gaming industry and watched his ideas flourish into a creative environment that employs over fifty people. His role quickly evolved into transforming Streamline Studios into one of the world’s foremost leading co-production and production management studios for interactive entertainment. Alexander has been a key component in Streamline’s success and has several franchises and titles under his belt, including Gears of War, Saints Row, Ghost Recon 2, and James Bond 007: Nightfire. He has an unrivaled enthusiasm when it comes to knowledge sharing about the benefits of external content creation and developing original content.

2) Guillaume de Fondaumière - Co-CEO of Quantic Dream which produced FAHRENHEIT, which was one of 2005’s most critically acclaimed games on multiple platforms is now also the executive producer of HEAVY RAIN, an exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 title developed with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios which aims at breaking new grounds in the fields of interactive narration and emotion in games.
Guillaume has been president of France’s video game trade body SNJV between 2005 and 2009, and has been recently appointed Chairman of the EGDF (European Games Developer Federation).
He was recently knighted in France’s National Order of Merit in recognition for his contribution to his country’s digital economy.

3)David Abramovitz - Veteran producer and writer of television and movies, including "21 Jump Street", "V", "Macgyver" "Cagney and Lacey" "Murder She Wrote". He was the creative force behind the Highlander TV series where he served as its Showrunner and is now consulting on the coming Highlander videogame and Summit Features remake of the original Highlander movie.
David's feature film "The No Game" will be in production in New York City and Jerusalem during the fall of 2009. He is the writer/producer of “War of the Worlds: Goliath”, and will continue to be a strategic partner for Tripod Entertainment.
David has previously lectured on the craft writing and storytelling for the screen at the Sorbonne in Paris and has decades of experience shaping IP and creating compelling characters and plots.
4) Anand Gurnani - Co Founder, CEO & Managing Editor,
5) Antti Haikala - Co-Founder at Anima Vitae Studios (Helsinki)
6) John Stevenson - “Kung Fu Panda” Director
7) Eric Rollman - President of Marvel Animation
8) Fred Hasson - CEO Redbedlam Ltd & Chairman of the Online Games Special Interest Group, European Games Developer Federation
9) Henry LaBounta - Chief Visual Officer, EA Sports
10) Dream Tube Entertainment
11) Larry Bafia - VP, Faculty & Business Development,
Vancouver Institute of Media Art
12) Ramin Zahed - Editor-In-Chief,
Animation Magazine
13) Si-Bum Kim - Founder and CEO at Characterline Korea (Seoul)
14) Sue Erokan - Supervisor, Character Animation, Dreamworks (San Francisco)
15) Suresh Seetharaman - Founder and President, Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation (Bangalore, New York)
16) Tony Sealy - Managing Director,Intense Animation

Among many others.....

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Please do check out the link below for more details with regards to the event.
Media Coverage about the event :
* For those who wish to attend the conference, please note that there will be an entrance fee of RM300 each or RM100 each for students.*
Note from the article :
"The conference organiser, the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), hopes that by encouraging these acclaimed international experts to mingle with their local counterparts who have raw talent, the country’s digital content industry will go up a notch."

Cheers and have a great day,folks!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

80s stuff

Me and Bob (writer) have been chatting about 80s cartoons, Rankin & Bass in particular...and we both agree that the best tv series that still holds grounds today is def hands down, Thundercats. They did a lot of fantastic design and animation for the project and many others back then, many of which has influenced me to draw where I am now.

We also agree (along with many other pals) that their opening sequence is the strongest by far throughout the 80s onslaught of tv cartoons. My twin mentioned something about looking forward to the Thundercats trailer,if the project ever comes through, which prompted me to surf up its progress. I then came upon the Thundercats Lair site for fan and this article....
From what I can make out of it, Stephen Perry, a contributing writer for many of the Thundercats episodes is in dire need and is askig for help. The help appears genuine enough so if anyone would like to help or look into this further, do check out the article link there. A lot of artist do feel the brunt of the uncertainties these days takes us and many are rallying together to help many see through the lean times. Hope this works out too for Mr. Perry.

Also came across this unique and fun blog on He-Man. Didn't peruse it thoroughly but the chap seems to know his stuff plus its fun to read.

Cheers to 80s cartoons!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Long Overdue

I promised this for a friend of mine a long,long time a galaxy far,far away. :(


Monday, November 02, 2009

Animation teachers WANTED

Heyas all,

Have a friend looking to fill up 3 openings for animation teaching positions in Kota Kinabalu,Sabah for a 2 year tenure. Accommodations are provided so if you're interested,please call Jeffrey @ 012-3983691. Mmmm, you'll have to make the effort to call him with regards to the monthly payment fee. Though I know it, I won't say it here. But from what he has told me,it sounds very good indeed. So, think fast ppl! Cheers and have a great week!