Andrew Witkin, an Academy Award winning senior scientist at Pixar Animation Studios died Sunday, Sept. 12 while scuba diving off the coast of Monterey, California.
Category: In Passing
Billie Mae Richards, who voiced Rudolph in the Rankin-Bass special, has passed away in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, reports CBC.
At this moment I'm using my Ipad to write this blog, my Windows7 workstation at the office to finish and upload it, while I'm checking my mail on my Android phone. We have an internal Wiki, a second wiki for another company I'm partnering in, Shotgun for project management, Tara with a SQL server backend for automated tasks, an Access database for on-set data, expression media databases, a facebook page linked to our Twitter and Youtube accounts, an Exchange server for Outlook, three Dropbox accounts, a Yousendit account, our own ftp server, I'm on linked-in, Xing, vfxconnection, and I'm getting daily Google alerts on a dozen topics . It's exhausting.
But for some reason I still have the feeling I'm not getting the information I actually WANT or NEED.
Kihachiro Kawamoto, famed Japanese puppet animator, has died of pneumonia, reports Anime News Network.
Sande Scoredos, the exec director of technical training and artist development for Sony Pictures Imageworks since 1996, died on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Disney animator Priscillano "Pres" Romanillos died from complications due to leukemia on July 17th at his home in Tujunga, reports the LA TIMES.
Kip King, one of the original Groundling comedians, died of a long illness on July 15th, reports VARIETY.
Peter Fernandez, best known for voicing Speed Racer, died of lung cancer on July 15th in Pomona, NY, reports VARIETY.
Harvey Pekar, the creator of indie comic AMERICAN SPLENDOR, died at the age of 70, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
VARIETY reports that vfx vet Steven Hodgson has passed away on the set of Starz's CAMELOT on June 16th.
Eddie Carroll, who took over voicing Disney’s beloved Jiminy Cricket from the late Cliff Edwards in 1973, has died of a brain tumor at the age of 76.
Betty Paraskevas, the creator, writer and exec producer of many animated pre-school series, has died at the age of 81, reports VARIETY.
Robert was the father of one of my eldest daughter's best friends at school and this relationship became the basis of being friends-by-proxy with Robert Culp. When someone with whom you have shared time and experiences passes away, one half of your shared story dies with them.
According to a report on the LA Time website, famed actor Robert Culp died this morning after a fall outside his Hollywood home.
To commemorate what would have been the 50th birthday of legendary Disney and Pixar story guru Joe Ranft this past March 13th, Disney’s John Musker posted a video tribute he created originally for Ranft’s September 17, 2005 memorial celebration.
At The Eighth Annual VES Awards Show Dr. Ed Catmull was rightly presented with the George Melies Award for Pioneering. His contributions to computer motion graphics and the entertainment industry as we know it today are myriad and foundational. Dr.Catmull gave a thoughtful, moving and understated speech while accepting the award. At the end of his speech he softly expressed that the best part of the journey had been the people that he had gotten to know. This brought to my mind two very special people that have since moved on.