Larry Lauria's Recent Posts
What has happened to the ANNIE AWARDS?
When looking at the list of the ANNIE AWARDS nominees you have ask",Wouldn't it have been easier to list the folks who were not nominated from certain studios?" The list would have been shorter.
Because of the production of my films and the time I spend writing and animating at places like Starbucks, I have reach "gold card" status and have accumulated numerous gold stars.
I just heard the news of Bill Littlejohn’s passing. Bill was an amazing person, artist and animator.
A "mushroom" and his wife take flight south to the land of theme parks for a new adventure in animation.
Well, I am back in Savannah (for now). The Incubator Studio ended and I sadly said “goodbyes” to the folks at Bloomfield College and Cicely Tyson High School.
Life on the road can be challenging! As the Studio headed into the its last week a familiar cadence ensued. It began with me awakening each morning at 5:30 am
We are just finishing our second week of production on MIMI AND GACK. This year there is a whole new crew with a set of veterans from last year’s production of PETE’S ODYSSEY.
As with all animated films, tons of images are created during the pre-production process. Color keys, layouts (the camera angles for the eventual backgrounds or environments, animation tests, etc. Here is a smattering of the images created for MIMI AND GACK. PRODUCTION HASN'T EVEN BEGUN YET! Just to give you an idea, PETE'S ODYSSEY, a 6 minute film - generated over 6,000 drawings!
Lately, with all the comings and goings, I have still managed to stay on track with my next film MIMI AND GACK . The ruff boards were finished three weeks ago – and I made the decision to create more finished boards that would be easier for colleagues to follow
As mentioned previously, the BIFF screening schedule is not for the faint of heart. There are Beaufortonians that have seen EVERY film at all four BIFF festivals since its inception. This year over 4000 people watched the films and attended the Festival’s events.
Now after a week later and a brand new Gateway, I am back from the abyss. Buoyed by 4 gigs of memory and a 500 gig hard drive I am almost to my pre-crash status. Miss my itunes!
I lost a week’s work and I had hoped to catch up on my blog and my Winter Wonderland Tour.
The Tour picked up at Bloomfield College in where else Bloomfield, New Jersey. It was like coming home.
I taught an animation master class to a group of enthusiastic students. We covered dynamic posing, line of action, thumbnails, center of gravity, balance/counter balance and weight. It lasted three hours and we had a fun time exploring some of animations fundamentals.
Next up …the first ever Savannah International Film Festival…
Unlike other years, finding ideas for new short projects were scarce. This year, that has not been the case.