I took a job at FullSail University in East Winter Park to teach the fundamentals with 2D animation. I love teaching the fundamentals.
On September 27th, 28th and 29th the second version of The Florida International Animation Festival (FIAF2) at the CINEMATIQUE of Daytona Beach, Florida.
Over dinner, Graham, Ivan, Tricia and I continued to discuss the project. We discovered the pub where we ate and slept, had people killed in two separate attacks.
As I came off the stage, an assistant from the Film Council noted that I might not want to use the word “Republic” when speaking of Ireland. “Republic” was a flashpoint because many folks up North saw “Republic” as a claim to the entire island North and South. Some people viewed this as a political tinderbox and a possible killing offense.
This EMMY award winning animated TV special was created by Tom Wilson and directed by Richard Williams.
When folks say making a film is one of the hardest things to achieve –they are not kidding - especially if you are going it alone – in your own studio – on your own time – and without much of a budget.
Next, I saw several live-action short presentations. There were international and “domestic” offerings – some were themed. The international live-action program was extremely strong. Every film was a much deserved selection.
The Topic was THE VAULT OF WALT - a new book that related untold stories about Walt Disney. The books gives insights into the man and the relationships in his life - as well as the projects he endeavored.
As our 747 descended into Shannon Airport the country was a gray blank…and then, at about 1000 feet we dropped through the mist to see the most amazing values of green ever.
That first sight of Ireland took our breath away.
These resolutions are mighty late, though I think according to the Chinese calendar – their New Year is just approaching.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Day 6 of my animated Holiday Film Festival - today A CHRISTMAS CAROL- Directed by Richard Williams and Produced by Chuck Jones.
Day 5 - Christmas Eve and the Holiday Animated Film Festival Continues with A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK from Steven Spielberg's Amblimation.
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.