February 8th, 2014


The Innovations of Fleischer Studios  

Besides changing the face of animation by bringing the world the invention of the Rotoscope, as well as the concept and animation technique of "Follow the Bouncing Ball" sing-alongs, Max Fleischer and his studio also pioneered a revolutionary technique in animation, known as the “Stereoptical Process”.

In this process, a circular, 3-D model of a background - a diorama - is built to the scale of the animation cells.  It allowed for a spectacular sense of depth and dimension, long before Ub Iwerks came up with the Multiplane.   Within the model setup, the animation cells could be placed at varying levels from the scenery, and even between objects, so that foreground elements could pass in front of them, adding to the dimensional effect.  It was an effective method for panning and tracking shots, which would require a turn of the table with each photographed cell of animation.

The process was used in many of the studio’s cartoons, particularly in their longer, “two-reel” shorts, such as Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1937), and Betty Boop in Poor Cinderella (1934) - the only color (albeit in two-strip Cinecolor), theatrical cartoon ever made starring the iconic animated songstress, which features her as a redhead!

So interesting :D

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November 24th, 2013


Old stuff just came out. This is a little intro we made a couple of years ago for the iPad game “Hatch”. A fun, quick, simple job. 

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November 23rd, 2013


[Doctor Who Anniversary Project-The Past is a Different Country]

"Think about me when you’re living your life one day after another, all in a neat pattern. Think about the homeless traveller and his old police box, with his days like crazy paving."


Project completion! This is the longest personal project I’ve done. 
Shout out to Big Finish, the audios really fuelled me through this.

November 11th, 2013

' With animation you can !” - by Harry Partridge

November 9th, 2013

Trent Correy, an animator for disney who just finished on Frozen (not to mention a fellow canadian, a har har )  , did a winning entry for the 11 second club !

If you go to his blogspot entry you can see roughs , storyboards and designs !

November 8th, 2013

Some great character animation done by Erin Humiston!

edit : he also has a tumblr here !

October 26th, 2013

Late for Meeting by - David Lewandowski (all credits on the youtube page) ,

These will never fail to cheer me up - if you havent watched Going to the store you should do that too.

October 8th, 2013

Adorable little short of a ghost finding a pair of dancing shoes - simple, charming ,and its going to put a smile on your face !

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September 11th, 2013

Land - by

Completely stunning imagery and vivid colors make this absolutely inspirational, not to mention memorizing.

August 12th, 2013

Respect in the industry

I just want to talk about one thing that has been popping up lately , whether on social media or even just within my work place. Its something I can get a little heated about but hey, whats a blog without a passionate rant now and again ?  disclaimer , please take this with a grain of salt as it is just my opinion.

I think its VERY important to be conscious of and I would very much like to reach out to the young creative community, and old , or whomever , because its something we’re all guilty of at one point or another. It can be applied to any job,career or even just general mindset but I will be talking about my experience within the animation community specifically. I will put it under a cut, since it may be a little long for the dashboards but I do implore you to take a peek.

The topic is , in a nutshell , RESPECT FOR YOUR PEERS

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