Monday, December 26, 2011

Ben Whitehouse- Stop Motion Artist

I've just discovered the work (and blog) of UK stop motion junkie, Ben Whitehouse.

You can see his great work here.

He does extremely charming and appealing work, with lots of "how to" stuff to boot.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

NEW Mad Monster Party Book

I'm back, after taking an extended break from the land of bloggin'.

Facebook, through its ability to post info and links so quickly, has been the place I've been posting stuff lately. But a blog allows for a more in-depth look into topics, and I've started to miss that a bit.

And, when I look back at all my entries- gosh darn it, I've got quite a bit of information here, including interviews and profiles of all kinds of things, so I want to continue to nurture that.

And what better way is there to come back to this blog then by showcasing a brand new book that is sure to appeal to ANY fan of puppets, monsters, and generally cool stuff:

MAD MONSTER PARTY, by Rick Goldschmidt. It's a great tribute to the memorable Rankin-Bass stop motion feature from 1967. Rick has filled the book with lots of great photos and press images, the script from the film, music and lyrics from the songs, and all kinds of neat stuff that I'd never seen before. It's a must for fans.

You can order the book directly from Rick Goldschmidt here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Proud Teacher Moments

When I started formally teaching about 5 years ago, I couldn't have known that part of the satisfaction of that job would be seeing the success former students go on to achieve.

So here's another "proud teacher moment."

Annecy is a huge festival, VERY hard to get into, and a student I worked very closely with has made it in. I'm so proud!

Read all about Carla Veldman's accomplishment here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stay Inspired

I'm finding it really hard to post on my blog lately. Life has sort of moved me into the direction of living in the world, but not blogging about it.

I've got lots of exciting stuff happening in terms of animation projects, but it's hard to find time to tend to everything (this blog being one of those things that is suffering a bit).

And life stuff (non-animation) is throwing massive stuff my way, as well...

If you follow this, or if you check in semi-regularly, I really do thank you. I'll keep trying to update things.

In the meantime, go learn more about and/or watch more of this guy's stuff, preferably with a little kid:

No matter what, go out and make something you love, with your own two hands, and show it to someone. Preferably someone you love.