game dev ~ animation ~ academia

all the things.

Justin Currie, Seen and Heard

Last night I went to go see Justin Currie perform at the Doug Fir. The short of it all is that it was one of the best shows I have ever seen.The long of it is: I got there, met my good friend Sarah (who has a quirky face), had…

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Justin Currie, Portland

Justin Currie is coming to town. He'll be playing the Doug Fir on May 14th.I haven't been this excited about a show in a long time.

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In Los Angeles

Well, I'm in Los Angeles on a work trip. It's been a while since I've been here. It's a little strange trying to fit in with the work crew here, but I'm definitely getting a lot done.

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Pen & Ink

So I just discovered the artwork of an american illustrator I've never seen before. His name is Franklin Booth, and his work is pretty incredible. I can't help but imagine how it would look animated. Checking out his stuff led me to Joseph Clement Cole, another fantastic line artists. And…

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Walking the Plank

I found this video on YouTube... its from a Miz Kitty's Parlour here in Portland. It's a bunch of fun to find old video like this. It totally surprised me how animated Kevin is!

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In The News

This is a short article about the place I work: Portland Animation Happy in my new digs... note the plastic bag on the monitor to stop the rain!

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Ruby Rocket Wrap-up

So Sam Niemann's short film Ruby Rocket is done. I helped out with colouring and export, and general technical stuff. He started using ToonBoom a little as well, and pointed out the "Paint Unpainted" tool to me. Its great. It takes care of the "Assign unpainted to colour" wish from…

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Departed Friend

On wednesday Jina and I learned that our cat Carroll had been hit and killed by a car on Hawthorne. Two years ago we decided on a lark to go caroling through the neighborhood. It was a bone-chilly night, and we didn't get a lot of open doors. But at…

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Well, This Sucks

This is the fourth day that our cat, Carroll, has been missing. Its been really tough, a low-grade anxiety all day punctuated by great sadness and pain. I know there is still a good chance that he will come sauntering back, but knowing that he doesn't ever stray very far…

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