game dev ~ animation ~ academia

all the things.

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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Andrew Bird

Jina and I went to go see Andrew Bird the other day at the Aladdin. Luckily Shawn and Laura were there already, and kindly saved us some seats in the sold-out theatre. A good use of my cell phone. That doesn't exist. The show was pretty incredible. Not as intimate…

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In-betweens

So I'm currently doing an animation test to work in the Laika commercial traditional animation department. Its been a while since I've been at my animation table, and it feels good. I'm super rusty... flipping? I used to be able to do six or seven sheets at a time. Now,…

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In Use, Real Busy

I've been using ToonBoom quite regularly now, but mainly as a clean-up/colouring tool. I'm helping out a friend with his animation. Its been good so far, I've really appreciated the vectorization and paint bucket. Some things I could use: - Assign unpainted to colour - Merge colours - default colour…

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Sweet & Sour

So yesterday the band and I had a great opportunity to shoot a music video with a local film production company. The director donated his time, a local company donated a bunch of beautiful 16mm film, and about 15 local crew worked for dirt for over twelve hours. We even…

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Work

So, I've been working at this animation company here in town. Its been pretty good; what I thought was an animation job turned out to be more of a producer/checker job, and that was okay. But now its turning into more of a techie job, looking into switches and routers…

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Deductables

Why is shopping for health insurance such a pain? Why do you need to pay for insurance for a year before you can get allergy care?

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Losing Lunch

I had lunch with my good friend Shawn yesterday, at Taco Del Mar. He told me about the new condo he just bought. I had the shits for the rest of the day. Shawn, soon you will move into your new condo. I hope that every time you come home…

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