Saturday, December 28, 2013

that face

it came back again, today. a million projects, not enough days in the year, not enough chai tea, and still enough enthusiasm to fill an entire gas tank - this vehicle runs on curiosity, compliments, good friends, and wanderlust.


seq17 sh03 from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.


seq05 sh04o from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

Friday, December 13, 2013

independent animation.

chris robinson compiled this interesting list of responses to his question of how independent animators manage to make their films.

depressing? inspiring? both?

Thursday, December 12, 2013


at the end of the day.
it was a peaceful afternoon of ogre work.
got seq05_sh05's keys and breakdowns done.
the ogre just as the mermaid leaps out of the water
right in front of him.

and ellen had a bunch of water shots on her flash drive.

so, inching forward.

want to get all the pencil tests done before december 31st.
then it's time to move on to waves and clouds and water.
we're close enough to be impatient.

people doing kickstarter to get their films funded.
don't know what to feel about that.

do painters do that?
does andy goldsworthy do that?
would he, if he needed to?

but kickstarter would require the same thing
that doing a band would:
people would have to be attracted to what you were doing
and want to participate.
lots of them.

you have to have something to offer
if you're going to take up someone's time,
a part of their life.

action and reaction
yin and yang
what goes around comes around.

lots of tea today
the usual thursday sandwich

but at the end of the day
with a head full of impressions
tomorrow is uncertain
and when the sun comes up
you reap what you sow.

I can't wait.

cold today.

today was thursday and that was fine except that chris didn't turn on the heat so it was really cold working on backgrounds and ellen suffered through with a layered approach.

these will be fondly remembered as the "good ol' days" of heat deprivation, inclined wood floors, sandwiches from jay's deli, and the hope that someday, yes someday, the film would be finished.

someday not too far off.