Wednesday, March 27, 2013

michael sporn animation

Michael Sporn

A New York stalwart and mainstay, with a blog full of animation history, I haven't explored his world much yet but will dive in as soon as time permits...

Monday, March 25, 2013

an evening of W.I.P. at Motion Heads

motion heads is hosting an evening of works-in-progress next month; if you are one of the lucky few, you will receive an invitation to see what will hopefully be a more or less fully-animated pencil test version of "The Ogre & the Mermaid," as well as work by friends and colleagues.

this event represents part of our studio goal of serving as a hub for local animators and their work. We aim to reach out to more people in the future, in a public venue if needed, so stay tuned for upcoming notices...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

walk around

...and this is what you may see:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

in-house animation

how do you survive and thrive as an independent animator? well, one approach that seems to work for some is to either marry your studio partner or be born into their family:


• john & faith hubley

• paul & sandra fierlinger

• andy & carolyn london

• todd hemker & soyeon kim

• max porter & ru kuwahata

• other animation couples...

and siblings:

• the quay brothers

• the rauch brothers

Friday, March 15, 2013

animation movie night

tonight was animation movie night for the motion heads crew. spring break is nearly kaput, but no complaints - it was time well spent and misspent.

motion heads animated logo

motion heads logo animation from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

subject to fine tuning, but this is our basic studio logo.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

spring break is for getting it together


• purchased paper
• punched paper
• animated
• cross-checked the production calendar
• ate a chocolate-covered banana

Sunday, March 10, 2013

spring break!

...yay! freedom!!!

now to get to work...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

light disk with legs

bought a flat, portable light disk recently and added legs for tabletop tilt. add a carrying bag, and animation can go many places without batteries, power cords, or pixels bombarding the face.


from the iPad, ProCreate, with sensu brush stylus - which sounds like an ad, eh, although it's merely a scribble.

ogre mermaid work session

from a couple of weeks ago, squatting in the photo gallery.