Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My INDIEGOGO campaign

One of the reasons I haven't posted as much as usual is I've been working on a new online funding campaign to raise funds for my short film/pilot between meeting storyboard deadlines.

It's finally up:


Feel free to look it up and watch the animatic. Be warned, it's rough and it's not very Disney, in fact it has more in common with Warner Bros. The timing is still a bit slow, the gags have been punched up for the final version, I hope you enjoy.

If anyone contributes, you have my gratitude.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley

I just received my copies of THE LOST ART OF HEINRICH KLEY volumes 1 & 2. These books are great both as reference for the artist and art/Disney historian. In fact there are a few paragraphs in volume 1 regarding Kley's influence on FANTASIA. Click on the link below if you're interested in buying:


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mickey Sunday - August 21 & 28, 1938

The August 28 page is the start of the Brave Little Tailor adaptation, I'll try to share those soon.

From the Disney Art Class - 1935

It's amazing what you find when you move house, I totally forgot about this document until I unpacked a box full of files from my filing cabinet after my wife and I moved house recently.

Snow White was well into development by this point and Walt's famous memo to Don Graham articulating his views on the development of animation was just over a month away. This takes you there to that exciting time when animation was on the verge of the next exciting jump in evolution.

It's a great read, very fitting to find it as I'm about to push forward in finishing my first independant short film. All the Disney shorts mentioned by Dr. Morkovin are available on DVD and I believe the film "Sleep" he mentions is actually Robert Benchley's "How To Sleep" which was released in 1935.

Dr. Morkovin is Dr. Boris Morkovin who was the chairman of the department of cinematography at USC(University of Southern California).He was recuited in May 1935 to subject the construction of a gag to the same kind of scrutiny Don Graham scrutinized action.