This was a homework assignment. And not mine. Chicago-based Artist Christine Even was going to animate a dream she’d had for a class, something like New Media Studies. I had been spending all of my free-time chain smoking and teaching myself Adobe Flash, so I assured her it would be as easy as pie. [...]
Here’s something I’d never even heard of before. “Destino,” a short animated film that started as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí in 1945. Production was eventually shut down due to financial concerns. While Walt’s nephew Roy was working on Fantasia 2000, he unearthed footage and decided to finally finish the project. It [...]
The idea was simple enough; write a Young Adult novel and, given the timeliness of the idea, become an overnight success. I was going to be rich and famous, but more importantly, relevant.
An animated short film that I was going to write, produce, direct, animate, edit, and score… With my degree in Fiction Writing hot off the press, it’s no wonder that I thought I was qualified to make an animated short film. Worry not that I can’t draw to save my life, and know virtually nothing about animation. I was convinced that I could learn. And besides, it would be good for my resume.