children’s hospital

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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Andy Schwarcz, founder of Ask Media, Inc., on the video played at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the brand spankin’ new Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. So many sources of footage… and so many bubbles…

year of the rabbit

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Happy Year of the Rabbit, folks! I hold this especially fond in my heart, remembering that moment when I was a kid in my first Chinese restaurant, intently reading the placemat explaining the Chinese zodiac and realizing that I was the Year of the Rabbit. And my mother was the Year of the Rat. Imagine how delighted this made a ten-year old girl.

old school Disney

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I adore old school Disney. I will completely confess to it. The original days of it were brilliant, and think what you will of Walt Disney, I believe that he pushed his people to a lot of innovative and original thinking. A lot of the truly amazing stuff has not been seen by the usual public. This is a remix (OK, I’ll admit, I don’t like the modern twitchy editing and background music so much) of a bunch of footage that was created by Disney in 1955 for their “Man in the Moon” television program.

beautiful animation

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An absolutely gorgeous animation. Much as I am in the realm of digital animation, I often struggle against letting the program lead me rather than me leading the program. After all, a computer, After Effects, all that… is just a giant pencil. A giant, expensive pencil.