Animation Thots

My New Suit

Posted by Wayne

March 4, 2017 | 2 comments | Tags:

From a dream about slipping into a new suit, a new life.

New Suit – a dream

Posted by Wayne

February 11, 2016 | 0 comment | Tags: Let Go    

Letting go is not always easy but always worth it.

(this arrived today) Hi Mr. Gilbert, My name is —. I attended the Chopra Center, Healing the Heart Seminar and your video touched me deeply … Thank you for what you did for me in this short film – Namaste ~ … 

Thank you to everyone who helped create Let Go. ILM supported us in many ways. I’ve lost track of how many psychiatrists, psychologists, clergy, law enforcement agencies, and community service organizations   have used our film. Even a counselor at San Quentin State Prison asked to use it with the inmates.

Many lives have been touched by your work.

W

Story or entertainment?

Posted by Wayne

October 6, 2013 | 4 comments | Tags:

Does anyone care if a story is told in a film?
Is entertainment enough?
Should film makers respect their audience?

Einstein’s Dreams

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October 5, 2013 | 0 comment | Tags:

Inspriation from a book titled ‘Einstein’s Dreams’ by Alan Lightman.

He speaks of people hiding in the shadows of different time, trying not change the future and hoping to return to the right time.

 

Einstein's Dream

Einstein’s Dream

 

The Lemon Drop Monster

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October 5, 2013 | 0 comment | Tags:

It’s finally through formatting approval at Apple iTunes and available.

The Lemon Drop Monster

The Lemon Drop Monster

THE LEMON DROP MONSTER

Soon I will have a new website and a section called ‘ANIMATION THOTS’, with notes, sketches, example planning, animation and ramblings.

The Lemon Drop Monster

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October 5, 2013 | 0 comment | Tags:

Early Monster Design

An early design for The Lemon Drop Monster – a tad too creepy for kids.

The Lemon Drop Monster children’s picture book was created with iBooks Author and is waiting final formatting approval from Apple. Good news for iBook Author users, people will be able to read your work on iMac desktop and laptop computers.

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The Lemon Drop Monster

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October 5, 2013 | 0 comment | Tags:

Monsters don’t like it when you sneak up on them, even at Halloween.

The Lemon Drop Monster, a children’s picture book will soon be available through iTunes as an iBook. I’ve been working with iBooks Author because of the easy formatting and submission to iTunes (well, submitting could be easier). I’d love some contacts or guidance for converting to other OS such as android for this book and the Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation iBook.

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Writing Novels, Screenplays, for Animation Posts, Drawing, Animating, Family, Family Comes First, oh yeah – Work

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October 5, 2013 | 0 comment | Tags:

Focusing on one thing at a time is not what today’s world preaches. Multitasking, that’s the ticket. Well I can’t, never could, don’t want to and according to science – it’s not possible. Therefore it has taken me a very long time to finish a number of projects that I have been working on one-thing-at-a-time, in small pieces.

Bobby Beck (of the famed Animation Mentor online school) and I have been talking about converting my Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation book to an ebook or app. Not so simple. It has to be bigger, more information about animation principles, and sample animation for blocking in a shot from detailed planning, new drawings for action analysis. Easy, I can do that, I can focus on that, for…a few minutes. No, it is underway. Some demo animation is done and new drawings completed, even some philosophical ramblings about animating force.

I just finished the cover for my first novel.

There has been some interest shown in my supernatural thriller screenplay ‘Torso’. Actors and producers are kind of tingly about it and I’ve been advised to toss it at CFC (Canadian Film Center) in their development program.

I’ve been scribbling designs for a children’s book that I wrote last year titled ‘Monster Following Me’. I’ve probably missed this year’s Halloween market so I’ll shoot for Easter 2013, we need a good monster book for Easter.

The novel is an action adventure for young readers and written with animated feature film in mind. It will resonate with all ages. ‘Resonate’ – I don’t like that word but it’s the catch word with those in the know. ‘Tooza, in Betweenland’ is finished and will be released as an ebook within weeks. I’ve chosen to go the self published ebook route after endless amounts of research and advice, legal advice. The story of Tooza started many years back and has certainly evolved – lessons learned. Some pretty cool lessons that I’ll write about when my to-do list gets shorter.

I’ll post the logline, elevator/twitter pitch along with a synopsis next week.