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    Stickybones

    This Indigogo project by animators Lauren and Erik Baker, looks like a great resource for drawing and pose reference. The stop motion examples show how versatile it is – amazing range of motion for the shoulders. http://igg.me/at/stickybones

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    Fan Mail

    (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

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    Creativity Blocks

    Robert McKee said that there is no such thing as writer’s block, there is just a lack of inspiration. Inspiration most often comes when you least expect it to. We can’t force inspiration to happen – we have to be open to it happening. Elizabeth Gilbert – Ted Talks http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius?language=en Dream all of the time, don’t wait for sleep.

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    The Lemon Drop Monster

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

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    The Lemon Drop Monster

    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. Click on picture for a link to the news from Apple.

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    The Lemon Drop Monster

    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

    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,…