They'll hopefully be done sometime this weekend. I have so many ideas in my head and I'm trying to keep up and put them on paper and capture what it is I'm seeing. lol
2. For the first time ever I am a vice-chairman of the board.
Fancy schmancy title, right? I'm a boardmember for the 75th McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade here in Chicago. If you guys know anyone that can volunteer their Thanksgiving morning - you get some nice freebies and you'll be on TV, and you're done around 11am.
Check out and volunteer at:
3. Im a fan of John Carter of Mars.
I share a birthday with its author, who also wrote Tarzan right here in Tree Studios in Chicago. I'm kinda exicted but kinda nervous about Pixar doing the upcoming feature- but they're good at getting the story right, so I shouldn't worry, right?
SCI-FI Wire reports that Andrew Stanton, the director of Pixar’s upcoming feature John Carter of Mars, with co-writer Mark Andrews will be putting their own spin on the iconic story. The site also shares that, according to a Pixar manager, the film will have a unique look as well. Jim Morris, general manager at Pixar Animation, adds, “John Carter is in its very early stages, and there is much to figure out about that, so we’d be premature. We are looking at a variety of different approaches and techniques for that…We’re kind of a bit early in the development of that.”
4. Chicagoanimators.com 2008 Comic-Con interviews:
I'll hopefully get working on editing and uploading the next ones. I got great ones from Chris Sanders, Ronnie Del Carmen, Adam Huges, and one of my favorite interviews: Craig McCraken! I kinda have them on Catherine's computer and she's been busy doing freelance work on said computer and I don't want to infringe on her time. So I'll post quite a few once I get my hands on that computer!! muah haa haa!!!
5. Theatre season is upon me!!
I've got a lot of work to do on the sets and some props for "The King and I". This is pretty much the first time I'm not also involved in acting in the show. I thought it would free up my time nicely. Turns out it just means people think I have more time to work on more things. I'm a workaholic, not a problem as long as its creative. Who needs sleep!Like on my way outta town tonight I get to pick up 7 48" dowels plus ribbons and snowflakes from the director.
It's one of my favorite holidays, mostly because everyone I know dresses up and has fun. I make my costume every year (as I did as a kid). Last year I was Old-School Wonder Woman, and I think it did a decent job. This year, do to the freebie wings I got at Comic-Con, I'm going to be tinkerbell. I'm opting to make a costume closer to the original style of the actual Disney movie. None of that silly frilly crud. I just got the lime-green fabric online today.