Dusting Off

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything on the blog, but it’s been a crazy few months, friends. In February, I got the news (along with quite a few of my colleagues) that when my contract with DreamWorks Animation expired in April, I’d be leaving the studio. I haven’t talked about it much publicly, though friends have heard the ins and outs of my job worries and expectations. It’s a bad time in the visual effects and animation industry, with a lot of studios imploding and many jobs going to countries where the tax incentives are highest (hint: the U.S. isn’t one of them). I had an incredible run at DreamWorks and would jump at the chance to go back some day. The job lasted five and a half years, which is a lifetime in my industry, and I worked with very talented folks on some pretty amazing … Continue reading

Here’s to 2010–and to all of You!

2010 was an amazing year for me both personally and professionally. If you’ve been following my blog, you probably already know what some of the highs were, so rather than recounting them, I thought I’d take a moment instead to say “thank you.” Thank you to my family and in particular my wife Carol whose love and support have buoyed me through the good times and bad… Thank you to old friends for their lasting friendship and good cheer when I needed the boost.. Thank you to new friends (including those of you on Twitter I have not yet met in person) who have graciously welcomed me into their tribes… Thank you to my fellow classmates from the Clarion West Workshop–you are continuing sources of encouragement and inspiration, and I’m glad to be on the journey with you… Thank you to my instructors and mentors from Clarion West–I am still … Continue reading