Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And the Nominees are:

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Pirates got a nod for best visual effects! Even though I had only a very small part in this film, its still cool that it got a nomination. Surf's Up got a nomination for best animated film. Juno got a nomination for best picture. The Golden Compass got a nomination for visual effects as well. Congrats to Rhythm and the team of people that worked on that film.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Lineup

This lineup appeared on an LA times article late this afternoon. There are a few cool acts on there although I have seen most of the ones I want to already. Melissa and I have been thinking about skipping Coachella and going on a different vacation this year. We'll see what happens.

The Orphanage

I dont usually go to the movies on Monday night. Last Monday night was different. I went to see this film at the West side Pavillion with Melissa and a few other people from work. I have to say it was well worth it! What a film. It is produced by the same guy who directed Pan's Labrinyth and carries alot of the same intensity. The story is a dark twist on the Peter Pan fable. It does a great job of creating a scary and intense experience without resorting to obscene violence and gore. Eli Roth should take note. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Go see this one!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just a few drawings

From the figure drawing class I was taking recently at R&H.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Father and Daughter

I've been looking at alot of short animated films in my free time lately. This one stood out to me. It has good animation, great style and a touching story. Thats a hard combination to accomplish.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy New Year!!

What a trip! I just got back from my second trip to Michigan in as many months. It was one of the best visits I've had in a while. After a week or so I was ready to get back to LA but seeing family always helps to put things in perspective. I also got to see alot of good friends from high school college. I had a chance to meet up with my good friend Ryan Pretzer. I've been friends with him since, well.. lets just say that our parents knew each other before we were born. Thats a long time. He works as a sports writer for the Pistons now and gave me the chance to come and check out a game from his point of view. It was amazing. I got a tour of the Palace of Auburn Hills and got to go "backstage" as the Pistons took on the Indiana Pacers. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the Pistons, so this was a huge thing for me. Here's a couple picutres from my time there. I hope everyone had a good New Year. Good luck in 2008.