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In Between Empty Spaces; Or The New Sacred

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Chuck Jones

Video: “The Dot and The Line” by Chuck Jones, 1965.

Through out my boyhood of watching cartoons on TV, I always find myself staring at shows like the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck, without taking much notice to the creators of these incredible animations. The front man behind stage, as it were, is of course Chuck Jones. Besides his impeccable timing for the movements of the characters, what makes Jones an animation Godfather is his sense of storytelling through these moving pictures. He’s able to make you laugh and cry in the same clip, for he understands the logic of tragedy inevitably always turn into comedy (and vise versa). (more…)

Film Talk: The Way I live Now

It was such a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a movies two days ago. “How I Live Now” is a 2004 British film based on the novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff. The characters were immensely compelling, and the story was utterly unique in its genre. Half way through the movie I cared about the characters so much that I knew i would be devastated if one of them were kill. That’s captivating. If you haven’t seen it and you have Netflix, Watch it!

Here are some storyboards I did from this incredible film.

young girl with earphones.girl and her cousin talking. family gathering. girl walking downstairs. woman smoking.

Laughing Jan

This week has been pretty crazy with the beginning of the new semester. The week started out slowly but quickly escalated into whirlwind of assignments and art projects. Having my work-study with a yoga studio as a visual artist and a position as an animator of a short animation in an indie film, boredom should enter the frame very rarely. Since I haven’t done any new pieces because of the hectic change, I’ll post a sketch from the old days when I was still a naive little artist in the community college. Her name was Jan (sort for Janny).

A young girl named Jan laughing