Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Black Hills

I've gotten back into a "normal" sleep pattern after a week out in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I was working with the video guys at the Heartland District Sr. High Camp in Keystone, SD. We did some daily highlight videos along with some fun question videos. It was a great time and I love that part of the world! I hadn't been out there since the last time I counciled two summers ago. It was great to see some of the same kids from other churches and see how they had grown and was fun to get to meet some new faces!

Production on my animations are at a standstill at the moment as I've got a few things that are taking priority at the moment. But I will try to keep this thing updated with any tidbits about my work or any other stuff that I find you all might enjoy!

Until laterz!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Audience Voting

For those of you that have yet to hear about the Animadness contest I was a part of this past spring, the animated short is now online for all to view and then until July 7 (I think) you can then vote for my film so that I may have the honor of saying the public view my work in highest regard! :) The people's vote doesn't help me win the big money prize, but it'd still be kinda cool to get! My team's film is "Mydas' Touch".

After seeing the rest of the animations, I really feel like my team created a worthy product, especially since it was hand drawn. I have to admit that one or two other choices are some personal favs of mine, but still feel mine is in the top four! I hope you do too!

here's the link: http://www.nycmidnight.net/animadness/animadness.htm

The voting is at the bottom, just below the link to my film. I'll post when I get the final results later in July.


the Future Walt Disney?

I found this article, posted today on one of my daily must read sites. It's pretty interesting and makes me even more sure that I will be at Disney/Pixar one day...hopefully soon! Anyways, for anyone that wants to read the article that shows why John Lasseter could be, and in my humble opinion IS the "new" Walt Disney, here's that article link:


Until Laterz!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Put me in COACH...

...I'm ready to PLAY!! That's how I was feeling tonight as I went to my weekly Men's softball game. Now, I love playing competitive softball, and that's good since we are playing "A" ball (granted it's in Church league, but so what!). But just cause a guy loves it, doesn't mean he's a pro. When it comes to fielding, I tend to be catcher. When it comes to batting, I just pray I have the patience NOT to swing at the first pitch if it doesn't get into that nice, sweet spot. And then I pray that I can remember all my batting coach taught me (Thanks Ellie!) and hit the dang ball! After which getting onto that elusive first base is the goal.

So this game started the way most of the others did. You see my team tends to take the first game as a warm up and then hopefully win the second one. I played catcher (as usual) and then actually hit the ball a couple times...straight into the short stop's glove. Whatever. Then towards the end of the game, which we were down by not so much..but still a lot, and then we started hitting and I even got a run in. I even got to finally got to play one of my backup positions second (when there's someone that really wants to be catcher! ha!). And I had some good plays, if I say so myself.

We then took that momentum from the first game and took it hard to the unsuspecting second team. I hit every time at bat and made a few runs. I then was moved from catcher to FIRST of all places! I was kinda surprised, but the fact that we were up like 21 to 2 probably was part of it. We all actually were playing different positions. Not to toot my own horn, but I have to say that I did DANG good at first base. I had one line drive straight into my glove (thumbs still a tad sore, but I say "Bring on the pain!"). Then I had another line drive that went into my glove and then decided to leave my glove...fast. I also got to know the fence quite well as I went after a foul ball. Honestly, the fence jumped up in front of me! I woulda had that ball if it hadn't have jumped the fence!!!

All in all, I had a really enjoyable night. I LOVE THIS GAME!!!

Anyways..I know this ain't animation related...but ya never know..I may just do a softball short some day!!

Until laterz!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

More "Mydas'" inages

I know..your shocked and amazed that me, Dakota Kid, has posted TWICE in on day! Well, as you pull yourself up off the floor and back in front of your computer screen, take a look at a few more images from my last animation project. Still working on getting the actual short online. Keep ya posted on that.

Extra Projects

I realized that I needed to start posting more illustrations and stuff to show ya'll what I've been up too. So..that's what I'm gonna do. I was asked to do some illustration work for my church's vacation Bible school. Themed "Frog and Gator's Everglade Adventure"

Got some more stuff to post, but I'll get to that later.