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They have a pool.

I dream of working for Pixar. Well, actually, any animation studio. Laika, our local animation studio, will be building a 30,000 foot production studio in Tualatin within the next few years. I interviewed for a job with them once. Oh to work for an animation studio. dream dream dream.
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19 Peel Street

Stephan Kozak is an award-winning animator/technical director living in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Toronto and an Art and Art History diploma from Sheridan College. After completing a Maya training course, he continued on to become an animation instructor at the University of Toronto. Currently he is an animator/technical director at Alliance Atlantis in Toronto. Stephan also teaches animation classes part time at the Academy of Design.
Nineteen Peel Street began as a student project while studying animation at the University of Toronto. Being his first animated short, Nineteen Peel Street is a culmination of his initial experience with animation software. It is a story about imagination. The viewer is entertained with two notions: one of reality, the other of fantasy. Despite their inherent differences, these conceptions share common boundaries within the mind of a child. Peel Street, being a part of Stephan’s past, exists in a small suburban town just outside Toronto. It explores the importance of time and captures personal moments of childhood. Reflecting on these moments throughout our lives not only tells us where we are from, but who we really are.
Peel Street is the street Stephan grew up on.
Environments (houses, rooms, the family car, crib, rocking chair) were drawn from photographs and recollections of his past.
Family photos (important dates and events) are framed along the walls at the end of the film.
Alias/Wavefront's Maya animation package was used for modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering; Adobe After Effects and Alias/Wavefront's Composer for compositing.
Original concept, story, animation, final design: Stephan Kozak
Music composed and performed by Big Honkin Spaceship.
Visit the link above to see stills from the short film and to find quicktime links to watch the movie.

Just watched it on the OPB's The Short List, a program showcasing short films from around the world.

Toast Pong

Jan. 4th, 2008 10:26 pm
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Nuttin better. :D

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Looky what's going on in P-town! I'm gonna hop on over and volunteer as much as I can tomorrow so I can hit some of the panels I am frothing over. I already missed the Anime movie wanted to see, Tekkon Kinkreet. :( But there's still TONS of stuff happening through Sunday!

Panels, Presentations and Film showings


An Afternoon with Henry Selick
(I already wrote to Neil Gaiman asking if he was going to be in town soon. Portland Based LAIKA entertainment (formerly Wil Vinton Studios), is making Coraline. 3D Stop Motion animation!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Princess Iron Fan
Walt Disney Animation Studio Shorts
Adult Swim: Past, Present and Future


PIXAR: Screening and Behind-the-Scenes Look at Lifted

Gary Rydstrom

Pixar Animation Studios director Gary Rydstrom hosts an advance screening of Lifted, his Academy Award® nominated short film, which marks his directorial debut. Rydstrom, a seven-time Academy Award® winning sound designer, will provide insight into his work on Lifted, highlight his past Pixar works in a rare theatrical screening of Pixar's first four shorts (Luxo Jr., Red's Dream, Tin Toy, and Knick Knack), and discuss his recent transition from sound design to animation film director in this behind-the-scenes presentation.

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Le Marchand de sable

OMG...(holding hand over mouth)

More under the cut!

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ok, I think 6 vids is enough for now. :)
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Official site of the short film "terres concientes" - Stonexperience

watch the short film HERE

I hope this one got an Oscar nomination somewhere. Or at least a french award.
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Hey, they may be in french, but they're still totally cool!

Make sure and check out Sigg Jones

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