This is a true story, and actually not very Thanksgiving-y. But as I gobble gobble this Turkey Day + give thanks, I’m reminded how thankful I am that my sister is a super hero.
We were seven. Swinging on our swing set in our backyard, just shooting the shit.
I was sucking on one of those peppermint candies at the time. Not the best idea on a swing.
As the candy lodged itself nicely in the back of my throat, I flopped over… backwards.
It was then that I realized I was probably choking.
So I began to make my way to my house. Noey looked like she was catching on.
It did not look good for little Joy. I knew my grandparents were home, but they were all the way up on the 2nd floor. Basically the journey back to my house was the worst.
Noey knew this was it. I was not going to make it up the stairs. She screamed something like, “Not today!” and threw my lifeless body over the railing.
Out popped the candy. “I’m alive!”
Just wanted to thank you for saving my life, Noey!
Twins are weird.
Joy and Noelle
I saw a commercial yesterday that actually made me squeak with delight. Much like this Sweet’N Low cloud rainbow, whenever I sweeten my own coffee and take that first sip, I too float on a hallucinogenic journey through the clouds. Look! Look how cute it is!
Founded by Joe and Kate Burrascano, Nathan Love is a NYC based animation studio. Described as their “misfit hideout,” Nathan Love looks like it might just be one of the funnest places to work ever. Rainbows bounce around the homepage of the site, and while I explored the About page, a disgruntled yellow crayon ran across the screen.
He’s so angry! The website is full of little surprises like this, which gives you a taste of their mischief.
Motionographer is always the first to write about the best new animation, so head over that way to read the full interview by the spot director, Anca Risca. My favorite part, “Animation and finishing happened quickly and smoothly, after which we all had cake and beer! Yaaay.”
I’ve always been a fan of their work, one of my favorites being their NBC Peacock. The only guideline was to create, “the best logo ever.”
Which, of course, they did.
November 17th was a big day.
It was especially exciting for me, personally. Because it was the day that I received my very own cowbell from Sodak!!
Gene Frenkle + I are really exploring the space. I have what appears to be a dynamite sound.
Thanks so much to Cable, Peter, Marc + any other angels who were responsible for making my day!!
Noey, now we have TWO.
In celebration of Nigel Tufnel Day…
“The number all go to eleven. Look right across the board. Eleven, eleven, eleven…”
For an AE assignment back in the day, in college, we had to pick a clip from a movie + animate a lip synch to the audio. This was my clip!