Yulie Cho is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Integrated Product Design, but loves animation. She’s taking a Computer Animation course and for one of her projects was assigned to interview professionals in the business. She contacted us.
I always giggle to myself when people call me a professional, which is silly because hell yes, we’re pros — but it’s just that I so vividly remember being in college with an assignment to interview a professional in the business. Like it was yesterday. But that was almost 7 years ago so get over it, Noelle. You’re a grown up.
Anyway, Yulie is the best. This week she sent us some doodles she did; she made a comic of an incident that happened one day, just for fun. I love it because her style is great and I think it’s wonderful to take a funny moment from life and draw it out. I have been wanting to do this more lately and Yulie has inspired me. Also, I TOTALLY RELATE to this story. If you went to Pratt, I bet you can too. Enjoy, kids!
No matter how clean we kept our dorm, there were at least 5 incidences where we were up on our desks screaming like cartoon elephants over a tiny mouse or cockroach scurrying across the floor. Good thing Yulie is tons more brave than I am, and she knows how to handle herself in this situation.
366 Weird Movies is a project to create a list of the 366 Best Weird Movies of all time – one movie for each day of the year and an extra for leap years. Every Saturday they feature a weird short.
Scritch-Scratch did pretty well for itself in the festivals and on youtube, but not everyone gets this strange little film. It really made me happy to see that it ended up on the Saturday Shorts list on October 16th.
We’re honored to be included on the List with shorts like MUTO and Vincent as well as A Clockwork Orange, Donny Darko and many more feature films that I respect and admire.
Every year the Woodstock Film Festival gets better and better. Last week we attended the 2010 festival with some seriously cool highlights.
1. From the left, my fiance flew to NY from England that morning to surprise me. BONUS!
2. The Woodstock 2010 Festival trailer Joy, James and I created was a huge hit and got a great response from the audience. Click here to watch and see how it was made.
3. Saw a brilliant film called “Don’t Quit Your Daydream,” produced by John Loar and Adrian Grenier. It’s about a band, The Good Listeners (Nathan Khyber & Clark Stiles) as they road trip through America recording their third album. Go out and buy it immediately and while you are at it, check out their other albums.
4. The Animation Screening was sold out BOTH days! The psychedelic and sexy films were very well received by the hippies. In the photo from the left: Signe Baumane, Peter Ahern, James Buran, Bill Plympton, Noelle Vaccese, Joy Vaccese and Dustin Grella.
5. We saw Luke Matheny, director of a short called, “God of Love.” It’s a great film we caught at the Martha’s Vineyard festival a few weeks ago.
6. We recognized Nathan and Clark from the Good Listeners at the after party. They are really cool guys and got us on the guest list for a show they were playing at Levon Helm’s Barn.
7. Concert at Levon Helm’s. It was a rad experience, The Good Listeners opened and played a mind-blowing show and Levon Helm’s Band was incredible.
8. We had to leave to get to the Awards ceremony. Got there late to find that Peter won Honorable Mention for his animated short, Down to the Bone. He wasn’t there to accept his award because we were at the coolest concert ever. Congrats anyway, Peter!
9. Oh yeah! And Keanu Reeves won the Best Actor Award. WHOA!
To see more photos of the Woodstock Film Festival 2010, click here.
Someday I’ll have kids. It’s inevitable. When I do, they will grow up watching the Sesame Street we all grew up with. I have fun imagining the books I’ll have on their shelves too – like Gris Grimly’s children’s book collection – yeah, they definitely have to have that.