Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ottawa 2014

at the ottawa international animation festival, soaking in all the creativity. so good.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

still here.

it's been awhile, but motion heads is still here. coloring ogres in the alps, as it were, and looking for the perfect motion heads studio building, made of stone and wood, nestled in the mountains, far from the ski resorts and the boisterous traffic of most of mankind...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

welcome tahirah!

summer intern tahirah pryor joined us last week. picked up on the coloring quickly and ready to plough into the thick of things...welcome to motion heads, tahirah!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

ogre at the plastic club

I presented the work of motion heads at the plastic club's "philadelphia independents" screening of local animators on saturday, march 29th. the evening was lively and full of enthusiasm, with the work of 12 different animators represented, including old friends and reunited colleagues, and a diverse group of artists present to celebrate the work of their peers.

sequence iv, lasting only a minute or so and in various stages of shot completion, screened before a receptive audience. it has been a long haul, but a moment like this gives one the motivation to keep on going through to the finish line, and also gives insight into the work that is not so easy to discover just looking at it on one's own.

deep and sincere thanks for the efforts of my motion heads team. sad not to continue to be working with some anymore, but grateful for everyone's time and energy.

so, onward and onward...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

list of plastic club presenters

motion heads will be presenting a work-in-progress excerpt of "the ogre & the mermaid" at the plastic club's "philadelphia independents" screening on march 29th, 7pm. Follow this link for a list of the animators who will be showing work there, with links to their work.

Friday, February 21, 2014

philadelphia independents

the plastic club has graciously invited me to help them organize a night of screenings of the works of local, independent animators. saturday, march 29th. details to be posted.

looking forward to assembling this group of artists, and looking forward to seeing what's going on in everybody's little corners of this urban jungle...whatcha been up to, neighbor?

motion heads will be there with a work--in-progress presentation of the ogre & the mermaid...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

spring 2014 interns

welcome to spring 2014 interns ra'shon, natalia, james, tim, and ginelle!

we are getting the hang of the coloring process for the ogre/mermaid, and digitizing drawings.

tablets out and have at it!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

motion heads therapy.

a growing collection of logos that also make use of an animated head:

proto motion heads, circa 1993; an early attempt at self-publicity.

number two of my collection of motion heads-like images (for number one, see three posts back). I think "art therapy" might be the ticket, actually...

number three: energy iq quiz.
number four: from montreal, last summer.

early prototype from the serpentelli days.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

and for the academically-minded, here's a link to Animation, Sage Journal. Peer reviewed critical essays on the art form:

Animation, Sage Journal

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014