Monday, November 23, 2009


So... I've been taking crap from people for not posting. A lot's happened since I last posted anything. I made it through the Pixar Story internship, which was one of the greatest things I've ever gotten to do. It completely changed the way I think about filmmaking; Like a dough-eyed farm-boy, they take you in and break you down. A beaten dog, you raise yourself back up to become someone who knows what you're doing (somewhat). My mentor Ted Mathot was super patient in working with me, and also helping me steer clear of disaster, "Ted I'm gonna do it all in one-shot till the guy's arm gets cut...get it? First CUT?" Mark and Pete & the gang were all awesome and really cared about helping us be better storytellers. I still don't have the answers, but I feel like I know the right questions to ask myself. Is this what it really feels like to be in this situation? How can I show everything in one image? Is this the shot that's gonna make the audience feel it? I'm just starting on the path to good storytelling, but they definitely set me on the right direction.

(boards from a bigger sequence I did in Jim Hull's Story class)