Hey! Check dis shit out if you’re an animation nerd, or just interested in what happens in animations and the process. Smearing is a style that is used for motion blurs and inbetweening in animation. This sight posts still smears from various animations…
Hey! Check dis shit out if you’re an animation nerd, or just interested in what happens in animations and the process. Smearing is a style that is used for motion blurs and inbetweening in animation. This sight posts still smears from various animations…
YAOW! read my new article about the forever awesome Michael Langan, my fellow freind, animator, innovator, filmmaker….
read my new review on SXSW 2011′s animated Polish feature Jez Jerzey (George the Hedgehog)!!!!!¡¡¡¡
My friend Bastien Dubois’ short film Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage is nominated for an oscar!!! OMG! ITs an AMAZING short and I hope it beats Pixars short. It’s by far a better film and I personally think aesthetically Bastiens film blows any other short animation out of the water! He uses so many mediums from 3d animation to actual sewn animation. GENIUS.
I met Bastien officially at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, but really got to know him while I was at Sundance 2010 (our films were in the animation block together).
Not only is he a sweetheart, but he’s a freaking talented beast. I sure hope the academy recognizes him tonight! GO BASTIEN!!!!
Hey all! Read my review about Alex Taylor’s new short, Release The Flying Monkeys. What Waaaaat.
I am proud to announce that Melissa Loyola, my friend, roomate and fellow RISD F/A/V grad is helping me carpenter my way for my new short. I am doing a crap load of animation (aprox 6 mins) from hand drawn, computer to cut outs and stop motions, even some pixillation (how do you spell that!?). Luckily Mel is a goddess of basically everything from computers to building…she can do it all! I just hired her to build me a tiny stop motion table and a planer (sp?). I CANT WAIT TO ANIMATE ON IT!! Thanks MEL!!! Mel is awesome. She can make anything in no time! Hire her. Whether it be art director, animator or scenery designer/fabricator she knows her shit. POWER MEL. MELISSA LOYOLA
My new short BOOBatary will preimere at SXSW 2011 this march in the animated section!!!
YAAAAY!! THATS RIGHT! My boobs will be screened on the big screen in HD.
I just wished it came in 3d. 3d BOOBS = best thing ever.
are yooou planning to attend SXSW?! ME TOO! Come say howdy to me in person!
I write for this awesome film and music blog called 100 Down…check out my latest review about a weird film called Trick ‘R Treat…
I’m making my new short BOOBatary viewable to the world. NOW. At this very moment. WATCH THIS SHIT! You will explode with love for my boobs.
I made it in about a month! I didn’t have a job or anything and decided that I wanted to make a hand drawn animation. I went straight through using a pen, not even checking my previous frames…and this monster was born.
The coloring and audio are my favorite aspects about this short (and the cupcake). My main man composer ALEC HENNINGER (alechenninger.com) and I teamed up and recorded crazy shit in one day!! He being a genius put it together into this awesome track! It has a wide range of craziness. At some point it reminds me of PeeWee’s Playhouse. Also the boobies and their movements are flappingly awesome. I think I might have to make another boob short sometime soon.
Because I love the Scissor Sisters so much in my spare time I designed two album covers for their remix contest! YOU ALL SHOULD GO ONLINE LOOK AT THEM AND VOTE FOR THEM, IE. LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK AND SHARE THEM!!!!
Read this awesome article I wrote for this AWESOME new blog called 100 Down!! The article is about Bruce Springsteen’s new Doc, and I rip it to SHREDS. I’m the Shredder of the interweb…
hey all…i decided i was bored of drawing and made this sculpture sketch for an idea of a character im thinking of. hes not done yet…in fact. hes going to eventually be a she. a gorgeous she. i made this in 2 hrs. here’s a quicktime of me ‘animating’ it using my sweet non smart phone. the other stills are from my non smart phone.
So my BFF Lee/awesome music lady extraordinaire took me along as her date to the College Music Journal Festival this past week. It was a pretty rad fest. Laid back and shit loads of music nerds! I especially enjoyed staring at burnt out old musicians that were waaaaay too old to be wearing chucks, electric blue leather jackets, long hair with side burns and glasses. fantastic. I also go this sweet laptop bag. Now I need a laptop.
Music was good. and the films….surprisingly pretty damn good. The shorts were (I saw 4) all great! HILARIOUS! one was produced by Dennis Leary. It was amazing. It was a pilot for a TV show set in prison and the people that worked their and how everyone’s relationships were intertwined through things like sex, sperm, depression, all those good things. It was almost like a live action of Superjail! But with much less violence. I saw a horrible feature about some regular 20 something that somehow became the messiah and how the world loved him etc. SHIT. So bad. It was like Inception. They were trying to make the audience/viewer/dumbasses think what they were watching meant a lot more than what it actually was. It should have been a 10 minute short. It was dragged out, and lame. Heather Graham was in it. She did nothing for me. I wish she was wearing skates and was half-naked. It would have made the film much better.
I saw Love and Other Drugs by the director that did Blood Diamond….and. It. Was. Surprisingly….AWESOME. GREAT! I thought it was going to be another shitty chic flick-romantic-comedy-that-wasn’t-really-that-funny-with-hot-people-in-it kind of film, but it was more than that. It was about two people meeting and the struggle of being/falling in love/admitting it. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway are the two leads in it and they were naked perfection. I swear…I feel like I have seen Miss Hathaways naked body was too much. But anyway…Gyllenhaal played this womanizing/sexfiend pharmaceutical salesman whose never been in love and Hathaway played a sassy 26-year-old artist with stage one Parkinson’s. Sounds sappy…but it was a great portrayal of a relationship, depression, struggles of a 20-something and sex. SEE IT. You will like it. Promise. Even the men will like it. It’s also set in 1996 when Viagra was invented. Very interesting. I think it wasn’t just a romantic comedy…more of a black comedy drama love thing. I’d see it again. Gyllenhaal and the Director came in person which was great. I swear their were only about 70 people in the audience! I feel like most people were busy with the music part of CMJ to go to this. A true miss and unappreciated section of CMJ (the film). They definitely need to advertise for it better/have more films.
I then went and saw some hilarious stand up at Comix. I think the highlight of that night was Comedian/performer/artist Reggie Watts. He’s a fucking genius. He did more than make me laugh. He made my mind orgasm. Now. I had no idea who this guy was. He walked in and started mumbling this mashed up, mumbly, ghetto nonsense shit which made noooo sense!! i thought he was crazy which made me laugh. After a while he flawlessly switched his voice into a british accent and started ranting about nothing. HILARIOUS. He then plugged his microphone (so shiny I swear I could see my face in it) in an audio box/electronic thingy and made improve music/rap on the spot. Freakin genius I tell you. He beat-boxed and made it loop and rapped to it rapping about shit from a high mouse being attacked by a monster (then autotuning it at the same time) to CMJ shits, to shit. He is a one man show. More than comedy…or maybe new-aged comedy. He was beyond us. A true pioneer of whatever you call what he was doing. He made me cry he was so funny/smart. I think more people should be as crazy and experimental as him. Especially in the performing arts…no wait…in LIiiife. REGGIE WATTS. I love you.
HOLY FUCK GUYS. Some how Vice magazine found a photo of me dressed up for a 60s party. At least I’m a DO. I am completely embarrassed though. I can’t believe some of these comments!!!!! I was just dressing up for a party!!! AHHHHH!!
I’ve decided that when I’m bored I will make a walk cycle in a day. Here’s my first one…I think I really just focused on the face, but whatever. I made it. In a day-ish (less).
Hey. just did an update on my reel…. check it. holler.
I haven’t posted anything in a while. HIIII!!
Summer has been GROOVY!!! I love the heat and decided and fell in love with New York…its amazing in the summer. So much to do! So little time! Filled with sexy people, delicious foods, movies and FREE CONCERTS.
JESUS. I have been to soooOooo many concerts this summer. Last night I saw the Scissor Sisters. One of my favorite bands and they were definitely on my checklist of to see before I die list. I was supposed to see them at SXSW but unfortunately I booked my flight on the day they preformed
BUT….I finally saw them!!! CENTER. FRONTROW!! amongst the gays!!! AWESOME!! I went with my best friend Lee and my friend Misty. It was great. The opener was Casey Spooner…OMG. I had no idea he was gonna perform! I love him and Fisherspooner!! guilty pleasure. He was fabulous. Dressed in a silver suit reminiscent of Pewee Herman…but a sexy gay Pewee. He had a curtain backdrop that reminded me of Celine Dions music video, oh, whats it called….”when you touch me like this…blah blah….baby baby baaaaby….etc.”. He preformed by himself and sang to already recorded music. Apparently Mr.Sheers called him last-minute to tour. It was like a mixture of cock-tail hour/karaoke/theatrical performance. He rocked it. All by himself. It was really impressive and inspiring. He had dance moves to each song and his facial expressions were right on.
The Scissor Sisters were of course fabulous. Their outfits were pretty trendy also. I couldn’t stop staring at the guitarist for he had the tightest pants I have EVER seen. Seriously. I could see his penis. Also. Their backup singer wass waaaaaay sexy!!! She had the biggest boobies I have EVER seen….not really. But they were pretty big. It didn’t help in that she wore a tight spandex shirt thing with a deeeeeeep see-through v that went to her groin. She also wore Sandy from Grease pants. HOT. Jake Shears was of e a sexy beast. I love him. He is so talented. He basically paraded the whole time naked. I was ok with that. Ana Matronic was as fashionably awesome. Power to the pale. She rocked it and had the coolest Scissor Sister/futuristic tattoo. She wore a 50s/modern dress that was silver and showed her tummy. sex.
They played old and new stuff…the perfect mix. It was VERY loud. My ears hurt. I feel old. I wish that I could hear them sing better or maybe I just went deaf from the subwoofer.
The finale ended with scissor sister confetti. All in all, I’d say it was a great concert…Oh. and Susan Sarandon, Katy Perry, a famous American Idol gay man who I don’t know and a famous drag queen were there. they sat in the VIP section. Pretty cool.
Other concerts I saw this summer….
the Once duo, the Low Anthem, the Roots, Blitz the Ambassador, PUBLIC ENEMY (Flavor Flav rapped to me. again, I was front row), Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Sonic Youth….Theres more, but I forget at the moment. GREAT SUMMER!!!!! I can’t wait for next summer!
Other things happening….
Working on my short called OLD MAN…It’s gonna be interesting. Finished editing the audio…now animating. I’m building a TINY stop-motion table to fit in my room to make crazy shit. I can’t wait to see what it looks like…I have to finish by late December (5 minutes)…IM GOING TO DIE!!!!!! and GO CRAZYYYY!!!!! YAAAY! Keep an eye out for updates…..
Other stuff? Hanging with awesome friends, throwing awesomely themed parties and enjoying life. For some reason I have really gotten into that show called Bones. So good. Prospect Park in the summer is Dynamite!
I’m redesigning/fixing my website. prepare for better more simplistic awesomeness. im also starting to redo my reel cause ive done alot of cool stuff this year that must be added on! WORD.
I haven’t written in a while buuUuuut…last weekend was AMAZING!!!
I first went to Rhode Island, specifically Providence, specifically, spaciffacallly RISD. It was like I never left. Went to the senior FAV show and saw some FANTASTIC FILMS!! I wish I was in school still making awesomeness. I feel like one doesn’t truly appreciate college until you’re out and dying and poor. I got to see all my friends and then some. Saw some great teachers. All in all, I’d say it was great! I wish Providence was closer!
this was a bathroom…shoulda seen the inside!!! CRAZY SHIT! HA!
I then hungout with some great SXSW buddies ie the Future Machine aka the cool people aka kick-ass people who should move to nyc. we talked about chocolate, poop, life, booze and sex. ALL OF MY FAVORITE TOPICS! Wish I got to see them more, I feel like we would have INSANE adventures. http://thefuturemachine.com/
GOOD TIMES FRIENDS! I MISS YOOOOOUUUuuuuuuuuUUUU!
NOW. Coming back to NYC SUCKED. I have heard stories about this Fung-wah, but just thought it was talk and or people embellish the shit out of everything. NO. They were right. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
FIRSTLY….the bus broke down. IN CONNETICUT! EW! We had to wait for another bus to come which had people in it already. I then was forced to sit in the back RIGHT NEXT TO THE BATHROOM. now. if you have never been in this fung-wah bus, you have no idea what these bathrooms look like. they are not your typical bus bathroom. the doors dont lock sometimes, the screen covering you from the outside world is a piece of folded fabric that revealse your privates at every bump. and the toilet. THE TOILET!!! it was like someone dug out a hole in plastic. no seat cover. basically a cone hole. and the SMELL. JEEEZUS. the SMELL. urine for days. I feel like they never once cleaned that thing. needless to say I was smelling pee the whole ride back. and when someone walked in the door whoffed a load of pee smell into my nose and mouth. i felt like a bathroom. this old man stepped in to go to the bathroom. i turn and look around and the door flings open revealing the old man going to the bathroom!! i “eeped” and closed the door for him.
then. seriously, the LAST 10 minutes, we were arriving. we were in the city. some dude could not hold it. for those ten minutes. HE POOPED IN THE BATHROOM. I CANNOT CONVEY THE SMELL THAT MY BODY SMELT/FELT/ABSORBED. I THINK I DIED THAT DAY.
DO NOT RIDE THAT BUS!
CUTE BUNNNNNNY!!! <3
MEATWAFFLE is a finalist in the ANIMATION category for OvationTV’s film director contest! VOTE FOR MEATWAFFLE!!!
For the Viewers’ Choice category, the Film that receives the most votes from among the Finalists between May 24, 2010 and June 4, 2010 on the Contest web page will win for that category.
The Top Film winner and the Viewers’ Choice winner will have their films air on the Ovation television network during the American Revolutionaries: The Directors event in July 2010 and potentially screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Best of Comedy, Best of Drama, and Best of Animation winners will receive on air and online promotion and a HD Flip Camera (Approximate Retail Value $199.99).
I’m especially psyched about the jurors and the mere fact that they will be seeing/viewing/judging my mooovie ***Ronald S. Magliozzi***….
Ian Birnie is the Consulting Curator in the Film Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Previous positions include Director of Distribution for Janus Films in New York, and Director of Film Development for Telefilm Canada in Toronto.
From 1998 to 2006, Birnie worked on special projects for the Hamburg-based European Film Promotion (EFP) organized and moderated a series of young directors’ panels at the Toronto Film Festival, and edited the “Shooting Stars Tenth Anniversary” book for which he interviewed twenty actors from as many countries. He is an experienced film festival programmer, having programmed the Galas at the Toronto Film Festival (1992-96), and the Northern European films – including a 12 film “Spotlight on Danish Cinema” – at the Bangkok International Film Festival (2004-06).
In 2003, he was awarded the honorary title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the French government.
Ronald S. Magliozzi
Ronald S. Magliozzi is Assistant Curator in the Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.
Magliozzi joined the Museum in 1978 as Assistant Supervisor of the Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center as a specialist in special collections research and development. Active in the International Federation of Film of Film Archives, he chaired its Documentation Commission from 1990-1997.
Since 1993 he has organized over fifty theater and gallery exhibitions including Tim Burton (2009-2010), Pixar: 20 Years of Animation (2005-6), Rediscovering Roscoe: The Careers of “Fatty” Arbuckle (2006), Franz Waxman: Music for the Cinema (2007), and Cruel and Unusual Comedy (2009). Publications include Treasures from the Film Archive (Scarecrow Press, 1988), Film Archiving as a Profession (The Moving Image, 2003), Let’s Go in to a Picture Show: Silent Cinema Recordings 1907-1922 (Il Giornate del Cinema Muto, 2006), Tim Burton (Museum of Modern Art, 2009).
Jamie Patricof is the founder of Hunting Lane Films, a production company based in Los Angeles. He produced HALF NELSON, by filmmakers Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, which premiered in 2006 and went on to win three Gotham Awards, two Spirit Awards, and a “Best Actor” nomination for the film’s star, Ryan Gosling, at the 2007 Academy Awards.
Patricof has also produced the documentary film CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO, released in 2007, and SUGAR, the sophomore feature from Fleck and Boden, released by Sony Pictures Classics in April 2009. Patricof recently completed BLUE VALENTINE, a film co-written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, which premiered at Sundance 2010 and will be released this year by The Weinstein Company.
Patricof is an Executive Producer for the The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo and is in production on a documentary for ESPN’s 30/30 series, directed by Ice Cube and based on his personal journey as an LA Raider’s fan. Patricof executive produced Players: Ludacris and a tribute to the seminal hip-hop group Run DMC and Jam Master Jay: The Last Interview for VH1. Prior to that, he produced ESPN’s The Life, a behind-the-scenes look at athletes’ lives off the field, which was nominated for an Emmy.
Charles Segars is Chief Executive Officer of Ovation TV, the only cable network dedicated to art, culture and personal creativity. He is also the founder of Los Angeles-based Sparkler Entertainment, which is active in media investment and strategic advisory work, as well as motion picture and television production. He recently served as Executive Producer of National Treasure: Book of Secrets, sequel to the worldwide box office hit National Treasure for which he wrote the original story and executive produced.
In 2004, Mr. Segars joined MarketRange Inc., a leading creator and manager of online, subscription-based, lifestyle and entertainment communities as Chief Marketing Officer. In 2001, along with Ken Solomon, current Chairman of Ovation TV, he was heavily involved in the creation, launch, and operation of cable television’s preeminent lifestyle network, Fine Living, where he managed all aspects of the network including programming, production, promotion and strategic partnerships.
Previous to Fine Living, Mr. Segars was a senior executive at DreamWorks SKG where he was instrumental in developing both traditional television and new media ventures. During his tenure, he played a key role in all creative and operational aspects of DreamWorks Television.
Prior to DreamWorks, Mr. Segars was Vice President of Primetime Specials, Reality and Event Programming at CBS, where he was responsible for the development and production of all entertainment and reality specials and series. He began at CBS as Director of Late Night and Non-Network Programming and supervised the launch of “Late Night with David Letterman.”
He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and began his career as a documentary film producer.
YO! CHECK OUT KE$HA’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG! I had the pleasure to animat/color/work on this video thanks to my friend Lizzi Akana who directed the animation sequences. It’s Yellow Submarine inspired! COOL!
tonight i was a lame-o and stayed in. i painted this in about 2 hrs. i don’t remember the last time i have painted anything. i miss it. i want to paint moooore and learn more technique somehow/somewhere. perhaps i shall move to italy and have many italian lovers and paint them. i hear italians smell like pasta. yum.
People are emailing and asking if any of my drawings are for sale…well. YES. They are.
EMAIL MEEEE while I figure out how to do some spiffy paypal thingamajig page thing.
Want a custom painting? drawing? stills from an animation? photocopy of my bum? CAN DO!
go. touch yourself while thinking about my art.
How ya doin?
Long time no chat. I missed you.
is now available on INDIEFLIX!!! RENT,BUY, Streeeeam it!
That makes me want to watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. My favorite. Apparently this girl I went to school with’s uncle played that freaky shaman who ripped out peoples hearts in that film. I can definitely recite the lines he says while he rips out the hearts. weird.
Forgot to post this…another addition to my randomly cool trashcans collection…taken at Rockaway beach last weekend. It was a very misty day. It seriously looked like a horror movie. I was expecting an ax murderer to pop out of this very trashcan. Or a small person. A small person ax murderer. Yes. Scary. I know.
Did I mention I submitted to the SXSW Poster Contest of Doom? I did. I obnoxiously submitted two versions for Meatwaffle. One having nothing really to do with the film itself, which I think is Hilariouus. Check it!
ps. the winning poster was of a horse. wtf. people have no cahones.
heres my first recockulous one…
and my Meaty one…
Believe it or not…up until today…I have not seen David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD. Everyone for years have been telling me to watch it and I suppose I hadn’t just to defy everyone else. I’m stupid. What the fuck Leah. What the fuck.
Jesus. ha. today’s Easter. Happy Easter you all who celebrate it! I don’t. But. I like chocolate. and bunnies. and eggs, sometimes.
David Lynch. Should watch my Meatwaffle and other stuff and we should make a sweet sweet film baby. It would be crazy.
I would definitely meditate with him also.
Apparently he’s really into that and transcendentalism.
Eraserhead was supposedly his response to living/going to school in Philly. AMAZING. or more like…SAMESIES…in that I’m from Philly.
How does one contact him? My producer knows someone who’s friends with him, perhaps I will persuade him to gimmie a contact address/email/cellular telephone. Do you think David Lynch has a cellular telephone? I would think he would have an old suitcase-phone. I’d have one. If I could find one.
there’s a lot to ponder about now…I feel inspired. I will go write my feature now…and animate…Yeaaah!
SXSW!! I went! Austin Texas people! So AWESOME! I stayed with my friends Eric, Jeff and Ben and had a blast! I basically met great people, hung out with amazing filmmakers and watched films till my ass fell off! All in all, Id say it was a perfect time. The theaters were like restaurants and you could order foods and booze while at the movies! AMAZING! I spent all my money on food and booze. I am moneyless right now, but it was worth it!
The weather was PERFECT!!! T-shirts and skirts the whole time. I might have gotten a wee bit burnt, but hey, I am vampire and need some burning action once in a while.
I had the honor/pleasure for my film to play/compete next to the famous Guy Maddin!!! I met his cinematographer! He was too cool for school. I also met some AMAZING filmmakers! It was seriously like camp for grown-ups. It again was a total sausage fest, which I loved. Ah…hanging out with adorable, awkward filmmakers is the bane of my existence. From talking nerd to seeing DEVO!!! AHHH! I MET DEVO! or the two remaining people of DEVO!!! but I met them! I gave em my DVD and hope to dear Zeus they will watch it.
Some cool films I saw?? well…the Midnight Shorts and basically all the Narrative Shorts were pretty great! Finally saw Tub…I suggest that the whole world watch it. It will change your soul and make you want to fuck a tub. I saw a film called ‘Have You Seen My Hair’ made by some COOL and talented Boston Boys…Chris Maggio and John Wilson with ingenious help by Kevin Brunswick…a music video-esque short shot from POV with great weird shots reminiscent of Being John Malkovitch (one of my fav movies of all time) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind…I don’t want to ruin it, watch it.
Some other Fab stuff I saw were well…ALL of the Experimental Shorts, Jeff Drew and Peter Ahern’s animation shorts (their stuff is brilliant…go watch it…also ENTER THE VOID!!! MY GOD>AMAZING!!! visually stunning. It’s like being on LSD…at least that’s what I think it would be like. The colors are bright NEONS and the whole film has a flicker/strobe effect which is brilliant. it reflects the cameras POV with blinking and the lighting and colors mime the blinking!! CRAZY!!! I hear I have to see more films by Gaspar Noe. I think he’s ahead of his time. Just the credits alone reflected a hodgepodge of Japanese infused epileptic futuristic animation that seriously blew my mind. Chunks of my brain remain at the Alamo Drafhouse in Austin. Best shit EVER. The only bad thing I have to say about this thing is a. yes, they did indeed enter that void and b. the film was TOO long!!!! TOOOOO LONG. Nothing should be longer than 2 hours. No one has the attention span for that anymore. Jesus, Gasper. Shouldnt you of all people know that? With your cool futuristic titles and trippy color coma induced lights?? huh? yeah? well. Dont do it again. Good thing one of the last shots was a POV of a vagina getting pounded via penis. you saved yourself for now Gasper.
I wish I stayed longer and had more energy to see music events…I saw a band called Tanlines play. They rocked and are actually from NYC! Perhaps I can convince them that I should make them a music video. They sound like a sweet sweet love child of Coldplay, Vampire Weekend and the Knife. SEXY. Im SAD I didn’t get to see Scissor Sisters preform. I’m sure they were brilliant. Some day I will see them. Before I die I will.
On that note. Austin. AMAZING. Go there! Meet DEVO. Watch vaginas and penis’. Meet cool gay filmmakers and awesome Bostonians. Talk to people that fuck Tubs. And above all people…drink while watching movies at the Alamo Lamar Drafthouse and then maybe mosey on to the Highball for Supprreeeme Karaoke, bowling and Highballs that will get you drunk off your balls.
Die Antwoord. Heard of them? they’re CRAZY awesome! South African Rap group….what I really like about them is their sweet beats and bizarre visuals. Pretty awesome lyrics. I think theirs something (something) nostalgic with them visually and the way the Ninja rap master raps is uniquely retro/culturally perfect. I also like that the group has a female vocalist/rapper/supremely awesome performer in it. DJ Hi-Tek’s beats rock my world. All three of them combined make a great performance group…Something everyone would appreciate/like. I personally think they’re artists not just musicians, kinda like Lady Ga Ga.
They made all of their stuff…videos, photos and even their “next-level interwebsite”. Theirs this great interactive part of their site where you can go into a black and white room with primitive/street art graffiti that was in their latest video and click on things that bring up a strange video/stinger…brilliant.
If you could only listen to one song by them I’d say
either Enter the Ninja or Fish Paste
free download of Fish paste:
Checkout their freeky site at:
Word. The Channel Fredarator featured meatwaffle on their site…
also read the sweet interview with Bailee DesRocher and read what my favorite curse word is or a term of endearment some would say…..
good show, good show. Shes a funny one that Bailee.
On another note, got into SXSW and am going to the sweet sweet Austin March 12-20th. Hit me up if your going! we will watch a flick or grove to some muzak. My manager/bestie Lee and I are DRIVING to Austin. Yes! DRIVING. FROM NY to AUSTIN in the span of 2 days! CRAZY! I hope we don’t die. wish us luck. will update soon!
I have an AWESOME project coming up…keep an eye out!
SUNDANCE 2010…in the great Park City UTAH I went. The “city” is 10000 feet above sea level nicely nestled in and on monumentous mountains. It was a fantastic town, each house being color coded to look like a pop-up book or a gingerbread house. Ski lifts molested the city, as it should, because that was the BEST snow I have ever seen. SERIOUSLY. you think, naw, she’s just crazy (true), theirs snow all over. it all looks the same. NOT.
In all my years of viewing snow, all 23, this Utah snow was the most beautifully perfect snow I have ever laid my eyes on. The most perfect snowflakes are born in Utah. perfect little gems that sparkle even at night.
I didn’t even mind the cold. It wasnt like the East Coast cold, it was a milder, dry cold. not like nycs death-cold that literally slaps you in the face with winters wrath.
So what better place to have a GIGANTIC film festival?
All the directors (or most of) were amazingly nice and a pleasure to have met. I think this is the most I have ever networked in my life. I’m still recuperating. I met directors, producers, celebrities, doctors, and every thing industry related. Parties every night, you have to choose which you will attend because there are so many. Free music performances. SWAG.
NOW. I think if I ever go to Sundance again and have a film in the damn thing, I would bring/hire a publicist. They know where it’s at. I think they have a sixth sense for finding a. Swag and b. publicity/attention
They are starving for both and I’m clueless about both. Their were free things given in the street, white tents that you needed to show a credential to get into, even elaborate instructions for codes and bouncer names to get into specific swag suites. it was crazy!
Most of my time at Sundance was networking and partying. I mostly stuck around the animators (shocker) and some other select directors the whole time. man. them animators were fantastic. all sweet, genuine dudes. extremely talented too. it was an honor having my dinky short being played next to these artists. I think animators tend to stick together, at least that is what i have observed at festivals. I hope to bump into these chaps again! maybe even work with them!
the directors brunch was surreal. I believe we went to Sundances ranchy-real headquarters-redfords estate-like place that had skiing. all the directors were whisked away via bus into more mountains to this place where we had a fantastically delicious brunch. some celebs were there too. Robby was their obviously. That dude from Entourage. mark ruffalo. adorable. and of course bill gates? billl gates. well. he was standing their by himself munching on some cheese and bread, so i decided, when the hell else would i speak or be near bill gates and went up to him. i asked him why the heck he was at such a gathering (i stupidly didn’t know at the time that his bing, ha, was at sundance and apparently he supported a film that was in the fest. dumb leah.)….anyway. i asked him why he was here. he laughed and said that he has a passion for film and wanted to meet the fellow filmmakers. so. i introduced myself told him a lil ditty about my short, shook his hand, said it was a pleasure to have met him and then walked over to Robert Redford. My friend and fellow animator Jeff Drew and I decided that it would be best to double team the Redford, so we did. We talked about short films and animations and Redford told us how much he appreciated both etc. the whole time he stared at my hair. if you look in the pic i have here, hes still looking. or maybe hes just lost. i like that his sweater is a bit sheer. u sexy, Redford you.
On another note involving Sundance….I was talking to this cute guy and later found out it was an actor from Mad Men! HA! I think we look adorable here…..
my school wrote about me!!! super coolness!
look at the commercials I worked on….
ones for Boost Mobile and I made alot of the set/props/clothing and the other is for Amnesty International. I animated, built sets and made puppets for it. pretty cool…
for some reason the stupid blarg wont let me post this video…go to
to see it!! WOO!
For New Years my swanky friend Beth bought my friends and I Flavor Tripping Miracle Berries. Now if you dont know what they are they are berries (ours were in pill form) that rewire the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy. DELICIOUS. Grapefruit tasted like if someone poured sugar all over it and beer tasted like chocolate.
I think this would be great for people who want to be anorexic. just pop a miracle pill and then calorieless lemons, limes, pickles and grapefruits taste like delicious candies from the gods. I could do that forever, except my mouth after eating lemons and limes for an hour went raisin and chapped. hot.
I can finally tell the world that I got into Sundance and Slamdance. CRAAAAaaaZY!
Unfortunately little Utah will not allow my to be in both festies. apparently I cannot premiere my Meatwaffle (MEATWAFFLE) at both festies in the same state. I feel like they’re fighting. Why can the festies get along? Why cant I play my Meaty-Meat-waffle at both. Im honored to be in both festivals and would love to attend both. what the heck!! So I have contemplated about this for about 2 weeks and was forced to pick just one.
I went with SUNDANCE.
Sorry Slamdance. I really am. Perhaps some other time? I feel like I just cheated on a boyfriend and just confessed. I feel horrible, but I had no choice! I was forced to pick! Why cant I have both? Some Mormons can have more than one wife…why cant I have more than one festival? Id love them equally and unconditionally.
Im excited to go to Sundance and meet the people of Utah.
I think Sundance should have a “filmmakers are very VERY poor, especially ones who just graduated from a ridiculously expensive college and who are working on pro bono commercials for Amnesty in nyc…so give them your money and support and pay them to go to Sundance” fund.
I need a sugar daddy. now. perhaps I will prostitute my feet out. I have recently found strange foot fetish ads on Craigslist and have contemplated on whether or not I should apply for them. Why not get a foot massage and worshiped while getting paid? It would pay for my trip to the cold cold Utah and Sundance. foot prostitution it is…
I forgot to mention that our reel won bestie of the festie for the student reel competition at OTTAWA. SHEBANG!
HALLOWEEEN. instead of buying my slutty alice in whoreyland costume or something skankyass at a store, i decided to make my costume. hmmm. but what should i be? i have a blond fro. hmmm. bette midler? the blonde venus? a mad scientist? naw. i will be the cartoon hottie Patti Mayonnaise. adorable id say. people actually knew who i was which was nice. i also made matching underwear so when i “hypothetically” bent over in my drunkenness people would still get a view of my awesomeness and polka dots. tim was robert de niro from Taxi Driver. soo badass. he made me shave his head which freaked me out because i didnt want to mess up his sweet do. i eventually got over myself and shaved that bitch. good times. i wish i ate candy…instead, an intensely crowded white castle filled with drunk 20 somethings and thousands of mini burgers. we got a tad bit lost so i started asking random people in the street where the fuck we were. most people i stopped just so happened to be gay and they all responded with something like ::GASP:: “Bette Midler!”…..no. Patti Mayonnaise. agh. the parties we went to were a lot of fun and were extremely crowded. i wish there was some dancing…and candy. that would have made the night even more amaaaazing…..
warning: I DONT KNOW NO GRAMMER
my goodness. Ottawa. Home of Canada’s parliament which is gorgeous, poutine…still haven’t had it, a GIGANTIC spider statue and of course north America’s biggest/baddest international animation festival.
I went. It RULED. That is all.
My friend/roomy Timothy…who actually had a piece in the fest (word.) drove me, my friend Lizzie and Gene up from lil NYC to the Ottawa. it actually (Tim will say I complained..I did…Im a jew. I can’t help it) was a good ol drive filled with strange rest stops which in the bathrooms gave you the option of purchasing a lovely cockring, condom (European style), or lube while you rest. What the heck Canada? You freaky bitches. Not only you can pump your gas with fuel and buy a sandwich but you can also buy a cock ring…with or without spikes. goood times. we survived on tastykakes and awesome asian gummies. I do not like pineapple.
Because I can type about Ottawa and my time there for EVERRR…I will be a wee bit brief.
I crashed in Tims hotel room, because hes awesomely nice which ended up being sooooo much fun because a bunch of other cool animation peeps were staying in the same hotel as us=constant partying 24/7. Man. Animators can sure party. its insane. I believe I was slightly inebriated at least every night there, needless to say I can get tipsy from one beer, but I was STILL slightly inebriated. STILL.
Everyone I met were extraordinarily nice (I believe it was the maple, hockey and bacony-yummys) and I made some great friends/contacts. Pumpkin carving happened…I didnt do it this year (though our pumpkin last year ruled the school…we made a nude pumpkin man in a jail cell….who was suggestively getting some from his inmate. sick.).
DID I MENTION OTTAWA IS FUCKING COLD????
seriously. it’s about 20 degrees colder there at least!! I wore my winter jacket the whole time and was forced to buy gloves because Ottawa wanted my hands to fall off. bah. i HATE the cold. apparently that was nothing and we should come back in February to witness the real Ottawa cold. PSH. Fuck no. never. ever. animation festivals are cold and good enough for me.
While walking in Ottawa with some friends a gang of dudes ran by us pushing us while another guy ran past us…who just so happen to have a GIGANTIC knife. It was like a hunters knife. or a machete. only in Ottawa. or west philly.
oh yeah. the animations were cool too even though my ass kept falling asleep. some man behind me at some point fell asleep and snored. I swear my numb ass vibrated from his snarly-snores.
there were some amazing animations…especially the Estonian pieces. they were FANTASTIC! I mean one piece was if you combined obnoxious pastels, a John Waters flick, Edward Scissorhands and Ryan blah-blee-blah-bloo from RISD…freaking genius. The timing in them was absolutely perfect…and it made the films…not to mention their bizarre aesthetic which I would obviously love. the first flick had a scene with a couple molesting each other while cutting a fish and molesting a fish…i thought it was seriously sexy. even though they Western screwing each other, the timing of them touching and moving almost flying in the kitchen was perfect. The fish they kept cutting was in a sort of cycle where when they cut it, it healed and the proceeded to do the same thing until the next scene. meow. it was so nonsensical that it actually made sense (the whole piece). I think people should make more films like this, or other people than Estonians. They’re not afraid to experiment with well…ANYTHING!!!! how can I become a native Estonian?
the fest btw…was a total SAUSAGE fest!!! I loved it. Sexy dorky nerd dudes talking about animation = do me now.
It’s crazy to see how the industry is definitely run by men…not to be a feminist or anything….but that’s just stupid. Actually the one interesting female who actually spoke/was a judge was Suzan Pitt… a goddess. Her retrospective was great and it was refreshing to see animations that were daring and without robots, dinosaurs, zombies, futuristic things and dicks. o wait. there were dicks. but asparagus dicks. Will YOU have my babies Suzan? some dude at the Don Hertzfeldt retrospective asked him that. GAY. really? thats what you tell/ask Don in front of hundreds of people? give him a break. Im sure he gets thousands of boy fan mail everyday telling him how badly they wanna bone him. JESUS. Don seemed like a normal, nice guy and the people at the retrospective asked the woooorst questions. all stupid things like something with wine and jesus to babies and animation. BORING. these were dumb questions im sure he is asked all the time, and yes, he is Jesus. i think he should be asked strange random questions that have NOTHING to do with animation and babies. i seriously wanted to get up and ask him what his favorite sandwich is…even at the after party people surrounded him till he was literally cornered, and im sure no one asked him what his favorite sandwich was. sad times Don, sad times. hes just a normal dude who likes to draw. bloody depressingly hilarious drawings.
Theres more…but I am too damn lazy to type more. I will however post some sweeet and strange bathroom pictures from Ottawa soon…when I get them from Michaela. The bathrooms were AMAZZZZZINNNG…this one had a drinking fountain literally attached to the bowl but had a strange pipe leading from the bowl to the fountain…you will just have to wait to see this magical thing.
ps. I was asked what my inspiration was for MEATWAFFLE. my life motherfucker, my life. why do we have to explain everything? or at least Americans must have a cohesive explanation or they blow up. the Estonians never explain. perhaps I will start making up strange stories on my inspirations. like. one day i was tripping on e and ended up in the pinebarrons. a bear saw me and thought i was a dying salmon because i was flapping up and down on the ground fucking the dirt because i thought it was so sexy and the dirt felt like silky finger tips molesting my dirty skin. the bear came over and smelled me to decide if i was indeed a dying salmon. he decided i was and ate me in one gulp. a local gunman near by saw the bear and shot him in the head…he gutted him and pulled me out and being night-time, decided to leave me in the bears warm newly dead carcass to go get help. sitting in the bear carcass in my drug induced a coma, i decided i should make something resembling MEATWAFFLE. http://www.vimeo.com/6801558
here ye here ye…
I have just uploaded my Jr. project FUCKING BAGS.
A glorious tale of paper bags, sexytime, pimples that pop and tasty candy. Mmmmmmm delicioso.
Coolness. Im on Cartoon Brew which rocks my socks off! Im feeling soo pee in my pants happy! http://www.cartoonbrew.com/shorts/meatwaffle.html#comments
Jerry writes: This is either genius or nonsense…
I personally think its genius-sense. I think that in a lot of art if its not blatantly explained then its torn to shreds. why does something have to have a straight narrative?? I thought that art means to express whatever someone wants to express be that nonsensical nonsense or commercial narrative. People are afraid to amerce themselves completely and just let it happen (i hope that made some sense). What I like is that it can have many different meanings to many different people. Its like a magical eight ball. but hey. EVERYONE’S A CRITIC!! They have their damn right to judge whatever is presented. Go judge MEATWAFFLE world, go judge!
on a kinda seperate thought….
It’s DA BOMB!! Waay better/more effective way to view/show/upload videos! I suggest that EVERYONE in the whole damn world best switch to the vimeo. who knew. i didn’t.
Hey. I forgot about the hard-blogging-life. How goes it?
I have forever decided that this is possibly the most addicting computer game I have EVER played. GO PLAY IT!!
sooooooo simple…soooo addicting!
Also. I have permanently moved to NYC. VISIT ME.
I have 3.5 jobs.
I LOVE THEM!
I have also decided that people who read my shit should ask me questions which I will then answer in my next blog.
That is all.
also. listen to power 105.1
I get to screen the crazy callers and edit them for the radio! COOLNESS!