Simpsons couch gag by french director Sylvain Chomet (La vieille dame et les pigeons, The Illusionist, les Triplettes de Belleville).
Aw, you’re welcome! I need to reblog my fellow artists a bit more often. :D
A whole generation of little girls are about to be told that the way they look is valid and that they can be the hero. The new Annie is kind of a big deal you guys!
I feel badly that I didn’t really realize how bad the situation was until I was showing at an Anime Con a number of years ago and a mother came up and bought all the Zap! stuff I had of Holly, Callisto, and Europa (all female characters of color) and I asked if her daughter was a fan and she said “No, but I think she will like these.” It hit me hard that a little black girl who likes anime and cartoons doesn’t have a lot of characters who look like her to relate to. UGH. What are we doing, society? It hurts my feelings for these kids to just type up that story.
I have to admit I teared up a bit looking at the trailer. It’s really something special. :)
Things have been going alright lately. Not bad, not great. But good. Just wanted to make note of that.
The editing lasted approximately 3 weeks. For Ernest and Celestine, the editor was working on the film, cutting scenes, removing them, replacing them… I was coming regularly to see her proposals so we could talk about it. The editing is a moment when a director has to rethink things, which is not always easy.
These kind of arguments happen sometimes. The director can use two different kinds of weapons to struggle against the editor:
I got an Adipose Stress relief toy from a fan today! He’s so cute and squishy! (And actually kinda feels like fat.) It’s great!
Had to post this directly to Tumblr/Twitter like a plebe since Instagram doesn’t work for me right now.
OLD BIKE by Rob Cantor
This is a fun music video.
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Truthfully, the programs are fairly old, but for the cash-strapped artist, it may be a good place to start! (You can find a direct link to files and registration keys here—all legal and free!)