Happy Wintery December, Everyone~

I've been on a lookout for art as usual, and was referred to this image posted yesterday by ~latyll on Deviantart:


I will be posting images that I find that have the same feel to Healing of Snow.  That's all!




The Journey is Finally Over!

After 2 years, I'm finally freeeeee!

I want to thank the following people who helped make HEALING OF SNOW possible talent-wise, technically, supportively, and financially:

Father Actor:  Jason Davis
Lumi Actress:  Katrina Ireland
Editing:  Joanna Leitch
Thesis Instructors:  Maureen Selwood, Laura Heit
Sound Design:  Rodrigo Garcia-Flores
Final Sound Mixer:   Raffaello Mazza
EA Faculty:  Hillary Kapan, Soyeon Kim, Maureen Furniss, Paul Vester, Emery Martin, Gordon Kurowski
Character Faculty:  Dan Hansen, Jim Hull, Robert Lence, Matt Williames, Lisa Keene, John Mahoney
SPECIAL THANKS:  AMDG, M, D, Fam, [R], Cold-Hearted Critiques, Ahmenson D2, EA MFA 2o12 Class

This is my new poster for 2012:



Why I Never Hated the Wolf

In fairy tales, the Wolf is portrayed as very big and very bad.  This was due to the livestock that got eaten when the shepherds dozed off for the night or whatever looked like juicy freebees at the time.  However, only recently did graphic novels, animations, and films start portraying the Wolf's side of the story.  This is why I could never hate the Wolf, and this is why mine must die as well...

Link to entire strip:


Friend In Winter


Murphy's Law

You know, it's so funny how RIDICULOUSLY close in similarity with very different people making art in different parts of the world.  It's even more ridiculous how all of these similarities just spring up while one's completing a long-labored project...

This traditional piece was done my Alector Fencer from Germany.  She actually posted his summer of 2009, which is the summer I transitioned into CalArts.  Her character's name is Lumri, which is my character's name without the 'r.'  Crazy, or what??  I should really just hire people to animate my film for me...

We Are...


Annie Winners and Nominees

Last night, I was able to go to the Annies with a couple of friends from my MFA 3 class at CalArts, and found that a LOT of films are out this year that have a human and a dog character establishing a heart-warming contact with each other...

This film is directed by Minkyu Lee, and apparently consulted with Glen Keane?

This was a nominee that didn't win but was in the same category:  Best Short Subject.  The Girl and the Fox by Base 14.

And after researching on the latter film, I find a really SIMILAR storyline to mine already published and made into a film...  Should I just give up on my thesis now..............?

The Fox and the Child summary:

A young girl of about 10 years lives in a farm house in the Jurassic mountains in eastern France. One day in autumn, when she walks to school through the forest, she observes a hunting fox. Of course, the fox escapes, but the girl yearns to meet the animal again.
She spends most of her free time in the forests trying to find the fox during the following months, but she doesn't meet the fox again until winter comes. During the winter, she follows the fox's tracks far across the fields. Suddenly she compares her hand to the size of the tracks near to those she is following and discovers they are relatively fresh wolf tracks; she is alarmed as a wolf pack begins howling near her. She runs away panicked, falls and hurts her ankle.
The ankle heals very slowly, so that she has to stay at home during the winter reading a book about animals of the forest and foxes.
When spring arrives, the girl is looking for fox holes and waits for a fox. The fox has young babies and moves holes because of her observations; therefore the girl decides to observe the fox from a greater distance.
She finds the fox again and tries to get the animal accustomed to her. She feeds it with meat. Later she can even touch the fox and is led to the new den. Finally, the fox arrives at her house and she lets it inside, wanting to show it her bedroom. But the fox becomes distressed at not being able to find a way out and escapes by jumping through the closed window breaking the glass. The fox is hurt badly, but survives and the girl learns that she cannot keep wild animals as pets at home.
Years later she tells the whole story to her son, as seen at the end of the film.