I just signed up to help out the good folks that produce the Los Angeles Animation Festival, LA’s only International Animation Festival running since 2007. The festival is happening from November 30th through December 2 and for more information or to get tickets, click here!
In addition to telling you how awesome this event is, I want to share this 360 video about the making of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” that can be experienced in 2D or 3D (anaglyph). It represents my aspirations of where I want to go creatively and professionally: the confluence of animation, technology, and storytelling. If you have a VR headset, by all means, watch this video with it — however, a headset is not required.
“Isle of Dogs” will be screening at the Los Angeles Animation Festival on December 2, 2018 @ 1:30pm followed by a discussion with the production designer Paul Harrod, formerly of Laika Studio. Tickets available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3818255
Most recently I helped out at IVRPA 2018 in Tokyo which featured four days of talks, workshops, panels, exhibitors and various events. While in Tokyo, I played a key role in stage managing the event’s presentations by calling cues, introducing the speakers, and timing the talks.
It’s exciting to be at the confluence of technology, art, and communications and I’m honored to be part of the IVRPA Board of Directors.
Founded in 1998 the International Virtual Reality Professionals Association (IVRPA) is an international association of professionals who create and produce 360° interactive, immersive images and video. The IVRPA is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code. More information at http://ivrpa.org/
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Hidden in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, Mitchell Caverns are the only limestone caves in the California State Park system. After being closed for nearly seven years due to major infrastructure upgrades, Mitchell Caverns reopened in November 2017.
I went this past weekend and it was amazing! There were spectacular and intricate limestone formations including stalagmites, stalactites, helictites, lily pads, draperies, curtains and cave coral.
Life Pro Tip: Reservations are required so don’t just show up and expect to get a tour. They’re limited to Friday through Sunday, 2x’s each day with only 15 people each. Also, no tripods are permitted to protect these fragile formations so the Ricoh Theta was the perfect solution.
Queue Mo’s latest work that’s come to be known as the “Pink House”, an advertisement-cum-art installation in Los Angeles that utilizes a construction development site as a temporary canvas. It’s comprised of three single-family homes slated for demolition that has been painted a screaming shade of Pepto-Bismol pink.
Roosevelt Row Arts District (RoRo) is a walkable, creative district in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. At the Cobra Arcade Bar you’ll find this gem of a mural entitled “La Medusa” painted by internationally renowned street artists El Mac (a.k.a. Miles MacGregor) and David Choe.
Put on your Google Cardboard and check out the iconic bedroom from Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Artist Simon Birch and architect Paul Kember collaborated to recreate the set as part of an installation entitled ‘The Barmecide Feast’ at the 14th Factory, a new art space in Los Angeles. This exhibit runs indefinitely based on demand so hurry! Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow!
Shane Nilsson – Proto Award Winner for “Fruit Golf”
Hellooooo, e’erbody. It’s been awhile, I know. Let’s catch up!
Since my last post, I’ve been working on a project for Amazon Studios that has recently wrapped. It’s been wonderful, but unfortunately, there’s been no time for working on my panoramas. Now that my job is finished, I have a backlog of VR images to process and upload. Wait for it. They’ll be coming soon!
Less than a 100 years ago the town of Picher in Oklahoma was a mining boomtown producing more than $20 billion in lead and zinc ore from 1917 to 1947. Today, Picher is a hazardous waste site as a result of unregulated mining.
The Precious Moments Chapel, fondly dubbed “America’s Sistine Chapel” by many, was created by Sam Butcher, the artist, and creator of the Precious Moments religious giftware company. The entire complex features artworks that depict stories from the Bible.