Thank You and Sorry

Posted on Monday 22 November 2010

Thank you everyone for coming to see my talks at CTN Expo this past weekend.
There were so many great presentations.(I went to quite a few myself)
CTN is at this point, one of the few conventions where animation artists gather and in its second year, it has grown to be really big and exciting.

There were a handful of people who came to me asking for reviewing their portfolios but I’m so sorry I had just no time to do that in the end between my own talks and attending others’. Please do not hesitate to email me if you talked to me this weekend but couldn’t get my eye on your book…
Also, I’m sorry if you were waiting for me to do Demo on Saturday…It was a mistake on the CTN side. I heard there were quite a few artists’ names on the demo schedule without prior arrangements. I did not know anything about my demo! (I would have done one if I had known!)

I realized there were some confusion and disappointment in the organization of the event among the crowd this weekend.I met someone who came all the way from Canada to see my talk but could not get in. Because of the limited space in each presentation hall, many people couldn’t see the talk even after lining up for an hour.

Maybe big studios like Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney can fund and organize an event with more reasonable ticket prices and really use it to nurture talent in the business. It’ll certainly come back to the studios in a long run. And that would also attract more working professionals to volunteer to share their expertise with others.

All in all, this weekend was still fantastic meeting many eager artists as well as my old friends from other studios.
It’s always great to be around passionate people and it brings such good energy and inspiration.
I just continue to hope we do the right thing in this animation community to further improve this medium and industry.

this is a random image….something from Horton..

6 Comments for 'Thank You and Sorry'

    November 23, 2010 | 4:36 am

    beautiful image, Dice. Would love to seeing more stuff that you haven’t share with us ๐Ÿ˜€

    and CTN sounds really fun.. I hope I can attend it one day ๐Ÿ™‚ All the best!

    November 23, 2010 | 7:45 am

    Thank you very much for inspiring talk, i also had to watch it on a TV screen but still all the layered thoughts and things on presentation were amazing! beyond that, your kindness and mind through this post is super encouraging and makes me appreciate your talk even more….THANK YOUHOHU!

    November 23, 2010 | 9:19 am

    I was one of the really lucky ones to make it into your lecture. That was the reason I came on saturday. I spend a lot of time studying your lighting and color so it was absolutely wonderful to hear your thinking behind your art. And the color and emotional scale that you created really opened up my mind to a new way of approaching color in a story. Keep up the good work and thanks again for attending.

    November 23, 2010 | 10:23 am

    I am with Jarvis in the group of lucky people that managed to get into the lecture on Saturday which was a huge relief to me as I wasn’t able to trek up from LA to Oakland to see the presentation a few weeks ago at the museum up there. I really benefited from your discussion, and especially liked the ideas of plein air painting as a recording of lighting patterns and ideas, using individual elements of an image (like, hue or saturation) for narrative purposes, and your assertion that a beautiful painting is not what an artist is striving for in vis dev or color keying but rather furthering the story. Thank you again for the lecture Dice.

    November 28, 2010 | 10:03 pm

    yeah, this is one big check list of things I need to do. I will do it this winter though. All my horton work…

    yeah, too bad you couldn’t get in… CTN really needs some serious upgrading to do. It’s really more about what they want to achieve in these event. There were some really unhappy artists speakers.

    Thanks for coming to my talk Jarvis. Your stuff on your website looks really great too

    woah! Your work also looks great too. you guys are crazy students! I couldn’t do any of that! keep up the great work.
    I wish my talk was longer to get into more of hte details but I’m glad you liked it!

    December 28, 2010 | 3:59 pm

    Let me just say that your work is super inspiring to me and that this is truly amazing! Thanks for posting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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