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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stop Procrastinating - 7 Tips

Its been sometime since I posted something(apart from my Weekly Movie Recommendations) as I have been(and still will be for sometime to come) really busy with my own independent 3D Animated Short Film, which hopefully will be completed in a couple of months. You can get more info on that here

But "procrastination" is one area which I struggle almost every day and I am sure each of one us do face it more often than we would realise or care to admit. Many would also use other terms instead of "procrastinate" like "putting things for later", "prioritizing", "being lazy" and so on. So I thought it would be a good topic to dwell upon.  

One of my good friends Josh Corken has a recent blog post on how to stop procrastination.  Its short and concise, simple and well written and I felt it was perfect to get some light thrown on this topic. 

I wont say its the definitive guide but its a fantastic starting point to get the idea across. 

Hope it helps you as it surely helped me to brush over things which I need to be constantly reminded about.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 25th April 2009 - 1st May 2009m

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind(2004)

Genre - Drama/Romance

Directed By - Michel Gondry

Cast - Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood

Whats It About - A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 18th April 2009 - 24th April 2009

Genre - Action/Adventure/Thriller

Directed By - Marc Forster

Cast -  Daniel Crag, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench 

Whats It About - Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's valuable resource.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Animation Mentor Tips & Tricks Volume 2 and Free Webinar

P.S. - A bit late on posting this, but better late than never !

Almost a year back Animation Mentor had released its very popular Tips & Tricks(which comes in its monthly newsletter) in an E-book.

Now its back with Volume 2 !!!

This second volume of Tips & Tricks is full of insider knowledge from professional animators who have contributed to the Animation Tips & Tricks blog, Carlos Baena's site carlosbaena.com and the Animation Mentor newsletter. The eBook features articles written by Animation Mentor co founders Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena, Animation Mentor mentors Keith Sintay and Aaron Gilman, and special guest Wayne Gilbert. It includes tips and tricks on the working life of an animator, making a scene, acting, bringing characters to life and workflow.

You can download your free copy of the ebook here.

Animation Mentor is also offering a free webinar called ‘Planning and Workflow Tips,’ which will be hosted by two of the authors of the ebook. Wayne Gilbert, animation director and writer, and Keith Sintay, senior animator at Digital Domain and mentor at Animation Mentor, will share their knowledge and advice on how to create amazing shots.

The free webinar will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 1 -2:30 p.m. (PST). You can register here.

In case the registration slots are already full or If you can’t attend the webinar, you can catch the replay on April 22.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 4th April 2009 - 10th April 2009

Genre - Comedy/Adventure

Directed By - Joel Coen

Cast - Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter

Whats It About - When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.