"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 30th May 2009 - 5th June 2009

The Station Agent(2003)

Genre -

Directed By - Thomas McCarthy

Cast - Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale

Whats It About - When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Toy Story 3 : First Early Teaser Trailer In Delicious HD !

Have a preview here or watch it in HD right here !

P.S. -The first half of Buzz Lightyear(till the part when light goes off) has been animated by Animation Mentor Co-founder and PIXAR Animator Carlos Baena !

Friday, May 22, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 23rd May 2009 - 29th May 2009

About Schmidt(2002)

Genre - Comedy/Drama

Directed By - Alexander Payne

Cast - Jack Nicholson

Whats It About - Warren Schmidt is a man in his 60's. While trying to run his daughter's life, he realizes that he wasted his.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Woo-Hoo!! Got Nominated For Animation Mentor(AM) Student Choice Awards !

I write this post with utmost humility and humbleness. I have been nominated for Animation Mentor(AM) Student Choice Awards in the category of Forum Ninja and it feels so awesome !

What Forum Ninja actually means is some one who has been actively and creatively involved in the AM Community thru the inbuilt Forum on the school online campus.

For me Forums is a very strong and immensely helpful facet of AM, more so because AM is an entirely online school compared to the other convention brick-and-mortor Animation schools. So the best and fastest way to interact with my fellow students and not just from my class is thru Forums.

To be frank I never imagined to be bestowed by this wonderful gesture by the AM Community and this just re-affirms my faith in AM all the more.

Winning or losing is totally irrelevant as being nominated itself is a huge honor for me considering that these awards are based entirely on the feedback from Students.

Thank you AM !


Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 16th May 2009 - 22nd May 2009


Genre -

Directed By - Alexander Payne

Cast - Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Whats It About - Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The 6 Rules for Superior Energy and Fitness by Robin Sharma

Inspiration/motivation/self-help,  is one area which I wanted to share and discuss on my blog, but due to time constraints couldnt really devote time to it. Though I did start a bit on it from this post, still there is a LOT to write about it. 

Hopefully in the near future.  In the meantime I will try to post snippets here and there. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finally Arrived ! Full Movie Trailer - The Princess And The Frog

2D Animation back to its glory !

Isn't it beautiful !

The Princess And The Frog related Disney Video Interviews

Disney has posted one minute video interviews of people related to their much awaited 2D feature film : The Princess And The Frog.

One Min With Ron Clements and John Musker (Directors)

One Min With Andreas Deja (Animator)

One Min With Bruce Smith (Animator)

I have always been a fan of these behind-the-scene interviews and stuff related to a movie as they help in knowing what all goes behind the making of a film and how the magic happens! :-)


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 9th May 2009 - 15th May 2009

Sexy Beast (2000)

Genre - Crime/Drama

Directed By - Jonathan Glazer

Cast - Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane

Whats It About - Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

Friday, May 8, 2009

2D Animation : Onwards (sponsored by NIKE)

Onwards from AKQA on Vimeo.

Thanks to Josh for finding this.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Princess and The Frog : New Clip