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

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bye Bye Blogger : My Last Post

All-right, its not that I am shedding my blogger cape and completely moving away from the exciting word of blogging. But I am moving away from Blogger and onto Wordpress(WP)!!! Why ?

  •  WP has more features, more ways to customize in terms of themes, widgets. 
  • Blogger no longer meets my demands. It was great when I started blogging as its really easy to get started but somehow I felt restricted by Blogger at many different levels.
  • No matter what template we choose in Blogger, somehow all the blogger sites have an inherent look which makes all the blogs same to an extent in terms of appearance. 
  • In keeping long term view of my plans, WP is way more compatible than Blogger would ever would be. What long term plan? Well subscribe to my blog in WP to stay abreast with all the exciting things I have in the pipeline. 
Now having said, its been a truly enjoyable journey so far here on Blogger. Thanks to Blogger I am now 280 posts old spread across 57 categories! A very big achievement for me when I look back during signing up for a blog and had no clue what I would be posting about!!!
    So from now onwards you can/should/better catch my blog posts at -


    Now initially my WP blog may look a bit incomplete and you miss few of the things I have here, but worry not, as I am still in the process of migrating everything. If even after sometime you don't find some thing which will simply mean that I no longer wanted it and will be replacing with much more exciting stuff.

    So without further ado, visit my new blog and make sure you subscribe/rss the feeds in order to not miss anything.

    Looking forward to your continued patronage as always! 


    Saturday, March 6, 2010

    Weekly Movie Recommendations : 6th March 2010 - 12th March 2010

    Genre - Action/Crime/Drama

    Directed By - Christopher Nolan

    Cast - Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

    Whats It About - Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as it drives each of them to their limits. 

    Thursday, March 4, 2010

    New Podcast From "Speaking Of Animation " : Avatar with Richard Baneham

    The super fun and crazy folks at "Speaking Of Animation" have come out with their new Podcast.

    Excerpt from the site -

    " We are excited to bring you our “Avatar” podcast with Richard Baneham!
    Richard sat down with us to discuss his role as the animation director on the film and to answer all of our questions about the animation process on Avatar. "

    Check out the Podcast !

    Saturday, February 27, 2010

    Animators, here Are Two Absolutely Must Read Articles !!!

    There are so many articles we all come across thanks to the million of blogs and other sites. But sometimes few articles actually resonate deep within you and it has affected you so much in a positive way that you want to go on the roof and shout ! Well here are two articles which deserve that kind of shouting on and on !

    What's the Most Rewarding Thing of Being an Animator ?  - thanks Shawn(Kelly)

    It's All About the Drive  : If You Really Want to be an Animator, It Will Happen! - thanks Aaron(Hartline)


    Weekly Movie Recommendations : 27th February 2010 - 5th March 2010

    Genre - Action/Crime/Thriller

    Directed By - Christopher Nolan

    Cast - Christian Bale/Michael Caine/Liam Neeson/Gary Oldman

    What's It About - The story of how Bruce Wayne became what he was destined to be: Batman.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Stop Motion Short - Out Of A Forest

    Simply wonderful ! 

    Out Of A Forest from Tobias Gundorff Boesen on Vimeo.

    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Weekly Movie Recommendations : 13th February 2010 - 20th February 2010

    Genre - Action/Crime/Drama

    Directed By - Justin Lin

    Cast - Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez

    What's It About - Brian O'Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Toy Story 3 : Brand New Full Trailer

    Disney has released a new full trailer for Toy Story 3 !

    Trailers and Movies the bigger size the better ! So watch it here till you get to savor it in a 3D screen near you !

    Out Now : Animation Mentor February'10 Newsletter


    Another info-packed newsletter from Animation Mentor ! 

    Saturday, February 6, 2010

    BLOG Revamp, Done !

    Hello friends !

    Yes! Finally I have managed to change my Blog, more Visually with slight content change which would be more prominent hopefully in times to come.

    What has changed -

    • I have a plain white theme(template), against the colored them before. I found this more pleasing or may be because I had got bored of the previous template. Also content looks more elegant on a white seamless template. Though I am keen to experiment with different colors using the same template, but for now and for a good enough time this would remain.
    • I now have a face suitable for public consumption and hence my photo in the Profile !
    • About me text has changed because who I was when I started this blog and who am I at present has also gone thru many different transformations at different levels.
    • The right navigation links is now less cluttered with only those links which I truly like. Before it was all about filling as much on my Blog. I still want to edit/add a few things though. All in due time !
    • Post wise, I have a few ideas in mind which would be slightly different in nature than what I have been posting now. Again, all in due time.
    I guess that's all about it ! Let me know whether you like this new design or if you have any suggestions in any aspect of my blogging endeavors !

    Looking forward to your patronage as always !

    Thanks !


    Sunday, January 24, 2010

    Time To Revamp and Clear the Clutter !

    Hello friends,

    Its been around 2 years since I first took the step to enter the blog-o-sphere. When I started I didn't have much of a road map ahead as to what I am going to be posting now. But within no time, I was in the groove and was having fun posting on my Blog.

    Though I was always were picky and careful as to what I wanted to post about, I have realised over time my blog became a bit cluttered. Also I have seen many blogger(s), have a revamp/re-design of their blog occasionally and I thought why not try it myself. I believe this is part of the process of growing up at different levels !

    So on a note to clear the clutter and revamp my blog, I have decided to put all my postings on hold and come back with a new blog. The change will be more in the form of appearance and may be a bit about the content as I am still quite clear what I want to share on my blog and so the essence will still remain the same.

    If I have made sense so far through my posts, I look forward to continuing the tradition in future too ! :-)

    Thank you!


    P.S. - I cannot commit a certain time frame, when the revamp will happen, it can happen in a day or a week or a couple of weeks, but its my endeavor to make it happen asap.

    Sunday, January 17, 2010

    Animation Mentor Newsletter - January 2010

    Another info-packed newsletter from Animation Mentor is out !

    Check it out here !

    Saturday, January 9, 2010

    Weekly Movie Recommendations : 9th Janurary 2010 - 15th January 2010

    Husbands and Wives(1992)

    Genre - Drama/Romance

    Directed By - Woody Allen

    Cast - Woody Allen, Mia Furrow

    What's It About - When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their marriage.

    Saturday, January 2, 2010

    Weekly Movie Recommendations : 2nd January 2010 - 8th Janurary 2010

    The Informant(2009)

    Genre - Comedy/Drama/Crime

    Directed By - Steven Soderbergh

    Cast - Matt Damon

    What's It About - The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.

    Friday, January 1, 2010

    New Trailer : How To Train Your Dragon