Monday, April 27, 2009

Wrapped UP.

So this Saturday was the Up wrap party... a night in which the entire studio gets to see the new movie, the new short and trailer for the next film and then party their buns off afterwards.

This year the screening was at the Paramount Theater and the party was held at the newly renovated Fox Theater both in Oakland. Very convenient for me. Less than 10 minutes away! Me and Kevin got dressed to the nines and headed to the Paramount.

I'll keep this brief, because I really just don't feel like typing tonight haha. So we went in... picked up our various candies and headed to find some seats. We scored front row balcony in the center! Eventually after people speak and such they play the Toy Story 3 teaser!! You all are in for a treat! Then they played Partly Cloudy! ADORABLE and funny! Then... they played Up! It was sooo good! I had seen most of the animation in dailies, but its nothing like seeing it all together lit and with the score. Simply incredible and beautiful. We laughed, we cried, and we made a damn fine movie!

After the movie, we all walked to the Fox Theater, which was only a couple blocks away. The homeless people were really thrown off. Police presence and lots of balloons kept us all safe in our journey! We finally get there and wow this place is swank. And... lets just say... Pixar knows how to throw a party! Great night!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Unlikely Heroes

Up Exclusive Featurette

Cute promo clip for UP! I animated the shot at 2:11 where Russell says "I found SAAAAND"! The wrap party is this weekend and I can't wait to see it all done and glorious!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I have a diary to keep secrets from my computer.

SO a week ago today I had the honor of attending a Reno 911 charity event at the Largo in L.A.. And who was also in attendance? None other than Rainn Wilson himself. So... I decided I had to at least say hi. I mean me and Rainn don't hang out often... or ever... so this was perhaps my only chance. So I did it... much to my boyfriend's dismay I went over and introduced myself and then called Kevin over to meet Rainn too. Boyfriend claims it was an embarrassing conversation, but I thought it was totally cool!!

Anyways... great show... great cause.

.end backstory.

SO I was inspired to paint the legend himself. Dwight Kurt Schrute. This one's a little different than the others... I couldn't justify giving him big eyes. He has small eyes.

I used the word So a lot in this post... SO WHAT!?!?

Monday, April 6, 2009

5 Things I'm still scared of...

Do you remember any of the things you were afraid of when you were 5? Are you still afraid of any of them? I am. Here is a few of those things that I still have an irrational fear of...

1. When Ursula gets really big at the end of The Little Mermaid.

I will still skip this part on the dvd. She is scary and gross and her voice is gross. No thanks, I'll just skip to the wedding and the rainbow please.

2. Storm drains and clowns.

I saw this movie at a really young age. Actually... I saw a lot of horror films at a really young age. This movie... ruined me. I still wont walk over a grate of any kind. I'm also creeped out by any and all clowns. Thanks Pennywise.

3. Escalators

I was a morbid child who liked to watch shows and hear stories about people getting hurt. Which lead to my fascination with a show called Rescue 911. Nothing is scarier than falling down an escalator... oh... except getting your clothes caught in one. I still take extra time when escalating... and always hold the hand rail no matter how gross. But really... the jagged edges on the escalators look like they'd hurt so bad.

4. Pink Elephants on Parade

I don't know if its the creepy music... or the black eyes that creep me out the most.

5. Chuckie
and for that fact... dolls in general.

So this movie terrified me beyond belief. I literally could not watch more than 5 minutes of it. It took until this past January for me to force myself to actually sit down and watch the entire thing. And of course these dolls had a crazy resemblance to:

...which I had. And never played with because it freaked me out.

The end.