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Got a new little notebook from work!

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miniature_llama #theboxtrolls #laika #oil #stopmotion    3h

Oil Can is my favorite Boxtroll.

jasmarie1900:

miniature_llama #theboxtrolls #laika #oil #stopmotion 3h

Oil Can is my favorite Boxtroll.

Photo 7 Mar 4 notes Wasp sketch.

Wasp sketch.

Photo 5 Mar 5 notes Doing some technical doodles.

Doing some technical doodles.

Video 4 Mar 76,377 notes

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Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014

Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.

I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.

Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.

What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.

Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.

I very rarely reblog here but this sums up a lot of my feelings about the Oscars this year :(

I want so badly to just educate people in film about the real craft of animation. I think so much of the dismissal simply comes from a place of ignorance. It doesn’t hurt any less, but it gives me hope that spreading knowledge will help bring a change in the condescending attitude so many people have towards animation.

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Photo 2 Mar 5 notes My badge! Might be a bit too excited about this. Also, I’m not as bald as the photo makes me out to be.

My badge! Might be a bit too excited about this. Also, I’m not as bald as the photo makes me out to be.

Photo 25 Feb 5 notes Guess where I am today!

Guess where I am today!

Photo 19 Feb 6 notes Pretty excited to be working on a small project at Laika. 

Pretty excited to be working on a small project at Laika. 

Photo 14 Feb 3 notes Happy Valentines day!

Happy Valentines day!

Photo 1 Feb 6 notes Jessica Rabbit for the sketch_dailies twitter thing. 

Jessica Rabbit for the sketch_dailies twitter thing. 


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