We know we are halfway through January already - can you believe it? - but we figure we have until the end of the month to still wish everyone a good and meaningful year ahead ! After that you are on your own. :^)
ACW and Jim have been proud contributors and directors of The Bay Area International Children’s FIlm Festival now in its 11th year. Taking place this year on February 16 and 17th at Chabot Space and Science Center in the gorgeous Oakland Hills. http://baicff.com With the festival coming up we’ll try to drop some updates here on the blog. Here is a nice article about the fest here at Animation Magazine - https://www.animationmagazine.net/top-stories/bay-area-childrens-fest-19-coco-cartoon-network/
For those that don’t know Jim and Aerial Contrivance Workshop developed and storyboarded the animated sequence for Mary Poppins Returns from May of 2016 to April of 2017. Jim then went on to oversee the animation production of the sequence to its conclusion in July of 2018. The animation, a tour de force of classic 2D drawn animation combined with the latest tools and technology of today was produced at Duncan Studios in Pasadena and Framestore in Montreal. It has garnered some wonderful reviews and notice and all involved are very proud of what was accomplished.
You can read a bit about it here in this wonderful NYT article on the animation :
In the space we’ll share news, project progress, collaborations, partnerships and much, much more.
The idea is to offer it very visual experience and invite comments and impressions from anyone who’s interested in our exploits.