So as if the fact that it’s now almost 10 years after the original 1986 Transformers movie took place (2005 seemed so…distant, back then) weren’t enough, I’ve just had a heck of a weekend. Most visible to you, dear visitor, will be the shiny new logo you see atop this glistening (if you spray your monitor down, anyway) website. Drawn by arteest extraordinaire Kelley Frisby, the new logo retains what was awesome about the old one (baby in a bag!), dumps what was so obscure about it (the pacifier, which almost nobody ever noticed) and adds a new “character” to the mix: the freaked-out bottle. Cute as shit.
But here’s the big fun: this weekend just past, from February 14th to 16th, I worked on a short animated film for the Almost Famous Film Festival in Phoenix, AZ, with the aforementioned Kelley Frisby, Linnea Lieberman and Eva Sowinski. I wrote and directed the piece, recorded the audio, composited the video and, finally, edited the damn thing. I don’t think I’m allowed to post it publicly just yet (which is fine, I’m tweaking the edit for public consumption anyway), but once I’m sure I won’t violate any festival rules and I’ve gotten the edit to a place I’m happy with, I’ll be sure to upload and share it. Until then, just stare at the pretty new logo. Ooooh…aaahhh!