State of the Jamaican Animation Industry Report

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to once again attend the Animae Caribe Animation festival in Trinidad. It was a fun week of screenings, workshops, bootcamps and camaraderie amongst animation aficionados. A few things happened: 1: I was voted in as the New President of ASIFA Caribbean. This is a HUGE deal. I have…

The Story of a Little Robot

Now I know I am overdue my review of Animae Caribe…yes, I know that was months ago…yes…I know I am procrastinating….SHUSH! This post has robots in it so I am doing this first! (priorities, right?) One morning, I woke up with a brilliant idea. I will design and 3D print a robot and wire it…

Tale of Shadows: The first 3 minutes of Animation

People of Earth! I have returned from the planet on the far reaches of the solar system where I go to render and edit. I return with an offering of animation; a look at the first 3+ minutes of my animated short. Ok ok….enough of the theatrics. I am still here; still alive…I haven’t fallen…

Musical Interlude

So here I am, trying to put together the first two minutes of my short to show my Kittian compadre, Dele Adams, what his voicework looks like with Boris. I was excited as I stitched the existing scenes together…then I did a runthrough….but something was missing….just watching the clip and hearing the voices seemed….incomplete…there was…

Mr John Crow: A project update

As I was going back and forth through frames on one of the dialogues for Mr. Crow, I took a particular liking for this screenshot….Mr. John Crow, the hand of death,  though undead, is pondering over a human skull as if pondering his own mortality…or immortality as it were, as if reminiscing on a life…

JOLLY BUS: DUN!

I had finished this some weeks back….As a matter of fact it was part of a slideshow at Animae Caribe Jamaica. I had tried to convince myself that it wasn’t finished. I wanted to add a few tourists, a smoking bus driver and a lazy mongrel sitting around. However, after all the time that has…

3D Printed Character Awesomeness

I have been scarce…I am aware of that. Much has been happening. I am quite busy with the Animation Association and various things I have to do here and there. However, I did finally manage to print Boris. Ok…let’s start from the beginning. Boris is a character from an animated short I have been working…

Animation Part 2: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Over the past year of 2012, we have come to realize that there is a growing interest in animation in Jamaica. Something that is welcome and long past due. With interested parties ranging from JAMPRO to UTECH to EXIM Bank, animation seems to have some corporate backing. Once again there was the staging of Animae…

Looking Back, Looking In, Looking, Out, Looking Forward

I think, that as creatives we all go through the same undulating cycle of drive and doubt. One minute we are struck with a bolt of inspiration that powers us into our next project…and then, for no reason, we slip into this pit of depression and self-doubt. (I know there will be at least one…

The TREE OF SKULLS

So a few jobs have come and gone since my last post, and every now and then I get an opportunity to get back into the project. I have done a few “upgrades” to Boris and plan a redo for Akoulah’s dress…of course, that is for another post. One of the things I have to…

Honest Advice for 2012: The wild world of commercials and advertising

I was browsing the internets and noticed that people keep posting this question about getting started in the advertising world with regards to fees, rates and other variables. I have seen questions like this show up time and time again, and, to be honest, the answer is not usually a straightforward one. I had started writing a…