I will be taking part in a panel called Animation Blockbuster Breakdown hosted by Animation Mentor at Siggraph 2010 this year. 4 animators will go over 2 of their shots, showing how each shot was animated from start to finish.
Its been almost 11 years since I've been back to Siggraph! Back in the nineties I would spend all nighters getting my demo reels together to be able to pass out to any and every animation company attending. Lots of VHS tapes, interviews, handshakes, and waiting for a phone call.
Its kinda surreal that I'm now going back but in a completely different way.
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I'm more nervous that i'll be meeting my all-time favorite animator, Eric Goldberg, then speaking in front of 500+. His Fantasia 2000 short, Rhapsody in Blue (above), blows me away. Phil from Hercules, the Genie!! Ok, my hands are starting to shake now.
Hope to see you all down there. And please, feel free to come up and say hi!