The Last Starfighter - Behind The Scenes

This post is inspired by this post from io9.

But I don't have the time at the moment to read that huge post. So, I'm gonna leave this here for others with similar schedules.

The Last Starfighter is a 1984 science fiction adventure film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar war. It also featured Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Norman Snow and Kay E.

The original trailer for the best movie ever

'The New Disruptors' Talks To Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood

From the excellent Podcast "The New Disruptors" is a talk with cartoonist Lucy Bellwood:

Lucy Bellwood is a Portland cartoonist who started her working life with a crowdfunding campaign. She's a member of Periscope Studio, a loosely affiliated working space and collective of which I've interviewed other members. True Believer was the outcome of her Kickstarter project, and she's built a career from there.

Why should you listen? Well, Lucy created a Kickstarter before she graduated college. This launched her career in comics. She now works for herself telling her stories.

This is a model all artists should all be following.

If you're reading this and you're a student of animation or comics and illustration, think about getting together with some friends and making what you want. Even if you haven't graduated, do it in the summers between semesters. Keep it manageable and have fun.

Start building your future ASAP. If you want to make comics or cartoons or films, and you're just learning, get started building your audience now. And let me know where I can find your stuff!

Character Sketches: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

I'm not the most expert character designer, it hasn't been my calling like animating. But lately, I've been working hard to improve those long dormant skills.

During church service, I'll sketch as much as possible. It's the rare time that I don't have to be doing something else (I still pay attention tho, it's too awesome to not).

Usually it's a little dark in church, so they aren't as perfect as some other people's sketches. I'm not going to pretend I have perfect little books that extoll my genius; I can't take that kind of pressure. The fact that I'm using a sketchbook instead of a note pad is a huge step for me.

My thoughts when doing these sketches is to push some geometric shapes into actual characters with emotions. It's a fun experiment, if you're looking to figure out what to draw or trying to come up with a character.

I'd love to see some other readers sketch pages. So, if you're inclined, please leave me a link in the comments.

Joe Johnston Y-Wing Time-lapse

Did you know Joe Johnston has a Youtube channel?

Joe Johnston video time-lapse of Johnston creating a Y-wing. Music used with permission. This video and its contents belong to Joe Johnston and Overland Pacific, LLC. Special thanks to: Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com for giving full permission to use his music. "Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Prelude" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Mickey Mouse in Down the Hatch

Disney and Mercury Filmworks are exploring some seriously awesome technology with these shorts. Very nice work ladies and gents.

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