Here are my thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery, and why I’m disappointed in it. If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Discovery and plan to, STOP READING HERE, because there are SPOILERS after this. You have been warned. Anything bad that happens to you after having read this warning is therefore your own fault.
I’ve helped write the animation training curriculae here at Rhythm & Hues Studios, and I had a chance to visit the topic of the Twelve Priniciples of Animation to support some of the coursework I helped develop.
I’m an animator too, and here are some samples. Most are Maya, one is in Rhythm & Hues’ “Voodoo” (I worked there for nearly ten years teaching animators) and my demo reel, which predates all that, is in Lightwave.
I’ve been trying to raise the quality bar of my illustrations lately. No, this image is not unique, it’s from the cover of a Supergirl comic I saw in a store today. However, I did pencil and ink this myself.
'If you want to be an artist, do it. If you want to direct, or act, or write, don't think about it, do it. Take a chance and jump off the cliff. You can build your wings on the way down. As long as you love what you do and do what you love, you won't fail. Love is the key to everything.
--Ray Bradbury, 2009
'To all who come to this happy place ... Welcome!'
--Walt Disney, July of 1955
'If you can possibly afford it, always buy the best. You'll rarely be disappointed.'
--Alex Sherman, 1994
'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'
'Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. '
--Leonard da Vinci