Sunday, January 30, 2011
I've been meaning to write about Tyler's freelance gig in Florida for some time now. Over the summer my Tyler and Tyler Lancaster spent a month in Florida animating for the Disney on Ice production of Toy Story 3. They animated the rocket from pizza planet and other TS3 things that are projected onto the ice during the show.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Last night Tyler & I went to the opening reception of Third Eye, a photography based exhibition at the OSU Urban Arts Space downtown. The show was curated by two CCAD students and included work by our friend Pei-Yin Chen! It was so refreshing to see friends from school and be around great art and great artists. Third Eye is up until February 11, 2011.
|Super cute Pei & Greg with images from her elegant Contact series|
|Polaroids by Miles Tsang|
|Me & Tasha! She suggested that I make new business cards with a glitter logo, AWESOME|
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday we woke up and there was excitement in the air! After a quick breakfast at the ihop in Emeryville we drove up to the Pixar gates and got our visitor badges. Which had our names followed by A Stranger from the Outside! We met up with Mike Altman, a CCAD grad and modeler at Pixar who kind enough to show us around. The hallways at Pixar are covered in concept art for their movies, all framed and beautifully presented. Even the most simple sketch of Bonnie from TS3 reinforces the fact that the folks at Pixar are world class artists and animators. It was like a playground for artists! There were larger than life sculptures of The Incredibles and Bruce the shark from Nemo, a cereal bar, the Luxo Cafe, and a huge theater screening room.
I bought Tyler a Pixar coffee mug in the gift shop so that he can use it in the morning while he animates. Right outside the gift shop Mike said there's JL. Sure enough, there was John Lasseter the CCO of Pixar & Disney in his signature colorful print shirt, and it just happened to be his birthday! We spotted Pete Doctor, the Director of Monster's Inc. & UP eating lunch with some animators whom Tyler could tell you all about. And we ran into Aaron Hartline who animated on UP & Toy Story 3. We got to take pictures right inside of the atrium with Mike & Sully from Monster's Inc. Both of the Tylers were so excited to be there, they were like little kids in a candy store! I have no doubt that they will both be working at Pixar someday!
Leo's favorite book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear.
We drove through the mountains, then spent hours driving up the flat stretch of the5. We passed a ginormous smelly cow farm (probably a million cows), wind farms, and lots of citrus groves. One orchard had signs that read Oranges, Mandarins, Lemons too, Eat more Citrus, It's good for you!
We spent the evening in Hollywood at Madame Tussaud's wax museum. Generally speaking wax museum's freak me out after a bad experience in a dark room full of wax horror film characters in Canada. But Madame Tussaud's is the best. Some of the stars look so real and exact that they might move if you wait long enough.
Will Smith with the biggest Will Smith fan ever. Tyler is always rapping Will Smith songs in the car. They are best friends now.
Me and Harry Bailey. He was much taller than I expected. Below, Tyler and his new girlfriend Raquel.
That's me & my boyfriend Elton. The Tyler/Jackie Chan picture is my favorite pic from our visit to Madame Tussaud's. Every time I see it I laugh so hard!
We had an awesome time running around taking photos with faux celebrities. And when Tyler turned a corner and saw Jim Carrey standing there, he started giggling! Great day.