Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Yesterday I was notified that my animation Seeing Red has been selected for the Holland Animation Film Festival 2009 Web competition. This contest was entered via YouTube:

The winner of the webcompetition will be revealed in the end of October. Also, the film will be screened at the Opening Ceremony of the festival on 4th of November 2009.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Faculty Doodle

Hovering GradeObjective MeasurementI cannot help but doodle during faculty meetings. One of my colleagues asked if I was paying attention at all. It actually helps me focus, to keep my mind from wandering. You can see these drawing clearly cover the topics of grading and how to objectively measure student performance. Especially is the one with the student working on the tip of the tongue.....

Tongue Out of Cheek

Thursday, October 8, 2009

MetroCAF 2009

It has been a hectic time since I accepted the position of MetroCAF 2009 chair about two years ago, but a week ago all the hard work culminated in a successful screening of the best students animations from the NYC metropolitan area. A good crowd of about 350 came out on that cold night.

Just in time students of mine from Montclair State University completed the opening animation:

It was created using Lightwave. I did also work on it a bit and took care of the postproduction.
I will be posting images from the event on the NYC ACM SIGGRAPH site soon.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DaliDisney Update

The Dali / Disney cooperation I blogged about earlier is back on YouTube, again including the full FBI warning. Let's see how long this one stays up!