Wednesday, May 8, 2013


We lost a great yesterday with the passing of Ray Harryhausen. Ray's stop motion work influenced a whole generation of filmmakers and his onscreen magic is still very potent today. Here are a couple videos. The first is a collection of his scenes from classic science fiction and fantasy films.

The next is an interview with effects guru Phil Tippett talking with Harry Knowles about Harryhausen's influence on his work.  

If you are interested in Ray, The Art of Ray Harryhausen book is a great companion piece to his film work. It shows off his preproduction artwork as well as his beautiful models.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Working with distractions

I usually have music or podcasts going while I am working. Today as I was painting I watched this Simpson's writer's reunion on Conan's long form interview web show, Jibber-Jabber.
He has had some really interesting guests on in the past. I really enjoyed the Jack White interview.

I also listened to a Marc Maron WTF podcast replay interview with Johnathan Winters. Winters passed away recently; this was a great tribute to his storytelling and comedic talents.