“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, July 10, 2011

One Giant Leap For Mankind

On Friday I blogged about the last space shuttle mission that occurred on July 8th, and the lasting impact it has left on all of us. It was an era in space exploration that spanned over 3 decades.

Today, I bring you a video courtesy of NPR.  It covers the Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour Space Shuttles, which flew a little over 100 missions in it's illustrious career - it really is a sight to behold.

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 20 - Dysfunction

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Dysfunction".

The only Consistent Feature of All of Your Dissatisfying Relationships is You.

FATHOMS - An Animated Sci-Fi Film With a Heart

I wanted to blog about this earlier in the week, but I just never got around to doing it, but I'm actually fascinated with movies like this.  It's only a 20-minute film, but the story behind it is what drew me to it. 

Filmmaker Joe Russ has created a film that revolves around a cat named Hippo, and two humans, Sam and Evan who are surviving in a salvage submarine through the remains of New York.  The city was destroyed along with the rest of the world in some sort of Environmental meltdown, which has left most of the earth underwater.  He is hoping to raise $7,500 to finish the film, and is asking for help.  If there was a way, I would, but like most of America, we're in crunch.

Russ describes his movie, "Fathoms" like this:
The ice caps have melted. The air is filled with a poisonous smog. No land. No safety. Sam and Evan, along with their rescued cat, Hippo, pilot the scavenger Arken, a salvaging submarine. Together, they search the endless seas for organic life and raw materials to help rebuild their world.

Sam is still holding onto her past, trying to stay ever hopeful in the face of a ever darker reality. Evan, like a father, is trying to keep them safe and ever moving forward. Hippo has no idea what's going on...he's just a cat!

The suspense, mystery, and struggle unfolds in FATHOMS!

About this project



Based on the animated storyboard sequence I have created, FATHOMS will be around 20 minutes long...so there is a lot to animate! I am starting full-on production as soon as Kickstarter wraps up. I will be animating through the summer and fall, then rendering, fixing things, and doing compositing in the winter. The goal is to complete the film by the end quarter one, 2012...sooner if possible! Part of the time will be involved in rendering...and a lot of the time will be involved in animating...it just takes time!


Update: Joe has reached his goal, and more!  Congratulations Joe!  Can't wait to see the final product!
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