Saturday, 28 September 2013

Memories and Thank You to the OIAF!

I would like to dedicate my experience at the OIAF to Dominique Forget, who made this happen to me!
                                                                    Me with Dominique!
I would also dedicate my experience to the filmmakers, volunteers, staff, juries, and the people who were at the OIAF 2013! You guys rock!!!!!!!
                    Kelly Neal, Chris Robinson, Azarin Sohrabkhani, Dominique Forget on the stage at the awards ceremony! This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it A This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
So here's a little short that director Eloi Henroid (The Little Blond Boy with a White Sheep) made to say thank you to the OIAF!
If that did not work go to:
Two things about this video!
1. Eloi Henroid made this video on an airplane!
2. The reason why there's a Jesus on a cross in the video is because the awards ceremony was at St Brigid's Centre for the Arts, which used to be a church!

Hope you enjoyed my OIAF series! See you in my next post!

My experience at the OIAF... (Part 3)

This will be the last experience at the OIAF, readers... Hope you enjoy!!!!!

                Sunday, September 22, 2013
                                           (Last Day)

In the morning, I went to Arts Court theater to see Meet the filmmakers-Short films and television for kids. Here's a link and a video to know more about this event and to see my experience.
Liked it?
If you want to learn more about the filmmakers that were there, go to this link:

Simon Paquette:

Cris Garcia:

Hope Anderson:

Eloi Henroid:
Ted Sieger:

Cool, eh?!

Then, my mom and I had pizza at the Rideau Centre, it was delicious! Then, we went to the one o'clock screening of Spanish Snipers at the Arts Court!

After that, I went to a Toon Boom workshop for kids called  Have Fun Animating! This workshop  is were you make a short from the new for kids software by Toon Boom, Flip Boom All Star!
Here's some pictures of me at the Toon Boom workshop!

                                                          Me at the Toon Boom workshop!
                                                        Me with a Toon Boom sign

                                                                          Me at the Arts court!

Then came the last thing that I did at the festival... At 7:00 PM, I went to the Bytowne Cinema to watch Best of the Festival!

The next links below show the short films that they showed and I liked!
Youkosobokudesu Selection 'Na Ni Nu Ne No No':

Rollin' Safari:

But Milk is Important:

Virtuos Virtuell:

I have a surprise for you guys! I have a sneak peek of Virtuos Virtuell!
And the Trailer of But Milk is Important!

And that is the end of my experience at the OIAF! It's so sad that the festival is over, but they did a fantastic job! See you in my next post!

Friday, 27 September 2013

My Experience at the OIAF... (Part 2)

My experience at the OIAF.....  (Part 2)

In my last post, I was talking about my first two days at the OIAF (Ottawa International Animation Festival). Today, I'm going to continue telling you about my experience at the OIAF. Hope you enjoy!!!
                                        Friday, September 20, 2013
Today in the afternoon I went to the Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse "Get a Horse". Here's a link:

I really loved the short! You can see the short in theaters when the movie Frozen comes out to theatres! The whole thing was excellent and I learned how they made the short! Here's a  few picture of me with Lauren MacMullan (Fun Fact: Did you know that she is the first female director to ever work in Disney?) and the legendary  Disney animator, Eric Goldberg (He is one of the few Disney animators who still knows how to do 2D animation and he directed Pocahontas).

                                                                 Me with Lauren MacMullan!
                                                                  Me with Eric Goldberg!
       Oh by the way, did I tell you that they were handing out posters to be signed by Eric and Lauren?
                                                         Me with a poster!

                 Saturday, September 21, 2013

On Saturday, In the morning, I went to Saint Brigid's Centre for the arts, to see "The Blue Umbrella" finding stories and staying true to their heart. Here's a link:
The whole thing was awesome!!!!! I loved how Saschaka Unseld explained the process of the short, from the pitch to the final version! I just love professional developments! Any who, I got a picture of me with Saschaka Unseld signing a poster that they were handing out for free!

                                            Saschaka Unseld giving out his presentation!
                                           Me getting a poster signed by Saschaka Unseld!
                                             Here's a little clip of the blue umbrella!

Before I went, there was a Nickelodeon station to talk out with the people that work there. I met a lady named Veronica Esquivel, who works at nickelodeon. She was very nice!
                                                Me talking with Veronica Esquivel!
Then, I had lunch at the National Gallery of Art!
Remember how I told you  in my last post that when you win the contest you get to be a part of the kids jury? Well that's when I come in!!!!!!! I'm judging television animation for kids competition!
Here's a link!
You'll see who won later...

The awards ceremony!!!!!!
Here's the winners of Television for Kids competition!!!!!

Oh, and the last bit of the video, was a student called Manabu Himeda from Tama Arts University in Japan! Here's a picture of me with him...
I also got a picture of the director of the group from Tama Art University!!!!!

 Oh! And this is a picture of what they won!!!!!
Oh! That reminds me!!!! I have a few pictures of the people who won from television for kids competition!
SpongeBob (Rich Magallanes)...

Regular Show...

Adventure Time...

                                             This next picture shows me with JG Quintel...

Here's a few (but in this case a few, it means A LOT!!!!) of the awards night....

And then you can't believe who I met after the awards.....
I met Adam Elliot!
Don't remember him from the last post? Well here's a few things that might help you remember...

Now you remember... Well, I got his autograph and I have a few pictures of me with him,
 that I would like to share...

                                                       And that was the end of that day....

Wait! I forgot to tell you something!!! I met a group of animation students from San Jose California, Fiona and friends, they were very nice. If you want to learn more about Fiona, go to this link.

Now to the next day...

Monday, 23 September 2013

My Experience at the OIAF! (Part 1)

I'm back readers! And yes, I have a suitcase full of photos and videos of my experience at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. OIAF for short. Let's start off the day before the festival ....

                                                                        me before the festival
                        Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In the morning the next day, I went to a TAC meeting (Television Animation Conference) called "Oh no! It's a Writing Invasion!" Go to this link to find out more about the meeting:

                                                                Me at the TAC conference


                                                   Me with a Mercury Film Works poster...
                                Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today, I took the day off from school! In the morning, I went to a kids meeting with  Ben Joseph. The program was called Animation Celebration! It was really fun!!!  I got so many good tips to write a fun script. Go to this link to find out more!

                                                 Me getting an autograph from Ben Joseph!
(P.S: Did you know, Ben has written, many TV shows also known for How to Be Indie, Gravity Falls, Rolie Polie Olie, George Shrinks, Oh no! It's a Alien Invasion!, and much much more? Also he won an Emmy Award!)
                            These next photos shows Ben giving his presentation!

I always loved the last picture....
Oh, any who! After that, there was a little reception where you could learn about different types of animation and you were able play with them.

                                                      Me playing with a new stop motion app
After that, my mom and I went to Adam Elliot short films.(
We were a little bit late for it, but we saw one of his most famous short films called "Harvie Krumpet" which won a Oscar for the best animated short film. 

 After that, I went to short films meant for kids competition. It was really good! To find out more about the short films go to this link!

In the night, I went to something really special... I went to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Yes, I know. You are confused. You are thinking right now that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is coming this Friday. Yes, you are right about that. But, Sony pictures animation decided to show the movie for fun in the festival! I'll write a review about it soon! If you want to know more about the movie go to these two links:
Here's the trailer!

Well that's all for this post, viewers! See you in my next post! Keep in touch.....

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Meet you at the OIAF!

Hello viewers! I'm so excited! You know why? Let me tell you... It happened a few weeks ago when I entered a video making contest. I send my video. Ten lucky winners will get passes for the whole festival and get to judge some awards and get to hand out some awards! Sound's cool, eh? Well guess what?! I was one of the ten lucky winners! In about a week I'm going to tell you how was my experience at the OIAF! Oh! I forgot to tell you something!
The contest that I entered was the OIAF (Ottawa International Animation Festival), the biggest animation festival in the world!!!! (Well, okay. Maybe I exaggerated a little bit. But at least it's the biggest one in North America!)
                                                Meet you at the OIAF!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

All Hand's In!!!

Hello everybody! I have new art to show you!!!!

See you in my next post!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Name Tag Art...

In school today, My teacher gave me my name tag art that I made this school year and I took a picture of it! Hope you like it!!!!

See you in my next post!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

The Good Old Sunday Cartoons!

The Good old Sunday cartoons

Hello viewers! I have a new video to show you that I made! But first let's get over the rules.

1. Do NOT copy, convert, or download this video. (I have a copyright)

2. Enjoy!

So grab your popcorn and please enjoy the show!

Sinon... A Man who can Fight!

Today is going to be the last day of the Odysseus hall of fame. So please enjoy!

Sinon's backstory....

When Helen was kidnapped and Odysseus declared war, a young man named Sinon (I bet you knew that) joined odysseus and his crew. He and Odysseus were BFFF ever since (Best fighter friends forever).

Well, that was the end of the...
                                       Odysseus hall of fame!
See you in my next post

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Introducing Helen of Troy.... The worlds most beautiful woman!

Interesting title right?

Hers her backstory...
Helen was the worlds most beautiful woman. Before the Trojan war, Helen was having a little party until a Trojan prince abducted her and brought her to troy as a prisoner. So, Odysseus declared a war on troy and you got the rest. Short back story, Eh?
See you in my next post!!!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Achilles, A Hero who Died Just Because of his Heel!

Welcome back to the Odysseus hall of fame! Today were going to present....

Let me tell you Achilles back story...

When Achilles was a baby, her mom Hera brought her to the river of sphinx. The river has magical powers to make you invincible or other known as immortal. Hera decided to dump him in the river and make him invincible. But what Hera did not know was that she was holding Achilles by the heel. So all of his body except his heel was invincible. When Achilles was older and was an adult, he joined Odysseus and his crew to fight in the trojan war. 5 years later, when Achilles was in war, the trojans knew Achilles secret. So in the middle of battle, one of the trojans threw an arrow at Achilles heel. Sadly, the trojan that threw the arrow must of won a gold medal in Archery at the olympics and aimed very well. Achilles died. Did you know another word for the heel is the achilles?

See you in my next post!!!

Monday, 9 September 2013

The Odysseus Hall of Fame!

Today I'm going to show you...... (drumroll please...)
                 ThOdysseuHall ofame

 Heres a little bit of info on Odysseus. Odysseus was a young king who ruled over a small island named Ithaca. Then when the trojan war came Odysseus and his men went to the war. 10 years later, Odysseus and his men almost haven up until they came up with a brilliant trick! They thought that maybe they can make a wooden horse filled with soldiers in it. Then the trojans will think it was a present from the gods and bring it in the city. Then at night, Odysseus and his men will invade the city. It worked!. But on there way back, they met cyclops, a hydra, and many other monsters included.....
Thanks for reading! See you in my next post!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Animation is Funamation...

Animation is funamation...

To make up for the cancelled Etha Oscars and the cancellation for the film festival last month, I decided to show you a big video that I made this summer. But! I have to go through a few rules....

1. Do NOT copy or convert or download this film. I have worked really hard on it! (I have a copyright!)

2. Enjoy!

So go on and please enjoy the show!!!!

First day, First week...

Hello readers! As you can see the first week of school is almost over, but many kids were struggling this year to get used to there horrid teacher or there evil classmates. Don't believe me? Take Ilizz M. from Poland for example...

And yes... She speaks Polish.
But thanks to the English teacher in Warsaw, David Cuevas will translate her report on the worst  first day of school............

Dare to read on the report?

Okay, maybe Ilizz was exaggerating a little.
Well You get the point!
Happy first week of school!