Oscar’s journey from fledgling outline to finished children’s book would not have happened if it were not for the nurturing and all-around finessing of my editor Cathy Borders. Ideas flew out of me, and Cathy managed to organize the chaos into coherent and thoughtful text. She stuck with me through every iteration of the story,… Continue reading Cathy Borders: Call the Book Wife
Oscar Loves You
OSCAR has arrived! Pre-order now Barnes & Noble, Amazon, BookBaby Bookshop “An inspiring children’s story about a shopping cart who discovers his true purpose in life. A great read aloud with your child and an excellent classroom read to discuss friendships and celebrating differences.” – Nancy Lupo, BA, MLIS, The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Evaluator’s Committee,… Continue reading Oscar Loves You
The Voice Behind The Curtain: The Go Cart’s Donna Steele.
When our journey began our creative team was not sure if we wanted to provide a voice to the story or if we were simply going to let the images and its interpretation guide the audience. As we got closer to finishing the animation, we were settled on the idea that we wanted the film… Continue reading The Voice Behind The Curtain: The Go Cart’s Donna Steele.
The Mix Is In: The Go Cart’s Yuri Lysoivanov talks sound.
Yuri is a perfect blend of a classy and classical sort of sound artist. We were fortunate to have him as our Post Production Sound Supervisor (which for our project encompassed creating all the sound for the film, including foley and voice over, as well as mixing it). I was inspired by his passion… Continue reading The Mix Is In: The Go Cart’s Yuri Lysoivanov talks sound.
The Talented Mr. Kattner: The Go Cart’s Music Composer.
James Horner once said,”I think of music as art.” And I believe that sums it all up pretty well. I had the fortunate opportunity to work with an exceptionally talented artist. He thoughtfully created a musical score that gave a beating heart to the steel frame of a shopping cart and skillfully painted a landscape that held… Continue reading The Talented Mr. Kattner: The Go Cart’s Music Composer.
Artistry in Motion: The Go Cart’s Animator, Bobby Bennett
There is the old adage of putting the cart before the horse, and it pretty much means that it’s not a logical or fruitful thing to do. First things first, so to speak. Well, in this case, it was putting the cart before everything else. And by cart, I mean the concept, the look, design,… Continue reading Artistry in Motion: The Go Cart’s Animator, Bobby Bennett
A short film from the street.
It was along this road I would see the abandoned shopping carts as I thought about the patients I was visiting, and how they related stories of feeling isolated and neglected by a system charged with caring for them.
What are under words? The dialog that is subtext or subconscious reasoning? Perhaps they are the summation of our thoughts that live beneath our out words and actions. The film Carol portrays the inner workings of several characters set against the backdrop of an early 50’s New York City. What is especially captivating is the… Continue reading Under Words
It would seem that a successful trajectory would not accommodate the concept of anonymity. Perhaps a more realistic journey would be a quiet, simple start concluding with a bang of fame. But, what if what is meant to be is the opposite: not the desire for an upward climb to accolades and prestige, but… Continue reading Anonymous Fame
Could This Be The Magic?
Maybe Sarah Silverman is right – magic is in the sunsets. Magicians are nothing more than practitioners, experts at the sleight of hand and diversion, practicing until what is visible appears invisible. The Prestige, my favorite Nolan film, is brilliant at outlining the process: First I am going to tell you that there is no… Continue reading Could This Be The Magic?