Watch “Duet – Glen Keane” on YouTube

I felt I should share this video again. Whenever I see it, I feel such a sense of wonder and peace. True love is the most beautiful thing in the world and we all long for it. And I know we recognize it when we see it.  I really like this quite from Leo TolstoyContinue reading “Watch “Duet – Glen Keane” on YouTube”

Short Video tribute: Duet by Glen Keane (2014)

Last night, I found a posting of this video on Facebook and I fell in love with it. Animation is such a beautiful, complicated art form and this short is no exception. The three minute short depicts the love story of a boy and a girl, whose growth slowly draws them closer and closer together.Continue reading “Short Video tribute: Duet by Glen Keane (2014)”

The Big Ten, The Paragon of the Animated World Part 1: Mise en scène or creating balance and vision

This is the official launch point for a small series of essays I call The Big Ten. These are the ten animated films from each decade that delivered masterfully well in Mise en scène. They become films with vision, balance, and purpose. This post will specifically explain what Mise-en-scène is, its place in animation, and how transcendentContinue reading “The Big Ten, The Paragon of the Animated World Part 1: Mise en scène or creating balance and vision”

Angel Ganev and Pencil Art

Though I didn’t like everything he drew, I thought these drawings using pencil and lighting was very intriguing. It gave his drawings a depth. It reminded me of the animator Glen Keane’s pencil drawings from his short Duet. If you are interested in seeing more of their work check out their DEVIAN ART account.

The Most Visually Beautiful Animated Films: 20-16

I have noticed that most of the films on this list are from France, Japan or the United States. I would like to hope more countries create animated films in the future.     20. Le Roi et l’oiseau (The King and theMockingbird), 1980 This film has a long, complicated history. The first time I sawContinue reading “The Most Visually Beautiful Animated Films: 20-16”