Friday, November 7, 2008

a meet with a legend: JAMES BAXTER!!

guys this was one of the MOST memorable moments of my life!! I MET JAMES BAXTER!! someone who's worked on classics like Who framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and recent hits like Enchanted and Kung Fu Panda (the hand drawn sequences ofcourse!). it was awesome seeing someone so IMMENSELY talented standing just a few feet away from me!!

well before i get too carried away, lemme just tell u what happened... james was here visiting india and he held a session at the asifa fest 'international animation day' held in bangalore on 6th nov 2008.

it was a 3 hour session which was divided into the first hour of teaching about acting and body mechanics; second hour of the making of the 2D sequence of kung fu panda that his studio did; and the final hour of question answer session.

the session was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! esp the part where he talked abt kung fu panda. it was AMAZING to know how he worked on it!! very inspiring!

whew! well i have found one article on james baxter's lecture on acting, body mechanics, lipsync etc. it's awesome! check it out!!

THIS man is something else!!


damncreative said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooooo,i just loveeeeeeeeeed it. The most memorable moments of my life. Damn. I was so happy on tht day. Really nice:)

Tht guy is crazy. His thoughts and his experience amazes me. When he went through the making of the sequel-kung fu panda, I went zapppppppped!. Its a lifetime experience :)

Dapoon said...

yea dude this man is amazing!!! the funniest part was when he showed those clips at the end and he said he wished he could animate like that...

i was like, dude, u cud animate all that with ur EYES CLOSED now man!!! lolz

Prasad said...

i really wish i was there ...but was struggling hard with my health problem :( ...thanks for the other link...