Thursday, December 16, 2004

Where Has the Time Gone?

Boy, have I been bad about updating this blog. Between shopping for the holidays and work, this blog hasn't gotten much attention.

Where to start. Well, unfortunately I do not have much to say. If I just keep typing maybe something interesting will come from it..?

First off, it seems ILM employees up in the Bay area had a walkout of sorts. I was on the phone with someone who works for Lucas just the other day and he glazed over that he was going to some lunch time union thing. At the time I didn't think much of it, so I didn't ask him any more details. But after reading the story, I wish I had asked more. I guess it is time to negotiate and the guys running the show want to lower salaries and layoff a bunch of people. I suspect this is further cost cutting measures. Additionally, it may be a sign that more things are moving to Singapore (read a previous blog about Lucas Animation). Before you know it, all of ILM may be in Singapore. I'm not in the mood to go on a bitter outsourcing tirade, so I'll just leave it at that. LINK

It has been a slow newsweek in the animation world. Nothing really exciting going on. Wild Brain still chugging ahead with their first CG feature, "Opus". I've heard that CritterPix in the Bay area is already having problems with "Ollie the Otter". That didn't take long. I expect this production to be a rough ride all the way around. I'll try to dig up more information.

I'm catching wind of another movie studio in LA jumping on the CG feature bandwaggon. They've got the money, they've got the people. Let's see what happens over the next couple of months.

That's about it. I'll try to post more and come up with some good bitching. Maybe that should be my New Year's resolution---- Rumors, bitching, and more blogging.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to you, Staloren.

I look forward to the updates in 2005.



Anonymous said...

Staloren said: " I've heard that CritterPix in the Bay area is already having problems with "Ollie the Otter". That didn't take long."

You must have made this up (it's a "rumour" kids), as I've talked to someone I know over there and production is not even scheduled to start until '05....but you've got the inside scoop that they're "having trouble." I can say with some certainty that you pulled this out of thin air.

jon said...

We are trying to find good local movie theater and times to take the kids this weekend. Good local movie theater and times reviews are hard to find

I just stumbled onto your blog while looking. Seems to happen to me a lot since I am a knowledge mooch LOL