Friday, March 03, 2006

Happy Friday!


Hi everybody! it's Friday baby! but not just any ol' friday! It's my birthday... yes, it is this day 24 years ago that i came out of my mother holding a pencil. Oooh, ouch! She still doesn't like me holding pencils in front of her... makes her nervous.
It's just been a lot of the same old same old for me this week. Waaaaay busy trying to get my portfolio all finished. I was editing my reel and decided i needed one more good acting shot, so i have taken it on myself to animate about a 12 foot shot in a week!! it's been nuts trying balance everything, but God is gracious and gives as we need, not to mention my wife is gracious too!
So here's a piece i did for the character design portion of my portfolio. I really am fascinated with the film noir genre: detective movies and stuff. So i was drawing this detective character. It actually made me think of Ray Gunn, Brad Birds baby. He pitched that thing down here way before Incredibles but no one wanted to do it because of the fact that it WAS film noir and they thought audiences wouldn't go for it. but like most everything, if it's handled with balance and sincerity i think the audience feels and believes it. plus, ummmm, it's Brad! So here's to you Brad, please come down here and make that movie!!
So until next Wednesday which'll be the day before i go up to Pixar to visit a friend and see what's happening. If i can, i'll take pictures and post'em and narrate through my Pixarian adventure! Willermess out!

17 comments:

Victor Ens said...

Hey Matt ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
I wish you all the best and a lot of fun in the future.
Great design !
Where are you going to apply ?

Matt Williames said...

Thanks Victor! I am applying to Pixar-- but we'll see what happens, there's alotta big question marks right now. can't hurt to try and see what happens!

Young said...

Happy Birthday!!
Hope I can hear some good news on your job searching. ;)

Tony said...

Hello Matt,
happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a friend of Victor and we visited the same school here in Hamburg.
Thank you for posting that great notes about timing charts. It helped me to open some closed doors. Hope you and your wife have a great time!!
Good luck for next week with the pixar guys.

Regards,
Tony

Doron Meir said...

Happy birthday, and good luck with Pixar! And keep up the good blog :)

espiridellis said...

Happy birthday Matt!!!

Victor Ens said...

Cool ! I really wish you luck Matt.
Give your best :-)

Tony said...

Matt, allow me to post a link of your blog on my one!

Thanks,
Tony

Q/Minkyu said...

Hi Mr.Williames!! I'm sorry I couldn't wish you a happy birthday on time! Film Noir is awesome. I love that authentic elegance it contains. and that rich darkness.
see you later!

Heath said...

Happy belated B day Matt! Really nice character design! I can't wait to see your animation with him. I really hope you take a lot of pixar pics I'd love to see an insider's view. I praying that God will give you something big to work on. I know you work really hard at your craft! Later bro.

Matt Williames said...

thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! i'm in the thick of things right now so can't write much, but i did want to say thanks to everyone!

rthompson said...

Happy belated birthday! Thanks for digging my drawings man, yours are looking awesome.

martin wittig said...

Matt, It's been awhile since i last visited, I lost your link, and then found it again. Amazing stuff here man! I can't wait to see more!---Good luck with Pixar!!

St John Street said...

Happy belated b-day I just found your blog excellent blog and the profile statement is what made me really want to leave a comment I feel the same way about 2d and I am also committed to the classical ways myself looking farward to more f your adventures in 2d !!!!!

Aaron said...

Yo, Bon Anniversaire! Good luck with Pixar. I'm in the same dept. Waiting to hear back from several applications. Doubt I will!

Jeremy said...

Happy belated Birthday Matt! March 1982 birthdays rule(I'm saying that because mine is on the 28th) Great stuff you have going her as usual. Lots of really nice folks at Pixar so I'm sure you'll fit in great! Best of luck and hope you enjoy the tour.

olgastern said...

Beautiful drawing, and i just watched the animation you have posted.....WOW!!!!. Congrats.