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In Memory of Zina Lahr - 1990 - 2013
Written by Charles   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 06:52

On April 2 2013 a most unusual student joined me for class at The Animation Academy. She came all the way from Colorado to only here order viagra from canada take my Character Design 1 class in Burbank, California. She was with us for two months.

Her name was Zina Lahr.

Zina was a remarkable and levitra sales uk talented young lady. She dressed in aviator's head gear with goggles and had feathers streaming from her hair. She was such a gentle, kind and soft spoken soul you knew you were in the seyonic.com presence of someone very special every time you were with her. Someone so extraordinary she didn't seem to be from this earth.

Zina exhibited strong skills and a unique vision. She was involved in making life sized dinosaur puppets move. The kind that would require individuals suiting up inside of levitra for women the contraption. Her art was beautiful and we all grew creatively while she was with us. Our experience with her was extremely positive and we missed her when she had to go back home to take care of her ailing grandmother. Just a few weeks ago in October I received an email from Zina saying how much she looked forward to coming back to The Academy again in the future.

On Wednesday, November 20 2013, Zina Lahr fell to her death in an accident while hiking in the hills around her hometown of Ouray, Colorado. She was only 23 years old.

Here's an article regarding her passing.

Zina was the kind of person that is too good for this world. She will be remembered as someone of exceptional significance and her memory will always be held as something very special to meivending.com me personally. Zina made you feel wonderful just by being in her presence. She was full of love. Someone so extraordinary that a video of her has recently been uploaded to Vimeo that shows just how incredible she was.

It was such an honor and cialis gel a privilege to have been her teacher even if just for a short while. I feel blessed for having had this experience with Zina.

For myself and on behalf of get cialis online everyone who knew her here in Burbank we offer her family and loved ones our sincerest condolences. I'm heartbroken over the loss of this wonderful little lady and creative genius. A shooting star that was called to heaven. We were lucky to have known you and to have had you with us Zina. You'll be greatly missed.

Rest In Peace

Charles Zembillas

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'850 Meters' - Thuristar - Belgium
Written by Charles   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 08:30

Here's another fine example of the excellent animation being created worldwide. "850 Meters" is the work of Belgium based Thuristar. A small independent production company founded by Joeri Christiaen. This extended play video is funny, surprising, and the production quality makes it well worth the watch...

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Walt Disney's Grave on his Birthday - Dec 5 2013
Written by Charles   
Friday, 06 December 2013 12:44

As I do every year since 2008 I paid my respects to Walt Disney on his birthday to levitra legal honor him. Here's the video of my visit to Walt's grave on the cheapest prices on generic viagra occasion of his 112th birthday. This year it was a little different as you'll see once you view the video. Got in a bit of a quagmire with the flowers.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1901. He died in Burbank, California on we use it order levitra pill December 15, 1966.

The flowers come from my good friend Dan Codron of Flowers By Dan in North Hollywood, California. He was the corporate florist for the Disney Company for many years and he always supplies the flowers on my trips to Walt's resting place.

In addition to the video there's photos of only best offers levitra discounts interest on the Forum topic with shots of other graves of notoriety from Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.

Happy to share in the celebration of Walt's life and memory...

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'Wind' - Robert Loebel
Written by Charles   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:52

Adaptation to adverse conditions can become the norm. That's the tale behind this intriguing allegorical video by Berlin based Robert Loebel. "Wind" is a winner as it garnered no less than 18 awards in its film festival run in 2013.

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SEC Approves Crowdfunding for Company Stock
Written by Charles   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 20:51

If you've been frequenting AN for the past few years you know what an outspoken advocate I've been for crowdfunding. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized how business is done in animation and many other fields as well. The latest developments in crowdfunding have pushed the http://touchstoneclimbing.com/get-levitra-prescription envelope even further now that the US Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the sale of company stock through this process.

Not only will artists, creative individuals and entrepreneurs be able to raise capital through specific project oriented campaigns, they'll be able to sell stock in their company to click here viagra 100 mg investors through the crowdfunding.

This is follow link usa cialis a huge step forward for independents looking to build a financial foundation by raising money for what they want to do. One of the sites currently available for company stock sales through crowdfunding is EquityNet. In fact their video went online today and it's animated! Take a look at what we can expect from this new and innovative way of doing business. There's more information available about equity crowdfunding on the AN Forum topic.

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