Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

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Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:44 am

I know that a lot of us here are working on various creative projects. I thought this thread could serve as a place to plug them, and welcome new members. Once in a while, I do remove users who haven't posted anything, to weed out spambots, so it's definitely good to post something, somewhere, here, if you're a human being.

Anyway. I'll start with the obvious. My name is Garrett Gilchrist. I'm an artist, writer, filmmaker and performer. I have moderated this forum in some form since 2001, and run this website in some form since 1996.

You can see my artwork here:
http://tygerbug.deviantart.com/

In 2011 I wrote and drew one year of a comic book/webcomic, The Chosen Ones.

I've published one novella, Cratchit and Company, and am working on a novel called Ragland.

I've written, directed and edited feature films including Shamelessly (2007-8) and Gods of Los Angeles (2002-5). I've written fourteen screenplays.

From 2007 to 2009 I drew thousands of pieces of art for WhoSprites, my project to animate lost episodes of Doctor Who.

The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut, my restoration of the unfinished animated masterpiece by Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), is now a cult favorite with a big fan following. I am currently working on a new restoration of the film (with help from members of this forum) called the Recobbled Cut Mark 4, and I curate The Thief Archive on Youtube and elsewhere, collecting and restoring rare video and documents related to Richard Williams' animated work.

In 2005 I edited a popular documentary called Star Wars: Deleted Magic.

I am a staff writer for Cinemontage, the Motion Picture Editors Guild Magazine, interviewing the editors of top Hollywood films and TV series. I've also written for ACE CinemaEditor.

My artwork has been featured on official merchandise for My Little Pony, Monty Python, The Raconteurs, and others.

I have several Youtube channels:
http://youtube.com/ocpmovie
http://youtube.com/orangecowdotorg
http://youtube.com/montypythonet
http://youtube.com/thethiefarchive

Often on Fridays I Livestream editing of The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4.
http://livestream.com/orangecoworglivestream

I am on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/tygerbuggarrett

And Tumblr:
http://tygerbug.tumblr.com

My Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-G ... 49?fref=ts

The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/thiefand ... r/?fref=ts
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby SirQuacky » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:22 pm

Let's see, something about me.

Well, my name is Cheyne Quinn. I'm an 'artistic sociopath' of sorts. I'm mainly an autodidact cartoonist, but I do dabble in composition and animation.

I'm mostly known for being one of the most pedantic assholes you could ever meet, but that's only a quote from certain people I've met in person. ;P

I started teaching myself how to draw about six years ago (even though I loved the art form at the age of three), originally I had gotten inspired at a very young age to learn how to draw and animate after watching an episode of "Arthur," it was the first time I had ever seen reasonably smooth animation, and I immediately stopped dreaming of becoming a road designer (yeah, I was stupid then) and focused more on becoming "another one of those folks that makes the drawings move."

But, after picking up a CD entitled "Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa", my musical mind was blown. Not only did this odd looking man release numerous records over three decades of his life, but every single one was different in some way. Each song took on a different genre, most used very catchy music mixed with lyrics that would make you think, and lyrics that you definitely wouldn't want to be caught singing in public as you may destroy someone's reality with them. So I put my animated film ideas aside and pursued learning how to copy all the amazing effects and ideas he pioneered.

At this point, mixing/mastering became a new hobby of mine. One that captivated me more than any game or person could.

So as the years began to toil up due to my immense ambition and little know-how, I picked up a copy of The Animator's Survival Kit (back when there was only one version, lol) and began to study the absolutely indispensable knowledge Mr. Williams' had.

(And even though most of his work you can't buy, or has been mangled in some completely unbelievable way. He is, in my opinion, the greatest living animator. And it is deeply saddening when I have to hear praise given to complete hacks in the field (Bakshi/Myasaki/Anyone who over-uses the squash feature in Adobe Flash), and when I mention the genius of Dick, I usually get the typical "Oh, the Roger Rabbit guy?"/"Who?" responses. Richard WIlliams is a brilliant man, and one of my biggest inspirations.)

Now to get back on track. I have my own little series of projects I do intend to complete. Some animated, some musical, but on a much, much, much smaller scale.

That "Big Ol' To-Do List" as I call it along with a bunch of my artwork/fanart can be found here:
http://sirquacky.deviantart.com/

I also have a three part demo album I'm still working on. Though as a preview, the first part can be listened to here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/sirquacky/a ... ther-silly
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby Arnaud » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:22 pm

Hi ! My name is Arnaud, 33 years old and I'm half french, half canadian. I can read english quite well but still have difficulties to write it.

I mainly work for Disney publications in France, writing articles to present classic Uncle Scrooge stories to the young audiences. I restore old comic book covers, too.

I used to draw comics and illustrations for several magazines, but sadly I don't do it anymore. Hopefully I'll draw again soon.

I studied animation in Québec several years ago ; a good friend of mine told me me how great the Animator Survival Kit was, so I buyed it. And he was right, indeed !

I soon became very interested about Dick Williams works, so I searched on the Internet and found a forum where Garrett talked about his recobbled cut. How intriguing !

Later he was kind enough to send me copies of his dvds. I could never thank him enough, and salute his hard work.

You can take a look at my artwork here : http://crabamoustache.deviantart.com/

Here is a short I did in 2007 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadifM6R4qQ
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby ctlw83 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:02 am

Hi Everyone,

My name is Chris and I live in central Connecticut, about an hour away from Garrett. We haven't met though.

In the years I should have been in college I was making stupid videos with my friends and enjoying it immensely. I wouldn't say that we were creative geniuses or that our work would change the lives of others but, it was a heck of a lot of fun. You can check out a public access show we did called The Josh Show at http://www.youtube.com/user/AssassinWilliamsVids . Last year I also found some footage of an old college project (yes, I did go to school for a while) and used said footage to re-tell the story of the demise of a business I used to work for. It was meant to be done in a Daily Show kind of style but, is likely only funny to those who worked at the fated store it is about.

I do have an interest in visual/special effects and have rotoscoped lightsabers in the past. However, I have not had the time or software to really do much in that regard since.

My wife and I have been producing a podcast about our faith and everyday life on and off since 2006 which can be found at http://www.lifeonfire.org.

I am interested in all things technology and communications so, I have dabbled in a lot of things. I am an expert in nothing and tend to be the "cheerleader" type who encourages the rest of a team to keep going.
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby Jack Criddle » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:53 am

I'm Jack. I'm a filmmaker - here's my Vimeo page. https://vimeo.com/jackcriddle
I currently work as a nametag-monkey in a chain drug store in Brooklyn, and am trying to get more paid work as an editor.
I'm also writing a screenplay with my girlfriend Jess, called "The Cold Kind of Pretty," about a fashionista murderess.
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby SmarTeeMackxs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:21 am

My name is Max, a striving filmmaker/college student. I have a YouTube account http://www.youtube.com/user/sonicOneTwo, but I haven't really uploaded anything lately.
I have a not-so-small house on a really small street on a side of a town in Nassau County, Long Island.
I like music. I also like movies and filmmaking. I'm often thought to have Asperger's (a form of autism spectrum disorder) but it may have faded away.
I'm the son of blogger/author Ellen Meister. She like making novels. This is her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EllenMeister.author?fref=ts
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby Shamanic Shaymin » Thu May 02, 2013 10:17 am

My name is Giselle/Puri/Shaymin (take your pick). I first discovered "Thief and the Cobbler" when I was young, where one of my VHS tapes had a trailer for "Arabian Knight." I never owned the movie or seen it, though I was curious about Tack and loved his design. Years later, I go on the Internet, deciding to look up Arabian Knight/Thief and the Cobbler (I was confused as hell why it had two titles) and expecting nothing more than a forgotten, subpar animated film to pass the time. Boy was I surprised. :goblet: My jaw dropped at the history of the movie and all its problems, and my heart went out to Richard Williams who worked his ass off on what was supposed to be his masterpiece for years only to have it taken away from him when he was almost finished. I always loved animation, particularly the traditional 2D kind, and it broken my heart to see such a project shot down like this, partly because many people are stuck in the mindset that animation is "only for children." I am glad to have discovered the Thief Archive on YouTube where I was able to watch the Recobbled Cut (and Raggedy Ann & Andy, which I have a weird train-wreck fascination for) and bless Garrett Gilchrist for all of his hard work. :D

My older sister is a graduate with a Master's Degree from Savannah College of Art & Design in Sequential Art, and you can find her work here:
http://www.cardboardbear.com/

As for me, my dream is to become a novelist and be remembered as a classic author. My favorite authors are Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, Mikhail Bulgakov, Roald Dahl, George Orwell, H.P. Lovecraft, and Franz Kafka among others. My favorite books are Lolita, The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Bell Jar, and various dystopias such as Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451, and We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. I have novel ideas swimming around in my head (A horror book inspired by a Lovecraftian freeware game called "Eversion", a woman who literally goes inside her best friend's dreams in order to save him and various dream gods, a gay animation student learning that his new boyfriend comes from an alternate dimension where everyone is a cartoon) I'm currently working on a story about toys who come to life when humans aren't around. Except it's dark and scary and NOT for kids. ;D

This is where I keep track of what I read:
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3182 ... le-roberts

This is my journal/blog, where I talk about my novel progress, share snippets of what I've worked on so far, and share my experiences with various video games, movies, books, music and fandom in general:

http://insanepurin.livejournal.com/
http://shamanicshaymin.dreamwidth.org/

I don't have much on my Youtube channel, but I do have a couple fanvids I made. I might do dramatic readings of badfic in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/user/rotomtube
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sun May 05, 2013 1:04 pm

Wonderful to meet you!
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby FirestormCAN » Fri May 31, 2013 8:27 pm

*ahem* Gentlemen.

Those of you who catch Garrett's Thief livestreams should recognise instantly, but for those who don't: it is I, Firestorm, the very same pony vector artist touted many times. ;)

If you're unfamiliar with what I've done for him, here's a couple samples of vectors he requested:
http://fav.me/d5qa98f | http://fav.me/d5pljbl | http://fav.me/d52t9e1
You'll find more in both mine and Garrett's deviantART.

When I first heard about Thief and the Cobbler via the Nostalgia Critic, I thought it'd be fascinating to view a lost piece of art from the guy who was in charge of animating one of my favorite movies, Roger Rabbit. After I watched the recobbled cut about two years ago, I was blown away. The animation, the character expressions, art style was a feast for the eyes. But I never thought I would meet the man responsible for that very same cut. I've always been glad to work with Garrett, a prime example of a client who doesn't push others around unless they have it coming. And I'm certainly proud of all the vectors I've done for him.

I've also made several MLP-related pieces on my own: http://fav.me/d4ezdln | http://fav.me/d50zobj | http://fav.me/d57dtc7

At the moment, I am a deputy of design for BronyCAN, an MLP fan convention being held this August in Richmond, B.C., to the south of Vancouver. My top priority is the convention book and task assignments for artists on various promotional projects. I was also in charge of vectoring several works from one of our guests, character designer Nicole Gauss: http://fav.me/d66c6ej | http://fav.me/d5zuzs1 | http://fav.me/d5zmyiu.

Aside from Ponies, animation was one of my biggest loves growing up. Specifically, Disney and Looney Tunes. I took an animation course twice in high school (though, the second time was due to a scheduling mishap). Though a lot of my time has been focused on Computer Science, I still look back at cartoons I grew up with or missed out on. What they did right, what they did wrong, and lots of "how the hell did they get away with that?" moments.

In terms of gaming, I purge most of my time on Team Fortress 2. On occasion I'll boot up the Wii and play some Mario Kart, Brawl, and plenty of top-tier games. Just a warning: try to stay on my good side when you face me. You won't like me when I'm mad. (No, I'm not gonna go all Hulk on you.)

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally made my way to these forums. :)
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Re: Introductions Thread: A Bit About Ourselves

Postby Uncle Sporkums » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:55 pm

Hey, everyone! I'm an amateur actor as well as a film and animation fan who is also into rare stuff like lost/unreleased movies. It's a real pleasure to be amongst you guys! Here's my youtube channel for anyone who's interested: http://www.youtube.com/user/unclesporkums
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