March 13th, 2010
As of Friday it appears ImageMovers Digital will be shutting down in December 2010.
I really had a lot of fun at this studio. Made a lot of great friends. The next couple of months are going to be a blast (all things considered) while we wrap up Mars Needs Moms. We used to have fun at our first location (Thorndale) then it got stuffy when we got too corporate. Now it should revert back to the fun days for the next couple of months.
I bear no ill-will toward Disney. Three years is a good run. I love Bob Z and would work for him again in a heartbeat. Maybe Roger Rabbit 2??? If it ever goes from rumor to real.
I was actually thinking Disney might see IMD as “not useful” after Alice in Wonderland posted such high opening weekend profits. And after Avatar set the bar for motion capture films. We (IMD) were definitely ranked 3rd or 4th on the totem pole of “motion capture awesomeness.”
Anyway, I just graduated from AnimationMentor in January. I love keyframe animation and rigging. I really want to rig some tooney stuff and animate it now. I see this as an opportunity to do that at another studio.
It’s time to update my scripts section to python-PyMel in the scripts section and post my animation reel from AM.
I no longer code in MEL… and you wouldn’t either if you knew PyMel.
The future is bright. Time for beer.
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