Animation. The physical movement of an object being demonstrated one frame at a time. What started out as an experiment with cameras in the mid to late 1800s had become embraced by the early 1900s. Michigan-born cartoonist Windsor McCay, who serialized the surrealist Little Nemo in Slumberland from 1905 to 1925 in the New York… Continue reading A Fair Future for Japanese Animation
Hey everyone, Takahashi-gakusei here! Sorry if I haven't been keeping things up to date often, but this is 'cause I'm still on my way to getting that SAIT certificate in graphic design! I should remind you that my workflow has improved greatly though. Remember when I went to Omatsuri last summer? I actually managed to… Continue reading I went to Otafest 2019!
Hey, everyone! Takahashi-sensei here. You might've been asking yourself every year, "How have things been going in Hollywood?" The answer? It depends. Unless you're a die-hard comic book or superhero fan looking forward to the next Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, or someone suffering a nostalgia addiction, things have been getting stale in Hollywood(only slightly). The… Continue reading Oscar Week 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Bao, I’m rooting for you!
Takahashi-sensei here! Omedeto! Happy New Year one and all! 2018 has come and gone and now we enter 2019. For me, personally, 2018 has been one of the best years of my life. The themes of which are opportunity and earning respect. Opportunity does not strike often at my home of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, especially… Continue reading Here’s to a Hopeful 2019!
Konbanwa. Takahashi-sensei reporting. I have a heavy heart right now. And what causes this heavy heart to jolt my body with pain? Calgarians have decided not to C for themselves what the 2026 Winter Olympics could do for Calgary. Therefore, we will not be among the final cities in the bidding for the rights to… Continue reading C for Yourself…but only in your Dreams
Hello, everyone. Takahashi-sensei reporting. Today is the 100th anniversary of the end of the War that should have been the one to end all wars. Unfortunately, despite the Allied Forces' best efforts to prevent another one through the Versailles Treaty of 1919, the world would not be at peace for long. Meanwhile, Hitler managed to… Continue reading Lest We Forget
Hello! Takahashi-sensei again. Jeez...this sleepy-arm syndrome has been killing me for quite a week. I hope there's a remedy for it somewhere. Anyway, in spite of it, I'm happy to announce that I will be going to Anaheim, California with my relatives for a week-long getaway at Disneyland Park and Resort. Yes, I've been a… Continue reading Next Week: A Disneyland Vacation PLUS…a brief salute to Walt Disney himself