It was a cold winter evening on Thursday, February 5, 2015 as animators descended upon The Museum of the Moving Image to hear Glen Keane speak. He was in town to do a presentation on The Duet of Animation and Technology. He told us much about what it was like growing up, the middle of five children, in the household of The Family Circus cartoonist Bill Keane. From there, to his schooling at Cal Arts, to his days at Disney, and to today with Glen Keane Productions. Here’s the evening in pictures, advice, and quotes. ASIFA-East would like to thank The Museum of the Moving Image for inviting the ASIFA-East community to this very special event. Duet will be available as an app later this year.
Update: Tristian Goik has posted his notes from the evening on his blog at http://b-manhattane.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-pencil-has-point.html.
“Live the emotion of your character. The pencil is designed to reveal what is in our hearts.”
“It’s scary to be vulnerable but those are your very best moments. You have to believe the characters are real before you design them.”
“This is your moment in history to reveal who you are. Put your life out there for others to see.”
“Don’t animate what the characters are doing. Animate what they are thinking.” – Ollie Johnston
“Learn from each other, and learn from the masters passed.”