Platform started yesterday, the first year of the festival here in PDX. It's cool, I didn't think I would enjoy myself. I actually expected it to be a commercial animation festival. I mean, there's a fair amount of commercial stuff in there, and it's a little bit of a turn off, the whole Cartoon Network/Laika presence is pretty heavy too, but it's fun to go to the screenings anyway. I really liked seeing the work of the other animators, it's nice to see films made by just a handful of people as opposed to a fucking army of people with tons of money and technology at their disposal, it really lets the craft of animation shine. I find inspiration in it, it has inspired me to work harder on making "corn" more special, and to take my time and really make it something I would be proud to show to me peers.
here's the latest Beastie Boys cover. Very cool new album.