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This story from the OC Register had me about to burst into tears.
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie.
From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film.
So, I’ve kinds given myself a few criteria to know that I’ve made it in my industry. I’ve never been closer to these goals than now. But, at the same time, I haven’t “really” reached any of those goals.
1. Win an academy award. Nope. Haven’t gotten that yet. But, I’ve worked on an academy award nominated film now.
2. Have a shot that I’ve worked on be on the cover of Cinefex magazine. Nope. I am in the current issue of Cinefex though. ILM took out a multi page ad in the magazine that lists and thanks all it’s employees. Unfortunately, they misspelled my name. Phiil Pham.
3. Work at ILM. Kinda sorta made that. I’m working with them albeit in Singapore.
Let’s see how far I can go next year. 😉
This is a video that more or less describes the life of a Digital Artist doing visual effects in the film and television industry. Thank god we love what we do.
My first official batch of crew gear has arrived! I’ve been in the visual effects industry for about 8 years now and I’ve never worked at a facility that offered crew gear for their artists… till now. I’ve always looked on with jealousy as other artists from other facilities walked around town wearing stuff from cool shows. Today I got the first batch of Indiana Jones T-shirts, Jackets and knick knacks I ordered. This stuff isn’t free. Heck, it isn’t even cheap. But, it’s cool to have.
My next batch is Iron Man gear. In a couple of years I’ll have a closet full of this stuff. <grin>
This is some of the technology that I helped develop. Pretty cool to see it outside of theme parks.