Thursday, November 22, 2007

Santa Land at Macy's NYC

Pierce and his class visited Macy's Santa Land in NYC. Not surprisingly Macy's knows how to put together an awesome North Pole. Before the visit to Santa at the North Pole the children attended a charming Christmas Puppet theatre with a great singing trio- no shortage of great singers with the theatre strike on Broadway. Meeting Santa was quite amusing with Pierce and his good friend Jimi suddenly becoming shy! Happily for the parents it was very well organized chaos with 5 classes from the school in attendance. Good exhausting fun for everyone! Click on the photo below to see all the fun.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Monster X

This is a 40 second clip that Pierce and I put together to experiment with animating Pierce's drawings. Pierce has huge ambitions for his cartoon: space battles, alien battles, slapstick comedy.... we'll see how far we get. But in the meantime, I thought we should show what we've been able to accomplish to date. We scanned Pierce's drawings, cut them out with GimpShop, animated the results with Anime Studio and then added the sound and titles with iMovie.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pierce at the Lincoln Center

Pierce, Deirdre and I attended a wonderful Young People's Concert presented by the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. It was an educational, entertaining and stimulating event. We can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, November 1, 2007