Sunday, August 30, 2009
It was time for a face-lift, and I couldn't resist Squarespaces amazing tools, so I have moved this whole blog over to markderidder.squarespace.com. This is my 4th version of markderidder.com and certainly the most dynamic. I've had markderidder.com running since 1999 and it's come a LONG way!
Be sure to update your bookmarks and RSS feeds if you have any for this site, and drop me a comment to let me know what you think about the new look!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I have made many new friends, industry contacts, and memories that I will never forget! My time at AM has been way better than I ever imagined it would be and I am so proud to have been a part of such an amazing school, and to now be part of an exclusive group: Animation Mentor Alumni!
Take a lot of my progress reel that shows all of my work from Class 2, to Class 6, including a WIP look at my short film "Superdumb" which I hope to finish by the end of the year. I now move on to the Alumni site and will continue to be involved with the school as much as I can.
I now have a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Character Animation! This is an awesome addition to my Bachelor of Fine Arts focused on Animation and Digital Media.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I'm torn about which one to send... maybe both? I'm thinking I might need to work on the impressions a bit more as it was my first shot at it, and I'm affraid of getting blacklisted in the industry for poking fun:) I think they all probably have a good sense of humor... right?!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I am still playing with timing and making adjustments to help things read better. Let me know if you see anything that is unclear on first viewing.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Let me know what you think and if anything is unclear or timed wrong!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I borrowed my friends tiny Flip video camera (thanks Bruce!) and had Heidi secretly record the moment. She loved it! In the video you can see how blown away and overwhelmed she was with the thoughtfulness and generosity of everyone around her. It was a lot of fun to give it to her and set her up so she could use it right away. We even signed her up to Facebook last night!
Thanks again to everyone involved. You made this a very special moment for our family.
**Note: the video may need time to buffer. Hit play once, and then wait for it to go.**
Monday, March 9, 2009
To help her do this I decided to get my mom a netbook computer that is light and portable so that she can connect to the interenet from anywhere in her home.
In order to make this purchase I asked her friends and family if they would like to contribute and the response was overwhelming! So many had donated more than I had originally asked for that I was able to get her some essential accessories as well.
This video is for those who donated so that they can see just what we have gotten my Mom. Thank you all so much for your support!