Kurosawa Every Frame a Painting presents a really excellent study of movement in the films of Akira Kurosawa. If you’re even vaguely interested in film,… Read More »The aesthetics of Kurosawa and Disney: Composing Movement
The momentum seems to be building for a goal to “eradicate poverty by 2030.” Reducing poverty is a noble goal, one to which I fully… Read More »Natura non facit sultum*: Lant Pritchett on poverty lines
Singha (of Thai beer fame) – getting better every day.
I’ve never read anything by Lant Pritchett that wasn’t interesting, and this brief blog article is no exception. It’s a good reminder that “broad based… Read More »Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Economic Growth and Charity
The evolution of Mickey Mouse’s appearance is interesting… but not nearly as interesting as his pre-history and the business and technical factors wrapped up in… Read More »Animation History: The Surprising History of Mickey Mouse
Alan Becker: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s 12 Principles of Animation (and a bit of the beauty of maths)
Alan Becker breaks down key elements of animation from Thomas and Johnston’s Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life. Recommended. Slow in, Slow Out; or, (Sine)… Read More »Alan Becker: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston’s 12 Principles of Animation (and a bit of the beauty of maths)
Aux armes, citoyens,To arms, citizens, Formez vos bataillons,Form your battalions, Marchons, marchons !March, march! Qu’un sang impurAbreuve nos sillons !Let an impure bloodWater our furrows!… Read More »Blood, Bones and Building; or, Love’s Labours