Saturday, November 17, 2007

BAF 07

It's been a while since I last posted. I've had my head beneath the parapet and have been working hard on three commercials back to back. I've not got any weekends off for the whole of November. Needs must when the devil drives! Looking forward to December when things slow down a pace and I get my weekends back. On top of all these commercials I managed to prepare a powerpoint presentation of my storyboard work and comic book work for the Bradford Animation Festival. Jim Walker hosted a panel which consisted of Ginger Gibbons, Kevin Baldwin and myself.

It was my first ever presentation/talk so in the days leading up to it, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm so busy at the moment and thinking about half a dozen other things at once, I would most likely have been quite nervous, but I just didn't have time to be nervous. So I just got on with it. I arrived about 45 mins before the talk and had to leave 45 mins after I'd finished because I had to get back to HQ. Busy busy busy. As it was it all ran smoothly. The staff at BAF 07 where lovely and incredibly helpful, the Q&A with the audience went great with people asking interesting questions; the whole thing went off without a hitch and I had a thoroughly good time. Oh, and Bob Godfrey was in the audience (even more reason to be nervous, talking in front of such a luminary of the animation industry).


Anonymous said...

Ian thanks for taking part in the panel discussion at BAF07. It went really well and the fact that I had to pull you away from a pile of students was evidence of how well your talk was received. It was good to see more of your work and in particular your comics in relation to your storyboards. Lots of students commented on your work and have gone away inspired. Thanks for all the hard work. I hope you are up for doing something similar in the future.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ian, it was good to meet you at Bradford. Your presentation/talk was interesting and informative. Thank you. All the best.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Many thanks Linda, glad you enjoyed the talk. Jim, thanks again and sure, I'm absolutely up for doing something similar in the future.

Bentos said...

For a man of three hundred and twelve Bob certainly gets himself about.