February 2016

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Known in Japanese as 雲のむこう、約束の場所 (Kumo no Muko, Yakusoku no Basho) transliterated in english “beyond the clouds, the promised place". The Place Promised in Our Early Days is Shinkai’s first feature length. Watching it what were my thoughts? Story and Characters The dramatic sci-fi with a blend of romance takes place in an

This light heart warming drama is something I never thought I would stick with for 6 months. But after 53 episodes, several tears, grunts of annoyance and hearty laughs, here is my review of All About My Mum. When you spend every weekend for 6 months with a drama you expect it

It has been an insightful week, having meetings with seniors in the advertising industry, spontaneous meet ups and bumping into award-winning chief execs in the animation industry.  God is a master at serendipity.  Despite being in a job that I thought would set me back a bit in my career, and would

This week’s review is on Shinkai’s second short film, 星の声 Hoshi No Koe known in english as Voices of a Distant Star. This 25 minute short was actually one of the first films I had watched by Shinkai before I knew about Shinkai. Released in 2002, I don't think it is an exaggeration that

Have you heard of Yeojin Shin? I can't for the life of me figure out how I stumbled across her work but this New York based animator and illustrator has quite a colourful portfolio full of gorgeous design.  https://vimeo.com/131251109 Her work is a blend of motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation. Her