To help myself remember how I felt about various things that I finished
Monday, April 6, 2015
Song of the Sea
Do you like selkies? Magic? Celtic stuff? Beautiful animation? Then you'll probably want to check out Song of the Sea. It is hard not to stare in amazement the whole film at how beautiful everything is. It's a great story for kids, but it is also mysterious and dark enough to be interesting to adults. We live in an amazing age when a an animated film this wonderful doesn't really get noticed because the world is already full of beautiful things. But seriously, don't go see "Home" or whatever this week's farting alien movie is... watch this instead.
Jesse Schell has taught Game Design and led research projects at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (www.etc.cmu.edu) since 2002. Jesse is also the CEO of Pittsburgh’s largest videogame studio, Schell Games (www.schellgames.com), the author of The Art of Game Design: a book of lenses (www.artofgamedesign.com), and the former chairman of the International Game Developers Association (www.igda.org). In 2004, he was named one of the world’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s magazine of innovation.
Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he was the Creative Director of the Disney Virtual Reality Studio, where he spent seven years as designer, programmer and manager on several projects for Disney theme parks and Disney Online. Before that, he was a software engineer at IBM and Bell Communications Research, and a writer, director, performer, juggler, comedian, and circus artist for both Freihofer's Mime Circus and the Juggler's Guild. You can email him at jesse(at)schellgames.com.