I found out just yesterday that Black Swan has been nominated for a handful of Oscars, one of which is for Best Editing by our bud from Fantastic Mr Fox, Andrew Weisblum. We spent many a nights in Paris working late on Fox and I took it upon myself to be mother and feed everyone some good wholesome Italian food.
I'm immensely happy for Andy and his achievement and wish he and Aronofsky all the best on the night as I saw Black Swan last week and thought it was just grand.
ps. This is something I clapped together in under an hour to go with this post. I purposely made the character more bird-like with her beak nose and kept the style quite rough. I added some other versions as well... Quite like the one bottom right where we can't see the character's face.
Woke up early this morning after hearing of a local student tradition of taking a dip in the town lake. Myself and another teacher, Fredrik Fottland,headed down to the lake's shore accompanied by the towering presence of Thomas and, after a brief introduction to Bo and Morten (the dude chipping away at the ice with a pitchfork!), we whipped our clothes off and dove in.
Bracing yet invigorating is how I would describe the experience although I don't think I shall ever forget how painfully cold my fingers, toes and other appendages felt.
Another wonderful experience from my time in Viborg!
Since 2009 ASIFA Italy - Italian Association of Animation Film - established the ANIMATION ART award recognizing the commitment of those people who have contributed most during the year in Italy to the growth and enhancement of ' Italian and international entertainment, artistically, professionally, culturally and informatively. In this second edition, the members honored:
CHRISTIAN DE VITA-
Hired by Fox as a Lead Story artist for the film "Fantastic Mr. Fox" directed by Wes Anderson (2 Oscar nominations, two BAFTA winner at Annecy 2010 Crystal Award and Audience Award), De Vita has worked for two years Paris with the director, becoming the principal author of the storyboard made in inks, which brought to the screen Anderson's inimitable style. In the period of 2010, Christian has participated in several festivals in Europe and the United States: Dresden Film Fest, Stoke-Your-Fires (UK), Stuttgart Tricksfilm, Frankfurt Edit Filmmaker's Festival, Zagreb Animafest, Red Stick Baton Rouge (Louisiana) .