Iris

Although this has nothing to do with animation I feel obliged to post this trailer. It’s a documentary by Albert Maysles about one of my favorite people on this planet, Iris Apfel.

If you Know Iris, then your heart will ache with excitement for this documentary, if you don’t know her then this trailer will make you google her.

The fact is that I am such a fan of Iris because she reminds me that awesomeness does not age. Her love for fashion, art and life is contagious. She’s just darling, if you don’t believe me. Judge for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8jwJ_2l0c

METAMORPHOSIS

Change is inevitable, and necessary. Over the last few months a lot has changed not only in a personal matter but in my professional life as well.

I’ve made a switch from film production to advertising production. I recently joined Zebra Studios, a studio based in Mexico City where advertising content is produced. I don’t need to tell you that it’s a completely different world, and although I still like film production best I have found things I love about advertising.

First and foremost I love the dynamic environment. I love that everything is changing constantly and enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously and the room that this environment leaves for pipeline and workflow experimentation and implementation.

I have found great comfort and learning with different workflows I have experimented in different projects ( and I’ve only been here for a month and a half! ) .

I really like the immense growth that artists have in an advertising studio. Since they are bombarded with all sorts of challenges all the time they keep growing and learning at a fast pace. Which is amazing.

I look forward to learning as much as I can about this fascinating industry, do you guys have any advice/ funny story? I’d love to hear it!

The waterwheel goes round, Lifetimes come and go in turn…

Happy New Year!

My first new year’s post has been inspired by a great movie I recently saw, It’s Isao Takahata’s : The Tale of princess Kaguya. I won’t get into any detail of it’s greatness as I feel I wouldn’t do it any justice, but I will say that an incredibly beautiful portrayal of the underlying theme of “Samsara” is what makes this film so special and very ad hoc with this post.

So It is a new year, a new cycle of a new year’s Samsara, the waterwheel goes round again one more time, and with this new cycle comes the closing of very important aspects of my life and the beginnings of a new adventures.

For once, the film I was working on ” Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos” AKA ( A Little Brave Rooster ) has wrapped up production, and with it I close a cycle full of learning and growth. I feel so much melancholy and ache to see this great studio go on hiatus, and amazing team dismembered.

I have said it and will say it again, it was truly a team conformed by the very best talent Mexico had to offer and it was such a pleasure working with each and every one of the artists involved in the project. I came in with great expectations, I left blown away by the experience and people I met.

2014 ended with a very relaxing vacation, it was the perfect  ending for his cycle.

2015 brings great changes, a new city to live in and professionally new opportunities waiting to be uncovered.  I have to say, I am really excited.

So, to commemorate the end of a cycle and the beginning of 2015  I leave you ” Warabe Uta” ( Go round song ) from the soundtrack of  Princess Kaguya.

Color me pretty

New year came and went, and in a blink of an eye february arrived, gosh time goes by so fast when you are busy. Between work, gym, quality time with my family, boyfriend and friends I have little time left.
I haven’t posted anything in a really long time, and I know I have promised over and over again that I will change that fact, that I will post more often and I end up not keeping those promises. So from now on I will no longer promise things. I guess that’s a better philosophy of life, discipline in personal proyects is something I desperetly need.
This week I’ve been doing some research for an interactive installation that I am planning to do. I have been immersing myself in color theory and color physics. I find the work (and life) of Neil Harbisson fascintating, he has definetly been a source of inspiration for me during this process since this particular installation has to do with color and sound.
It’s kind of sad to confess, but this is not a new proyect at all. I’ve had the idea and general thesis of it for years, but had failed to actually do the damn thing!  Having ideas scribbled in notebooks is not the way to find personal realization. Can you tell I have been going through an existencialist crisis? I have not only developed a Peter Pan complex, but have successfully convinced myself that I had lost all personal drive while working for someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job, and I feel professional growth, but in a perosnal level I felt I was missing something. So here it is, my mid-february’s new year resolution: Talk less, do more.
I’ll leave a link below in case you are curious and want to know more about Neil Harbisson and his work, he embodies everything I wish to become someday.