In the late 1960s, few people knew what a computer was – much less a Muppet. But in 1967, two years after the introduction of its Selectric typewriter, IBM hired filmmaker and commercial director Jim Henson (Esskay Meats, Marathon Gasoline) to make a series of short films designed to help its sales people.
It was a sad day for me the other day when I heard that Ray Harryhausen, who brought sword-fighting skeletons to the 1963 movie Jason and the Argonauts and was known as the master of stop-motion animation for his work on that and other films such as Clash of the Titans and The Golden Voyage […]
Census year, it doesn’t come around often, but when it does it is obviously a huge operation. Millions of forms, distribution, collection, handling enquiries (not to mention the input of data and reporting of the results). What I am massively impressed with this year is the ability to complete forms online and the social media […]
As you all know, I have been working on some animations at work, made me think back when I used to work in broadcast advertising and motion graphics at Channel Nine and Opulent. Back in early 90’s the Head of Communications from Sunrice approached me to collaborate on a commercial project requiring rice to do some, well…unusual […]