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Celebrating the creative life — one canvas, one film, one photo at a time.

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Hi! Our house is full of easels, oil paint, film equipment, and animation tables, because we all create. Yep, every single one of us. Come on in…

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Cinematic Revolution of the French New Wave with Richard Neupert

Cinematic Revolution of the French New Wave with Richard Neupert

Bazin. Truffault. Godard. Varda.  What do they all have in common? They were part of the French New Wave. What are they doing on this podcast? Plenty. All creatives can learn from the the audacity of their convictions that created a movement that changed cinematic...

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Bringing Space Jam 2 to Life

Bringing Space Jam 2 to Life

My team at Tonic DNA was interviewed by The Little Black Book about our work on Space Jam 2. To go behind the hand-drawn scenes of the animation blockbuster, LBB spoke with several members of the team who brought the project to life. In no particular order, we heard...

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The Mill where “Exile” was shot is gone

The Mill where “Exile” was shot is gone

Greyson's first film that he made with his friend Sam Murry was shot in an old, abandoned mill in Beauharnois. During our hike to the waterfall on rivière St-Louis we discovered that the mill has been demolished. Here are some photos of what's left. This is an image...

Looney Tunes Have Returned

Looney Tunes Have Returned

 Anyone who grew up in my era remembers Saturday morning cartoons.  Even back then we knew that Bugs Bunny was the best, back before the cheap animation coming from overseas was available on a myriad of channels. Give me Warner Brothers and 3 working channels back in...

Looney Tunes reboot will premiere at Annecy

Looney Tunes reboot will premiere at Annecy

Looney Tunes returns! It has been a dream to be part of the effort working with the talented team at Warner Bros to bring the Looney Tunes characters back to life at animation shop Tonic DNA in Montreal. With producer Howard Huxham, our core team of animators brought...

John Stobart’s Worldscape

John Stobart’s Worldscape

Maritime painter John Stobart is not just a legendary painter, he's a capable and inspiring teacher. In fact, it was John's Worldscape series that encouraged me to "get out and paint," as he was fond of saying. Painting outdoors is both terrifying and overwhelming if...

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