Friday, September 25, 2009

Loose Ball


A ball falls off a homemade toy and takes a trip through the studio.

14 comments:

Steve said...

As a Mac user, tiny spinning beach balls usually bring me bad news. Not so this time. Great reprise on unicycling, loved the juicy clarinet. Sorry to see the week of videos end.

P.T. Waugh said...

I knew where this was going..hahaha. Nice video, I'm definitely going to buy the book.

Dakota said...

Dinotopia the Theme Park?????

James Gurney said...

Dakota,
Yes, there have been many plans (alas unrealized) for Dinotopia theme parks over the years, and this is one of many concept sketches I've done. For a couple years in the mid-90s I did a ton of work on retainer as a theme park designer. I.R. includes a couple pages about location-based entertainment, with art based on Dinotopia and other concepts.

craigstephens said...

I am really enjoying the movies!

Drew said...

Man, my younger self would have flipped over the idea of a dinotopia theme park...

Aw, who am I kidding, I'd still flip over an idea like that.

How was being a theme park designer compared to your other pursuits? I always liked environment design and all the inherent problems that come with it, but it doesn't seem to be something covered often...

Oscar Baechler said...

LOL, after a class of 30 used that single song for their DVD burning menus, I don't think I can ever forget that song...

James Gurney said...

Oscar--is there a place where you can order more music tracks like the ones Apple gave out with iLife? They're great tunes, but I had a feeling they've been used a lot before.

Drew--Theme park design is a blast, because it draws on so many disciplines: architecture, writing, sculpture, and environmental design. The collaboration of talents is unlike any other field.

Benjamin Gaboury said...

My god, you're the king of illustration but also the master of advertising ! With such big imagination, I must buy your book.
Please Sensei, give me your secret powers !

James Gurney said...

Benjamin....thanks, but don't encourage me. With all the shameless hype I've been dishing out this week, I was afraid people would start throwing smelly tennis shoes at me by now.

Dan Gurney said...

Au contraire... we're going to throw money your way.

K. W. Broad said...

This definitely looks like it was fun to stage :D

A Dinotopia theme park would be so awesome! Heck, just a Dinotopia museum with the same amount of design and imagination as the Ghibli Museum would be incredible! Is the possibility still out there or has it been shot down entirely?

You did an excellent job with these videos. They have certainly hyped me up for the book!

Roberto said...

James-
You are a true modern day Renaissance Man! Drawing, painting, unicycles, science, architecture, writing, sculpture, environmental design, and now videos, what’s next, nuclear fusion, brain surgery and sonnets?
Here’s a blog you will enjoy as a theme park and environmental designer.

http://www.samlanddisney.blogspot.com/

Sam is a neighbor and a friend of mine. By day he is an urban planner who gets to help cities dream about their future, the rest of the time he is a self-described Disney theme park fanatic. Hope you enjoy his blog. -RQ

Susan Adsett said...

Hi James! If you're looking for more music, search "stock music" in google - there are a number of sites offering royalty free tracks for any sort of production. The big ad companies and TV stations also use "library music" - megatrax, extreme music, and videohelper are the three biggest, but I think they only sell to large broadcasters (and are therefore QUITE expensive).