After operating under the radar for a little while, SynchroLux has been ‘discovered’ thanks to Cartoon Brew. Take a look at my site statistics for the last 7 days:
I got more hits yesterday than in all the prior weeks combined, which isn’t surprising considering the popularity of Cartoon Brew. That’s super cool, and I hope people find something interesting here.
As far as the item on the Brew goes, I made clear in the comments section there that what Amid had to say about Bee Movie, and about DreamWorks movies in general, are his opinions. The context of my Faking It post are clear if you read the full piece, and my thoughts weren’t related to any specific movie or studio. I’m proud of the work I did on Shrek 2, Madagascar, and Over the Hedge, and I think all three of those movies work as films, and that each has a host of interesting, well-developed characters that were a pleasure to animate. Hopefully everyone is clear about the distinction between Amid’s opinions about DreamWorks and my own.
That said, I know Amid, and we agree on far more about animation than we disagree on. I read his Animation Blast for years before he and Jerry Beck started Cartoon Brew, and the Brew is usually my first internet stop each day. So it’s all good, and welcome to new and old friends alike.