Saturday, February 16, 2013

Week in Perspective - Field Trip

Hullo friends!

Another week in SF. The highlights of this week consisted of a work field trip to the Cartoon Art Museum in downtown, where we saw the ParaNorman exhibit! In addition to concept art, they had a couple of large sets from the movie and a lot of the character figurines. I'd never seen any sort of stop-motion sets or props up close prior to this, so I was awestruck at the level of detail and craft put into each and every thing.


In addition to the ParaNorman stuff, they also had a large collection of original Chuck Jones drawings and paintings. It's absolutely astounding to look at some of these animation frames and know EXACTLY the cartoon they were from. Plenty of Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Elmer, Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner there!

After the exhibit we went out for a light dinner and cocktails, and then a few of us disbanded to go watch this incredible giant pillow fight in the plaza by the Ferry Building. It looked pretty vicious from the sidelines, with plenty of feather and cotton stuffing flying everywhere.

After the fight we looked around the city for a little bit, including a tour of the Mission District. We stopped at Dolores Park and got a marvelous view of the city.

It was another great week, and I can't wait to see what next week has in store!


1 comment:

  1. Besides being a great artist, Chuck Jones was also one of the best directors ever:

    No matter how many times you watch it, that cartoon never gets old. :)

    (By the way, thanks for posting those photos. I had no clue the Cartoon Art Museum existed!)