Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Simmons is Pink!

From movies.com
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Stay for the credits and count the digital animation people who are all probably really, really exhausted by now: For example, I counted nearly 40 names that worked on cloth and hair. That's it. Weeks and weeks of animating cloth and hair. Next time your boss makes you restock the plastic-cup lids for an hour, you think of that and count your blessings."

Our hair and cloth team is better then yours!


In 2007 the average person worked about 2000 hours, most of us had surpassed that by late August. Over 100,000 (wo)man-hours devoted to styling, draping, simulating, and animating . These are most, not all, of my fellow cloth and hair monkeys who slaved away for hours, for days, for months on what I like to consider the finest simulation work to ever hit the big screen.

We are ripper, slasher, gouger, we are the teeth in the night,
WE ARE BEOWULF!...cloth and hair T.D.'s.

The DVD "drops" in a week. Buy it and marvel.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Toe Who?

Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style savory pancakes)


  • Dough
    • 1.5 cups flour
    • 7 oz. water
    • 2 eggs
    • Cabbage
    • 1 package of firm tofu, cubed
  • Possible ingredients to put into/onto Okonomiyaki
    • Katsuobushi*: Dried, shaved benito (katsuo)
    • Aonori*: Green, dried seaweed.
  • Sauces
    • Brown okonomiyaki sauce*
    • Mayonnaise


  • Cut four large, green cabbage leaves without the hard, white core in thin strings (ca. 4 mm).
  • Mix the water, flour, eggs and the cabbage strings together.
  • Add the cubed tofu
  • Fry the dough like a pancake in a small frying pan
  • Before turning the okonomiyaki over, and while the dough is still quite soft, you may put other ingredients on top of the dough.

  • Turn the okonomiyaki.
  • When fried well, serve the okonomiyaki with katsuobushi, aonori, mayonnaise and okonomiyaki sauce.