Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Watchcat 2 prowls CTNX 2016

It was an amazing week, beginning with the launch of Watchcat Episode 2 and ending with a visit to the 2016 CTN animation expo  in Burbank over the weekend. This year the convention changed its layout by setting up a huge air conditioned tent structure which housed the entire exhibit floor.

https://youtu.be/J-xe8EdBbW4The main area which use to hold the exhibit area, now held all the lectures or panels.  Not sure how many people attended, Saturday was the biggest  day and the big tent held everyone quite comfortably. 

There were places to sit and talk, surrounded by several lighted trees and even a roller skating creative spirit who dibbled sparkly dust on top of the heads of unsuspecting attendees, like me.
If you attend, you will always run into creative people who's artwork will inspire you and is for sale. You can talk to them because this is a place to meet new people, so don't be shy. You will run into people you have worked with or for and even meet new friends as well. A lot of animation studios were there to review portfolios and meet new talented artists. 

Disney was giving away movie posters of "Moana" and I was luckily enough get one of the last. A young lady approached me asking where she could get a poster, but unfortunately they were all gone.  I discovered she was from Denmark and was here to see what CTNX was all about with a desire to get into animation.

And so, I gave her my Disney poster and a postcard of our Watchcat Episode 2 to take back to her country. The rest of the day, we met lots of artist and attendees by telling them about our project and giving them a postcard of where to watch it online.

Meeting previous students again!

We are finally getting a great response from viewers of this blog. Thanks to your reactions, our all time views grew to over 10,385. Over the past 2 days, Our Youtube channel, Watchcat Films Episode 2 moved up to 130 views to 225. After CTNX, our video views increased to 342 and are continuing to grow hire. We also began with 27 subscribers and now are up to 66!

During last week of all this excitement, we came with a solution of producing shorter videos in order to complete them in a few weeks as oppose to a few years. 

We have something that we will share with you in the next post. But for now, we want to thank you again for supporting Watchcat and letting us know you are out there and like what you see. Help us share our Watchcat Film youtube channel and subscribe to it if you haven't done so already.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
From: Greg, Jim and Watchcat!

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