A few weeks ago, Joseph Gilland, author of Elemental Magic, came down to Ottawa and gave a lecture on classical effects animation and the challenges it faces in today's industry.
He has been travelling the world giving this seminar and although he compressed his usual three day talk in just one for us, it was passionate, informative and inspiring all the same.
Many people bought his book and he sat down for over an hour signing and drawing a little sketch in each one. I stood behind his shoulder and video tapped as many of his drawings as my legs would let me. It was tiring but worth it!
Here are a few with good video quality/favorite of mine. Feel free to cut the audio.
rock explosion 1
rock explosion 2