Tuesday, November 15, 2005 18 Comments
Wayfaring is a new site that allows anyone to make custom maps and stick pins in them for whatever purpose they want. Of course, my first instinct was to make an animation map. I started it by putting on all the studios whose locations I was sure about. I know there are many more, so if you know where you work, add it to the map. Anyone can add to it, but I think you need to register. Even before I’ve finished writing this post, two people have added
Mainframe Entertainment and (now it’s gone) Aardman Animation to the map. Woohoo!
If you add a location, try to remember to at least add a tag for ‘animation’ – and ‘studios’ if it applies.
Click here for the Animation Places of Interest map.
UDPATE: Now I can have it on my site. Here it is –
Very cool idea. Only problem is I submitted a waypoint, and saved it all etc… only to find it had then been deleted. Strange…. but true.
Will try again later.
Yes, there seem to be some bugs to work out. I think anyone can edit any waypoint, which could be a problem. Also, I’ve noticed that the pages don’t always refresh on their own, so give that a try.
Hi Clay, it’s great to see you building this online Animation community. I’ve tried adding the studio i’ve been working for, A Productions, to a map but am unsure if it’s worked. Oh well, all good fun! Cheers from the UK.
Tom- No, I don’t see it. It’s not the easiest thing to get right. Thanks for trying.
Darrin- I think yours is there. Is it BlackGinger Animation?
-click- brain in gear. there, sorted. the website is being re-jigged as i type this so check back in the new year for our brighter, spankier logo.
Hi, i went to the map and it looked great but i couldn’t find the address. I keep a personal database of studios in my computer. And i couldn’t get any address from that map. If you could tell me how that would be great.
anyway love the show
Yeah, BG it is! Thanks…
Art- as far as addresses, they have to be entered in to the waypoints on the map. I think anyone can edit them. I just found the buildings and put the points there. I guess the addresses can be found on the studios’ individual websites. If I really have a lot of time on my hands, I may add in the ones I can find, but now’s not the time. 🙂
So what happened to the “Mainframe Entertainment” flag, exactly?
Pete- I don’t know. It was there on day one, and then it was gone. Maybe someone changed their mind.
I was suprised and dissappointed that Renegade Animation wasn’t on your map. So I posted it for you…but It seems to have disappeared. I’ll try again.
Don’t worry, I wont’ tell Darrel that he was left out;)
By the way…
Thanxs for posting Walt Disney’s grave site. I always wondered where that was. I’ll have to visit it some day.
Jason- Thanks for the addition. It’s there, so refresh if you don’t see it.
I’ve never been to the gravesite, but maybe someday. If you search online, you can get more details of its whereabouts.
Wow, lots of studios have popped up there. Thanks to everyone who added something.
Hey Clay! I wanted to say thanks for doing the QnA with Jason Ryan yesterday for AnimationMentor – Nice haircut ;D Definately inspired by animators and I’m realizing a lot of them have some pretty sleak hair 😀
it was very cool to see you in person however! Didn’t know that Nick Raneri was the one responsible for the 2,000 frame shot too, good deal, that’s some beautiful animation right there. Well rock on clay, hope to see you back sometime!
Ah man, sorry Clay. I guess someone emailed you a link to that picture I drew of you at the CL Q&A. Bah, sorry about that.. I’m not much of a draughtsman. Thanks for the great Q&A session and good luck with the podcasts!
This is PJ from Wayfaring and I thought I’d let you know that we’ve been working on a bunch of improvements since you first created your map. One of the things that we’re really psyched about is now being able to display your map directly in your blog if that’s something you’re interested in doing. Click on the Blog It tab for more info 🙂
David- It was a blast. That’s the first time I’ve ever done a presentation that big (except for the podcast). Yes, it wasn’t until I got a cool haircut that my career really took off!
Jeremy- Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the drawing. Not bad from a low-res video chat. The funny thing is, my ears are as big as the headphones I was wearing, so it looks like me more than you know. If anyone wants to know what we’re talking about, check out the Jeremy’s blog by clicking on his name.
Thanks PJ – that’s one cool service you have there!