Fans of Avatar might be interested in this new fantasy series that was just released. I met one of the authors, Benny Zelkowicz, years ago at the Sundance Film festival where we both had films in the animated shorts category. He’s been involved in the animation industry for years, and has co-authored a book that really feels like an animated world on the written page. It’s full of cool technology, creatures made of metal, and a boy and girl on a life-changing adventure. Check it out!
http://books.disney.com/book/the-first-book-of-ore-the-foundrys-edge/

Fans of Avatar might be interested in this new fantasy series that was just released. I met one of the authors, Benny Zelkowicz, years ago at the Sundance Film festival where we both had films in the animated shorts category. He’s been involved in the animation industry for years, and has co-authored a book that really feels like an animated world on the written page. It’s full of cool technology, creatures made of metal, and a boy and girl on a life-changing adventure. Check it out!

http://books.disney.com/book/the-first-book-of-ore-the-foundrys-edge/

I have a new portfolio/website highlighting my photography for the past several years. It includes travel, landscape, and street photography. I finally have my favorite photos all in one place and will continue to add to it. Hope you enjoy.

https://mikedimartinophotography.squarespace.com

You can also find me at:

http://www.flickr.com/michaeldante

http://instagram.com/mike_dante_d

bryankonietzko
bryankonietzko:

It may be hard to believe since Book 3 hasn’t even aired yet (SOON!), but we just had the final Korra animatic meeting this afternoon for the Book 4 series finale episode. It’s been bittersweet saying goodbye to so many amazing crew members as their teams have rolled off the production these last few weeks. Pictured here, left to right: Melchior Zwyer (director), Lauren Montgomery (supervising producer), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Ki-Hyun Ryu (supervising producer), me, Owen Sullivan (assistant director), and Mike. In hindsight, I wish we had lined up this shot so it looked like the Mac desktop tiger’s ears were sprouting from Mike’s head. 
P.S. Though we had the animatic meeting, that still means there’s a TON of work left to do on Book 4. That is still part of the pre-production process.

Definitely a milestone day in the Korra production. So many great memories, great artists, and great moments ahead. Can’t wait for you all to see what we’ve been working on.

bryankonietzko:

It may be hard to believe since Book 3 hasn’t even aired yet (SOON!), but we just had the final Korra animatic meeting this afternoon for the Book 4 series finale episode. It’s been bittersweet saying goodbye to so many amazing crew members as their teams have rolled off the production these last few weeks. Pictured here, left to right: Melchior Zwyer (director), Lauren Montgomery (supervising producer), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Ki-Hyun Ryu (supervising producer), me, Owen Sullivan (assistant director), and Mike. In hindsight, I wish we had lined up this shot so it looked like the Mac desktop tiger’s ears were sprouting from Mike’s head. 

P.S. Though we had the animatic meeting, that still means there’s a TON of work left to do on Book 4. That is still part of the pre-production process.

Definitely a milestone day in the Korra production. So many great memories, great artists, and great moments ahead. Can’t wait for you all to see what we’ve been working on.