Saturday, January 7, 2012

Something New


This one is going to be somewhat long and personal.

The other day I watched "Being Elmo" at the theater. it's a beautiful documentary about the life of puppeteer Kevin Clash .Since he was a kid Kevin dreamt of becoming a puppeteer and work with Jim Henson on the Muppet Show. The film tells the life story of this amazingly sensitive man, and how he created the character of Elmo who makes so many kids happy. highly recommended for everyone!




When I was about 10 years old, friends of my family came back to from the states to Israel for a visit. They brought me as gift a VHS tape of "The Nightmare Before Christmas". I always loved animation but I remember when seeing this film for the first time, it sparked something in me, and I knew that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.


When I saw "Being Elmo" today, I was especially moved by Kevin's passion, since today I started a new journey myself. I am extremely honored to join the crew at Cinderbiter, where I'll be working on Henry Selick's (director of Nightmare Before Christmas) new film.

So on that note, a belated Happy New Year to all of you! thank you for following this blog, and may your wishes come true.

Avner

8 comments:

Michael Yates said...

Thats awesome congrats! I hope its a fun film to work on.

Adele Hawkins said...

Congratulations! That's really amazing that you get to work with the director that helped ignite your passion for animation in the first place.

GhettoFab said...

A hearty congrats to you. Much deserved! Great post and looks like you're off to a great start this year

Carrie Liao said...

Congrats! They are lucky to have you :)

Betsy Bauer said...

Congrats, Avner! Sounds like a great opportunity!

Aaron Ludwig said...

Congratulations! What an awesome opportunity. You'll be giving today's kids something to dream of doing someday.

Avner Geller said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Rachel Wolfe said...

Omg!!! Such wonderful news. You know I'm super excited for you! Miss ya so much dude.

Congratulations!!!