October 10, 2017


By Andrew at 11:28 PM

As humans, it can be difficult to maintain a broad view of our surroundings while functioning simultaneously amongst the details. To be comprehensive, though, it is necessary to hold a view that is constantly considering the details while holding an awareness of an impact at large.
continue »

January 24, 2017

Quarter-life Crisis

By Andrew at 7:33 AM

At the beginning of 2015 as I was re-evaluating after the closure of PDI I reached an intriguing juncture. I had two degrees, one in animation and one in computer science, and work experience in technology to go along with the degrees. Couple that with living just north of Silicon Valley, and I had some serious decision making to consider.
continue »

January 10, 2017

PDI: The Closing of an Era

By Andrew at 8:19 AM

2015 began as a quiet year. We had finished up The Penguins of Madagascar at the end of 2014, and we were just beginning on a couple of other projects that were not scheduled for release until summer or after. However, toward the middle of January I started hearing rumors of a meeting, a meeting that would end up shifting the course of my career.
continue »

December 20, 2016

Render Wrangling of Yesteryear

By Andrew at 8:38 AM

From October 2011 through January 2015 I worked as a render wrangler at PDI/DreamWorks Animation, at which point PDI was shut down. My time at PDI was a great learning experience, my first introduction into the world of animated film production and film technology.
continue »

December 1, 2016

Where have I been?

By Andrew at 10:11 PM

At one point I had been posting on a weekly basis, but unfortunately I have not done so for, well, quite some time. Much has changed since I last posted, so I will attempt to provide some general updates and follow up with more detail later, on what I hope to be a more regular basis.
continue »

April 11, 2013


By Andrew at 1:34 PM

Jules Verne, George Lucas: two noteworthy names that are nearly synonymous with the Science Fiction genre. What makes sci-fi, which covers a broad range of topics, so appealing to me? Some enjoy sci-fi for the possibilities they see in discovering our origins, others use it as an escape from reality. I tend to enjoy it for the technology, as well as the varied and beautiful settings that tend to go along with the style.

continue »

March 6, 2013

What We Wish For

By Andrew at 1:27 PM
3-3-13 Shopping

We have all heard the saying, “Be careful what you wish for!” We realize from this that we need to be grateful for what we do have, rather than wishing for different circumstances. Unfortunately, I have fallen into this trap on several occasions, but never more blatantly than a situation I have found myself in over the course of the past week. While I do not believe that wishing in itself is at all a causality, it does lend a sense of irony to such situations.
continue »

February 27, 2013


By Andrew at 4:55 PM
2-24-13 Problem Solving

My first job was helping an elderly lady with some landscaping, a job that eventually grew into a landscaping and lawnmowing business for upwards of a dozen clients. My family helped me get started, and once I went off to college I passed the business on to my siblings. I always knew that I did not want to be in the lawncare business for the rest of my life, but it provided valuable lessons and experiences that I will never forget.
continue »

August 29, 2012

Paper or Plastic?

By Andrew at 1:53 PM

Credit card debt can be an awful burden. In fact, it is a huge problem in our culture today. However, when used appropriately, credit card usage can be very profitable to the consumer. But you must know how to use it appropriately so that it does not take over your life. continue »

August 9, 2012

Two-wheeled Work Vehicle

By Andrew at 11:59 AM

I have decided that it is not worthwhile to ride my bicycle to work. Now, for those of you who were not aware, I recently purchased a bike since I live less than four miles from where I work, with bike lanes covering most of that route. But after initially investing in the bike, the helmet, and so on, I have decided that it is just not practical at the moment. Why not? I am glad you asked! continue »

Next Page »