About cineman

My background is storyboard for television animation commercials as well as concept development and teaching storyboard.

Storyboard Lecture Sept 16th

Storyboarding –
with Gregg Davidson

Tuesday, Sept. 16th @ 7pm
at The Art Institute of Sacramento

Learn how storyboarding helps your film vision become a reality.

CFAA Meeting:
Tuesday, Sept. 16th, @ 7pm
The Art Institute of Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oakes Dr.
Sacramento CA 95833


OS Mavericks cause Photoshop problems

Along with many many others I found Upgrading to Mavericks causes lots of problems (and down time) with CS6 Photoshop. If you are running Mountain Lion stick with it awhile longer. The two fixes for Mavericks is upgrading to 9.3 or better and the work around plugin from adobe listed below. The adobe plugin has to be re installed every time you upgrade mavericks! Drop it into the plugins folder in PS.  Thanks for another bug ridden upgrade, Apple. You might as well be Microsoft.


Storyboard Class October 2nd

Storyboard Class October 2nd

My four week storyboard workshop has been confirmed with Sierra College! Here is the flyer.


Storyboarding for Film, Animation
and Video Games

Class Information:
Instructor: Gregg Davidson MA

Date of Class: 10/02/2014
Class Number: 2244
6:00 to 9:00 PM

Sierra College Community Education
333 Sunrise Ave., Suite 300
Roseville, CA, 95661
(916) 781-6280 or (800) 242-4004




Talking Creature Design with Terryl Whitlatch

Fowarded by Jim Mitchell.

Great interview .


Pixar’s 22 Rules of Story Analyzed

This is  a great essay by Stephan Vladimir Bugaj (www.bugaj.com) that re examines and challenges the “rules” in this popular document, including the title, as many of the rules did not originate at Pixar.






Glen Keans, The Duet

Glen Keans, The Duet

The power of a great artist and 2D animation and beautiful music. Just beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuX52wkCIJAScreen Shot 2014-07-12 at 4.37.08 PM


Brad Muir at Double Fine/ Games and Crowd Funding

Brad Muir at Double Fine shares his experience on making games, and using crowd funding to get your games into the market.


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Sac Con Sunday!

The  Sacramento Comi-Con


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Scott McCloud lecture LAAFA (Los Angeles) UPDATE!

Scott McCloud lecture LAAFA (Los Angeles)


We are rescheduling his workshop to August 16th and 17th.  The dates have been adjusted.  Scott has sold out every time he has done a workshop at LAAFA.

Best,  Holly
Here is an email from Scott:

Please accept my apologies, but we’ve had to postpone the LAAFA two-day workshop to August 16-17. I hope you can still join us on that date. This delay is entirely my fault, due to poor planning during the final months of my recently-completed graphic novel and a particularly hectic travel schedule. Again, I’m very sorry for the postponement and I sincerely hope you can still join us in August. Thank you for your patience and understanding.