Editor’s Pick: Oddball Film + Video

by Michael Guillén

With San Francisco’s neighborhood theaters biting the dust like Amerindian buffalo, it’s gratifying to know there are still alternate screening venues like Oddball Film + Video, a stock footage company based in San Francisco whose main business is licensing unusual stock footage to producers of feature films, documentaries, commercials, broadcast television, music videos, as well as web and new media productions.   Continue reading

My Wonderful Evening with Marc Davis, One of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men (Part 2 of 2)

by Karl Cohen

Read Part I of Karl Cohen’s essay, published in last week’s issue, here.

After enjoying the “Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis” exhibit currently on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum and talking with Andres Deja, I went into the museum’s lower lobby to collect my thoughts.  Alice Davis, Marc’s wife, was seated at a nearby table and invited me to join her.  One of the first things she told me was that Walt was the best boss she ever had.  After attending Chounaird Art Institute, Alice had worked as a clothing designer.  Walt hired her, from time to time, to design costumes.  Her first job with him was on Sleeping BeautyContinue reading

My Wonderful Evening with Marc Davis, One of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men (Part 1 of 2)

by Karl Cohen

When I was invited to the press preview of “Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis,” at the Walt Disney Family Museum, I wasn’t expecting to be swept up by a remarkable, immersive celebration of the man’s life.  Davis died January 12, 2000, but the art in this comprehensive exhibition still inspires, presenting his joyful personality through animation drawings, well chosen quotes, and an informative video interview. Continue reading