I was working untill the early morning hours yesterday after coming from an inspiring talk by Richard Baneham (supervising animator on Avatar), Tom Moore (director and creator of Secret of Kells) and2 more guests who directed the short Granny Grimm's Sleeping Beauty. All of these guys are graduates from my college and are nominated this year for an Academy award. (special effects - feature film - short)
They kept putting the stress on "story", to really push story in all your work. Anyway yesterday's sketches I did were character concepts for our group script project.