January 28, 2006

Dryden man animates Mars

This morning's Ithaca Journal visits Dan Maas of Maas Digital, a Dryden company whose animation is more than a quarter of the recent Disney IMAX movie, Roving Mars. The contract was originally for six minutes of animation, but grew to twelve minutes. (The Journal profiled Maas in October for his work on Cornell's Mars Rover site.)

The print version of the Journal notes a grease fire at the Dryden Hotel yesterday afternoon. I was finishing lunch there when it happened, and was happy to see that it was mostly smoke in the kitchen. The fire department got there promptly, though I didn't stay to watch what they had to deal with.

There's an article on Groton photographer Verne Morton, who took some fine photos of Dryden as well.

Posted by simon at January 28, 2006 9:03 AM in
Note on photos