Play It Cool

A Cool T-Shirt I would like to buy:

Cool Air Plants that don't grow in dirt!

A not so cool-quality camera photo of my fun at Aida

And a cool animated Opera?


Birthday Teaser

Finally, a teaser trailer for my film (which is completed) and screenshots!

The Birthday of the Infanta - Teaser from Tristian Goik on Vimeo.

Birthday of the Infanta


Brasil Brasil

Walt & El Grupo -
A wonderful documentary about the time Disney decided not to freak out about his animators' strike and instead go to South America on a (surprisingly) successful good will tour to make movies. If only I could have been one of those happy artists... My sister scooped me on the short films they made.

The Player - I <3 Robert Altman

And a fun fun party song. I think it's hilarious this video is the only way I can share it.


Con Men

The Confidence Man
A play about where we place our confidence. For Free. On a Boat. Starring my friend Nick F in the top hat. My Docent (in blue shirt) was highly pyscotic and flirtatious and stole my heart. "I dumped this guy Thaddeus, and I almost killed myself, but it's not like I wanted him dead and then kiss him and hold his hands..." I suspect her main role was to distract us from the various scenes happening on the boat. The best part I saw was the IM conversation between a tricky-girl and a love-struck boy. But after a while I ran around the boat exploring what else was going on at the same time, and saw a crazy woman channel the spirit of someone's dead lover. It reminded me of Myst III for some reason. Never have I had the opportunity to physically explore a story world.

Amazing. At the end it was rained out, and I found my friend Nick playing poker and I thought it was part of the play but then I realized we were just playing poker. Haha. Oh, and his first lines were:
*docent drops a pen, Nick picks it up for her*
Nick: "Nice Ass."
Docent: "Go fuck yourself"

WIZARDS by Ralph Bakshi
- Wizards used to be called Wizard Wars but since it was released close to Star Wars, Fox told them they sounded too similiar and Lucas convinced Bakshi to change
- Disney tried to push out Wizards with Fantasia, but it didn't matter since Star Wars exploded over all of them
- Bakshi wanted to prove he could make an intelligent and moving story for kids "that didn't talk down to them like certain Mouse- Films"

I over watered my orchid! It needs some rehab.

On GLEE they performed "Gold Digger" by Kanye. Which I love and everything, but why choose a pop song with an obviously missing swear(?) word?



My sister and I collaborated on "The People Speak" contest! Its a 30 sec animation about famous American Quotes. This is a speech on patriotism by Emma Goldman. VOTE FOR US NOW!

Watch more cool animation and creative cartoons at Aniboom

This movie I first saw at Tisch, and learned the name from someone I met on a dating website. It was fun to watch.

I had to track down this awesome Bagpipes song I heard on an Irish radio program...The Full Moon Down Under set, last track. It was like a beautiful techno song, sadly we can only hear 30 secs.