Friday, May 28, 2010

a bit of animation

I did this super quickly in flash, no more than a couple of hours between projects at work. I'm liking flash- it's got its quirks, but it's a strong tool if you know how to use it. I love how easy it is to undo things, and how it takes the fear of starting silly little videos like this. I miss the tactile feel of paper on pencil, and flipping (I don't think you can ever really get over the wonder of flipping some pieces of paper and watching something come to life in your hands), but I'm also learning that you can make things live this way too. I did my 24 hour film in flash two or so months ago.
Youtube link this way

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

bicycle, bicycle


this has become a very rough sketchblog- do you guys prefer more finished stuff? or posting random things more frequently?

Friday, May 21, 2010

boys beware



i've been watching dozens of educational films in prep for my fourth year film, but I'm still struggling to decipher the story i want to tell, and how. i remember, in improv, they would tell us to always always pick a basic story, and the humor of doing a strong style (such as film noir, or an educational film) would come from the contrast of a real situation with an unreal style of storytelling. the problem i'm having is finding that nugget of happy story in the midst of gags and vignettes, which though funny, don't really lead to a that little parcel of a fourth year film that we all aspire to. i think it helps to remember that this won't be the last film i make, as the pressure in fourth year is really insane to make that perfect film.

i'll try to make a more complete pitch and writeup in the next couple of weeks for feedback.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

wall eyes



today's my birthday.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

painting



ph martin's watercolor is sweet

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

super sexy woman


i think i played "super sexy woman" by sufjan stevens on loop while we were finishing up Oddysea- it made me and Abhi laugh on more than one occasion.

digital



i actually have some traditional stuff, but it takes time to scan, so more work doodles for now.

Friday, May 07, 2010

another


rendering doesn't always make it better

Thursday, May 06, 2010

work doodle


the place i'm working at has beautiful big cintiqs, so i drew this today in celebration!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Aah!

So the film is finished, and with it goes third year. I had the intentions a couple of days ago to write a big long post about third year, and Sheridan in general, but I lost the steam to do it. Let's just say that third year was tough, in so many ways. It was an emotional roller coaster, especially the last week of it. That being said, we made it out mostly okay, and I feel like I've grown in leaps and bounds as both an artist and a person.
linky
The film's not online yet, but I'll post on the blog when it is. For now, I cut together a video of my animated portions of the film.
I was production manager of the film, and I think, despite its drawbacks and the stress that I kind of put on myself, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I love people, and working with other animators is so freaking rewarding. Onward and outward! To next year, and to this summer (I'm doing my co-op work term in LA!) and to the rest of my life, I guess.