Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer work Pt.1

Guess what I am working on/finishing!!!

I am up to 147 boards now (up from 146 when I realized that I had two #89's....)
I hope to finish this up and scan them in so I can time them out to the actual film.  The ultimate goal will be for everyone to be able to "see" the film in an animatic (animated storyboard) form, complete with dialogue, soundtrack, and SFX.

Admit it- YOU wanna see it just as bad as I do!

Also, I feel the need to note: This is NOT just me being a supreme-geek...  I am learning a lot about the choices the director made in this film, but also, I am noticing layout, lighting, cuts, and how the eyes lead this scene so we know where we are.  See?!  Film school is teachin' me stuff!  <3

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Call Me Maybe- Animator-style!

Okay, so has anyone else been seeing these Call Me Maybe van videos?

Harvard Baseball- Call Me Maybe

I saw that first one and thought it was sort of funny....  A little repetitive, but whatever...  Choreography is hard...  especially for guys who don't dance or whatever.  But then I saw the "response" video of a girls' rowing team doing a better job and it got me to thinking....

Couldn't CalArts Character Animation do one of these?  But WAAAAY more funny?

For instance, the teams start with the song and then break into the dance.  Well, what if Character started listening to her song, but we all realized that we weren't "cool" enough to know the lyrics and stuff?  Then we find a Disney song and all hell breaks loose or something?  I haven't picked a song yet- there are so many good ones!- but I think we could come up with some elaborate choreography and film this on some field trip next year?  I drive the van, so I can't dance, but this would seriously be some fun!  The only thing is: we would need to plan who was going in the van way in advance and learn the dance...  Oh....  and we need a field trip to go on!  haha!

I want to do this.  Anyone up for it?

Second year "film"

My second year "film" is FINALLY posted on Vimeo...


Mega thanks to Felice, Nak & Thomas!  <3

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Producers' Show Opening

2012 Producers' Show Opening

I helped make this!  Directed by the amazing Trevor Knapp Jones!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Here is a little animation I did for a contribution to the 2012 Character Animation Producers' Show opening sequence.  I am mucho happy with it!