Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I am still alive


It has been a very long time since I have had anything to update. Like most of my fellow classmates, I have been in the I-just-graduated-and-need-money-so-let's-put-animation-aside-for-a-while groove. I recently got the opportunity to do some animations for a music video which I am currently finishing up. The content is pretty simply, and as much as I've complained while doing it, it has brought back my drive to animate. My goal for this year (Sept '09' - Sept '10') is to create something, ANYTHING, on my own. I am going to be painting, animating, drawing. I need to get my creative juices flowing again!

My problem, as it always has been, is finding the right thing to animate. I once again find myself not knowing what to focus on. The ideas I come up with never have enough depth, or the characters are clones of already existing things.

At this point, my goal is just to finish this music video and then get a move on. Here is a little sample of one of my characters out of context. Don't want to spoil anything by showing the whole scene!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Here is the animation I did for Children's literature

Sunday, May 18, 2008

End of the line

The last few weeks have been very busy...So much end of the year stuff going on. Finally, though, we get to relax a little. Squealing Pegs and Frames per Second went really well. The show was great and the gallery opening was a lot of fun. Portfolio night left much to be desired though. Only 2 companies came through and they barely looked at everyones work.

The animation picnic is today, which should be fun...and for the first time in 3 years, I don't have to work after it!

I finished my children's literature animation finally. tried to put it up here but it has been uploading for like 4 hours and hasnt i will put it on youtube later

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Why won't it just be over

I am trying to finish up my final sound edit of my degree project. Nothing seems to be working right for anyone right now. My sound is screwy, Susan is having exporting problems from Final Cut, Maya is having problems all over the board with sound and video.

The most frustrating thing is that all the problems we are having are minor glitches. We all know how to use the programs, but for some reason, these little stupid things are going wrong. Hopefully it will all be over soon.

On top of degree project stuff, I have to do the color animation for my children's literature class, and then finish my independent study, which is coming together much, much slower than I had originally foreseen...

On the upside, my website will, most likely, be up by the end of the week. I've been working on the design stuff and I am really excited about it. I got my business cards in and they look even better printed than they do on the computer.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I had my review yesterday. It went pretty well. Ruth liked my degree project and gave me some good ideas to improve on it. She also said that she likes that I can do animations that appeal to children without dumbing down my animation.

Looking at my other work, she told me that I should just put my dp and montage on my dvd. She also suggested I try to create another short flash animation to put on there. Hopefully I can finish my Children's Lit animation in time to put it on the DVD. That is duenext Wednesday so it should be done by then.

Time to get back to coloring....

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stresssssssss and colors

I am now stressed for the first time all semester. Everything is quickly coming to an end and I am running out of time way too quickly.

I finally ordered my business cards today. They should be in in 1-2 weeks.

I am trying to get all my stuff ready to enter into Squealing Pegs. I am entering 5 pieces and hoping that at least 1 will make it in somewhere. My To-Do list is steadily growing...and I just don't know what to do with it.

On top of all my portfolio and degree project stuff, I have to do a short animation or my children's literature class. I need to make either a book or animation for children. I am going to do an animation for young children teaching them colors. Very simple...very quick...hopefully.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


So here is my first poster idea for the Squealing Pegs show.

Any suggestions?

I am thinking about doing this color for my DP...The black line on blue looks a lot better than the black on white that I had.

We'll see what happens.