Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Again, Barf on Yourself Cuteness

I just made a new dvd cover for my reel. I have an interview tomorrow at Asteriks. God I hope that goes well!!!!!!! I'm super nervous! Hopefully this is the big break I've been waiting for. Flickerlab was a good start, but I'd like to get to do some real animating this time! I'm hoping to wow them, but of course, being the incesant worrier I am, I have my doubts. Wish me luck!

Germany in 6 days!!!! WOOOO!!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You....

I've been experimenting in AE like I said. I decided to go ahead and create a puppeted animation to brush up on my skillz and learn more about character rigging and effects. So far I've only had time to create some of the backgrounds and rig the characters. I am ALMOST about to start animating. I can't wait!!!

Here's the most precious still of all time.... get ready for it.... brace yourself you might puke....


Here's the real thing-

Comments with thoughts and possible improvements would be very much appreciated! Does anyone think I need more stuff in the background or perhaps a textured sky?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

An apology to Billy Joel and company

I deleted my last post.

As it turns out posting those shots I worked on was a BAAAAD idea. Being relatively new to the industry, I did not know I couldn't post my shots on my blog until the movie was released. Now I know for the future that I should always ask first.

I feel really horrible about this. Any damage I caused was totally unintentional, but I can't shake the guilt. I didn't mean to get the animation director in trouble, and I certainly didn't mean to upset anyone else. I would like to apologize to anyone involved, and Billy Joel, if you're out there, I'm sorry!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hotdog experiment

Since I last wrote I worked on some hand drawn animation for a Billy Joel documentary. I think it's pretty nice looking. I'll post it when I have the final composited versions. I'm hoping that'll be later this week.

So I finally decided to bite the bullet and do some After Effects tutorials. I made this little clip for the beginning of my reel. It's a hell of a lot shorter than the last opening clip I made, and hopefully funnier. Tutorials are probably the best way to learn. Everyone was right. I was just lazy until now.

Next I'm going to work on doing a puppeted animation in AE with that adorable little bear from the iPod cases I posted below. I figure it'll be good to have some puppet stuff on my reel. Perhaps that'll help me get into Little Airplane. Who knows.

One of the people at the Billy Joel project referred me to Asteriks, but I still haven't heard back and it's been nearly 2 weeks. I'm nervous. I guess it's time to send another email, but I'm always paranoid I'm going to be annoying people by doing that. Uggggggggh.

In other news, I AM MOVING IN SEPTEMBER. I'm getting a sublet and getting the hell out of here even if it means I'm just working in a grocery store. It's time for me to go. Emmaus is a dead end.