Sunday, December 14, 2008

I woke up this morning to see the most glorious sight!


It's good to be back home!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

First Semester Reel

Here is my reel from the first semester

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rhino Team (well not really)

So on Friday we were supposed to have a visit from members of the animation team for Rhino from the new Disney movie Bolt. Unfortunately two of them canceled so we got the one and only Clay Kaytis, who worked as the animation supervisor. I can't believe I did not make the connection but this is the same Clay that makes the animation podcast! Essentially he is the reason that I know that Calarts exists, so thank you Clay for that. Clay's talk was very technical but it offered a great deal of insight into the way animation is being done at Disney right now. I did notice that he used a lot of the same slides Don Hahn used. Anyway overall great talk and great free pizza so who am I to complain.

His website is here if you want to see it or listen to his podcast:

Animation Podcast

I am working on animation right now and it is fortunately the last thing I need to do (other than a writing arts essay). I'm already done with everything else and it's good because I am seriously drained creatively. I really need this break. I can't wait to go home and see all my family and friends.

I'm pitching my boards for my final film tomorrow, so wish me luck on those.

Here are three songs for the week!

The first one is just an awesome song and awesome video that i discovered back in september but kept on forgetting to post on here.

The second one is a great going home song by Rogue Wave called eyes
Oh yeah and before I started listening to pandora I never really got into Bob Dylan but I think that's because I just never heard the right song. So here is just one of the many songs of Dylan's that I really like now:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I got not one but two in the case today! It's odd the ones that get picked for the case are hardly ever my favorite of the bunch. Oh well.. any way here's the new stuff. I experimented with collage and acrylics.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here is the ball bounce i worked on in 3d animation class this week

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Give me a great rating

Watch more cool animation and creative cartoons at aniBoom

Here is my perspective hw from this week...It is only now i realise that the 3 point is inverted, how sad.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!
This is a old piece i did a while back but it's suddenly started to get faves on deviantart so i thought i would post the full-sized image here. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick art update

I am just doing a quick update so i can get back to work getting work done before the break

I scanned my silhouette project from a couple of weeks ago

and i scanned my turns for the model I'm going to make

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Here is my perspective assignment i did this for this upcoming monday

Friday, November 21, 2008

life drawing

Here is a life drawing update

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Friday night Lectures are on Fire

California is on fire! Again... You can see the smoke from my cube! just a quick note: doesn't that photo at first glance make it look like calarts itself is on fire. The only effect it has had on calarts so far is the I-5 has been closed.

So we have had two friday night lectures in the past two weeks. The first one was done by Don Hahn, a producer at Disney. It was really cool and informational. He talked a lot about what makes good animation and gave a lot of insite as to what a producer does and what they look for when taking on projects. He also showed us the Disney short Lorenzo, which was good and apparently is a rare thing to see as it is not published anywhere.

Yesterdays lecture was Leo Sanchez. He had a lot of insight to what it was like to be a modeler and he talked a lot about the changes going on in the disney pipeline. I don't think i can get into specifics but it seemed that the way they went about working on 3d productions felt a lot like how people work on traditional projects. He also showed us Glago's Guest. Glago's Guest is the Disney short that is going to be shown before Bolt. Tonight I'm going to go to a preview showing of bolt with some friends from Calarts.

This song is pretty cool

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I bet you thought i was out of boxes!

Here are today's life drawings

On another note my exacto drawing was finally removed from the case in the hall.....
only to be replaced by another one of mine!

Here is a song I listened to this week The Biggest Lie- Elliot Smith
Oh yeah and i got Pushing Daisies on DVD this past week. If you haven't gotten it yet you should because there are rumors that they may cancel the show.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Art update

Ok so i promised an art update so here are some of my favorite pieces from last week's life drawing session.

What I wish someone had told me before I came to Calarts

  • Get a coffee maker of some kind
  • For your first year don't worry about making a GREAT film. Just make a film.
  • Sketch
  • Make a portfolio, portfolio
  • Don't pull the "all-nighter" just to pull the "all-nighter"
  • Schedule in Breaks
  • Take an english 101 class
  • To get anything done with administration you need to ask more than three times.

My Deviantart

What i like on deviantart