Sunday, December 14, 2008

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



SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It's good to be back home!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

First Semester Reel

Here is my reel from the first semester
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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
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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.

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