Friday, February 27, 2009

Agent says you don't need an Agent


we had an agent come in and deliver a talk about how to get jobs in the industry. The two best pieces of advice he had to offer was to learn a second language, and that you don't need an agent. He also gave some good advice about were to go around the world for jobs right now and how to make yourself more marketable to studios. He brought up the idea to get some live action experience as all of the animation studios are owned by live action studios and those are the studios selecting the directors and filmmakers to work on the animations.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Life Drawings

So i only have three peices today because all the other ones were picked up by the teacher. Here are the three i got.



I also went through the pile of drawings and found ones from a while back! I was just grabbing the card board ones out of the pile because that is what i thought he had picked up.

Update: Here is the work from the cases this week. I will get scans in two weeks when i get these back but until then here are the photos.








Well off to animate.

Here is an awesome Sinatra cover

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

animation in 3d class

Here is my latest animation assignment for 3d. The Assignment was to animate a biped figure.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Last chance to see Coraline in 3d (at least according to the ads it is).

Here are some new drawings from life drawings. Once again not everything is here and i have some stuff from a couple weeks ago because it was in the cases. I haven't been reporting on any art getting in the cases but i have been getting at least one in each week. This week i did some awesome collage work that I'll probably show in a couple of weeks. Anyway here they are!















Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day! Here is a video of a song that was recently on scrubs! The clean version is the first one, the unclean version is the second.






Also go vote on my designs for threadless (when the voting starts) that i posted in the side bar!
And here is a Jackalope

Thursday, February 12, 2009

These are a bunch of life drawings I did from the past 3 weeks. Almost done with 40% of my film!















Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Warning Unbelievable Cuteness ahead

Oh my, this music video is the most unbelievably cutest thing in the whole world.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Purpose

It's that little flame that lights a fire under your ass. Purpose it keeps you going strong like a car with a full tank of gas. Everyone else has a purpose so what's mine?

I wish there was a person that would approach you and just say what it is that you are meant to do because this searching is annoying and frustrated. The Disney and Pixar animators were here today giving critiques about our animations. When they critiqued me I Didn't get a very positive reaction. They said I needed to pick a form (3d, 2d, Stopmotion) and work in just that so that I can get the fundumentals of animation. I didn't feel as though they saw anything that they liked or thought was good.
I think it's a little weird for them to tell me to not experiment after all it's my first year hear and this is the time when you should be figuring out what you like to do.
I think they have a point though about picking one thing. I think that has been my problem not just in art and animation but in everything, I'm ok in a lot of things but not great in one of those things.
Anyway it put me in a bit of a down mood that day and loosing my ID didn't help at all releave the stress.
Well coraline is comming out tommorrow. Maybe that will put me in a better mood.
When I have a down day i find this song puts a smile back on my face. I would love to animate this sometime in my life. The energy of the song dipicts such a clear image in my head.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hurray

I think my film is going to work! here is the first completed animation

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Also I figured I should probably post my reel from this year's reviews so here it is. It's pretty much everything you've already seen with just a few additional cat tests in it.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Light Test

This is the Lamp Test i've been working on. This is just a play blast so it doesn't have all my cool lighting, just animation.
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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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