Friday, December 16, 2011

A San Francisco White Christmas

Hey Guys!

So, Facebook is now rolling out their new timeline thing. I don't know if it will face the same amount of rage every time Facebook changes, but I sort of like it. It took some getting used to, but it's an interesting concept--plus you can have a cover.

I went to go add a cover to my Facebook, and originally I was going to put concept art from UP (since I used that as my desktop BG), however; Facebook warned me it shouldn't be from copyrighted material..blah blah legal stuff. So, for once I decided to follow this guideline and was inspired to make a Christmas themed cover photo. Now I've been listening to Christmas Music almost non-stop for the last couple of weeks, and I just read a letter about how cool a "White Christmas" is. Well growing up in San Francisco I never got to experience a white Christmas, so I decided to paint one!

I'm still playing around with digital painting (it's half photo and half painting), but I'm really happy with how this turned out. I may have made it a little too stormy looking, but I think this is the best digital painting I've ever I'm still pretty psyched about it! Photoshop is really fun to play with! I can't keep waiting to experiment further!!

Thanks for visiting :) and MERRY CHRISTMAS (yea it's early...but Christmas is really exciting regardless)

P.S I highly suggest Michael Buble's Christmas Album...because well it's PERFECT

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tech Post!


I played around with some python at work the other day, and learned how to make a folder (or in programming language a directory)

I posted how for all the newbs out there in my technical anim blog. It has nothing to do with animation really, but it is just for technical sakes.

Go Look!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

Aint learnin' fun?!

P.S I caved and bought some peppermint candy coal from Trader Joes, and it's super delicious. Well worth the 1.99. But be warned it can get stuck in your teeth if you're not careful!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Turkey (WIP)

Hey Everyone,

It's a few days late but I started a comic with a Thanksgiving Theme. I was hoping to have it down on Thursday, but alas I wasn't able to get it done. Here's a little WIP to spark your interests!

See the finished version here:

Or click on "Ranting Ants" on the side over there ------------->

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jumping Elephant

Random time in Maya:

So I found an elephant rig, and I've always wished elephants could jump without shattering all their bones.

Well in Maya bones can't shatter, so I made a jumping elephant. Enjoy my procrastination:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Reel Intro!

Hello to my fourteen loyal followers, and anyone who got here through the random next blog feature.

The rest of you don't get any salutations!!!!!!! Just Kidding. Seriously thanks for visiting my blog.

Ok, so i've been playing with animating and here's an intro to my future rigging reel. I've noticed that a lot of reels have a quick creative opening now, and as I was playing with a deck of cards, and I thought of this idea. I don't know if it's too flashy (like so a text flare), but I thought it was cute. I have a decent list that I want to accomplish, though I anticipate it taking a little longer than expected. So hopefully my sophomore wish will come true and I can work at a real fancy studio while playing with animation related stuffs...after all I have a real strange love for Microsoft Excel and movie budget spreadsheets (I'm just really fascinated with Microsoft Excel...functions!)

Also that business card will end up having a texture with my own logo, and my actual contact info.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

From Thesis Still to One Art One Love ("finished film")


Six months ago, no wait five months ago I had a thesis still with some lighting tests. Now I have a "finished film". Holy Crap.

At my screening my professor Jose Garcia Moreno had said You can either love animation, hate animation, or have a love hate relationship with animation. I definitely have a love hate relationship. but at least its more like an 80 20 (love, hate respectively) relationship. Animation is just this magical wonderful thing that no matter how many hours you sacrifice it mildly pays you back, and just brings a smile to my face knowing that A. I made this out of nothing and B. This could potentially entertain someone if not for just one second. Awesome Pants. I could be more a little more articulate but it is 1:25am, and ever since I finished my thesis staying up this late hasn't happened. In any case I thought to update my blog with my "finished film". That last part is in quotes cause the whole movie was animated in a month. I'd like to go back throughout the summer and fix every scene plus add sound effects (there's a story behind that, but i'll spare you the details unless you ask ;).

And without further ado: One Art One Love

P.S If for some reason the video doesn't work here the title links to the youtube page!

Thanks for watching and reading!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thesis Still. Hot Damn!

Hey Internet,

How are you? Cool. I'm doing all right.

I thought I'd post something thesis related just cause it's kind of consuming my life at the moment. Here's an almost finished BG still courtesy of haley foster,hannah olson, sam lewis, and myself.

I just played around with some lighting and was going for a moonlit window at night. Tell me what you think. Thanks!