Sunday, April 29, 2012

Run, Run by the Sea



My third year Calarts film!!
Although I had some health problems this year I am so grateful that I was able to complete this film.
Thank you everyone who supported me!
This film is for my dog, Harry.  He died a few months ago.

Monday, April 23, 2012



this film is happening!!! even if i die!!!
just kidding.

Monday, April 16, 2012

let's make a film!!


so throwing this thing together in one week is kind of crazy right now...
i took such a long break from work when i was sick so i've been having trouble getting back into my film but it's coming along.
it's like i'm working on the vis dev/look of it, and reworking the shots, and animating, and cleaning up animation, and compositing all at once
pretty much just everything all at the same time
but i guess that's what crunch time is about

Sunday, April 15, 2012

feeling better! here are some run cycles!


so these are my film characters and they are finally animated!!!
that's because my eyes are mostly all healed!
normally i don't write a lot on this blog but today there are some things that i want to say.

i think word has kind of gotten around that i have not been feeling good these days
actually i had very severe eye strain that caused me to have migraines
and it wasn't just headaches... i was nauseous and too tired to work for about two weeks
but finally yesterday was the first day in a long while that i was able to work properly for the whole day (and today too)
because of this i've cut out about half of the story i originally planned for my film
i'm really sad that i had to experience this and that my film had to suffer, but i'm hopeful that i can still put together a very short but complete animation before the deadline.
since my condition was probably mostly caused by stress and overwork, i am trying to rethink ways i can live a healthier lifestyle. i mean, not only breaks away from the screen, but ways that i can change my attitude and feel less stressed.
when i look back on the past year, mostly i remember a lot of bad things that happened to me. honestly it was a tough year, but i think that i've been forgetting a lot of good things that happened as well! i know it sounds cliche, but from now on i will try to remember the good more than the bad!
(and maybe a little exercise now and then wouldn't hurt either...)
thank you to all my family, friends, teachers and peers for all your support!! (and anybody else!) i am so grateful that in spite of my poor condition this month that i can somehow still make a film and successfully complete this school year!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

check out my portfolio website!




hey, so, this is really old, but...
what else do you do when struggling with eye strain
and taking mysterious pain killers that keep you up all night?

maybe people saw this already but i made these for portfolio day.
i apologize if any drawing bears any likeness to any person i may know in real life.
no one knows it's you. except for you. and maybe like 3 other people. right???

one film background...! animation to come......... i hope.