Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Somethin from 4th year

Here's something from 4th year that I found lying on my harddrive that fills me with nostalgia.  I never posted/finished it because the linework got inconsistent and I was pretty busy at the time.  These are some awesome friends from my time at Sheridan, Spencer Duffy, Jeremy Bondy, Kyle Mowat, Bijan Shahir, Dylan Glynn, and Ian MacDonald, who all appeared as dead sailors in my film.  Miss you talented lads all a ton!

Also, please ignore the magical extra hand.  It was for Parker Bryant, but I had to cut down on my number of background characters to save time! Sooorry bro.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

CSU Summer Arts

Well here's something that's a long time coming--the piece I did for CSU Summer Arts in Monterey, California in July.  I was lucky enough to place pretty well in a CTN Expo demo reel conest and had a good chunk of my tuition covered for it.  I had an amazing time learning from some amazing Dreamworks  animators (and former Disney and  Aardman animators, at that!), our very talented and enthusiastic course instructor, and some wonderful acting coaches too.  It was a crazy two weeks (I never even went to Monterey, except to catch a bus.  We were on the college campus outside of it almost the entire time), learned a ton, and met a lot of wonderful 2D and 3D student animators from across the United States while getting to work with a couple former Sheridan classmates too.  It was a great experience, thanks CTN and everybody else involved!

My piece was based on that awful moment when you can't find your credit card when you're at the checkout.  I hope the ending reads, we got a little rushed for time as we spent most of the first week working things out with our acting coaches and getting some great lectures before we got down to the actual production of things. 

(The card is in his shirt pocket, the cashier grabs it for him.)