Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New website is live!

Just thought I'd post here new website is live! :)


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holy moley, another long due update!!!!

Hello ladies and gentlemen!

I apologize for the long silence. I am sure the 2 people who read my blog have forgotten about it already...but I thought I'd post a smallish update today.

I've been busy with my senior thesis, and have been working hard animating this crazy crazy story of a cat and her owner ( under construction ). While I can't share story details, I can finally show the final models with textures, and a small animation test for each of my characters, which sadly I could only spend 2 days doing... (Animating the kitty was fun! She's like a Pokemon there...)

Photobucket videos with Quicktime links below!

Cat's Meow Character Turnarounds

Click for Quicktime!

Cat's Meow Blendshape Test

Click for Quicktime!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A long due update!

Well, it HAS been a while since I posted anything it is time for a little update since I need a break from modeling my thesis kitty cat!

Wow..haven't posted since April... Well, I managed to survive Prepro at Ringling and came out with a kinda cute idea for my thesis. It involves a cat, a hat, and the cat's owner who everyone says looks like me (with a goatee). I shall post some progress soon, as well as start a blog for my short film. :) I promise! It is already made actually, I just need to organize it..and then I will post a link to it!

The summer has been a good one. The first half I spent at home with Carrie and had some time to relax and be lazy, and draw! I redesigned my characters for thesis and rework some of the visual style I am going for, and I really need to thank my teachers Tammy, Ron, and Keith for that! I also found an amazing composer to help me with the score of my film, Brian Weitzeil, whom I have to bug about making a blog or something so I can link him! In the meantime..sneak peek of rough turnarounds!

In June I was lucky enough to get an animation internship at Sony Pictures Imageworks, too! I spent two months here and it's been a blast. I really liked LA (at least, the little I got to visit!), and the studio is a great place, and they are making great stuff there. I met a great deal of very VERY talented people who kick my butt, which is awesome. :D It was exciting to be part of it for this short period of time! I also got to visit Disney Animation Studios and Dreamworks, which are both just as amazing, and are making awesome stuff! I am really looking forward to all the movies that are coming next. I know you wanna hear more but... Lord Sauron has many spies, with many eyes! ;) In any case, they're /awesomeeeeeee/!!!! It's really great to see how many cool animated movies are coming our way, and I really hope to work as an animator in this industry when I grow up. Makes me really wanna start cracking on my thesis. In the meantime, keep an eye out for Sony Imageworks/Animation's next animated movie. I'm not sure if I can say what it is... but it looks /sweet/. And yummy. Very very yummy. Delicious even.

(me the day before I started at SPI, being an excited dork... "I'm ready to Imagework, ahyuck!") :D

I also found the amazing Flight of the Conchords. As Kristin put it... Pure gold!

Also, I got to go to Comicon and Siggraph! Both were amazing with many talented artists and just darn cool things to see! Business cards were traded, books were bought, awesome people were met, laughs were had. It was a good time. This whole summer has been inspiring and very very humbling, which is a good thing. There's a long road to go and a lot to learn! (how cheesy am I?)

(also starring Liron, Lindsey, and Stormtrooper McGee)

And I guess that was it in a nutshell! Tomorrow is my last day at Imageworks, and while it is really sad to leave and turn in my ID card, I am looking forward to working on my short and more importantly, seeing my wife again after two months and taking her to see Colombia for the first time and visit my family for a week!

And eat mom's cooking.

THEN thesis.

Then back to LA, one day... ;)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Streaming Reel

Yay! I should have done this sooner.

The sound seems to be a bit off sync but... :)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lip Sync Project

And here be my latest finished project...

Crits and Comments much appreciated! :)

Online Folio Up!

I scrambled to put a little online portfolio up.. While I work on my full website.. It probably won't be done until May since I have so much school work to do but..

Here it be!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Demo Reel, Mark 1

I've been putting together my reel, still finishing of the pieces I want in there, which should be done by the weekend. But I thought I should post my progress thus far!
There's some glitches with my compression..and hopefully I will fix them too. :)

Click here to watch! (69Mb Quicktime)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Random Update

Hah! I forgot to post my self caricature model here...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

DFA Paintings

Here's some paintings from DFAII.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Vilppu Figure Workshop

So this week I was lucky enough to attend Glenn Vilppu's five day figure drawing workshop. Today was, sadly, the last day, but I learned so much it's not even funny. I am still millions of light years away from being good at this but I thought I would post some of the stuff I managed to scratch onto the paper. :)

I'll dump all of it onto blog later..but for now...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

DFA Character Sketches

Why not?!

It has been a while since I updated... Been busy with classes, but spring break is coming so I'll have time to scan all my figure drawings, etc..and post more animations... And finally get to go to the beach and take a nap.... Aaaaaah. Good times.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Self-Caricature Model

So here is my model..of myself..for my CA class animations that we will be doing this semester at Ringling. Textures to come soon!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

DFA Prop Designs

Just some prop designs, done in 1 week...
T'was fun. :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy 2008!

Happy New Years, everyone! I was in a drawing mood so I did a quick 1 hour sketchy on Painter X...

Supposed to be me, Carrie, and my cats... Yeaaaah.... Hope 2008 brings great things to everyone!