Sunday, June 29, 2014

6/29/2014

Trying something new, with Poussey's help.

4-8-13: Stop Motioning!

Process photos from the Seedsmith!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

07-22-2013: The Seedsmith!

Hey, all! I have just done some SUPER fun stuff.

This is my first solo stop motion shot, the first time I've done two characters, and the first time I've animated a camera move. It took a total of 3 hours of planning and 12.5 hours to execute (spread across two days).

I already see how I'd do things better next time, but I'm pretty ecstatic. This is definitely some of the most fun I've ever had animating.



And here are some pictures of it in process for ya:

The sets for this film are absolutely gorgeous. This is an external one of the field, complete with plow-able soil.

My beloved x-sheet, and the only way I was able to do this.
Channeling some good energy!
With the actor. He's such a pleasure to work with.



Saturday, June 29, 2013

6-29-2013: Luckiest Girl Ever!

So! I have officially celebrated my graduation from the animation MFA program at SCAD! Woo! I'm still in Savannah, tying up some loose thesis ends. But I have received the best grad present in the world! My very own Cintiq! I cannot contain my glee.

Here's the first thing I've really done with it - a quick warm-up self portrait, about thirty minutes. SO EXCITED. 8D


Thursday, May 9, 2013

05-09-2013: ChoBaby Doodlin'

I've been doing a lot of work for my thesis film, Falls, lately, so not a lot of time for doodlin'. But I took a moment today to pop out this quick little sketch of my derpy kitty, Cho Cho.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

04-28-13: Baby's First Stop Motion Animation!

Hey, all! Yesterday I teamed up with my good friend Chris Freihofer for our first bit of stop motion animation ever! First, we worked out how we wanted the shot to go. Then Frei manned the monitor and planned our shot out with DragonFrame's awesome arc tools, and guided me through posing our mantis character for each frame. (He was a little jealous that I got to play with the puppet, but I insisted his guidance was what was making the shot work!) We hit a couple of snags with old batteries not holding a charge for very long, but even with the challenges of switching batteries and re-positioning the camera, it was an immense amount of fun. What a great way to animate!