Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Layout Reel

Take a gander at me latest demo reel. I'd be appreciatin' it!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rough Ethereal Cinematic Footage

Some rough footage of the cinematic I'm making for Ethereal.

I painted all of the assets in Photoshop CS4, and I'm using After Effects CS4 to comp/animate.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Lamp and the Firefly Animatic

Remember that animated film I was working on? Well Ethereal has been keeping me busy, so I haven’t had much time to work on it, but I was able to finish an animatic.

And despite what you might think, I didn’t get the idea from Pixar’s Luxo Jr. I actually found the inspiration for this while I at home over the summer. I was watching television when I noticed a firefly dancing outside of our window in the light of one of our table lamps. I thought this was kind of cute, so I decided to write a story about it.

With that said, I did watch Luxo Jr. a few times to study a bit some of the movement ;)

In case you wanted to download the boards you can click here.

"Community" Spec Script Finished!

Finished! And guess what? The same week that I finished this, an episode of “Community” aired, focusing on SGA elections. I don’t exactly know what that means for this script, but I do know that for a brief moment, I was on the same brain wave as one of their writers. When I think about it, that’s kind of creepy. Is he or she listening in right now?

You can download it below. If you do, I’ll consider you “streets ahead.”

Download "Political Economy" here.

The Ethereal Story

Well this was fun.

Alongside my work as a designer and artist for our game, Ethereal, I also wrote the story!

Do you like the medieval era? Do you like alternate timelines? Do you like evil popes? Then this is for you!

Download it here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Lamp and the Firefly Boards

Over this past semester, I’ve been working on my first 3D animated film. I’ve been entranced with 3D animation ever since seeing Toy Story way back in 1995, and I’ve finally gotten access to the animation tools I need to make my own short films.

So fifteen years after my first exposure to 3D animation, I’m telling a story about a lamp and a firefly.

In this story, we follow a lamp who is trying to sleep, but a firefly continues to refuse the lamp her rest.

Download the boards here.

IVRC Comic

This past July, my teammates from this past semester and I traveled to Tokyo in order to showcase our project at the IVRC (International Virtual Reality Contest). The contest is all about designing and building new and innovative technologies.

With our project safely packaged and in transit from the U.S., we were quite confident in our project... that is until upon arriving in Japan, we discovered that our device had been broken beyond repair in shipping!

With less than 24 hours left until the competition, we managed to scramble together a mockup of our shattered pride. For my part, I drew this comic in order to help communicate our predicament to our predominately Japanese audience. In the end, we received an award for technical achievement. So all’s well that ends well, I suppose!

New Blog!

So, as much as I love the ease of Apple's iWeb program, its blogging capabilities are extremely limited, so I've jumped ship to Blogger.

Welcome to the new blog!