Animations

Trying to Tumblr

So, I've stayed away from it for years, but I am now trying to delve into the mysterious ciaos that is Tumblr.  I will still be posting here of course, but feel free to follow me on my Tumblr as well.  The stuff I post there might be rougher and less finished than some of the things I post here.  More works in progress and funny gifs.  Should be more soon so be sure to check it out!tumble1

NEW DEMO REEL!!!

I updated my demo reel with some of the work I have been doing this semester.  I hope you enjoy it!  Some of the shots are from our student film "Nautia" which will be showing in film festivals soon.  After we put it in festivals it should be available online as well.  I'll let you know when that happens.


Demo Reel Breakdown:

"Nautia": Shots 56, 57, 57a, and 58 (Fall 2014) responsible for rough animation

"Zombie Waking Up": (Fall 2013) responsible for all animation and cinematic elements

"Water Effects" : (Spring 2013) responsible for all animation and cinematic elements

"Nautia": Shot 55 (Fall 2014) responsible for rough animation and clean-up

"Falling Masses" : (Spring 2013) responsible for all animation and cinematic elements

"Faun Walk Cycle" : (Fall 2013) responsible for all animation and cinematic elements

"Nautia": Shot 54 (Fall 2014) responsible for clean-up on whale, girl and jellyfish.  Responsible for shadow effect and glow effects of jellyfish.

"Nautia" : The Student Film

Here is a sneak peek of our student film "Nautia".  The storyboards shown were some of mine from when we were first brainstorming different story lines and characters.  For more videos, sneak peaks, and updates visit our site. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/109030042 w=750&h=400]

Current Animation Reel

Last semester, in my animation 3 class, I was working on an animation about a zombie getting up in the morning.  Parts of this animation, as well as some previous ones, are shown in the reel below.  I will probably update this reel soon.  I had to make it in a hurry and would have liked to have taken more time editing it together.  Anyway, for those of you who have not seen any of my animation, this is a collection of some of my best work.

Time Turner Animation

Look!  I kept my promise of posting on Tuesday.  So I have been working on this for a while in order to practice modeling and learn about particles in maya.  In case you cannot tell, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and this time turner is not of my own design, but is based off the version in the movies.  I had a lot of fun and a lot of frustration with this.  Here is to learning and improvement.  I will try to post again next Tuesday!

2d Animation Sophomore Demo Reel

If you are following my blog, you may have seen some of the animations from my demo reel already.  This is everything from my animation II class this semester with a nice bow on top(and by bow I mean music).  I meant to post this sooner.  I know I say that every time, but I really did!  I am thinking of maybe making deadlines for myself  in the future.  Perhaps, every Tuesday?  Anyway, if you have never seen any of my animations, this is the one to check out!

Computer Animation I Final

Under ideal conditions, I would have liked to have had the time to make more background elements for this animation.  However, this was during finals and time was...well... limited.   After last week being so busy its been nice to have this past week to relax, but I promise to have more work up really soon.

Character Personality Walk Cycle

I've been meaning to post this, but lately I've been so busy that I hardly remember to breathe.  Well, now  finals are over and I am done with school for the semester.  Hopefully, I will be able to increase my posts over the summer.  I plan on returning to some of my traditional roots and doing more 3D sculpey work .  I also want to practice digital painting some more.

Character Design for Animation II

For my animation II class we were supposed to design a character that we can use throughout the semester for our assignments.  This way we would not have to waste time designing a new character before each assignment.  I came up with this simple design of a girl I call Susan.  I think that she will be fun to animate and I am exited to get started.susan_turn_aroundSusan_guide_emotions

Promise to have more soon!

Sorry again for waiting forever to post.  I've just been so busy lately, but that means I have more to show to make up for it over the next few days!  First things first. A while ago in my animation II class we were given 3 key-frames of Ratcliffe from Pocahontas and had to make the in betweens.  I know it is a short clip on repeat, but let me just say that fine-tuning the line art took  forever. I spent 9 hours in the labs one Sunday and that was just a portion of the time I've put into this piece.  Call me crazy, but I loved doing it all the same.

Project Pipeline: Final Animation

 So this is my group's final product for our project pipeline project that we have been working on for the last 5 weeks.  This is a student made and student directed project.  To see the blog of the director Emma click here.

And this is our "Making of" for "The Lost Files".  Enjoy!

Project Pipeline: Post 4

This week I finished roughing out the scenes assigned to me (13, 14, and 15).  In some of the scenes I manipulated the storyboard so that the viewer gets the sense of background movement.  For the creature, I wanted to add character to his movements and make sure that he never truly stays still.  It was actually quite fun to animate the bubbly little creature.  What was more difficult were some of the walk and run cycles involved in these scenes.  Her pony tail seems to move a bit too much during the walk in scene 13.  In scene 15, I decided to make her notice the slenderman before running to add more character and give more reason for the run.  All in all, i had really enjoyed animating these scenes.