This is a character I made based on a story my sister told me about a pigeon who got onto her train. She claimed that the pigeon kept on flying into a particular man's lap, because he was a pigeon wizard. My character starts out as an ordinary man until one day he starts being followed by pigeons. Hilarity ensues. I'm in the process of making a short film with this character. I'll keep you updated.
"I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over... and the insect is awake." - The Fly (1986). I am practicing some After Effects and decided to make a short motion graphic to this quote. [embed]http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zHEFPDjtvc[/embed]
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!
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.
I designed this character based off a description I received from my friend Emmett. She was described as a 13 year old swamp witch living in the Southern U.S. She is not very good at magic yet and has a bullfrog as a friend. You should check out Emmett's site! He has some awesome character design and animation!
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]
Me and some of my fellow students (Laura Mansfield, Renée Taylor, Kaylee Shmiley, Matt Wydick, and Matt Singer) are working on character concepts for our made-up TV show called "Reaper Control". It would be a comedy about a struggling grim reaper who has been demoted to collecting the souls of animals. I am in the process of exploring some concepts for the dog trainer that would appear in the series.
Sometimes it is easier to experiment with character variations when focusing on just the silhouette rather than all the little details inside. This pictures are me experimenting with my earlier character.
This is a character I created this weekend. She is a futuristic space pirate named Brenda. Her background is that she grew up as a colonial kid on a farm of a far away moon. She earned her burn scars when she was young by playing too close to a supplies drop-off zone. She grew up quite resentful of what she considered her home and everyone in it. At 14 years of age she stole one of the drop off ships and flew it to Earth, the stories of which she had idealized. The planet, however, was different than she had expected and she found herself unable to fit in with the bustle of the cities. Feeling cheated and like she had no where to go she began stealing larger space vessels and became a rogue.
Honestly, she does not have a very likable personality. She is self-centered and selfish. Her mindset is that the universe and everyone in it are trying to do her wrong. She is unable to relate to most people, and although she steals she has little value for material goods. She steals because in her eyes all people are against her and she wants to bring them down a notch.
So, in one of my classes this semester we are collaborating to create a short student film. We are not sure what it is going to be about yet, but we have been brainstorming. So far we have been interested in doing settings that are in outer space or under water. Given these possible settings, I've been doing some quick drawings to help come up with ideas.
I've been wanting to experiment with 3D printing for a long time. I decided to make this cute little narwhal as a test and had it printed at shapeways.com. If you want your own you could get one by clicking this link.