Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's a Beautiful Saturday!

We had our first full faculty crit yesterday and it went pretty well. The faculty sat in a long roll at the front of the classroom. It was like the American Idol panel of judges: you give a run through of your boards then they pick it apart. I brought Robert's recorder to record my critique but being nervous I couldn't get it to work before I went up. I noticed the timer wasn't changing so I thought it wasn't recording but in actuality I was just too nervous to wait for even a second. It was working fine the whole time. I'm just dumb. I used it to record Don, Nilah, and Jess's pitches instead.... yay me.

But anyway, lots of work to do but nothing unexpected. Here are some rough designs. The monster is still under construction. Also, here's a great song with a great music video. It makes me think about what a beautiful day today is! Enjoy everyone!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


My new Monsters Inc. poster takes some getting used to. When I brainstorm I tend to stare blankly into the wall. The difference now is that it stares right back at me---equally surprised.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prepro Fun

Meet the man that inspired Dongjin's thesis story. Don't you just wanna watch her animation after seeing this guy?

After meeting with Nilah, Greg, and Dongjin for vidRef today I think we all decided that we have no idea what we are doing with our stories. Now some video reference quotes:

"NO! NO! You guys are doing this all wrong. This is how a sumo wrestler stumps his feet!"

"Just find your inner monster. Lets do that again, take it from...from..."
"Take it from the 'Urrrrrggghhhhh'?"

Good O' Times

The freshman had their first History of Animation test today. I miss the study sessions we used to have on Tuesday nights--talk about hard to keep on task!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Calm Before the Storm?

This weekend has been relatively mellow. UVs, Blendshapes, develop thesis more....I think that this is just a false sense of security before we are thrown into the deep end. I even had time for movies!

Calm before the storm or not, we'll soon find out. One week before full faculty crit! I'll post some thesis stuff once I have some visuals.

Meanwhile, some sketches over winterbreak. I was in the Albertville Outlet Mall.!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's 'bout time!

It's been a while! For better or worse I will update my blog more often from now on. It's the 2nd semester of my Jr. year now and you know what that means---PREPRO!

We pitched our ideas for thesis on Tuesday. Two of my ideas were chosen and now I have to develop them further for a 2nd crit. Our first full faculty crit is in two weeks!

Well winter break went pretty well....I forgot how much I love to draw. It's so exciting to constantly look at other people's work and also see yourself improve. Although I have to say I don't miss the frozen tundra at all, it's lovely to be back in sunny Florida. Oh did I mention lots of sleeping and eating? Oh yeah....

(sketches coming up)