Sunday, December 05, 2010


Soooooooooo, I moved to Los Angeles this past week and tomorrow is my first day at Sony Imageworks, eek! Here are some pictures from my roadtrip from freezing Minnesota to sunny California. Some of the locations include Dillon, CO; Arches National Park, UT; Los Vegas, NV; and Malibu, CA.

I am super excited to have my own place and living in a large energetic city. I've been moving around so much these past months that its also a nice change to have the independence and convenience of a car. Although the amount of people in LA does make even going to target difficult.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pixar and the Moon!

Hey y'all! Long time no update.
My internship at Pixar wrapped up a few weeks ago and now I'm interning at Moonbot Studios in Louisiana. I can't believe it's been four months since graduation; time really flew by! It's been extremely busy and lots of traveling around. Hopefully I will be able to do some art updates soon, but in the main time, look some pictures.

Pixar was a blast! It was really inspirational to see such smart and talented people so down to earth and hardworking. I've learned a lot and got to know some really awesome people.

It will be my third week at Moonbot and it still amazes me how unique it is that a bunch of us that went to school together also have the opportunity to work as a team professionally. It's really special and I do feel like everyone is working for each other. It's been a lot of working hard and playing hard.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thank You Ringling!

Three years ago I agonized over the question of "Which school?!?"

After three years of hardwork, fun, tears, failure, triumph, fatigue, jealousy, self-doubt, and many other things, I can say that although I can't say which school is better than the other, I can say that I would not trade my time at Ringling for anything else.

Ringling as taught me many things about being an artist. Aside from developing my skills, I really learned about who I am as a person and what I value in life. I learned that it's not about the competition but learning from those around you. It's not about the career but the passion for doing what you love.

Thank you to the computer animation faculty and my graduating class. You have all made a major impact on me and I am confident there is a bright future ahead of every single one of us.

On to bigger and better things!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Premiering Tonight!

Finally after a year and of hard work our films will be premiering tonight at the annual Ringling Computer Animation Show. Every year it's a tradition that seniors make movie posters from already existing movies. I almost didn't do one but after many hate mails and much physical abuse I decided it was the right thing to do.

More updates later!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yay, my website.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Render Woes!

So today ends the 2010 Ringling Render Week where each senior gets a 12 hour shift to render out their theses. Mine was last night from 9pm to 9 am this morning. It was filled with snack food and lots of hurrying. The 12 hours went by so fast and what do I have to show for it? Noooooot muuuuuch! I got six out of 52 jobs back from the farm and I'm not the only one. This is the first year Ringling is rendering at HD 1920x1080. Most of us didn't get our frames back and batch rendering also takes forever :(

Now the labs are open overnight for more batch rendering. Our final critique with ReelFX is the end of this week but we don't really have much to'll be an interesting week.

It was fun though! Rendering with a few others over night and fighting off sleep!

Oh I want to go to bed.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Sketches About Town

Here are some sketches I did during SketchCrawl and my landscape painting class. SketchCrawl was so much fun! I'll have to post pictures later.

Thesis is entering overdrive thus I haven't been posting much.

In other new, John Lasseter was on campus last week and Steve Hickner from Dreamworks did critiques for three full days. We also got to see clips from How to Train Your Dragon and a Q & A with the production designer and alumni that worked on the cool is Ringling?