Category Archives: Process

ElektroSchutz


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Another 1 week assignment. This time we had to animate a big Tex Avery style reaction. The end product is a little funky- but it’s still a lot of fun too see my drawings move. Trying to figure out how to key frame the movements was the hardest part for me.

Here are some of the sketches I used to time it out:

And the background image:

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Cut-out Assignment

Wednesday I pulled my first all-nighter. I’m still reeling from it. Staying up all night wasn’t even necessary. I was just starting to feel like I was falling behind, and decided to nip it in the bud. I still feel like I’m falling behind now. But less so.

Anyway, our assignment last week was to perform a cut out animation under the oxberry in 1 hour. I got excited and way too ambitious, stayed up all night. But an hour is still an hour, so here is what I ended up with:

Not so great, but hopefully I’ll upload a modified version. Here are some pictures of the cutouts and the background:

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And all the rest

I’m really starting to see the benefits of a blog. Right now I’m going through all these pictures I’ve scanned but had no place to put until now. Above is a drawing of the mancoon I made a few months ago. I really like the mancoon, it was some gibberish word my friend Isadora said once a few years ago that stuck in my mind. However, while my intention was simply to draw a racoon-man hybrid, Katie thinks I’m treading on some weird ground with the name mancoon attached to a figure that kind of looks like a nasty redneck. I still like the drawing though, so it’s going on the blog. And below are 2 home-made light tables I made for about 35 dollars a few weeks ago. A single, cheap light-table (without registration pegs) is about $50, so I win!

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Old Site Dump


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I’m in the process of turning my old website into this new site with the blog upfront. I’ve got all the video pages transferred over, and some time this week hopefully I’ll move over all of my 2D work. There has been a great culling of portfolio images during the move, most of the drawings on this site are almost 2 years old and gotta come down. But, since I have a blog now, just because something isn’t going in the online portfolio doesn’t mean it can’t go online! So here are all sketches and video that aren’t making it to the new portfolio:


Crunch
2010
An audio/visual collage using found and recorded footage.
I worked backwards for this one, creating the sound first
and setting the video to its cues.


Eyja Atoll
2010
The first animation using the rotograph to simulate
parallax.




2010-
This was my first attempt with the rotograph. It’s pretty crude, but it got me excited enough to make a more elaborate version.



Skies
2009
My first try at simulating parallax, based on a series of
drawings I was doing at the time.




Queequeg’s Playhouse
2008-
Color drawing assignment where we were had to respond
to music. I made this box that rotated three rolls of acetate
in alternating directions in response to Queequeg’s playhouse
by Man Man.

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Breaking the Ice

My home for the next 3 years

Okay-  trying to get this first post out of the way quick. Get the first one and the rest will come easy. Above is my cubicle at USC, I’m about to start my 3rd week of Grad school and I’ve been working on this site for way longer than I intended.

1 post a week is what I’m committing to. Trying to get an online presence, and make myself accountable for more work.

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