Category Archives: Video


12 hours of travelling to get from NC to California,  I took this video on the plane to Atlanta. I don’t think it looks real, and that’s one of my favorite things.  I’m gonna take a day to readjust, but then right back to it. Feeling revitalized.

Some retroactive progress posts to come.

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Cement hand print I made when I was a baby, now the final resting place for Curly Tail remains.

A couple of days ago I was walking the dog when I took a shortcut through the alleyway. In my backyard I found this- the most metal image that I’ve ever come upon in natural circumstances. A curly tail’s dying act was to crawl into a cement tomb that was formed by my hand when I was a toddler. I think it’s a sign, and I eagerly await my lizard powers.

I’ve only been here a week and that’s just the beginning! There’s wild growth everywhere, huge skies, lizards crawling on everything, a resurgence of green anoles, I smell like a pool and there are torrential downpours EVERY DAY:


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   I went off the grid for a little while to produce the animatic for my thesis. I usually never bring my animatics to this level- but Peter Chung and Jennifer Yuh Nelson have both infected my brain with the quality of their work and I spent an entire week in a chair drawing my thesis. Here it is in order:

And here it is ALL AT ONCE:

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     It took forever, but it was totally worth it. I feel like I’ve already finished my thesis- now it’s just filling in the spaces. Two days ago I showed it to the faculty, got officially approved, and I start production in JUNE. Here’s one of my favorite stills:

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AAAAAAAAND the slides I used to present my thesis to the review board:

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Another design for Bill:


Eventually I want to make it more simple and more gestural. I’m going to start animation tests and style frames on Monday. Right now I’m relaxing and collecting neck-wrinkle data:

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LASTLY- I’m designing some stamps for my thesis. Don’t know why- I just like stamps:

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Some video diddlin





Messing around with some of the features in CS6. Stabilized this footage of Katie in After Effects, rendered out each frame individually, then ran a batch action of this new ‘Oil’ filter in photoshop. It’s interesting. I mean, it looks like a silly photoshop filter- but I think it’s sort of mesmerizing when applied to video. Make sure to watch it HD, otherwise it just looks out of focus:

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Mignola has seeped into my subconscious. Here are some doodles that are a result of that infection. And below is an update on some of the freelance animation I’m doing:

Now I’m going to take another stab at boarding my thesis.

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