Friday, September 30, 2011

Adult Workers

After researching costumes the shape adults developed into more of the worker type, with physically constructed heads and coverall worker suits instead of drawn heads and spandex.


Initial ideas for the shapes once they reach adult land and are divided by their shape and color. This part of the film will be live actors with green screen and 2D backgrounds.

Shapes Concept Art

I'm working on a collaborative film with Amy Lee Ketchum. using the music of Andy Puls. The story is of a shape that grows up. It's kind of a two-part or diptych. Here is some of the concept art I've been developing on my end. The beginning of the film will be digital 2D, 3 simple shapes with legs frolic about in the colorful landscape of childhood.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lego Animation

Exercise animating Legos. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this exercise, especially playing with camera angles and cutting. Very easy to experiment with these things when the subjects are so small.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fish and French Horn

Another stop motion exercise, this time animating a toy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Edit Dance

I've really been enjoying experimenting with video editing this past week. Stock images edited to stock music makes this:

Monday, September 5, 2011


PiKA PiKA, the world famous Japanese animation group that has popularized light animation was here last week at USC! I helped wrangle people around this giant face the night of the event, and also did a super lightning fast edit and compilation of all the footage of the evening to be shown the same night. (And by edit I mean I followed the directions outlined by Tochka (the animation group) the night before).

Here is the first part of the workshop, a giant face:

Photo courtesy of Jovanna Tosello.

PiKA PiKA's inspiring work: