Friday, February 22, 2008

Chickadee

Today was a snow day! My class was cancelled so I spent the entire day curled up on the couch animating on my laptop. I made this intro for my montage.  I think it needs color, but I have sooo much other work to do (degree project.. blegh) there probably won't be time. 

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

I really have nothing to say....


Well I guess its good we're required to write on this thing. If we weren't it may have already landed up like one of the diaries I attempted to keep as a kid. I would write in it for about 2 days and then totally forget about it or lose the key. I was probably too busy trying to eat gummy worms with a mouth full of braces.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Montage (1st Draft)

Bits and pieces of all the animations I've made at MassArt.
Set to the tune of "coffee in the pot" by Supergrass.
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Eww I hate how Blogger makes my work look all fuzzy.

Monday, February 4, 2008

work work work

So I'm in my last semester at Mass Art and this blog is a requirement for the portfolio class I'm taking. It's a good class - all about finding work as animators. I often find myself feeling really unsure about my work and lack the ego and confidence to show it off. Unfortunately it seems finding success in the animation world involves a lot of shameless self promotion and networking eeeeek!  

Anyways... I posted the PSA I made last semester for Food Not Bombs. I had a lot fun animating two of my favorite things: bug eyed creatures and delicious food. Soon it will be up on their website!

My degree project is completely different in every way. Its a serious documentary style animation on the subject of Electroconvulsive therapy. I've spent the past few months interviewing people and editing 4 hours of audio into 4 minutes.  Now I'm creating the visuals in flash, printing out the frames, and painting them with watercolor. It's really wearing me down especially since absurdist  humor and bug eyed characters are off limits with this type subject matter. oh well... there's no turning back now. Heres a clip:

 
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