Monday, February 26, 2007

It's been awhile. Here are some low-res stills of shark suit. These still need character texturing and some lights. I've got almost half of the shots in progress right now. 90 shots in all, so still a ways to go. But it's starting to come together. It's been great having some people help with setting up projects, camera and set blocking, etc. Hopefully I'll be getting more people to help out with animation in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hey dudes,

Here's some info on an after effects hullabaloo next Thursday. I'll be talking about my short film, "bigfoot's eulogy," and also explaining practices for character setup and animation in AE. Rigging and animating photoshop/illustrator puppets in AE has really exploded in the past few years, so be sure to join the meeting and see what's up. Plus free pizza. for more info check out

Friday, February 9, 2007


and that the best test of endurance is just to persist, or rather to insist from day to day, in believing that it is possible to run down an antelope, and that it must be done, and that I am the one who must do it.
-scott carrier

Monday, February 5, 2007

shark suit: animation begins. This shot's about halfway done.

Today I was severely freaked out by how much work I need to do to complete my film in the next 12 weeks. It boils down to animating a little less than shot a day. Half of them are pretty quick--2 seconds or so. The rest....

It's possible, even with work and school It won't be fun, though. It's also a little disappointing to see the characters as after effects puppets. They're decent rigs, but it's still difficult to get good lines without using too much mesh warp. Not as much fun as doing the boards.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Here's some concept art I've been doing for Liz Toonkel's film, "Fashion Kills." It's live action, but definitely has a unique look and script going for it. I think shooting starts in april. You can check out more at

Saturday, February 3, 2007

more shark suit. This'll be animated with a color pencil texture overlay.

Hey! You can also check out "Bigfoot's Eulogy" on Animation Block: It's a film I made last year.

More tomorrow.