Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Got to Work on Something Cool!!!

It's been a while people! But only because I have been super busy making a stop-motion short at school with a bunch of my classmates. I can't post anything about it yet, but I will once it's completed in April. We are starting the post-production stage in January.

On the other hand, I CAN talk about the amazing internship I just had! I got to venture down to Burbank, California to be an animation intern on the NBC show "Community". They made a stop-motion Christmas episode that airs TONIGHT AT 8 PM!!! It was loads of fun working on this project. I got to meet and work with a lot of cool and talented people, including Teresa Drilling. She has been my stop-motion instructor for the past year and a half. Teresa offered the internship to myself and four other classmates. We all also worked on the short together that we are making at the Art Institute of Portland.

Anyways, here is a short article that was written about the Portland animators that worked on the "Community" Christmas special in The Oregonian:

My name is in there! AWESOME! I got to help organize the puppet hospital, make props, and even help an animator or two with some of their shots. I'll even get an IMDB page out of this. Haha. It was a great experience that I will never forget! Being a stop-motion animator is one of the coolest and most challenging jobs there is. That's why I love it!

Here is the crew credits list too:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Here's a digital painting I created this weekend. It's me. This is what I look like in real life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Behind the Scenes

Here's some "behind the scenes" photos of the construction and animation of my Jack puppet:

A Few Production Stills

These are some fun photos I took during the three days of shooting I did for my final animation with this puppet. If I thought the puppet was in an interesting pose, I would just stop animating to photograph him. There's also some of me animating. I really like those ones. Thank you camera for having a self-timer.

Jack - From Drawing to Puppet

This is the puppet I created for the advanced stop-motion class I took from Teresa Drilling this past winter. He is a little boy named is Jack. Here, you can see my original drawing/blueprint of Jack, the armature in various stages, and then a turnaround of the puppet when it was nearing completion: