Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BFA Demo Reel

A collection of my work from my wonderful time spent as 
an SJSU Shrunkenheadman.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Ever BFA Assignment

So I began my year long, senior class this semester. Exciting stuff! I'm super nervous and terribly excited all at the same time. Our first assignment was to create a short video as a means of introducing ourselves to our classmates and to our faculty. I am proud of how my project came out and cannot wait to screen everyone else's in class on Friday.

This is my "My name is..." BFA project

Monday, August 4, 2014

Graphic Designs

With recent commissions, I have come to realize I haven't posted any of my graphic design work here on my blog. I enjoy working on logo designs for clients just as much as working on my animation. Here is a sample of some of the work I have been commissioned to do in the past. Underneath is a link to the clients' websites for more info on them!

Interested in a custom design of your own? Email me and let me know!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bobby Animation

I was finally able to show my family my final project completed last semester for my advanced 2D animation class. This project started out as the semester long assignment for the course and developed in to a memorial piece for my dear uncle who passed away in March of this year.

I am very excited to finally post it where others can see. 
I present to you "Bobby"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Collaborative Project

This is a work in progress of a Motorcycle (designed by the amazingly talented Julio Diaz, Caricatura Studios) for a music video a team of fellow students and I are working on. All of us are designing and creating different aspects of the music video. Mr. Diaz designed this bike, and I am in the process of building it in AutoDesk Maya.

Once completed, the music video will be a mash-up of an original soundtrack, live action, 2D and 3D animation. It has been a lot of fun so far and I am excited to see how it progresses from here!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Side Project

I have always been fascinated and inspired by old movies. I find that everything from acting choices, dialogue, and characters all have a striking appeal that you simply cannot find in movies of the modern day. That is why I have decided to create a collection of characters who are inspired by some of the greatest horror movies of the 20th century. I intend for these characters to be used in anything from video games to full length feature films.

Being that I am so excited about this project, I have decided to post and give you all a taste.

Say hello to Anna Belle.
More to come!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Advanced 2D Animation: Pre-Production

In my advanced 2D animation class at school, we are working on a semester-long project: a 30 second animation in Adobe Flash. My original idea was somewhat morbid in the sense that it did not have a happy ending. I wanted to do this because animation is a form of art, and the purpose of art is to evoke emotion; whether that be happiness, anger, jubilance, sadness, etc.

On March 14th, 2014, my family and I suffered the loss of one of our own. A father, a son, a husband, a brother, and to me, my Uncle, Robert Henry. Coping with this loss has taken its toll on my family and family friends to say the least. While it has been hard for me to talk about, I have decided to use all of this emotion and despair as a way to propel myself and my work to create something that (I hope) will be truly beautiful.

This is my pre-production work for my SJSU ANI115 2D animation: 


Character Sheets

In loving memory of Robert Henry
Rest in Paradise, Uncle Bobby

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Women In Animation Silly Hats Only Christmas Party!

The hats my friend Sam and I designed and created!

Tonight was just a reminder as to how fantastic the female side of the animation/illustration community really is! Tonight was the Women in Animation SF chapter's silly hat themed Christmas Party at the Irish Bank Pub in San Francisco.

It was great meeting new people, catching up with those who we met at the previous meetings, and hearing what other exciting events WIA has planned for the upcoming year! Lots of fun seeing everyone's silly hats as well!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fall 2013 Semester 2D Final

Done! Took a lot of hard work and teaching myself how to use Adobe Premiere to compile everything, but I have finished my 2D animation for the semester!

The assignment was a sack pantomime: using a sack as the character, animate it interacting with an inanimate object and tell a story.

I am pretty pleased with how it came out and I hope you will be too. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Progression of a Shot

I recently received a midterm critique for my intermediate 3D animation class. I had one shot in my midterm reel that I felt I executed pretty successfully. Turns out I had quite the ways to go.

With finals coming up, I took all of my critiques and feedback and went back to refine some shots. I was even more impressed with this outcome! Looking back at how far along this particular shot had come, I couldn't resist putting together this little montage to share my progression with all of you.

I know I have a long way to go, but seeing how far I have already come just makes the journey that much more exciting.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Women In Animation SF Chapter November Meeting

San Jose State's Animation/Illustration ShrunkenHead Ladies at the Women In Animation Meeting

Oh man. What a wonderful experience!

Tonight was my first time attending a Women In Animation meeting held at Pixar Animation Studio. Now that I am officially a member, I plan on attending as many lectures and events as I can!

So inspiring to see not only a large group of female students from various schools and aspects of our discipline, but to connect and network with professional females already in the industry! I loved being able to mingle with fellow students, listen to first hand accounts of projects the industry professionals are working on, and connect on a personal level with all of these ladies who share a same passion (and perhaps even obsession!) for what we do.

I am deeply honored to be a part of something so beautifully innovative. I cannot wait for the next event! I would like to extend a tremendous thank you to Angelique Reisch, Mary Kate Dangoia, and Angela Entzminger for making all of this possible!!

For information on Women In Animation SF Chapter, visit their facebook page:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sack PANTomime

For our final project for my 2D animation class, we were assigned to do a sack pantomime. The goal is to animate this otherwise inanimate object as if it had life and in doing so, tell a story and entertain.
I am thinking of animating my sack to be extremely determine to squeeze in to this tiny pair of pants it has brought in to a dressing room.

This is a rough idea of how I want it to play out. 

The timing is a bit off because I am just teaching myself how to animate in Photoshop. The assignment will be completed traditionally with a pencil and a down shooter but I have found Photoshop to be a successful tool in the initial planning stages.

More to come with this little guy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Intermediate Animation Demo Reel

Hooray! We just submitted our demo reels for the first half of my intermediate animation class. I'm pretty satisfied with how it came out. 

This reel showcases a lot of hard work, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, and a tremendous payoff in the end!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Intermediate Animation Midterm

Here is the shot I did for my intermediate 3D animation class midterm. The assignment was to animate a character climbing. 


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Disney Inspire Day 2013


Words cannot describe how insanely stunning every aspect of today was! From the break down of the pipe line presentation, to the one on one lunch we had with industry professionals, to the personalized break down of our respected disciplines. EVERYTHING was perfect. Never a dull moment. 

Such an eye opening experience to see that this dream can become a reality. That something so brilliant and perfect as a final version of a Disney animated feature film, takes the same first steps we take when doing projects for school. This experience has made the intangible, a satisfying reality; it is something we know now to be accessible in the future if we keep are hopes up and maintain our passion and drive. 

This experience was life changing and I am forever grateful to the team at Disney Animation Studios for making this truly magical and inspiring event!

Huge thank you to Becky Bresee, Wayne Unten, and Adam Green for allowing us to bombard you with questions as you tried to eat lunch as well as for your amazing presentation on the work flow of animators at your studio.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Here are a few bear studies from trips I took to the San Francisco zoo. 

Posing a 3D character

This video features some of the pose assignments completed for my intermediate level 3D animation course at school. Accompanying each pose is the planning/reference and the silhouette. 


Last Semester's Demo Reel

This is my Demo Reel from last semester's 3D animation course.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Final Product

This is the shot in its final stage before I turn it in tomorrow morning for a grade. Depending on the critique I get I may flux around with it a bit more. 

Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Work In Progress

This is a shot I have been working on for my intermediate 3D animation class for the past few weeks. The assignment was to animate a character dodging something.

This was the blocking stage.

And here it is pretty close to finished. Few more tweaks then I'll go on to rendering it out.

I'll upload another post as soon as I'm done with the final version!

Friday, September 20, 2013