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!!

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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

Figure Drawings

These are some figure model studies from earlier this month.


These are some quick portrait studies I've done recently.


Here is a collection of my work as of Friday, September 20th, 2013.



My name is Brie Henry. I am a Visual Communications major with an emphasis in Animation/Illustration at San Jose State University.

I started this blog as a way to electronically share my work with others. Take a look around, leave feedback if you wish, and enjoy!