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!