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