Monday, November 16, 2009

Thesis up date!

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to give you a little update on where i am with my thesis. I have alot of it keyed out, but i'm still got a ways to go. I looks like its going to top off at about 5 min and 15 secs at the moment, that is almost guaranteed to change as the project presses forward. I wanted to show ya'll this final render test. This is the look that the entire film will have and i'm very excited about it. Just in case you were wondering this scene doesn't actually appear in my final. I was just using it as a test for the way i want my film to move and be rendered. I might post little scenes as i got along, but probably not the whole thing. I would to keep it fresh. As always thank you for your time.


Just a little concept art.

Render Test

Sketch Dump 11/16/09

This is just a little sketch dump that's been building up over the semester. I've been rockin the textured paper and i think it makes everything look a lot classier. Lemme know what you guys think. I don't get to check my blog replies alot so if you have a comment or would like to contact me please email me at

Thanks everyone


Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Thesis Test Run!

This is just a quick character animation test for my new thesis idea. I just want to do something more fun and with a lot of energy. I will post more as I go along. Fingers crossed ya'll. Wish me luck please.

and always Enjoy

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Senior Thesis Idea 1

So as many of you know this is my senior year of college and as a part of our curriculum we are to produce a student film. Well I had a critic the other day with my film and as it stands it has a lot of work to be done. A little too much to do with my current time limits. So i have opted to start another idea entirely. Fear not, I have an idea already and working hard on making it everything i want it to be. I plan for my next project to be a little less heavy handed. But this is my animatic of my film so far and two render test. I promise to finish this before it's all over.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Imaginary Fri-ENDS Pre-Production

So for my senior year of college we are suppose to come out with a final film. I will be posting more and more production as it comes along. Right now i am in the middle of finishing my animatic, but I have these character designs and turnarounds. Hopefully by the end of next week i can have a full animatic posted.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Final Reel!

Ok this is it people. This is my final reel that I have sent out to all the studios I am applying to. Wish me luck and of course enjoy.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Portfolio PIX!

Here's a little more of my portfolio. This is more of what I have been learning the fast 3 years. Two are pictures from my Life Painting class and the other is from a class that I am taking right now where we go to the local museum and draw sculptures.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Portfolio for Internship

So here goes round 2! This is my portfolio for a summer internship. I'm putting together my best stuff so that maybe someone will give this spirited young man a shot. so yay... enjoy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just Dance!

This was just a quick little animation for the sake of animating. I started this as a story boarding project and it was the only part that I really liked so i finished it off.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

POWER! :Tales from Writing for Media

Writing for the Media, I believe, could also be called "how to not b.s. people." We are learning to talk to people as if they are real people and not idiots and i know that this is the way it needs to be. Not that I didn't practice some of this before, but i did some times get caught up in this "soft language", because in some cases I do understand. Like my mom for instance, she has a legitimately licensed child care service, but i would necessarily insult her by calling her a "baby-sitter". She likes the term "Provider" which i think i very fare, because the thing you think about when you think about baby-sitter is a snotty teenager who might know c.p.r, and that's if your lucky. And I know im back tracking to last classes topic, but i thought about it a little more over the weekend and had to express my feelings, that may also be because she is my mom and I know how hard she worked to get where she is and i think she deserves more credit than the neighborhood baby sitter.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

POWER! :Tales from Writing for Media

The soft language attack of George Carlin is nothing less than inspiring for me to be as blunt with everyone as i can. jk, but it goes to show you just how sucked in we can get by these words. He hits the nail on the head when it can to the soft language. People try to sugar coat everything just so that we don't have to face the ugly truth. I am kinda believer that the comedians are some of the only honest truth tellers in the world. Think about it, you wouldn't want to really hear a comedian who just lies all the time. I mean i understand that there is some sort of exaggeration in what they are saying, but for the most part its stuff that happened to them at one point or another. Or you could listen to the talking heads on the news networks. Take your pick.

Digital Frontiers : Lip Sync

This was a simple lip sync for my Digital Frontiers class. The project was to do a 10 sec lip sync to a sound bite of our choice. I chose a clip from the movie "Dumb and Dumber". I also decided to stay with the simple 2-D hand drawn. And I know the the composting looks really crappy. I'm workin on it


Saturday, February 7, 2009

POWER! :Tales from Writing for Media

This past class we talked about the finer point of our persons. By this, i mean what is called Maslow's Hierarchy, which says that there is a recipe for human behavior. Basically, we think about existing (staying alive), then security (finding a shelter and continuous source of food and water), Love, esteem (the acceptance of others), and then at that point we are ready to think about others. This seems to be the most primal of human instinct, but also in the same sense is very true. You wouldn't give others your home if you had nowhere to stay. thinking about this make us all seem so much more well, i want to use the word selfish, but i can't because its not. I think that everyone looks out for themselves first, excluding most parents for their children and some lovers, and then maybe they will be inclined to help. This is a conflicting feeling right now.i mist think on this more......

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Animation Reel 09

This is my reel that i have put together of my time so far in the animation dept. at the Kansas City Art Institute, in hopes of getting an internship this summer. So, if you happen to like what you see an are interested please email me at

Thank you and enjoy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

POWER! :Tales from Writing for Media

I when to my first Writing for Media class this past Tuesday dreading a 3 hour writing class that started at 8 in the morning, but was quickly blown away by pure "POWER". I now have a new faith in my school and feel better than ever about this semester than I have before. I know that this will be an enlightening experience that will walk away from with more than just a couple of sloppily written stories. All thanks to my acquiring of "POWER".

Thank you "POWER"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Break : Mock-up Mania

Soo... While I have been on break I have tried really hard to keep busy and not waste my winter break as I did my summer break. So between time with my family and time with my g/f, i was inspired by a fellow classmate to do a mock-up of one of my characters. I just finished up a ceramics class this semester so I was still in the mood to work with my hands. Soo... I decided to do a mock-up of one of my new characters a borg (name still unknown). this is the progress i have made and what I have soo far, and hopefully by the end of the break she will be finished.

sorry, my mug is in there so much. i know it ruins the magic.....