Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Video Links

I'm having some issues right now with the links to my videos. The files are pretty large and take a while to load. The best way right now to view them is to right click and download them. This still may take a while, but I am working on the problem and will be over the Christmas break. I know a couple of people have had issues with the putfile.com files and I'm trying to fix those problems. It's just sort of a round-robin of issues, but all of the links work, the files are just kinda big for the time being.

Happy Holidays everyone and thanks to everyone who has given their comments and critiques on the new stuff. I'm hoping to get a job from the end product, so I'm taking all comments very seriously.


Monday, December 12, 2005

Animation Mentor Invades Colorado

Well, not exactly, but check this article out of the Boulder Daily Camera. Not that that is a very cool name for a newspaper, but the article is good. I never expected to see this in my local paper. The only thing Boulder is really known for is Mork and Mindy and really really really really bad football. It's really bad. But check out the article. It's a pretty good overview of the program.


Friday, December 09, 2005

With a Little Help from my Friends...

Right click "Save As" to download New Motion Reel

So, after some awesome crits from people, I've taken a look at my reel and have made some changes. I've cut some things and I've also got some pretty primitive renders. I think it looks a little more professional than the previous version. I've still got some dialogue pieces in the works and they will be in the final cut before I send it out anywhere. Critiques are more than welcome. I'd love to hear what everyone has to say on this stuff.

Right click "Save As" to download Buzz'd (Work in Progress)

Drum roll please... I'm also giving y'all a special preview of my short. Buzz'd is almost half animated. There is still some work to be done polishing, but I've got to be moving forward with the project as a whole in order to get anything done. Also, therea are still the shaders to contend with and final lighting. I hope the story still comes thru in the previews. Consider it a teaser. Oooo, I'm teasing you. I could give you more, but I'm a tease.

Special thanks to Brian Menz, Brett Schulz, and Keith Lango. The input has been apppreciated, the tutorials have been insightful, and the flowers were unnecessary, but made me feel good anyway. The music on the short was provided by the incomparable Gordon Stone. Special thanks to Gordon for permission to use "Close Enough." I've said it before, but I think this piece is perfect for the story I'm telling and just hope that my animation matches the energy of that piece.

Until next time,


Monday, December 05, 2005

Demo Reel Info

Hey all, Brett Schulz has some insight into putting a demo reel together over on his site. Brett's a pretty cool cat and he's also got some thoughts on games versus film. With some of this stuff in mind and also some info from some other cats, I'll have a new demo reel up by the end of the week. Thanks to everyone for their input on my last one. Until then...


Friday, December 02, 2005

Concept Artists Represent!

So the New York Museum of Modern Art is recognizing Pixar with a show dedicated to the art behind their hit films. I really am glad to see that these amazing artists are being recognized for their work. Just a quick note to let anyone in the area know what's going on. I'd love to be able to go to the show, but getting from Colorado to New York is a bit of an impossibility.