Friday, April 15, 2011

4 More Days

Total shots: 78 73 67
Shots done: 54 55 58
Shots left: 24 18 16 9
days left: 4 3 2 1
Having a fully animated film:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Here is the poster for my film.  Mary Kinsora did a great job painting it.

Almost There

I am getting close to having all of the animation done and timed out by the end of this week.

54 shots done and 22 to go.
Sound for the first 30 seconds thanks to Aaron Symonds.  More coming soon.

So here is the work reel so far.

Monday, April 4, 2011

End of March Work Reel

Right now my film is at 65 shots total.
I have 34 animated and 31 to go.

I plan on having everything animated and timed out by the end of next week.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Poor Ashley

I thought I would just share one of the shots I did last week.  I was a fun one and it made me laugh. enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Turn, Turn, Turn

Here are some of the shots I have been working on this week and photos of what the sets look like.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Izumar is done. I had a lot of fun making him and really like how he turned out.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Updated Work Reel

Here is an updated work reel with more Ashley animation.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

She Can Talk

Spring Break is over and it was a wasted week as far as getting things done on my film, but as far as job hunting goes it was extremely successful.

So this week I have been working on some more dialogue tests for Ashley.  I finally found a way that works and I am happy with how it looks now.

My goal for the next few weeks is to finish animating.  I want to have all 77 shots (give or take a few I keep adding and cutting) done by April 2nd.  As of right now I have 18 done. 
A long way to go but it will get done.

Monday, February 28, 2011

One More

Here is another shot I did today.

Ashley Amination

This past weekend I started animating Ashley.  Its taken forever but now everything is moving along.  Here are some of the shots.

In this shot Ashley has just been transported into Ashleyland.
And in this shot Ashley gets her skis. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Demo Reel

Here is an updated animation demo reel.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Izumar WIP

Here are some more WIP shots of Izumar.

Many Faces of Ashley

So Ashley is finally done.  All of the eyes can move without breaking and there is hair on the skull part of her head.  Now its time to finish the aunt and uncle.

Here is a test animation of the heads to see if they work.  Now its time to test dialogue.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Demo Reel WIP

Here is my demo reel so far.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ashley Maquette

I am taking a maquette sculpting class so I decided to make Ashley.

I took ref photos of my cousin, Victoria, when we went skiing, and she is also the voice for Ashley in my film.


And here is my maquette.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Shelbi asked me if I would make a maquette of her main character Izumar.
You can check out her blog here:

Here is a pic of the maquette so far.

New Sets

So I decided that I am going to make my ski slope sets out of foam instead of plaster.  The magnets will work better with the foam and it will be easier to move the scenery around for the different shots.  Here are some shots of the foam structure.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

First 7 shots

Wow, it has been a while since my last post.  I have been busy fixing up puppets, reworking sets, and reanimating some shots.

Here are the first 7 shots of my film.