Saturday, March 31, 2007

More Animation for teh Blawg

a slightly update ruff version of the first third of my thesis film, "The Packrat". Sorry there's no sound yet.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

More Dinosaurs

I like to take advantage of moments where I can just sit and get a drawing out of my system...something that doesn't exhaust me and is not part of a project that requires me to think a lot. This is usually when I get to drawing dinosaurs again =).

Here's a Cryolophosaurus that I was particularly proud of how sketchy and fun it turned out.

And an unfinished sketch of a T-rex...with someone...maybe me. Is he gonna make a meal of me or am I gonna show him who's boss??

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pratt Gets Starstruck this Semester...

So we've been having an amazing array of visitors grace our campus in Brooklyn with their presence. First it was Marv Newland giving us a little retrospective of his and his company's work, then we were really blessed to have long-time artist and animator from Disney and more Dan Haskett visit through the CG department. Dan gave us an amazing (and amazingly long but much appreciated) Q and A panel and a very inspiring display of work and advice. My friend and fellow animation bandit Lee Rubenstein got a great chunk of that night audio recorded before his ipod finally died. You can check that audio out here: Dan Haskett at Pratt. The audio gets a little funky at some points but bear with's quite long too...I think my question I asked about his history at working in the studios at Disney is in there somewhere too... =)

Now today we had Michael Eringis from Blue Sky Studios. He showed a very well put together presentation of not only the studio's work and specialized tech styles, but a very "geared-toward-college-animation-film-makers" pipeline example that paralleled what their studio looks for in work but also relating to our work as well. Sorry I'm not much of a picture-taker or audio recorder, or I would have more stuff to show about all these visitors!

So tomorrow (that's right, TOMORROW. Sheesh!), Disney is coming back to the campus! This time it's a different group than what we've had before visit (thank goodness), and there's supposed to be bringing some goodies...
...Oh, and reviewing portfolios. I might give it a shot and see what they think of my stuff...

A couple of the CG guys want me to design a robot for them so they can model and rig it, maybe that'll give three of us something cool to show them!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Just a Dinosaur

...that I drew the other day whilst procrastinating. That is all!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Marv Newland visits Pratt

Our campus was lucky enough to get a screening and visit from animator Marv Newland, probably most known by those who didn't know any better (me) for "Bambi Meets Godzilla". He's a wonderful guy and I continue to wish him the best of luck with his films.

I don't normally enjoy films like these, or the more subtly strange and humorous, but Marv's stuff really found a niche in my heart!

Marv has a show tomorrow here in NYC at the Two Boots Pioneer theatre (, and I encourage everyone to go check it out if you can (and if you're reading this blog obsessively enough to find out this late, which is a little creepy and a little flattering...). It's a great little theatre too, and actually where my fellow seniors and I will be having our premiere senior show.

Also, I further expand my growing knowledge in the vast world of HTML, and add myself a background image for the bloggidy blog. =D