Tuesday, March 19, 2013

KoreAm Feature

Mmmmmm Daniel Henney......yum

Welp, I'm finally a published artist! That's so weird to me haha- My work is being featured in this months edition of KoreAm Magazine, one of the leading publications in Korean American journalism!
A while back I did a painting for a spot in the Dari Project's collective book on Korean LGBTQ stories and KoreAm magazine chose to feature my piece in their article about it- I have yet to see the article so who knows, maybe they made me sound like a fool for all I know but it was a fun experience being interviewed by the magazine!  If you can, help support this awesome magazine and pick up a copy! You can purchase one online as well.

The cover story is available online as well on their website

SUCCESS and A New Venture

It's been almost a month since my Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded, and life hasn't slowed down, AT ALL!  I thought it would get a little bit less hectic but it's quite the contrary- but in a good way!  I'm so motivated to finish this film that I've been working nonstop; I set a 9-5 daily schedule but I often find myself working well into the night :)

I feel bad since I've sort of been neglecting this blog, but it's only because I have a new one specifically for the new film!  While I will still be updating here as well, I'll be keeping it mainly about outside work with some film updates here and there.  If you would like to check out the Production Blog for Arrival, you can check it out here!

Please follow me on this amazing new journey! I promise you won't be disappointed :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

12 hours down, 696 to go (I think, was never good with math)


It's finally here!! Can you believe it?! It's taken me nearly 2 months to put this together but I finally launched the Kickstarter today for my second short film, Arrival.

This story is so important to me, and I think it can really speak to many different kinds of people out in the world today, I just want to share it with all of you!  Any support you can give the film is so encouraging to me- whether it's a monetary donation, sharing it on your blog or facebook (or just anywhere on the internet!), or if you have just said something really kind about it, Thank you so much.

It's only been 12 hours but we've ALREADY raised $1,600 of the $20,000 goal! That's incredible! I couldn't stop staring at my computer today because I was so excited and antsy hahaha.

Thank you all again for everything up to this point.  Here's to the next 29 days!  Funding officially ends at 10am on 2/20/13!

Below i've attached the video on the kickstarter page, but if you would like to be taken to the actual website, just click here! or click the banner at the beginning of the post!


-Alex




Arrival is about a boy, growing up with his mother in the countryside, who journeys into the big city to follow his dreams. All the while the two communicate by sending pictures back and forth to each other, sharing their now completely different lives.  Along the way he meets another boy with whom he is determined to share his life with. However, when tragedy strikes, the boy becomes stuck in a cycle of indifference rather than standing up and facing his problems. 
Though it is said (and certainly not disputed) that the "journey" is the real story, at some point we have to arrive at our destination. The decisions we make once we get there define us just as strongly as the decisions that brought us there in the first place

Saturday, January 12, 2013

kickstarter!

It has been QUITE some time since I've posted, but that's only because I've been working really hard for the past 2 months on fine tuning my Kickstarter Page for Arrival!  I cannot wait to debut it this month (hopefully within the next week or so) so you can all see what I've been up to!

I'll make another post when it goes live, and if any of you have blogs of your own and want to help share the awareness please do!  I can use all the help I can get :)

For now, take a peak at the "Story" Page

Sunday, October 28, 2012

things are happening!

Hello! I got back recently from my trip to Asia and it's been pretty crazy since I've gotten back.  However, my trip did exactly what it was supposed to do: allow me to reflect upon my goals I've set out, and rejuvenate my motivation to complete them!


With a little convincing from my friends I've also started to put together a Kickstarter page to help raise funding for my film.  At the moment the budget is TBD and I have a lot to put together so It will hopefully go up by the end of the month (as a birthday present to myself haha).


I don't want to give everything away in terms of what I'm putting together so I'll just give you some glimpses.  I feel quite naive for thinking the KS page would be really easy to set up.... oh how wrong I was...

I'll be back soon with the page info! Things are happening!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

work dump


In a short while I'll be in Asia for about five weeks, making stops in various parts of Korea and then Shanghai. So before I left I wanted to just get some of these backgrounds up here.  If you are friends with me personally, you have probably seen the last two but the first one is a new- A fitting one, perhaps, in accordance  with my travel plans. 







Aside from work on my film, I've been futzing around with an idea I had to come up with in College for an "Animated Series" class.  I'm not entirely sure what I would like to do with it, but so far I've worked out most of the story.  Essentially it's about a really quirky girl named Lavender who solves mysteries with a quiet boy named Milton, and her pet ant eater named Barf.  It's a very different style from how I normally draw, but I've found that it allows me to create so many interesting characters;  I have about ten pages of weird people and descriptions of them.  I also love the idea of lighthearted stories containing darker and much more complex underlying structures so I've been using that as a bit of a blue print for the plot line.








I'll be back soon! Maybe I'll post some sketches from my trip as well :)

Ciao!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

300 more to go

Just finished the first scene from Arrival!

I was incredibly weary about starting it, mainly because I'm also a bit rusty, so I decided to start with a scene that I was more familiar with;  I had already done a birds eye view from this scene as a quick concept piece here so the color palette was less stressful to work with haha.




It's not EXACTLY how I hoped it would turn out, but I think over time I'll improve.  I have a pretty basic understanding of photoshop so I need to learn about some more brushes and techniques from my friend. When I'm done with all the backgrounds I'm sure I'll also go back and edit some of them a little.

More to come as always :)