Friday, May 29, 2009

good byes

After 5000 hits, it was time to take my film off youtube. thanks everyone who commented on it!  I'm starting to enter festivals so I have to keep it elusive haha.  I'll post more info regarding festivals it will be playing in and where you can see it when it becomes available

Thanks again ya'll! :]

Sunday, May 17, 2009

good eats

I just downloaded this application onto my iPod which let's me write blog entries when I'm away from my computuer. Unfortunately I don't own an iPhone which would make this a little more useful but whatever. Regardless, I'm going to keep these kinds of posts still about animation instead of boring you with info about my personal life haha.

Disney has recently released two posters and for those of you who haven't seen them, here they are! One being for the hightly anticipated "The Princess and the Frog" the other being Hayao Miyazaki's new film "Ponyo on the Cliff." I have seen Ponyo and it's my new favorite Miyazaki film. The techniques he used in his animation are so unique and beautiful- and apparently he animated a lot of the water animation himself.

The new Disney film has so many mixed feelings being voiced about it that I'm really curious as to how I'll view it myself. Despite all of this, however, this poster is really beautiful. I think Disney is finally starting to do some things right. I'm usually so disappointed with their DVD covers and one sheet print ads because of the weird airbrush quality of them. But this poster has so much depth and mood that I would be a popmpus fool to not like it. Only time will tell if this journey back to 2D will be worth the wait, but I think no matter if you are exited for it or not, we have to be optimistic for what it could mean later on.

Feast your eyes!

::munch slurp::  yumm.

*posted from my iPod :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

the day after yesterday

Today I woke up done with college forever... except for the fact that I still live in the dorms and will be working for them until the end of August for free housing... but other than that, I am done with college forever. It doesn't feel weird because it's over though, it feels weird because I have nothing to do. I miss all the pressure, and the work, and the anxiety, and the deadlines. I think that's why I'm starting another film, I love being busy. I guess that would mean that I should go out and find a job, which I am not against doing! So....


It's ok- I'm not making a fool of myself b/c I'm acknowledging the fact that I'm saying this ironically. That's how it works right??


please hire me...

(on a lesser note... more production sketches. Still having a bit of a hard time with the story but I'm confident it'll work out in the end. Enjoy!)

close up

close up

Also- Congrats Seniors of 2009! We made it out alive and only slightly less healthy!

Monday, May 11, 2009


I just wanted to thank everyone for all of their support and love for my film. it's so weird for me to meet people who like what I do but it helps fuel my ego and drives me to make even better content.

My film won "Best Animation Design" and was nominated for "Best Overall Animation" but lost out to Jake Armstrong (whom you should all look into. His film is beyond this world). I was honored to be considered ranking among Rebbecca Sugar and Jake and Elyssa; all three are amazingly driven people and I can't wait to see what they do next!

I also want to just congratulate everyone in general. I hear nothing but positive reviews about the film festival this year and how it was "the best year to date." Hopefully next year will outdo us!

On another note, I'll be removing my film from youtube once it reaches about 700 hits. I want to enter it into some festivals and they only like young films so I don't want it to get too much exposure until then.

I'm also already starting pre production work on my next film (yet to be titled). It's about the Ocean and how she falls in love with a fisherman and his family. Here's some designs I've made so far. Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

the 'ahead of you'

Today is my first day as a non student.  It's a bit weird because everyone, up until now, has been saying "you have the rest of your life ahead of you dot dot dot."  Now it's the 'rest of my life' and there's no more excuses to allow me to put it off.  

Had a pretty um.... interesting weekend.  But at least some good came out of it (below)

I also finally got to see Nicole Perry's film "The Sunshine Girl" and I'm so proud of her.

Things I like right now?
-Strawberry cream cheese
-'Parks and Recreation' starring Amy Poehler
-The fact that the Freshman are checking out as we speak

Things I don't like?
-The amount of money that I spend on my gym each month

Friday, May 1, 2009

alexburger helper

Just some work I did for other people's thesis films.  

Mike's is just a still frame that he wanted to be really rendered out, and Nicole's were different environmental shots for a short animated scene in her live action film (they had more layers with glowing elements but my hard drive had some problems and didn't save what it was supposed to..... )

"Yay I'm helping" - Zoidberg

"Passin' on Class" by Mike Antonucci

"The Sunshine Girl" by Nicole Perry