Thursday, August 28, 2008

Acceptance into the 2008 Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival

I was notified a few days ago that i was also accepted into the Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival! Very exciting news!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Acceptance into the 2008 Student Shorts Film Festival

I was just notified that i was accepted into the 8th Annual 2008 Student Shorts film Festival in Toronto! Over 400 films entered and only 42 were selected. Im very proud to be a part of it and im excited to see all the other great films! Maybe ill see some of you there!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Latest Project

Here is the project i've been working on right up until it was time to go to FJORG!!! Me and two other students wanted to do an intro for the Art Center Design College Student Demo Reel going to SIGGRAPH. I was responsible for the character design and animation, Mike Munoz was in charge of modeling and rigging (truly awesome rig) and Brad Wright did modeling and some texturing. Im really proud of the outcome! As a side note, i completed all the animation for this shot in a little over one week!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


My team (Fantastic Fjorgers) took 2nd place at this years FJORG competition!!!! The prizes included Gnomon Workshop DVD's, Digital Tutor gift certificates, Toonboom studio, new graphics cards and the insiders tour at Disney and Dreamworks and lunch with the animation leads, production assistants and the heads of character animation at Dreamworks!!!!! Purty sweet!

Thanks to Disney and Dreamworks for sponsering the event and to Patricia Beckman-Wells, Becky Wible Searles and all the other people who made it possible!

(In case you dont know what FJORG is, its a 32 hour animation iron man competition. Teams of 3 are given a topic and 32 hours to create the best story they can. To see the films, head over here and click on the team names to download the films: