The first two clips are from a recent project from Pre-Visualization in Film and Game at CSU Summer Arts. These are the shots I did for the group project called “Peasant’s Song”, with guidance and help from professional guest artists. NOTE: I did not do the textures, lighting, or character designs. This was purely animation and camera angles, working with the character models, environment, effects, and script given to me. The last bit was done entirely by me. Done in my first Computer Animation class at Cal State Long Beach. I still have much to learn in Maya but I’m starting to get the hang of this.

Song - “Becoming a Legend” by John Dreamer

Another shot I did for Peasant’s Song.  Again, purely animation and camera angle.  

One of two shots I did in Pre-Visualization at CSU Summer Arts.  NOTE:  I did not design the characters or create the models or backgrounds.  I animated the characters and created the camera movements.

I’m back home from CSU Summer Arts and it was quite the two weeks there. Pre-Visualization in Film and Game was quite interesting to learn and to work in.  Interestingly enough, it felt less like a class and more like a work environment.  From 9 am to basically 11 pm or even an hour or more later if necessary, we were all working on a short film assigned to us and we were divided into groups set to each section of scenes.  This meant I had to get back into Maya fast and I was still rusty and not exactly at the same pace everyone else was in terms of skill.  But with very helpful guest artists and a couple students, I was able to finish the shots given to me.  Though I still have much to learn, I’ve learned quite a bit.  And I had some fun along the way, especially when it was time to wear motion capture suits (like Andy Serkis).  This is the result of our combined work and I am proud of our accomplishment and glad to have been a part of it!

Seriously, you’d think that Samus would have some serious helmet hair.

Love your work and rooting for you at Nickelodeon!

How to Train your Dragon (Dog)

Drawing my dog as a dragon!  Go see the movie HTTYD 2!

Throwback Thursday!  Though this isn’t really too old.  

Did this is Spring Semester for Storyboarding.  A small assignment within our final one was to tell the story from a different character’s perspective.  In case you don’t remember, this is about me and my friends going to a convention together and it’s based on true events.  That made this tricky.  But then I figured, it’s a story!  So I created a purely fictional story from the perspective of the mysterious girl.   

In a hotel bathroom, a girl is feeling insecure about herself.  Right now she’s not sure that she can go to the convention but luckily she has friends to support her and remind her that not only are they there for her but she has every right to enjoy this convention to the fullest.  So that’s what they go do.

When the girl and her friends arrive at the convention, they arrive in style!  They’ve come cosplaying as characters and the crowds love them!  The shy and reserved girl is gone, as though she is a completely different person full of positive energy and spirit!  

After a while, the three of them go to the Anime Masquerade Dance.  It seems like fun until the girl’s friends are asked to dance and she is left alone.  Suddenly, it gets lonely and a little awkward for her.  

As looks around the room, she notices someone at the wall sitting in a chair looking very miserable.  From the looks of it, he has no one to dance with.  

Mustering up her courage and rebuilding her confidence she had when she first came into the convention with her friends, she walks to him and greets him with a friendly smile and says “Hi!”  He’s surprised but his mood lightens.  She asks him to dance and pulls him to the dance floor.  Though he’s caught off guard, he begins to smile and seems to be filling with positive energy.  Feeling happy and proud, the girl continues to dance with him the night away.         

Figured it would make a nice story.  :)