Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Final Panda Trailer

One last final full trailer for KFP3.  Really excited to see how this turned out, it's looking great.  Some real nice moments in there since the screening I saw looong long ago.  I have to give a special shout out to Tyler Phillips for a hilarious "Chitty chitty chat chat" animation on Po!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Student Animations - Fall 2015

I was putting together some student examples from my Animation class this semester, and I thought it'd be nice to post them.  It was a face paced semester, as my students had to learn how to be animators, directors, writers, editors and actors in 15 weeks.  All while trying to learn to animate in Flash.  I am happy to no longer have to teach Flash - we just got Toon Boom Harmony purchased for next semester!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

End of First Semester

I took this picture walking to my car after my last finals of the semester. I remember walking up to this building in August not sure what to expect. I have to say it was as fun, exhausting, exciting, stressful, and fulfilling as I had hoped.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Waterpik Freelance Project

The freelance project I did with my wife, Heather, is online.  It was a promotional video for Waterpik Clearview system and we did all the computer graphics for the video.  I did the rigging and animation, while my wife handled all the modeling, surfacing, and overall wrangling of this surprisingly large job.  It was fun to work together on a project again, but there were a lot of client redo's and it took a bit longer than we had wished.  A good project on the learning curve as we become full-time freelance artists while still balancing the homelife we moved to TN to have.

The full company page on the product can be seen HERE.