Monday, December 17, 2007

O.K my project at Pixar is almost over and I am almost out of a non-job. I'll be back to working on my reel. I'll miss making the rounds on the campus. I meet some really great people and I think I've left a good impression on my peers. I can only hope to use the good will and continue to make strides toward becoming a more permanent fixture in the motion picture industry.

I'm trying to look at movies w/ a new perspective. Rediscover old favorites and strike out and find new films as well. I've ot so much to learn... time to get started.

Graduation is coming up soon also. Man that school thing kinda whizzed by!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Would you work for no money? Probably not. I didn't think I ever would either but then I was offered an internship at Pixar and I really didn't care if I got paid. O.K. I care but I didn't want it to get in the way of learning from and being around some of the best in the world at what they do.

I'm working in the education department at Pixar University. It's the internal training and development devision that keeps all the employees up to date on the company and on new tools and methods. Lot's of Final Cut Pro for me. That and a lot of render wrangling.

I'm not animating at all really, just some pencil test walks but, I can't complain. I get invaluable resume credit, I get to be around during some class time and pick up bits about production ideas, software use, procedural methods, and I work inside the fabled halls of Pixar. Kinda cool, huh!

On other fronts I'm going to smoke not 1 but 2 turkeys this thanksgiving! I know a little overkill but doesn't everyone want a drum stick? Its a 2 day affair. I'll need to soak them in a brine to get a little extra flavor then on day one and then I need to spend a fair chunk of time in front of the grill on turkey day. Fun!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ok I'm done with school. If you didn't know yeah I've been in school for 2.5 years. If you did well I'm finished and may endo up doing more, but until then... now what. Well get a job! Anybody need an animator?O.k I need to do more animations. write stories. draw. Man there are so many new things that I'm interested in doing. It's so hard to just pick one and focus in on it. i Just don't get how to be happy doing just one thing? I want to model and texture and design and rig and composite and... o.k. maybe not composite and definitely not rig but still, Ugh there just can't be enough time. Well there must be a way so here's to hoping I find it.

Had the pleasure of going on an interview and not getting the job. Step in the right direction for me though. there are worse things then rejection. a real inventive group of artist. All with tons of industry experience. You can read up about them on cgtalk.

Posted My new website finally. Has some old and some new stuff on it. needs a lot more new but in time. I hope to have a more regular life style now that my plate is down to just a few major things.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner then x-mas then new years... man the holidays. If they didn't rock they'd suck!

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm into the last stretch with school. Just 3 more days. I want to finish my first pass on my lift animation and then tidy up my student demo reel just a bit. I won't have anything truly worthy to shop around to get a job for a few more weeks but I'm really close. I need to get some feedback on my cycles and then dive in and start refining my 2 lip sync animations. I know that those are the things that are really going to separate me from everything else I see.

I just want to get better and theres no other way then to get more feedback. Website is mostly done with the exception of exceptional content!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Yeah haw! school is almost over with. Its been great but now for the hard work. Need to finish my stinking website. Special thanks to Kiril for the layout help. Mr. Vernon for untold assist and all of class 53,54, and 55 cause this is a group effort no matter what anyone says about " doing my own thing".

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Hard to believe I'm finally getting around to posting some work I've done since going back to school. It's been fun juggling family and academics but I'm having so much fun!