October 15, 2014

Podcast interview with Deanna Marsigliese!

As promised, my interview with Deanna Marsigliese is ready to go at my podcasting website; The Animation Workout! There's a bit of me yamming about my experience at The 2014 Animation Show of Shows at the front of the podcast. Here's the link: http://www.theanimationworkout.com/stream/the-animation-workout-episode-3-chatting-about-design-with-deanna-marsligliese/
a concept sketch by Deanna

October 12, 2014

Coming this Wednesday…. PODCAST WITH PIXAR’S DEANNA MARSIGLIESE!

I recorded the portion of this week’s podcast with Deanna in February 2014 about a week or so before she took off to see the world for a year. Finally I share it online! I didn’t have big plans for the podcast while I was making it but I wanted to grab Deanna for an interview before I wasn’t going to see her for a full year at least. I can’t wait to see all the amazing artwork she’s making on her trip and the photos she’s taking!!! So visit theanimationworkout.com on Wednesday Oct 15 to hear my interview with her! 

Here are a couple of drawings that Deanna has done while on her travels:

Deanna's incredible travel blog: http://dmexplores.tumblr.com/

Deanna's website: http://www.deannamarsigliese.com/

September 18, 2014

Sax - animated short by Dean Heezen

Check out this amazing short film animated by Sheridan grad Dean Heezen! Gorgeous and inspiring stuff.

Animated Short by Dean Heezen
Choreography by Dean Heezen
Music by the Griffith Hiltz Trio - "Sporty Portia" (permission granted)
Special Thanks:
Nathan Hiltz
Maury Whyte
Kevin Williams
Justin Hartley
Jean Lang
Amy He
Stanley Chan
Friends and Family
For Mom, Dad, Ian and Lee

September 2, 2014

New 2D hand animated film; Hullabaloo!

I just found out about this fantastic looking film in the making called Hullabaloo!

Here's the indiegogo campaign description:

Hullabaloo  is a 2D (hand-drawn) animated steampunk film that hopes to help preserve the dying art of 2D animation; and by supporting this project, you get to help save 2D animation from an untimely demise. We want you to join us in making a short film that will showcase the world of Hullabaloo, which we can show to investors to fund a full length 2D feature. 2D animation is a beautiful but dying art form that the animation studios have all but abandoned. But if we can fund this film with your help, we will be able to show investors that people really do want to see a feature length animated steampunk film, allowing us to get the tremendous amount of funding needed to complete Hullabaloo as the full-length feature we believe you want to see.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film's two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To learn more about what steampunk is, go here: Steampunk 101  
By helping us fund Hullabaloo, you get to help save 2D animation, you get to support a pro-girl and pro-science story, and you also get a boatload of cool stuff!
GO check out the indiegogo campaign!! Spread the word!

August 28, 2014

Logo Roughs

So these are some very rough logo design sketches, but which do you like best?

Which logo design do you prefer?
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Poll Maker

August 25, 2014

Just a lil pencil test warmup

It’s been such a long time since I’ve done any hand drawn animation! I had to start off with a little test shot. I’ll probably do a few more before I get back to working on my film.
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