Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Thesis: Scout's Honor

Hello again! It's been a while! A whole short film's lifetime, in fact. Maybe even a cg animated one about a turtle and a boy scout...

Yeah, just like that one!! Here's the final product guys, "Scout's Honor", my senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design! Hope you enjoy this year and a half long project! It was quite a journey, from writing it to storyboarding, visual development, modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, compositing, and video editing... phew!

These videos always look nicer on vimeo, so if this youtube quality isn't doing it for you, please check it out here:

Scout's Honor also got into a few film festivals so far and won some things!

Hoping to put up some process work in the future, but for now, I hope you enjoy my film!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lots and lots of things!

Hey guys!! So I totally slacked off again with the blog, so get ready for a semester's worth of work!!

I'll start with some work from Drawing for Animator's/Preproduction class... Last semester all of the Juniors worked on some great stories and concept art for senior thesis! I can't really show much about the story that I'm going with for thesis, but I CAN show you a derpy turtle that is in it!

Here's some other DFA work from a story that I didnt wind up going with, about a pair of pesky chupacabre's...

And while I'm at it, here's a few other things from DFA before I move on to animations...
Environments from Prepro

Color assignment

Value Assignment
Okay so here's some animations from last year!
Push Pull Exaggerated
We had to model, rig, texture, and light a scene where our character had to push, pull, or lift something... basically showing weight, in an exaggerated way.
Here's my lipsync! Again, had to model, rig, and texture ourselves in caricature form, and animate some dialogue! First 3d lipsync so... a little rough, but definitely fun to animate!
Here's take two-- we had to use our model and another student's model of the opposite gender, and both characters had to say the same word in a different way... I used Garret O'Neal's wonderful rig for the guy character.
And here's some of the process work for my caricature!

Turnaround for the model
Rendered image for color/texture reference.
That's about it guys-- thanks for taking a look if you made it this far! I really appreciate it! Onto year 4, senior thesis awaits!!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Hey guys, check out my first few assignments of Junior year! They've been really fun so far!

First up is the silhouette assignment... we had to push the poses to make the acting clear, and I really think that helped me a lot animation wise...

Then there's the waiting assignment... which I got to use really bad smooth jazz for, so that's always exciting. 

And here's the finals from Drawing for Animators-- all of these drawings came from abstract ink blots or doodles. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Happy summer everyone!! Now that I'm left with free time and consistant nightmares about school work from last semester, I think it's time for a blog update!


This is the Artie Quadfecta. We had to use a fully rigged and modeled character that Ringling provided us. His name is Artie. We had to make him go into and slow out of a walk, as well as loop the walk, do a finger point, and a turn/take. This was a lot of fun since we got to focus purely on animation!


(you can see a better quality vid here.
Sit Stand! The big project of this semester... still needs some work, hopefully I can play with it over break. In this project we had to come up with a story that would require our character to sit down and stand up. Then we had to design, model, uv, rig, and animate that character in an environment that we had to model and light. So yeah, here's an old man. He dies. The end.


The Cemetery! We were given the environment, just had to texture and light everything, do a camera move and then composite with Nuke. I recommend watching this full screen on youtube because of how dark it is...

Still Life

And last but not least, the Still Life. We had arrange the models given to us, then texture and light it.

We had a lot of stuff for Concept class, but I'll put up some of my better animatics from class... it was a really fun semester for Concept.

Humpty Dumpty -- Contrast

The first project was to take a Nursery Rhyme and put a spin on it. Then we had to use all sorts of different techniques and create a new animatic every next class. It resulted in a total of 5 different animatics of the same story. I chose Humpty Dumpty, and made him a suicidal patient at a mental ward, while the Kings men were the doctors. This technique in the animatic is "Contrast". I contrasted the attitudes of the two characters, and it wound up being probably the most amusing one.


This was the Montage project. We had to base an animatic off of a song, a memory, or an abstract thought. Mine was a of a memory from being a camp counselor, and I fit it to the song California English by Vampire Weekend. Oh, you kids...

Sound Animatic

This was the first time the CA department has done this assignment. It was to create a beat with things in the environment that your character is either making or interacting with, but we still needed to include a clear story involving the noises...

So yeah, lots of stuff, was a good (tiring) year!! Now its time to sleep. Sleeeeeeeeep.... until next year.

Monday, December 12, 2011


I'm alive! 
Now I can update on some stuff from my first semester of Sophomore year, wooo!

 Here's the last project we had in Computer Animation 1! A polygon character we had to model and rig, and then make walk, turn, and jump. 

This is the primitive theater project for CA 1... my first 3d animated character ever! Oh boyyyy. 

And last but not least, here's vid of all my traditional animations combined for this Semester... the last video is from the dance project, where our character interacts with another person's character... my character is the fat and scary.... but endearing character? hahaha


Some stuff from Concept Class!

Animatics and fun stuff, yay!

Turnarounds for the Thief animatic

Ski lift


Friday, May 27, 2011


Almost forgot the best part! Traditional animation 1!

We all received random animals from a hat, and I got the Lynx! So there he is.

And now he moves!!

Jump Assignment

Walk Cycle Assignment