Monday, September 28, 2009


My final year at CalArts was a huge challenge for me. I had a huge decision to make with my film. I spent the major of my year trying have my cake and eat it too; I wanted to have a film with a great story and I wanted to have top notch animation. It took my four years to finally figure out that I can only do quality work when I am focused on one thing. My story suffered because I wanted to rush into animation, and my animation suffered because I wanted to have substance to my story. When April rolled around, I came to the realization that I couldn't animate the story I was trying to tell without either the animation or story suffering. I had to make the decision to either have another animatic, unanimated film, or to just animate my film characters in a simple situation. The "film" above is the animation that I was able to do in the last two weeks of film time after I abandoned my original film. It was truly a hard decision to make, but I want to be a character animator and I am going to pursue it no matter how many hardships it brings my way. Anywho, hope you enjoy it!


  1. Sweet stuff man! Top notch indeed! I've always had a tough time drawing birds, which is funny because I love drawing dinos and they're essentially the same animal.