Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Sunflower:Cavern of Secrets (New animated short)




This was another student project. It doesn't look as nice as it did in my head (I wish my character models looked as nice from the side as they do the front), and I went over and fixed the more glaring animation errors, but there's still a few small ones. But, considering the tight deadline (I animated this in less than a week), I guess it looks okay.

I was going for a slow and sentimental feel like a Miyazaki film, or an episode of Steven Universe. Not sure if I succeeded.

This was also my way of learning to use the new Blender 2.8, which is very different than previous versions.

Made using Blender 2.8, along with Anime Studio Pro, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, and Adobe Premiere.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Happy Cancellation Con, Everyone!

With all the conventions being cancelled due to the Corona virus, I want to extend my thanks to the Cancellation Con folks for keeping the convention scene alive online! Check it out folks and lets have some fun!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Adrift (animated short)

This is another student film, my final for the semester (though I may be getting a zero, for being a few days late, stay tuned). It's a little corny, but I wanted to do a full scale space adventure, and I did it.


A few issues:

I animated this in a HUGE hurry trying (and failing) to get it done in time. So, I didn't have time to do everything I could to make it look like traditional frame-by-frame animation. It really shows that these characters are made of motion-tweened segments.

My audio sucks. I need to get a decent microphone, I used the one built into my laptop. At least my "outsourced" voices sound alright.

There's some kind of annoying glitch that makes the outlines flicker white and effects like shading/masking/blurring flicker on and off (I used Anime Studio Pro). I don't know how to fix that (I think I put too much in each file, and had too many layers within layers. I should maybe give each shot it's own file instead of each scene)

Anyway, please enjoy it for what it is, and if you like it, leave a comment!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Gargax: The Horror From The Deep (New Animation)

This was a class project for my Media Arts Class at Temple University. We were supposed to show our editing skills by either making 1 minute experimental films or 30 second comedies that play bad editing for laughs. This also counts as a Halloween submission BTW.

I went with the latter option and came up with a kaiju film being cut down to the absurd length of 20 seconds. Enjoy!