Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Clean up

Practicing clean up..
There is nothing better than good ol' B pencil

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ghost Busters

She busted a ghost.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Super gal

a quicky before writing an essay

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Fabric of the Universe

I as going to an acting exercise but after seeing Hogan model's face controls, I've decided to do a lip sync instead.

I'm still new at 3D so I'm not sure what I need to do to make it better.
comments are greatly appreciated. :)

Blue man kick

Something I did at Gobelins.. pretty amateurish but it was a lot of fun

Friday, June 27, 2008


I visited Gobelins school few days back to check things out before the summer school program begins. Got to check out rooms where the third year groups worked. they worked in group of five people, total of five groups. I had a chance to check out two of their films.. and they were really really well done. really. the quality was professional, the background painting, effects, animation, solid short story etc. perfect.

Fully finished high quality film in 6 monthes with five people. What does that say about them? by the third year, they already have full understanding of how to draw, paint, use the softwares (2D and 3D), and compose it fully. Plus, excellent time management and group coordination. everyone pulling their own weight..

The program starts in 3 days.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Alias Sketchbook Pro

Its a neat program for quick sketches.. but thats as far as it goes.
I love the clean interface but all the hotkeys and such gets too confusing.
Not my cup of tea.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

and let the digital era begin

Scene 4 - background

This took..way too long.
It was fun practice.. one of many to come in the near future.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Subtle magic

As I've been watching several great movies while I skip classes, I focused on a lot of great subtle acting. The more I get into them, the more I cringe at many 3D animations that has too many of exaggerated pose to pose whiplashes.

Having some slow moments where the audience has time to think, time to figure out what the character is thinking and to understand the character's emotion is what I want to incorporate into my forth year film. Although it is much harder to make a film that establishes character's unique personality and flaws in 1-2 minutes but my experiences tell me that those things makes me come back to watch the film over and over.

Here are my favorite sequences/scenes from few movies (spoiler alert)

This is my most favorite sequence in the entire Horton Hears a Who movie. For some reason I loved it when Sally O'Malley (mayor's wife) points at the mayor about hanging chandelier and blinks twice. In the sequence the mayor talks about the situation of Whoville and the wife thinks he is crazy. so as the mayor circles around and tries to explain, Sally remains rather still while making subtle eye and body movements. Fantastic.

Singing in the Rain is another awesome movies I got a chance to see recently and I loved the bit where Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) tries to impress Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) by doing his movie star thing and Kathy takes one look at Don's hand on her shoulder and catches on and then she begins to talk down movie stars.

Lars and the Real Girl is full of genuine subtle acting. Nothing is exaggerated. I had lots of fun trying to figure out what each of the towns folks are thinking about when they look at Bianca.
This is screen cap of my favorite scene in the movie cuz it was sweet. Not to mention Kelli Garner looks super cute in this movie.

Friday, April 11, 2008

ruby rocket

I came across this amazing short by Sam Niemann
those of you who like film noir style, detective story, check it out :)
(click pic for link)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

pastel magic

It was a lot of fun doing these. Altough I haven't been to extra life so much this year, it's one thing about Sheridan I'm going to miss (during summer).

Sunday, April 06, 2008

muzzle sync rough

This is what I handed in for the assignment completion.. I thought it was the most half-assed crappy thing i have ever done but.. now that I look back at it, there's potential for a good acting in the poses.

one of the problem I had with this is that for the portion of this scene, i needed to animate the stork character since stork grabs and pulls the badger's robe.

anywho, thought i'd upload it for my own reference.

beak animation

This is my beak. its not continuation of the 'turtles' clip. I'll finish the turtles scene in rough later.

Nothing much to say for this piece. the phone cord needs to be fix little bit. If i had more time, I would've done something more with its right hand.


By storyboarding on toonboom, putting together the leica took literally less than 30 minutes, excluding compiling sounds.

This leica was supposed to have dialogues but left them out. I think it flows relatively well without them but then again, its because I know the story.

There needs to be 20 panels or so to conclude the story, I'll think about finishing it after school is over.

If you don't understand what is going on, something feels jumpy, or anything at all, please let me know.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Marianne in 3D!

My first character model. I had lots of fun even though I still don't get a lot about modeling.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm gonna get yar baby

just another school work.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Story charactering

Hugh, Jeanne, Assassin, Higgins

Took a break from storyboarding.. something like storyboarding is frustrating to do it overnight.. especially, when its being graded, the drawings have to be relatively neat. I found myself trying to draw pretty pictures rather than thinking more about the composition and transitions.. than again, we were never taught that sort of stuff in class. My fault for not reading books I suppose.

Toonboom Storyboard Pro is awesome.. cintiq is awesome..

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Going to the zoo reminds me of good old summer last year. It's march break so there were families as expected. I thought having people would get in the way but it provided some entertainment as I wondered the zoo alone.

It is rare to see lions all sitting around outside in the clearing. So I was pretty excited. but I wasn't the only one.

The male lion got up to hump the female about three times.

Kid1: "What are they doing?"
Man1: "He is dominating"
Kid1: "What is dominating mommy?"
mom1: "Its a kind of dance..."

on a separate occasion I also heard..

mom2: "close your eyes."

Sunday, March 09, 2008


stop snowing.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hugh and Joan

Experimenting.. and warming up before beat boarding.

Friday, February 15, 2008


I didn't want to spent eternity trying to make a panning background for my previous run cycle.. since its much less than ideal to have a run cycle in perspective..

Soo.. I just whipped up a new run cycle for the layout assignment..

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hand over the Turtles.. seriously.

Human sync done! Well.. 80% done. I need to animate the reaction part after but this is where I leave it to be marked for now. It feels like a whole load has been taken off my back. Now I can focus on improving other areas of animation study :)

Audio clip is from The Office (US) - Season 4 Episode 2

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I'm one of those people who'd rather draw stuff on paper first, then scan to work on the computer. This one for example, I did not do that. :(

I tried to go for graphic design like feel.. but I guess I'm not ready for that yet.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Burning the midnight oil with animalz.

I'm feeling genuinely sad for the baby turtles.
I love how the colour brings so much life into the characters.

edit* more colours!

Saturday, January 19, 2008