Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Senior Thesis: Cats & Demons

After being finished for a couple of weeks I have decided to release my senior thesis out into the internet. 


After working on this film for a little over two semesters I am proud of its completion. It was a lot of work and took spending many hours in the animation labs, but I am happy with how it turned out. 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Sketch Dump Finale

These are the last of my sketches for now. Most of them are of Abaddon if she was a demon. 
I've been thinking of creating an extended version of Cats & Demons where Abaddon is actually a demon the whole time.










Sunday, May 3, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cats & Demons Process 4: The Final Stretch

As my senior year comes to a close, my thesis comes closer to completion. 
Clean up animation is almost completed. The effects and backgrounds are on their way as well. It's going to be an exciting 8 day as I finish everything. I hope you're looking forward to the final result as much as I am.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Cats & Demons Progress 3: Cleaning Up

Here's the most recent living reel made last week.
I've begun clean up animation and the backgrounds are coming close to completion. 


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Pikmin Smack Down

The Animation Student Collection is now having small animation tournaments biweekly called Animation Smack Down!
The first theme was Super Smash Bros. This was my entry to the contest.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Pikmin Problems

I've been drawing pikmin a lot lately. I think my favorite is the blue pikmin. Since it only has eyes and a mouth it always looks like it's gasping in shock or mildly upset with the current situation. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cats And Demons Progress 2: Animated Boogaloo

Here is the most recently updated living reel of my thesis. Rough animation is close to completion and clean up animation should be starting soon. Also, with the help of Emma, I'm starting to get backgrounds in a lot of the scenes.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cats and Demons Progress

This is the most recent version of my living reel for my thesis. I have just finish all of my layouts and will be working on rough animation.


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beach Party in Winter

One night while working in the labs, the topic of conversation drifted towards beach party and before we knew it everyone was drawing their characters at the beach.


 This was my contribution. 
Mittens in a double bikini and Knight in some trunks.
It was a fun break from thesis work.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sketch-a-Palooza

It's been a while since I shared my sketchbook pages.


 I sketched some thumbnails thinking about what the first meeting of Diane and Heron could be like. Originally in Cats & Demons when the story was longer Diane gets thrown in a sort of Hell dungeon after she tried to take her cat back and failed. There she would meet a sad Heron who has given up hope in escaping and tries to convince him to her get her cat.




Over the winter break I tried to design a title logo for my thesis.






There were some sketches where I pondered with the idea of "what if Abaddon was a demon all along?!" So I started sketching designs for possible Abaddon demons.



I also drew some fish as the Columbus Zoo. Watching fish swim is really relaxing.




Friday, January 23, 2015

Pilot and Sound

For my Cats & Demons thesis I had to complete an entire scene to get a feel of how long it would take to complete animation and what kind of style I wanted to animate in.


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 In addition to that, I also added scratch sounds to my current animatic to get a better feel for the timing and mood throughout the film.

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The sounds I used were from freesound.org.