Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Starry Night - Colour Script

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Animation & Layout (update)

I just realized that this is the first animation piece I've done all year. Its a little funny cause I'm in an animation program.
3 seconds roughed in.
only 1 minute and 57 seconds left.
This is one of the more complicated panning shots in my film. I still have to clean up the line and colour it. I also had huge issues with moving the camera on After Effects. Hopefully I'll get it done in 4 months.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Starry Night (Water Test)

The water in my film plays a major role in the last few shots. If its not done correctly it could really ruin the overall mood of the film. This is a test I did on After Effects using a painting I did earlier.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Royal Winter Fair (Animal Drawings)

Some drawings I did at the Royal Winter Fair.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Starry Night Leica Reel (2nd Pass)

2nd attempt!
The main difference is at the end.
One more pass at the story and it should be ready for production. -_-

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Starry Night Leica Reel

The title for my 4th year thesis is now "A Starry Night". This is the first pass at the leica stage. Lots of changes are probably going to happen.

Friday, September 10, 2010

4th Year Film Storyboards

Some areas need to be tweaked but I thought I'd share what I got.
Man looks through telescope.
Cloud blocks telescope.
Man grabs vacum cleaner.
Man sucks cloud up.
Cloud gets stuck.
Man beats cloud with a stick.
Water from cloud creates a lake.
Stars from the sky reflect of the lake creating the feeling of space.

Any helpful critiques would be awesome. =)

Garra Rufa (Doctor Fish)

I think enough time has past to finally post this on my blog.
I had so much fun making this film! I wish we had an extra year in college to do a second group film.

I was hesitant to post this earlier because we were planning to enter it into a bunch of film festivals. Some festivals don't accept submissions that have been posted on the web. In the end we only entered it into two film competitions.

Currently our film has made it into the finalist round for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Truthfully I don't really care if we win, I'm just so happy we made it this far.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Night Light?!

So I recently just finished my co op placement at Pipeline Studios. It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot about how this industry works. Now I have more time to relax and get my 4th year film up and running. I'm still not happy with the character design I posted a few weeks ago. I realized it took me too long to draw him in various poses. I decided to take a break from character design and work on a couple of layouts.

The telescope will be added later! I'm putting extra time on it to make it look really unique.
The title "Nuit Lumiere" was just kind of placed there without thought. Its french for night light which plays a role in my film. I just thought the french version of night light sounds really cool. Any word in another language sounds better.

We'll see what happens. I might just change everything again.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Character Design

This could be it!!
I have spent the past 2 months coming up with a design for my 4th year project. This is the 4th iteration for Louie and it could be the last. I've been so frustrated lately with this project. The frustration would sometimes have me questioning this career path.

If this whole animation thing doesn't work out for me...I dunno what I'm going to do

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More concept art for my 4th year film project. Its titled Louis. I'm probably going to change it later.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3rd Year Finishes. 4th Year Begins.

Our group film is finished and awesome. I haven't posted anything for a while but thats because the film has taken most of my time. I haven't posted the film itself because there's still a few things that need fixing. I'm really happy with how it turned out and very excited to enter the film in a bunch of film festivals. I'm going to miss working with everyone that was involved with this project. I've learned so much about the process of making a film and I've gotten closer with many of my classmates. This year was truly a great year and I'm definitely going to miss working with such talented artist.
At the moment I'm preparing myself for my work term at Pipeline Studios. I also plan on getting my 4th year film boarded out over the summer. The sketch above is the character I plan on using for my short film. He looks like a Ghostbuster but he's actually just an old man who wants to vacuum up clouds.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Demo Reel

I still got to fix the volume...
it gets really low for the music...but really loud for the dialogue

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This is an update for a character design that I did a few weeks ago. I really hated everything about the original version but had no time to fix the small things. I thought it be cool to show the old and new version.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Group Film Leica Reel

The final product of a whole semester of brainstorming. So much has changed from the original concept. I can personally say I am very pleased and excited to see the final film. Its going to be a long 4 months from here.
I'm so grateful for having such an awesome group!

Btw Garra Rufa is latin for Doctor Fish
we still haven't really finalized the title of our film

Monday, January 18, 2010

The result of 2 sleepless weeks.
I might add a shadow to the character but thats if I have a lot of extra time.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Old Journal Entry

I was digging through old artwork and found THIS!!
Toy Story was one of my favourite movies when I was 6 (i think)
It could be the reason why I chose this career path.
Its amazing how a movie can have such an impact on one's life. =)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Still in the process of putting everything together. I will keep posting as I near completion. =)