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Nov 27, 2011

Workin' Night and Day

Story Boards

Here is the storyboarding so far for my movie this year.  The first one is complete.  The second one is the entire film, but it is missing a lot of boards and needs to be cleaned up.  I clean them up so much because I need to think of the visuals of the film.  It just seems to be the way I like to work.  I have many rough passes of things like line rhythms throughout the film and character placement, but before I can really decide on a shot I need see and develop the look of it.

1st Scene:
Entire Film:

Nov 17, 2011

Halloween Night

I know these are a little late, but here are photos that capture our fun Halloween night.
(Photographs by Regina Clarkinia):

Nov 14, 2011

Style Frame

 I am working on a style frame to base the look of my film off of.  Here is what has been recently developing as I work on designs:

Nov 9, 2011

Great Book and Proud Parent!

I left the house today with the plan to make a post on this book: Bear on a Bike, written by Stella Blackstone, and illustrated by Debbie Harter.  I read this to my son all the time, and it is just a fabulous book.  The illustrations are so well designed and fun.  Raiden loves the book and reads it to me in his own way.  I wanted to share it because it is one of those books that I wonder why it isn't more well-known.  

After leaving my house this morning I had a parent-teacher meeting with my son's teacher, and now I cannot contain my joy and have to add more to this post.  The meeting went so well!  Raiden, my 2-year-old son, is reported to be advanced and will being moving up to pre-school early.  His teacher, Ms. Tiffany, told me that I am doing a great job with him and that it really shows.  This means the world to me since I am juggling so much.  I have been so worried because between the demanding program I am in at Cal Arts and being a single mom I have had to make very hard decisions on what I just can't get done.  It has been very hard and disappointing to work so hard, without even the time to get enough sleep, and still not be able to get everything as well -polished as I would like, or even fully completed at times.  But after today's meeting I know I am prioritizing the right way.  And as it turns out, I am doing pretty well in all of my classes, and I am getting everything done even if it is sometimes late.  

I am very proud today.  This pushes me to do even better - to have belief that I am capable and that I will do it!  Raiden pushes me every day, and has been so understanding of my busy schedule.  I am so proud of how well he is doing.  

Now, without further delay, here is the awesome book I was telling you all about:

Nov 2, 2011

Over the summer I worked on an animated  sequence for the opening credits of a new animated series that just came out a couple of weeks ago called My Pussy's Possessed.  The web series is about a bachelor who's cat is possessed by his ex-girlfriend.  

Benjamin Carrow animated the ghost.  Sally Steranko did the title cards.  I did the backgrounds and remaining animation, and put it all together.  You can follow the series on the official website:

There was a recent review on the show that I am very excited about which mentioned the animation.  Here  is a link to the review and one of the episodes:

1st Design Test

Here is a link to my first animation test for this year's film.  It is just the breakdowns.