Wednesday, January 13, 2016

LBP Update!

(Film poster I painted!)

Let's Be Practical got into its first festival in December!

It screened at the London Lift-Off festival and was nominated for Seasonal Overall Winner in Animation along with two other films. The next festival will be the Dam Short Film Festival on February 13th at 12pm. We are also waiting to hear back from other screenings, but so far - so good!

Congrats team!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Let's Be Practical

Over the summer, I've been working with Hillary Hastings and Madison Lovely on an animated short film. I was brought in to focus on backgrounds, character color, and additional animation!

I believe strongly that stories shouldn't pander or "talk down to" children. So when pitched the story by Madison, I was very excited to work on this project! It also makes reference to Princess Bride and plays on fairy tale tropes. Hillary's focus was on character design and animation. We really work well as a team, and I enjoyed my time on her film, Cats & Demons prior.

Overall I had a lot of fun working on this project!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Nautia on Broad & High!

I recently paid a visit to my alma mater and was interviewed for our class film, Nautia!  We were featured on Broad & High. It was fun to reminisce on all our hard work. It was also such a surreal experience to watch the film with my family on television!

You can watch the full film here: !

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nautia Update

Nautia has been selected as a 36th Annual Telly Award winner! (Both in People's Choice, and Animation). The People's category was voted on for a short period online, and judged by industry professionals and previous Telly winners. This is quite a prestigious honor.

I am both proud and grateful to have been a part of this team. Congrats to everyone who worked on the film, and thank you to everyone who voted/ supported us!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cast your vote!

Nautia is officially up for a Telly Award. We are under the People’s Choice category, meaning you can now watch and vote on the film! This is the same award Lumin won, and to be following in their footsteps is so humbling... continue reading.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cats & Demons

I had the pleasure of working on backgrounds with hillaryhastings for her short, Cats & Demons.
It is now online to view:  check it out here!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Interactive Final

The semester is quickly starting to wrap up. Here is a sneak peek at my interactive design final!

This project is more open-ended allowing us to explore our interests. One of my favorite plat former games is Limbo, and how the environment interacts with the character. I plan to add more animated elements as the toucan explores.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Idle Puppy

In my interactive design class we learned how to import animations into unity and create sprites!
Naturally I decided to make a derpy pup. It's been a lot of fun getting a behind-the-scenes 
look at video games and exploring something new!