Well! It was a wild and crazy ride making this film, which combined 2D, 3D and live production shots. We worked with so many artists to successfully integrate all three mediums together and make a … Continue reading Iroquois Creation Story – Accolades
Just exploring Mental Ray for Maya 2017 and seeing where I ended up with caustics.
The Iroquois Creation Story combined 2D, 3D and live film footage in one space, but ultimately we ended up creating the majority of our characters in 3D. As we had not initially planned for many … Continue reading Iroquois Creation Story Rigs Demo
The 3D Lighting and Rendering class has an undergraduate equivalent alongside the graduate section. I find that it adds a richness to the classroom environment for students to interact across project requirements and grade level. … Continue reading 2017 Spring 3D Lighting – Full Class
The first demo for our Lighting class of the year. I collected all of the in-progress renders to show the development of the scene.
Ever since the Character Mosaic Project has become a reality in my life, I’ve been exploring faces and concepts of how different features can be stylized for animation. This has led to my dusting off … Continue reading Exploring Ideas
Students at the School of Film and Animation get to create full films in every year of their academic careers. The Animation Production 1 Workshop is a Sophomore class, where our animation students make their … Continue reading 2017 Animation Production Class
The Character Mosaic Project aims to make diverse characters more accessible thereby encouraging animators and filmmakers to make more ethnically inclusive stories. As these characters get refined, they will be made available to broader audiences … Continue reading The Character Mosaic Project
Having never been a professional lighting artist, I am always conscious of the fact that being in academia tends to isolate artists from the rest of mainstream production. More than anything (except, perhaps Rigging), Lighting … Continue reading Learning Lighting
Directed and animated by Mari Jaye Blanchard, I was invited to participate in the making of this short. A fun process and a small break from the land of 3D! “Borderless: In Time (November 24 – … Continue reading Borderless: In Time