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One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.

(via pirateskates)


The American Way - Holy Musical B@man

MCAD animations (mine included!) on the billboards in downtown Minneapolis! 

A clip from my Senior Project will be playing on electronic billboards in Minneapolis this weekend! 

Needed a little boost of motivation so I turned to kennyroy.com and started catching up on some lecture videos I’ve  missed. This man is awesome. If you’re an animator/animation student, I highly suggest you go check out his website. Sign up for a free trial (referred by Hannahmation). I’ve learned so much from Kenny so far. He’s a great teacher. Definitely worth a membership on his site. 

I have 50 minutes of reference video to comb through. For a 1-2 minute piece.

One of my former animation professors, Tom Schroeder, is ranked as a contender in the animated short film Oscar category!! 

Look at that! A finished animation! That’s two nights worth of work you are looking at. Got overwhelmed with the other lip sync I was working on so I decided to take a step back.  Kept it short and simple. Happy with how it turned out. Onward to the next piece!

Ben randomly decided to do the chicken dance…

Oh, Maya bloopers. I have missed you so. 

There’s some animating going on. And some Wreck-It Ralph playing in the background. 

I’ve had a harder time than usual starting actual animation on this shot and this article basically sums up why.

Friday I will be applying to meet up with Pixar in Chicago at the end of the month. 

Demo Reel Update. One. Two. Three. GO!