Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Desk To Call Home.




   My Dad and I spend Sunday afternoon(and evening), building my custom made Animation Desk! It's like a boyhood dream come true. I got used to drawing on big animation tables for 4 years at CALARTS, so resorting to drawing on a small lightbox propped on top of a dictionary at home was kind of limiting. In space and comfort. So I talked to my dad, and he said, "Give me the plans and we'll build it. Easy." It turned out not to be easy. But it was fun. It so much more relaxing to draw and beats being hunched over while I inbetweening. And it's just plain magical. Hope to sand it and stain it soon. Though I am thinking of painting some crazy mural on it. We'll see.

We based the desk design and structure from a model at the Hand Drawn Animation Supplies blog, where they list dozens of ways you can build your own animation desk along with other tips like camera stands and stuff. Check it out!

More pictures and hopefully a video to follow!

Thanks again Pops! And my brother Ivan for taking the pics!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Benton!

Benton Connor was a classmate of mine at CalArts. He's working at Cartoon Network right now, which I think is a perfect fit for him. I remember he gave me a little tour of the studio and showed me his office(and on the way there saw the office of another CalArts buddy, Cole Sanchez) ........One of Benton's giant wall sized corkboard's  was lined with sticky notes, aka storyboards for the next "Marvelous Misadventures of FlapJack" episode, where he and his cubemate were diligently at work. Benton is  also a really cool guy. 

Check out some of his films!
See his work!