Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CREATE making its way to film festivals!

Create is now being seen by people!   Good!

I just got back from a quick flight to Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest, which screened "Create" during its animation block.  It had a very positive response, and was a blast to attend.  I wish I could have stayed for more than 1 day of the week long festival, but sadly I'm woooorking. (It actually screened in 3 places on that Saturday (Sept. 24th) -  Austin, Georgia, and Poland!)

Here is the current list of festivals showing CREATE

9/17 - Burbank International Film Festival - Burbank, CA  (Official Selection)
9/24 - SCADanimate - Savannah, GA  (School-wide animation showcase)
9/24 - Fantastic Fest - Austin, TX  (Official Selection)
9/24 - Se-Ma-For Film Festival - Lodz, Poland  (Official Selection)
10/20 - SoDak Animation Festival - Brookings, SD  (Official Selection)

I shall try to keep this updated, as I am waiting to hear back from some and will be submitting it to many more.

Separately, CAMPFIRE made it to a festival too!  Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival in Atlanta, GA

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The past 3 months - Frankenhole and LAIKA

Things have been intense since completing my film, Create, receiving a BFA in Animation at SCAD, and moving to LA.  Everything keeps getting better.

Right after school, I was hired on as an Animator for the Adult Swim tv show, "Frankenhole."  It was at the new LA studio, Starburns Industires Inc.  I was able to work with a bunch of my friends from Robot Chicken there, so it was a blast.
  (clip of season one if video doesn't load)

After great 2 months animating there, the season wrapped and I was ready for another step.

I am now working at a studio that has been a dream for me since I started animation: LAIKA

I am an Assistant Stop-Motion Animator on their new feature film, ParaNorman.  It is an amazing project to be on, and I am extremely fortunate to be helping out.  

More to come soon, especially now that Create is starting its Film Festival run!