This is a collection of the stop-motion animations I did while learning from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. It starts with some simple exercises with a magnet and progresses to more complex puppet animation from there. The human puppets and dialogue are property of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.
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"Grandpa" Stop-motion Short: Pre-production
This is some of the pre-production/development work I did on "Grandpa", my most recent short stop-motion work in progress.
Character Animation with Dialogue
These pieces represent some of my character work with lip sync/dialogue. They were created with the Generi model/rig by Andrew Silke.
A quick experiment in pixilation. Special thanks to my live shoot teammates/actors Joshua Tewell and Robert Greasham!
"The Bookworm" Thesis Character Models
The character models for "The Bookworm". These are pretty much created directly from the character designs.
Character Puppet Fabrication at Stoopid Buddy
I spent my summer studying both stop motion animation and character fabrication with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios in Burbank, CA!
Selected and screened at The Roseville Animation Festival (2012) and the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (2012)! This is a short animation made by myself and two other students at DePaul University. We were going for a "paper cutout" look for the style, but it was actually made in Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects and edited in Premiere. Our team was so small, we all had a hand in pretty much everything at one point or another, but we gave ourselves a little credit for the main tasks. Hope you enjoy it!
"Narwhal Love" 2D Short
This is a short that was hand drawn by me in Flash. It will receive more refinement and eventually color work, but I like the “sketchiness” of it. No audio.
Animatics and Storyboards
This is a collection of my animatics and storyboards of stories I have written, with intent to develop. Royalty-free music from Opuzz and Freesound.org
Figure Drawings / Artwork
This contains various figure drawings, quick studies and still artwork that helps show my artistic and animation-related skills.
Animation Parody Drawings for Robot Chicken CG Hallway
These are some custom animation parody drawings I did for a sketch in the Robot Chicken Season 9 finale. They are meant to be posters on the wall of a CG hallway I also created (viewable in my CG/3D Work portfolio page). Done completely in Photoshop.