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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Stoopid Buddy Stop-motion Production Puppets
These are just some of the puppets that I have created for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios' various properties. In most cases, the costumes (if applicable) were made by the Costume Department and the sculpts were either pre-existing or made by Digital, unless noted otherwise.
Lighting, Texture and Layout: Natural History
A progression through stages to a final museum piece. This work was done primarily in Autodesk Maya utilizing Mental Ray.
"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.
VFX Samples Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
A selection of some of the best work I did for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on their VFX team for their various stop-motion and puppet shows and spots. Breakdown below. More un-aired samples are available upon request.
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
This short vid is of a stumbling robot that was textured, lighted, basic rigged, animated and comp’ed by me onto a photographic background.
"Grandpa" Stop-motion Short: Puppet Production
This is some of the puppet production work I am doing on "Grandpa", my most recent short stop-motion work in progress.
Lighting, Texture and Layout: Study Scene
A progression through my work on a Study Scene. This work was done primarily in Autodesk Maya utilizing Mental Ray.
Opening Titles Motion Graphics / Effects
Motion graphic/visual effect ideas I came up with for a mock/fan-made opening title sequence for a movie version of a popular video game.
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!