Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Freakin' Done!

If I haven't mentioned it already in a previous blog post, for the past 6 months I've had the immense pleasure of working on Kung Fu Panda 2, the next installment of our story of Po and the furious 5. This experience has been enjoyable in absolutely every way. Our production team did a brilliant job of making sure the show was well run, that artists were always well informed and taken care of, and that everything was communicated to the utmost level of efficiency. I owe a lot of my enjoyment to them in particular.

Though also I was able to work with a completely new team this time, Damon O'Beirne head of layout and Rich Shiba, my Final Layout Supervisor. Working with both Damon & Rich together, I was able to learn more about camera work & cinematography at a sequence-wide level as well as the shot level. My new co-workers on the team were also a pleasure to work with of course, extremely helpful and always very positive, which can be very important when working on an epic-scale picture.

For now, I move on to the Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD in which we'll be creating an original short film adventure that takes place in the Kung Fu Universe, should be interesting! Until then, be sure to see the film when it comes out May 26th, it is going to be Awesome to say the least. As if this wasn't enough shameless promotion, here is our epic trailer that just came out:

Thanks for reading, now it's off to get prepared for the next project!! I leave you with a picture of me wrapping up my last shot on the movie! I love Kung Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu--- Panda!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

11 Second Club February Results!

Hi Everyone, it's that time again. After a long hiatus for the holidays, I jumped back into the 11 Second Club competition for February. This month was a very active clip from Garden State, and certainly challenging. It's been a long time since I've attempted full body mechanics, my last two submissions being mostly from waist-up, so it was intimidating, but fun to tackle. With a short month, and many things going on, it was not easy to stay focused on this daunting endeavor, but managed to get through, and ultimately finished 14th place out of 191 entries, tied with my highest ranking ever. Here is a look at the breakdown pass:

Did quite a few breakdowns to really describe the movement of the dance, and her active explanation that follows. Now, here is the final piece:

And that is that! Again, been getting great feedback from colleagues and DreamWorks Animators to which I'm very thankful for, their input is a huge help. Now I shall take my hiatus month and hopefully jump back in again in April! Thanks for watching!