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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Meet Opal

Here is the second character from my film, Opal. I forgot to make the same presentation image I had for Garcian. Big thanks to Amanda Christensen for designing the character.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Thesis is done, but more work ahead

The Thesis has officially been completed on time, and approved by SCAD (4 weeks ago). Now that I am back home in Cincinnati, I can continue developing more content, and eventually displaying that content on this site.

While I would like to showcase the short film, there is still more work to be done. While I turned it in to the school, my team and I want to continue working on it with the hopes of having it festival-ready starting in January. There are scenes to re-light, re-animate, and re-render.

I also want to formally thank everyone who worked on Shift +. I could not have finished this film if it wasn't for the excitement and the diligent work you all achieved to see this project through. I can't thank you enough....seriously I can't.

To give credit where it's due, here is the credits list so far of Shift +:

Jonathan Fobbs

2D Animation & Opal Character Design:
Amanda Christensen

Environment Layout Artist:
Dana Blockton

Prop Modelers:
Miho Tomimasu
Dan Field
Kris Vaughan
Harshit Desai
Jonathan Graef
Danesh Taraporevala

Graphic Designer:
Danielle Interdonato

Rigging Supervisor:
Evan Perry

Jonathan Graef
Danielle Interdonato
Brianna McNamara
Rebecca S. Boensch
Ahren Wert
Daniel C. Augsburger
Eric Spivey
Jyreme Mcmillon

Special Thanks:
Jacques Khouri
Michael Gargiulo
Debra Moorshead
Jeremy Moorshead
Kyle Bingham
Andrea Stephens
Dana E. Corrigan

And here are some stills from the short film:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rendering Shots for Shift +

Here is a link of a render collage I have been working on for my thesis film. Soon it will be done and evaluated...then re-worked, lol. The music was composed by Jonathan Fobbs, and the animators responisble for these particular scenes are Jon Graef, Rebecca Boensch, Danielle Interdonato, and me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Animation HAS BEGUN!!....2 and a half weeks ago.

I am very excited to say the animation process has finally begun, and I feel confident I can get this thesis film done by the end of this summer. The reason why I haven't been updating the blog is just that....I'm busy.....very busy.....super busy, making sure this film is to the point where the story I've been working on is easy to read and the animation is crisp, clean, and fun.

Once this thesis is done, I will have more time to get back into strengthening my overall portfolio, and becoming more active on the blog. All will be revealed on the blog in the near future, like the topic of the paper, the amazing people I interviewed for the paper, and the overall process of the film which is now officially called "Shift +."

Plus, here's one of the scenes a friend of mine, Danielle Interdonato worked on for "Shift +".

NOW Garcian!!... SWOON the readers, express how awesome this short will be.....  

Shift+ - Shot 21 Playblast from Danielle A. Interdonato on Vimeo.

yeah.....nice :P

I currently have 9 amazing animators including Danielle working on different shots while I work on my fill of shots. The film is at, or over 3 minutes.....0_o.... WHAT......I need time for my characters to THINK, I HAD to add more frames I DUNNO...........I gotta go back and recalculate the whole thingGET OFF MY BACK!!!

Once the film is completely done, I will continue to give credit to others, where credit needs to be due. Now, back to Maya, the love, hate relationship. :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Meet Garcian

After many months of thinking...experimenting....and executing what I wanted to construct, the Garcian rig is 99% percent done. This is the character I have been working for my thesis here at SCAD. Thank you to the people who helped me bring this idea and process to light in a practical way. Evan Perry, Dana Corrigan, and Amanda Christensen

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Slowly but surely.

I'm so close to starting animation it's ridiculous. The rigs are ready, they're colored, the environments are close to being finished and mouth controls are half-way. The animatic needs tweaking, but the story is I just need..... to ....begin......AAAAnimating.

Here's a pic of one of my scenes.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thesis Film STILL work in Progress, and New Site

Work has been picking up on my Thesis film and it's really getting down to the wire of me finishing by June in order to graduate, but I am confident with my awesome developing team that it can get done.

In the meantime, check out my now official or (I payed money for hosting) website. Special Thanks to Danielle Interdonato for helping me with the background designs, I hope you enjoy it. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Demo Reels to View

I finished updating two new different demo reels. Just click on the Demo Reel button at the top of the blog to access them.....or click here:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Updating Site

Trying to update the blog at the moment.....