Sunday, November 30, 2008

Urmel voll in Fahrt Shots

About a year ago I worked at Ambient Entertainment in Germany on the animated feature Urmel voll in Fahrt. Now the DVD is out and it's cool to see my shots in context and fully lit and rendered. This was my first job ever, straight out from school.

Looking back at my animation in the shots now they're kind of...well, they could have been a heck of a lot better :), but the job the guys in the FX department, the lighters and render-guys did, is stunning. Also, I couldn't have gotten a better entry into the animaton industry than working at Ambient.

Here's my Urmel voll in Fahrt animation reel:

Saturday, November 29, 2008

2008 Roy E. Disney Award

Goes to Richard Williams. Well deserved!

Richard Williams has been a huge inspiration ever since I started animation a few years back. Just watching documentaries about him, listening to him talk or hear others talk about him makes me wanna animate.

Here's some inspirational Richard Williams stuff:
I Drew Roger Rabbitt
The Theif who never gave up
Richard Williams Spline Cast
The Creative Person: Richard Williams

Also, can't wait to be able to afford the Animation Survival Kit Animated DVD-set.