Friday, November 20, 2009

Class 6, Week 6 - Piggy Bank Blocking

"Piggy Bank" is my short film. Above is in the Blocking + stage. I'm learning how to work in drag and overlap into Blocking +. Also getting a good feel on how to handle constraints.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This is a hobby that I enjoy working on during my free time away from the computer. This painting is called "Beverages." I completed this during my college years. We had a choice to cut and paste onto the canvas but I decided to paint all the logos.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Class 6, Week 1

So I finally made it to Class 6 at AM. YAY!! This class I start blocking than polish my short film "Piggy Bank." Below is the first third of my film in blocking.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Class 5 - Session 510 - Layout

This is the "Piggy Bank" layout using Maya 2008.

The camera's still need smoothing with ease ins/ ease outs, lighting and street panning (camera) is in working progress.

Turn your volume up to hear the ice cream truck :D

Class 5, Session 507 - Storyboards / Animatic

I finally made it to Class 5 at Animation Mentor and now it's time for me to make my short film. YAY!!!! I've decided to go with the short film "Piggy Bank."

Pre-Pitch Structure:

What is the setting of the film? Opens on the front yard of a house.

What is the time of day of your film? Mid afternoon on a summer day.

What and who are your characters in your film? First character is a 6 year old girl, Second character is a mother figure in her mid-thirties.

We open with…. A young girl (who is 6 yrs old) is sitting in her front yard playing with her doll. She is waiting for her mom to come home from the store when…

Until…. she sees an ice cream truck coming up the street. She becomes extremely excited, drops her doll on the ground and runs into the house and to grab her pink piggy bank. She’s turning the piggy bank in all directions trying to figure out how to get the money out. She becomes frustrated that the pig isn’t giving her the money.

And then….she takes the piggy bank with both hands and shakes it to make sure the money is still in there.

And then…. She has figured out that the only way to get the money out is to break the piggy bank. So she gives the piggy bank one last look...

Until then….she kisses her piggy bank and smashes it onto the ground. She looks down on the ground depressed b/c she just broke her piggy bank since she's had since she was a baby. Suddenly, she hears the ice cream outside (snapping her out of her sadness from the broken piggy bank) so she quickly grabs some money from the floor, runs out to the back porch ready to get a Popsicle from the ice cream man but the ice cream man is gone. She looks from right than left but he is nowhere in sight but noticed her mom is home taking the groceries out of the car. Now she is terribly upset (dropping her head and shoulders with disappointment) because she can’t get a Popsicle and she broke her piggy bank.

Until finally…. The mom walks over to her daughter, puts the grocery bag down on the ground, reaches into the grocery bag and gives her daughter a Popsicle (with a smile) that she just purchased (pulls it out of the grocery bag). The little girl takes the Popcisle from her mom extremely happy.

The moral of the story….Patience is a virtue.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Class 4 - Advanced Acting

This is a multi-character shot. The character rigs and some props were supplied by Animation Mentor. The dialogue is from "A Cinderella Story" with Hilary Duff. I animated the shot. Working on polishing lip sync and lighting scene.

This is a single character shot. The character rigs were supplied by Animation Mentor. The dialogue is from "Mean Girls" with Lindsay Lohan. I animated the shot. Working on modeling the background and lighting scene.

Modeling & Animation Work

Entire Castle.

Castle Front

Castle Court Yard
Castle was modeled, textured and lighted using Maya.

Beach scene was modeled, textured and lighted using Maya.

Chess Board was modeled, animated and rendered using Maya.

Lego Ferrari Enzo was modeled and animated in Maya. This personal project is in working progress.

Petsmart / Dino scene was modeled, textured, rigged, animated, lighted and rendered using Maya. Turn up your volume to hear the T-Rex walking.