Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Concept Work

I was commissioned to create titles for a liveaction project. The concept for the sequence was based on  1950s domestic life. Inspired by pastel color pallets and storybook illustration.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'Best Short' at Los Angeles Animation Festival

John Andrews, Jovanna Tosello, Amy Lee Ketchum, Maya Erdelyi, and Bill Plympton

I was so happy to be a part of the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival. My short film the Magical Theater won Best Short. Fellow USC classmate, Amy Lee Ketchum won the Animation On The Edge award sponsored by Liquid TV and CALARTS's MFA Mayay Erdelyi won Best Music Video. We each received super snazzy glass awards. The three of us were photographed with festival coordinator John Andrews and Independent animator Bill Plympton!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring in Los Angeles

Today was one of the first days of solid rain in Los Angeles. It hasn't rained actively since early fall which is uncharacteristic of normal city weather. Walking through USC, I took the following pictures:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Adobe 2012 Design Achievement Award

I’m proud to announce that Magical Theater is a Semifinalist for the 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). Browse the 2012 semifinalists from Judging Session 1 here: Adobe Awards

Monday, March 5, 2012

Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF)

My Calarts thesis film 'the magical theater' will be screening at the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) from March 10th to March 15th! The festival will take place at the Regent Showcase. The four-day festival will screen Akira, The Iron Giant, Fantastic Planet, Gulliver’s Travels, Team America, Grave of the Fireflies and honoree Bill Plympton’s The Tune.

Fetish Doll by Keiichi Tanaami & Nobuhiro Aihara was screened as a companion piece to Thursday night's screening of Akira, with an introduction by Sean Lennon.