game dev ~ animation ~ academia

all the things.

In-betweens

So I'm currently doing an animation test to work in the Laika commercial traditional animation department. Its been a while since I've been at my animation table, and it feels good. I'm super rusty... flipping? I used to be able to do six or seven sheets at a time. Now,…

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In Use, Real Busy

I've been using ToonBoom quite regularly now, but mainly as a clean-up/colouring tool. I'm helping out a friend with his animation. Its been good so far, I've really appreciated the vectorization and paint bucket. Some things I could use: - Assign unpainted to colour - Merge colours - default colour…

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Sweet & Sour

So yesterday the band and I had a great opportunity to shoot a music video with a local film production company. The director donated his time, a local company donated a bunch of beautiful 16mm film, and about 15 local crew worked for dirt for over twelve hours. We even…

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Work

So, I've been working at this animation company here in town. Its been pretty good; what I thought was an animation job turned out to be more of a producer/checker job, and that was okay. But now its turning into more of a techie job, looking into switches and routers…

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Deductables

Why is shopping for health insurance such a pain? Why do you need to pay for insurance for a year before you can get allergy care?

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Losing Lunch

I had lunch with my good friend Shawn yesterday, at Taco Del Mar. He told me about the new condo he just bought. I had the shits for the rest of the day. Shawn, soon you will move into your new condo. I hope that every time you come home…

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Not Anymore

Well, I am on a temporary "sabbatical" from PNCA... at least from the Technician side of things. I start teaching "Flash Animation" next week, which will be a lot of fun. The last time I taught the class was for teenagers, which was a very cool and uniquely challenging experience.

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Temporary Hiatus

I have taken a contract job with Renegade Animation for the next couple of weeks, which will pull me away from adding to this blog. I have also had to revert to Flash for a personal project, when I couldn't get ToonBoom to do what I wanted.

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