May 29, 2010
Now that my final year at Sheridan is creeping up, I can finally talk about my thesis film! Paso Doble is a Spanish dance between a matador and his cape. I am using this inspiration to metaphorically compare the discovery of marital infidelity to a bull fight. That all sounds very technical, but it's really heated, passionate, and aggressive. I am hoping to marry my musical theatre and animation passions in this fantasia-type piece.
When I first came to Hans, I had nailed down the storyboards after many revisions, but he felt that I was playing it too safe with the style. (I was.) This month he had me explore many abstract and modern artists, and to my surprise a style was actually emerging. Being more of an animator, I've never developed a style for a film before, but I now see that the story and the style must inform each other.
Above is a one of my very quick explorations of a potential style. It most likely will differ from this look, but it's one idea along the way...
May 7, 2010
The summer of the internships are upon us, and everyone says it's the best summer of your Sheridan career. I believe that's true, but I have my whole life to work in a studio. I figured since I'm not going to get paid anyway then I might as do something that money can't buy. I am spending my summer in the Philippines apprenticing under Hans Bacher and Charlie Bonifacio.
Both Disney vets, Hans will be helping San and I develop our visual aesthetic while Charlie will be working on animation with me via Skype. Needless to say, I am pretty freakin' stoked about the summer. As requested by many classmates, here is a photo of us getting a tour of Hans' personal archives. I will be posting some work soon, as doing two internship should produce something worth sharing...if I can live up to their standards. Wish me luck!