May 29, 2010

Paso Doble

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

show me the light

Hans showing us a sliver of his personal
animation archives.

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!