Monday, December 28

i m aliv

4got how much i miss a/c in my life
be back soon, perhaps intermittent updates frm altadena
i leave sundoo, so les do somethin before then

Tuesday, December 22


verdict: the original Turok had a better storyline, and as far as im concerned was a much more immersive experience. and im pretty sure it cost less than half a billion to make.

although i have to admit that was a pretty sweet alien panther

Monday, December 21

Monday Blues

Flight canceled, S.O.S.
Fall Animation final #1/2
Watch it with good sound, if possible


nevermind, im apparently here until wednesday. Thank you, us airways.


that was only the longest week of my life. So glad to be able to finally move on (well--almost). My crits actually went surprisingly well, which I'm happy about because i was actually pretty pessimistic about both my animation finals until they were about 95% done. I feel good about both of them now. As of a few minutes ago I just finished my final Brown paper, and now I'm home free--quite literally, my flight leaves at 1pm tomorrow, and I should be getting into LAX sometime between 11-12. I just hope the massive amounts of snow don't create any unforeseen problems. I still have a bit of sound work and post production to do on my puppet final so that won't work its way on here until i get back from break, but my other final should be up by the end of the night. Regardless, ill be home soon, lets get some food, play some music, and go to disneyland. 4lyfe

Tuesday, December 15

Is this going to be forever?


Monday, December 14



Saturday, December 12

i just wanna go to disneyworld


Tuesday, December 8

Color Tests

Here are a bunch of old color maquette tests i did a while ago. I did a million of these, but these are my favorites of the bunch. I'm still not quite sure which direction to take it--theres so many possibilities with this set, and since its all on such a small scale theres such great control for tweaking. I could spend an entire semester just lighting these sets, theyre so fun to do and theres somuch you can get out of them. SUPR FUN

Right now im probably leaning more towards the pink washed lighting, maybe with cooler highlights, although the deep red is kind of really nice too. But I'm also into these night-ish shots with the unfiltered highlights, and was really happy with how it looked straight up naked with no gels, but i dont know. Perhaps you guys have some suggestions? Although i will probably inevitably end up going with an overall pink or red lighting scheme, as i tend to do.

Sunday, December 6

New Era

My old crate amp blew out a month ago, and is beyond my ability to salvage. Maybe its just because ive been playing anson's tiny (tiny) amp for the past few weeks, but this amp is ridiculously crisp and luscious, not to mention extremely loud. Almost as nice as my dad's old princeton mod (this must have been destiny). Very, very excited about this, just wish i had time to actually play now that finals are due in a week. Wintersesssssshhhhhhhh

RIP Old Faithful Crate With a Missing Handle
Maybe one day ill fix you..

Saturday, December 5

Finally Ready

After six or eight or ten or whatever its been long weeks, I'm finally ready to move beyond puppet construction. Getting excited again, gonnna bee fuunnn to work on this again. I also have a million process photos that will work their way up here eventually and i can explain the ridiculous (extremely unnecessary) fabrication process and experimentation i went through to get these simple puppets, but im not sure if anyone reads this blog for that kind of stuff (..Sean maybe? Are you out there??). Still, itll probably be a good resource for me to put together. I learned a lot about silicone that I couldnt really find information about on the internet (Zap-A-Gap? Really?). I'm just extremely happy to finally get this indecisive puppet fabrication phase out of the way, because the actual animation and editing is much more free and stress free to me, which is quite. nice. Something to look forward to for me.


Leftover asian market steak, sliced and stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, pinenuts and blue cheese, served with sweet potatoes topped with bacon and molasses (pan fried in the bacon fat, of course). Don't be fooled though, the background bacon you see here was for Chris's separate bacon-fried-dumpling and potatoes dish (unpictured). Also present was a loaf of chocolate bread with embedded dried cherries bread from Whole Foods. I realized that I accidentally flipped the high ISO switch on my camera a week or so ago and never noticed, so all of my pictures recently have been on on the unfortunate side in terms of color saturation. But i can deal.