Saturday, July 31, 2010

Open House

Yesterday AM opened up its office to students & family ... and us stalking webcam people. Pretty cool interacting with people as they mingled. Even got a tour of the place. Lots of people on the cam/chat knew lots of people touring. I really like this place so far. I so can't wait to start. Meanwhile today, I'm working on a fairly simple walkcycle for a weekly assignment between some friends.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fetch Animation

Fetch animation I did over the past week and a half.

If you'd like to see a bigger version head over to my main website. Clicky clicky.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Just paid for my 1st Class of Animation Mentor. 5 payments to go! (If anyone reads this and I die in some sort of awesome robot/bear fight before September 17th, try get a refund and buy yourself something nice).

There's not much left to do now but keep working on my own until class starts. I have a new animation that I've been working on the past week that's just about finished. Then I have until Friday to wait and see what next month's 11 sec club audio is ... and decide if I want to do that or keep going on my own. I have a number of books to read, keep trying to get my drawing skills back (it's a short trip back, let me be honest here), and a new 2D program to play with.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First Pre-Class Q&A

Just had a Q&A session with my soon-to-be classmates. Class doesn't start for two months but AM does these sort of meet n' greet Q&A sessions with video & chat. I'll be honest and say I was a bit apprehensive when it started because the topic was "Inspiration" and I thought it was going to be like reading Mother's Day Hallmark Cards, and that's really not me. I don't get teary eyed looking at rainbows, wondering what it all means. BUT! I'm happy to say I had a great time in there. Just meeting and chatting with the people was fun. USA, Germany, Holland, India, and China all represented. Probably more too. I really look forward to getting to know everyone and making the most of my time at AM.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chaplin Animation

Here's a little Chaplin / Tramp animation I've been working on the past couple weeks.

If you'd like to see a bigger version head over to my main website. Clicky clicky.

Friday, July 16, 2010

And now the journey has begun ...

Congratulations! You've been accepted as a student at Animation Mentor.

Well that's great to see. I can stop checking my email every 5 minutes now. Time to go create my login info and see what's going on on the site.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ticking away ...

... the moments that make up a dull day.

Waiting for AM to get back to me and let me know if I'm accepted or not. Finishing up a fun little animation that will be on my main site by this weekend probably.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Got my email invite to the Wonderlic test. Here's hoping I can beat Vince Young's score.

Application Sent.

Last night I sent in my application to Animation Mentor for Fall 2010 term. We'll see if they accept me or if this blog will be really short lived.