Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Current Workings

Well, I've been inactive on this blog. But not inactive all together. I'm spending most of my time with my senior thesis called "Valor", which has it's own blog. It can be found here.

I also post WIPs of my current artings' on my Tumblr. These arn't all just things related to school, but also commissions and personal work.

For finished commissions and personal work pieces, I'll be posting my favorites on my temporary online portfolio.

I do plan to keep this blog up and running, however anything related to "Valor" will be posted on my other blog, and my other art will be on Tumblr. Anything else that's school related will go here.

~Weird Hyenas

Monday, April 16, 2012

Self Guided Assignment

Burnt Out from Brittany Weir on Vimeo.

Almost forgot to post this up. This was my self guided assignment made two weeks before the due date using pretty much all After Effects puppetry. The daydreaming sequence will be the base plot for my senior thesis.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Jhun" Concept Sketches

After three or four ideas, I settled on a relatively simple idea from my days in high school. Hearing the song "Lies" by Evanescence, I had scene stuck in my head of a cult attempting to summon a slumbering demon back to life in a dark, dead forest. Granted the main idea is insanely complex, the demon was hidden away in a rock like tomb, there were at least 15 characters, 12 of them dancing, an insane fighting sequence, and the demon's design would be nearly impossible to animate.

So I dumbed down the idea to a very, very, very simple version. Dr.Jerome, a scientist dealing in the realm of demons and dark gods, ventures alone to a dark forest in search of a lost guardian demon. To the viewer, his intentions are unclear. Upon finding the demon asleep within a cave, he uses an amulet to awaken it. The animation ends with the demon's eye opening then glaring. My Fiance will again be creating a song as a soundtrack for the animation.
Concept Sketch of Dr.Jerome

Background shot for Dr.Jerome's entrance. The plan is to
animate the background using the multi-pan technique
in after effects. 
"Jhun" demon upshot, which will serve as his
introduction. Perspective will be touched up more,
and the back of Dr.Jerome's head will also
be within the shot. The camera will pan up/slightly
zoom in on Jhun's body more when it hits
his face, which will help the transition
to the next scene 

Detail shot of Jhun's face. Shot will pan across the face

Influences :

Like I mentioned, the original idea of this animation was inspired by the song "Lies" by Evanescence.

Forest Inspired by "Dark Territory"
Robert Englund, "Fear Clinic" was the
inspiration for Dr.Jerome

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Allure - Shaquafahfah Test Animation

Just a test animation on Shaquafahfah the Fox (anyone who gets the reference gets a cookie).

References for her are found below (except her name, I want to see if anyone gets it).

"Fur Fox" by Ayem

"Todd Meets Vixey" The Fox and the Hound, Disney

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tea Time - Ending Sequence

My part for my group's final titled, "Tea Time". I took up the final sequence, where things get dramatic *dun dun duuuuun* Suggestions welcome~

~Weird Hyenas

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ending Sequence - Storyboard

Frame 5 -
Gabriel : *Quietly* "I thought we had an agreement; you wouldn't interfere 
with my research, and I would continue to fund your little business here."

Mitzie : "Er, yes that's true but..."

Frame 6 - 
Gabriel : "But what? I would dare to say you're doing a very fine job of interfering Madam!"

Mitzie : "Well I just think she looks too important to..."

Frame 7 - 

Tea : *Off Screen* "Um, pardon me..."

Frame 8 - 

Tea :  " Have I caused some sort of trouble?"

Frame 9 -
Gabriel : "Oh no my dear, I was just asking Mitzie about... er, the special desert."
Frame 10 - 
Gabriel : "Right, Mitzie?"
Frame 11 - 
Mitzie : "Er, yeah! The, uh, house special."
Frame 12 - 
Tea : "Oh really?! I would LOVE to try some, I bet it's delicious!"
Frame 13 -
Gabriel : "The best in town my beautiful Tea! Mitzie here says it's nearly done! You and I could have the first piece..."
Frame 14 - 
Gabriel : "...to share."
Tea : "Eat cake, with you? EEE!"
Frame 15 -
Gabriel : "However, the cake is still in the oven down in the cellar. We'll have to go down there ourselves to fetch it."
Tea : "Oh? Mitzie would let us do that?"
Frame 16 - 
Gabriel : "Let's just say... I have special privileges here."
Tea : "How nice!"
Frame 17 - 
Gabriel : "This way, but mind the steps. They're a bit... dangerous."
Tea : "O-okay."
Frame 18 - 
Gabriel : "Ladies first, madam."
Tea : "WAIT!"
Frame 19 - 
Tea : "Miss Mitzie! Thank you kindly for letting us have the cake!
It's really nice of you,  I really appreciate it!"
Frame 20 -
Mitzie : "Oh, um.. not a problem dear!"
Frame 21 - 
Gabriel : "Yes, thank you Mitzie."
Frame 28 -
Tea : "My, it's awfully dark down here"
Frame 29 -
Gabriel : "Unfortunately so I'm afraid."
Frame 30-31 -
Gabriel : "But the oven is at the back, just
follow the light..."
Frame 32 - 
Tea : "Oh I see it! I can smell the cake from here!"
Frame 37 - 
Tea : "I can't wait to try some of Mitzie's special cake!
I wonder what flavor it is!"
Frame 47 -
Man : "Um, Mitzie! I think you dropped this."
Mitzie : "Keep it."