Friday, May 29, 2009

im on a train hahah

the commuter rail has wi-fi!
i bet you all already knew that, but i think its cool.

thats right, as i am posting this very post, i also happen to be riding backwards on a train! oh boy.

so as the lovely rainy central mass landscape passes me by quickly i will give you a quick update on whats been keeping me busy.

first of all me and some kids entered a contest that directv is having where you have you pitch a script and if they choose your script (1 of the 20) they will give you 5,000 dollars to make the film. when thats all done, the best film gets 15,000! here is the production packet i put together, i have never actually does this before.. but it was fun i guess. (its big so it might take a bit to load).

next, i have started doing photography again (i guess). so i took these pics of this lady with this instrument called the ghu zheng or something like that. they came out nice, but i am going to tweak them a bunch more.

and now since, i have decided i will not get a job this summer (i am not sure if it was really a decision as much as it has been a circumstance placed upon me, but lets say i have made a decision) i am going to do freelance stuff. photos, videos, animations, graphics! you name it! i will try my best to do it! and for cheap! tell your friends.
so i am making myself a website (as all freelancers should). i am trying to do something crazy in flash but i dont really know flash. it took me two days of research just to pull this off. it is far frm complete, but this is the general idea. its going to be a girl on a swing floating through clouds. the links will all be on clouds. i will try to throw a bunch o f easter eggs in their if i can.

and finally, i am going to be going to new orleans on tuesday to see my lovely amelia, and take a break from all of this! so we'll call it a hiatus for now. see yall in two weeks.

Friday, May 22, 2009

im hungry

... for knowledge!....?

im tired.

so these past few days of summer have felt extremely nonproductive. they go by so quickly. and by the end of the day there seems like so much left to do. 
i am also having a trouble with sleeping. i just sit down for two seconds and i wake up two hours later because some one ends up calling me. my schedule is wack!

here is a still image of an animated commercial im working on for a competition i am entering where you have to make a 30 second commercial about conserving energy or something. i have yet to do textures and more lights and i think im going to shallow up that depth of field. the winner apparently gets 10,000. but thats just absurd to think about.

seriously. if anyone knows of anyone who is looking for an employee, i am jobless and fearful of things staying that way for awhile...
in the meantime me and some buds are entering a bunch of competitions to see how those thigns go.


Saturday, May 16, 2009


evvy's hell week is over!
but there i still much to be done.
here is a brief THINGS THAT I REALLY LIKED THIS WEEK... since im tired. and i am really sick. and i have to get a haircut soon.

hammock - mono no aware music video
this video only stands out to be me because it was shot by an emerson kid, and directed by an alumni and it is really pretty looking. i don't know if there is much of a story, but its mad pretty. a little long and repetitive.. but hey, its a music video for a post rock song...
this was nominated for outstanding cinematic production in the EVVY awards.

this one time...
this is an animation that was featured on vimeo and its great. the colors are awesome. the character design is super. and the animation itself is simple yet seamless. kudos for not needing to use music to make an awesome animation.

evan sussman- escape
this film is just great. it was nominated for the best sound design evvy award, but the actual film wasn't made by an emerson kid, because if it were it would probably be nominated for a lot more than just that. it has a great integration of live action characters in a completely highly stylized animated world. plus it has a solid story. though it seems a bit repetitive at first, the pay off is excellent. enjoy.

im sorry i have not been posting anything lately of my own.. mostly i havent had time to do anything for myself lately. which is sad. but soon it will be summer and i will be without a job! yay!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

its been awhile

i have not been keeping up here. sorry, for all you loyal followers hahah. finals and now evvys production week have been killing me. ive been really tired.
i know a lot of you have seen this already, but here is the working intro to my computer animation that i want to finish during the summer... lets see how that goes.

in other news, i still don't know what im doing this summer. but i may be promoted to a manager at the digital production labs so i can work over the summer. That would be sweet. 

Monday, May 4, 2009

happy monday everybody.

swine flew.

i didn't want to work at all this week. so here is a drawing i did in illustrator. yes i know its a lame joke (shut up emiko).
click for full size.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


hey pals. i cannot believe that this year is almost over. gah! so much has happen... maybe i'll have a end of the year wrap up of things that i really liked, but i'll probably be too lazy. i got big plans for this summer.. and right now none of them include internships or jobs.. thats not good. anyways. without further ado...

i've decided for this week, after just coming back from the northern regional grand finale for campus movie fest, will have videos highlighting the best films of of the northern part of america that entered. and let me tell you. they are GOOD.

bridgewater state college - "scrabble: the motion picture"
there is no better way to describe this movie besides epically brain numbing entertainment. there are russians, and parties, blood, sweat, and tears. oh and a bazooka?? and in case you couldnt deduce from the title, its alll about scrabble. genius. did i mention they don't have a film program at their school? they deserved the "Best picture" award that they recieved.

Ohio State University- "Safety Rape"
the audience reaction when this film title came on was split. the half of the audience that had already seen the film was cupping their hands around their mouths and screaming, while the other half of the audience couldn't understand why anyone would be cheering for a film called "safety rape" silently braced themselves for the worst awkward moments ever.
luckily, for the latter group, this film is genius. hahah. just watch and enjoy... they also had a mad budget... can anyone say opening jib shot? this film won best comedy for the night.

Columbia University - The Tale of Timothy Robbins
the fact that this claymation movie was able to take home best drama is a testament to its awesomeness.. though i wouldn't classify this film as a dramatic piece, its got really well done claymation (done in a week???), with a cute little story. oh and DOMO makes a little cameo.
after watching this film i knew there was no way i was going to win hahah.

there were a handful of other really good films that i won't describe for the sake of saving space on this overly visually stimulating blog. so here are links to these awesome films

northeastern - breaking holden -great cast, great story (i think the actor won best actor for the night
new york university - last night in london - hilarious spoof off of jason statham's crank series.
Columbia university - surprise party - a great example of a simple film using a simple premise to great effect. this one had my mom laughing the hardest.

oh btw, in case you were wondering how my film did. it was the first out of the 14 films (out of 65 i think for the region) to be screened that night, which means my film will be moving onto the international grande finale in LA, which i probably won't be able to make unless they fly me their for free, and i probably won't go to anyways because there is not a chance i am getting much further than this, but this is further than i was expecting to get so tahts pretty awesome. also as an added perk, virgin america airlines chose my film to be one of the four from the night to be shown before their inflight films. so random people flying to idaho can watch my animation hahhaa. random, but cool.
also we got see rip torn, steve guttenberg, and judah friendlander, plus more! yay famous people... oh that reminds me, i have to show you one of judah friedlander's films he made when he was still in film school. hilarious. but that'll be for another post. moving on.

Charles Huettner- Mouth Ghost
this guy is an amateur animator after my own heart. he has a degree in fine arts, but has chosen to use his powers for good... this is one of my favorites by his.

Mouth Ghost from Charles Huettner on Vimeo.

google - chrome shorts

of course google would find a new and interesting way to showcase their new web browser they are launching called "google chrome" (meant to compete with safari, firefox, and the likes)

they commissioned a bunch of filmmakers and animators to make shorts that are meant to be informative (i was too distracted to really learn anything), but mostly are just pretty. here is a highlight reel.

i have no idea if the browser itself is good (of course it will be.. its made by google), but the shorts are awesome. to view the full shorts go to their website.

the bird and the bee - my love

hahhaa this is sooo poppy, but sooo catchy and mad cute. mad cute. i honestly haven't been finding much new music lately because ive been busy with stuff, but i heard this on WERS in the emerson cafe and had to look it up. its probably going to fade away into another bleh song, but for now its great.

hope that holds you over til next week. love!