Thursday, May 14, 2009

Favorite films this year!!!

I was really proud of the shorts this year. I wanted to make a list of the films I enjoyed. Nine freshman got into the Producer's Show this now you know why I was so damn nervous this whole year lol.

LIFELINE by Andres Salaff

Madame Babette by Marcos Cohen

Ad Astra by Elle Michalka

Who's Hungry? by David Ochs

Leonardo's Chase by Carlos Romero

The Thirsty Gargoyle by Sabrina Cortugno

A Werewolf Film by Noel Belknap

Study Hall by Jeff Liu

I got your nose by Skyler Page

Captured by Jennifer Harlow

Kiss Cam by Benett Kim

l'elevatore by Janine Chang

Value Blind by Tahnee Gehm

Tight Robots by Nick Desimone and Clay Fessier (I'm one of the Asian animators.)

Beautiful Night by Kristina Mikhail

This one time by Nelson Boles

This one time... from nelson boles on Vimeo.

There are definitely more that are not online yet including mine hehe.
What a great year!

Friday, May 01, 2009

A test of courage

April 20th has rolled on by and things are finally winding down for my first year at CalArts. Making a film here is a lot different than last year. The three days before films were due was the most excruciating, heartbreaking, and amazing experience. You sit in a Mac Lab for 15 hours straight with other upperclassman. As you struggle to compose your animation, you gain a strong will to keep going.

For the lack of a better comparison, making a film is like war. Everyone comes into the battle together, but not everybody makes it out. It is a bittersweet experience. I hope technical difficulties and low morale will be less next year.

My film Remember When played at the Open Show. It was a fun evening to see everyone's films. I didn't get into the Producer's Show because there were so many great films, and my film was unfinished. I'll post links to my favorite shorts this year after The Producer's Show.

I will post my film when it is completely finished.

Here's a screen shot to keep you happy lol.

Oh and yes our group won first place for PSAid contest :D