Sunday, June 27, 2010

Urban Jacaranda


I'm in California for an internship this summer! It's at a little independent studio called July Films, such a beautiful studio. I feel like I can take the time to animate and redo things until it is right. I'm really grateful to get a chance to intern here.

I'm not accustomed to such a variety of plants and trees. In Colorado, I only see maples, aspens, and cottonwood trees.  I went through Pasadena to get to the nearest bookstore and went through neighborhoods filled with jacaranda trees. It was an interesting contrast to see the fragile purple petals scattered across an urban landscape of telephone poles. Wouldn't it just be creepy, in a post-apocalyptic world, these trees still bloom among an urban rubble? My writing is too dramatic lol.

I've been trying to write a post about my second year at CalArts. I keep re-reading it, and the entry sounds really moody. I felt like it was a tornado of a year. This was partially my fault for taking so many classes during the second semester. Oh well, here's to self-discovery and experimentation in the third year!


Here I am at my first day interning. I am trying to animate a traveler's palm. :D

8 comments:

Marcos Cohen said...

Ellen! Cool painting!! Good luck with your internship!

Meri said...

I didn't know you were from Colorado. Me too! Woo!

Carlos Romero said...

Yeah Ellen!! You better sneak a Guinea Pig in there ok ;)

amelia said...

I'm so happy for you!!

Sung said...

Hey Ellen! It's Sung. I have to say two things. Congratulations! I'm jealous! You have to invite me sometime, if Mike will let you. =)

Ellen Yu said...

Thanks everyone! ^^

Nice to meet you Meri!

Sung, I bet if you email Mike you can come visit. It's in Glendale so it is not too far.

Emily said...

Wow! I love the Jacaranda painting... is totally awesome!

E.A. said...

Again Melon, I couldn't root louder for you if I had one of those giant speakerphones.


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