Saturday, April 26, 2008

Who's behind the sheet???

Hey Good Peoples,

So its time to tell you what my story idea will be for my short film. I'll start off by explaining what a Story Pitch is. Its something that a person does when they have an idea for a film and want to explain/or convince others that its a good idea. So this week we had to record ourself giving our story pitch. We had a great lecture given by a lady by the name of Mary Coleman who is the story development executive at Pixar. We learned that instead of just telling your story to your audience, you need to get into it, get involved, work in some acting, have variation in your voice, make it entertaining! So those of you that know me...know that I have NO problem at all getting into it if you put a camera in front of me. =)

Just to give you an story takes place in a Home Depot, has a thief, and two security guards.

One question though: "Who's behind the sheet?". Click HERE to find out and see my pitch.

Thank you for stopping by. =)


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The hamster is still running in the wheel.

Hey Good People!

I've been busy creating and developing some short story ideas. With the help of friends and guidance from my mentor, I am 90% sure on which idea to do. But if I can keep the little hamster in my head, running in the wheel...I am sure I can make the story stronger yet. This is such an important step to get right, to have a successful end result.

I am not ready to tell you my story yet, but this simple animation is a hint.

I am guessing you probably still have no idea from that hint, but I just didn't want to post without some sort of visual for you.

Thank you for stopping by!

-Sheldonator the Animator

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Done class 4! Now bring on class 5!

Hey Everyone!

My 4th class came to an end last week. It was an awesome term and I really feel like my animation skills stepped up another notch. Its a great feeling! The lectures, my mentor, and classmates were absolutely awesome.

So now its on to class 5 which is titled Short Film Preproduction. My new mentors name is Cal Brunker. He is a film/video director and story artist currently working at a studio in Toronto, Canada. The most recent project he was apart of was "Horton Hears a Who!" from Blue Sky Studios in New York. Last night we had our first Q and A and he really eased my mind about coming up with a good idea for my short film. He just seemed so chill and relaxed, which made me relax and realize...just have have fun with it. There are 10 students in the class. Nine from the United States, and one...from Canada. =)

Only six more months and I'm done!!! Then we'll see what happens. I have a secret "wish list" of studios I am hoping get a job at. But for that to become a reality, I have to keep pushing myself. The snow hasn't even completely melted away yet here, and I already know my summer is done. I can't wait to get a social life back once I get a job. =) I just know this hard work is going to pay off.

I am still finishing up my last assignment from class 4, and will post it on my blog hopefully within the next month sometime. It felt wrong to be posting on here today and not rewarding you with any visuals. So I whipped something up really quick, just for fun. Its basically me as a maple leaf still having a great time up in Canada, with my animation mentor experience. Its nothing much at all, but its something. =)

Thank you!


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