Monday, March 31, 2008

3D Modeler: Arran Skinner

Wanted to give a shout out to my pal Arran Skinner and his mad modeling skills. Arran and I studied finer arts together at the New York Academy of Art. Arran is learning 3D modeling and is off to a fantastic start. He was kind enough to model some boxing gloves for me to use in my exhaustion pose assignment at Animation Mentor. The gloves look AWESOME and def enhanced the final still!

Arran now has a blog chronicling his journey. You can find him here:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Class 112: End of Term 1

So we wrapped up Term 1: Basic Foundations this week. After three months of 80 hour weeks I am trying to get away from animation for the week, but alas...I have been doing some revisions and putting together my progress reel. Next three animating!!! Need to recharge the batteries! We start Term 2: Body Mechanics on Monday.

Huge thanks to my mentor, Victor Navone, this term. He was instrumental in helping me to gain a better eye and sharpen my skills in this art form. Plus, he's just dang fun to have as a mentor and knows his stuff inside and out! An inspiration!

Also, a big thanks to Stephen Gregory. I was able to hit the ground running at AM because of him. I still owe him a drink too!

And of course, the biggest thanks of all to my wife. I could not have endured without her massive love, heaps of encouragement and bottomless patience...THANK YOU LOVE!

And now, for the work:

Class 111

coming soon.....

Class 110

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Class 109

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Class 108

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Class 107

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Class 106

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Class 105

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Class 104

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Testing Posting Content

YES...updates are coming! Just been slammed with work and school. Plus trying to find a way to host videos so they play at speed here. So, here goes a test:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Man..working full time and doing AM full time prevents me from getting to the blog a lot. Stay tuned for more updates on the classes/work I've been doing at AM. It's a lot of work, but fun! So I just need to find some time to re-cap it all! Soon my fellow animatos...soon!!! =D

In the meantime, I want to know a little more about effective blogging an recently ran across this on an AM mentor's blog:

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

I don't care about making money from my blog, but would love to driver more traffic from the animation community so we can help each other grow!

For now, back to AM homework!