My little Starr family had a great Halloween, despite some heavy energy making it a little hard to conjure up the holiday spirit - pardon the pun! Our kids keep us on track with their contagious excitement, and the extra creativity with their truly unique costume ideas this year made for a lot of fun. … Continue reading Halloween happened, lots to come!
I have joined the 2020s and created a Twitch channel, just in case people are curious enough to watch the work for my latest project. Dave Strong is a pop punk rocker I met after I finished the “New Direction” video for Kurt Baker (see previous post), and I completed “Little Girl” for him, earlier … Continue reading “Nights in Jail” animated music video WIP
I made this video with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Character Animator, After Effects, and Procreate. I loved including little details only Dave or other friends would notice, as well as placing my own Easter eggs in there. The girl is based on a photo of his daughter, who sings the backing vocals on this song, which … Continue reading “Little Girl” by Dave Strong
My good friend, Kurt Baker, makes some of my favorite rock music. So, when I started my final semester, I asked him if I could create a music video for one of his songs. I had learned some things about kinetic text, and focused on lyrics using a really great font called “Blastatic” by Remedy667 … Continue reading It’s finally done! “New Direction” lyric video
Well, I've finished my AAS degree at SMCC. I went out with a bang, feeling very confident, and now - two weeks later - I'm feeling all of that energy of anticipation and "get it done"ness crash hard. So, what else to do but rest and recoup? Of course, this is one of those situations … Continue reading Moving forward
Today was the last day of my last semester. I earned my Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences, focusing on digital media and animation. I have so much more to learn, but I’m so much better equipped for the next step, and excited to share my cool stuff with all of you - in a much … Continue reading Ending a new beginning
https://youtu.be/g-2kCEqFR-o The world makes us all feel a little like falling apart at the seams from time to time. It’s important to remember who is really in charge of everything in your life. Take a moment and listen to the echoes of those who came before, and remember who you are, and what you need … Continue reading Animated Idiom
As a “gap” project for my portfolio, I’ve decided to start on new character designs for my future holiday special, “The Golden Pinecone”. Poppet Character sheet Grampy Character sheet
In my 2D animation class, we are exploring all kinds of techniques, and the master studies are great. Thanks to Lottie Reiniger and Terry Gilliam, last week’s unit was for cut out animation, but we cheated a little, using After Effects to edit them together. I wonder if Lottie would have even wanted technology that … Continue reading Cut out animation
My senior semester at SMCC has begun, and it's a doozy! I am taking 2D animation with AfterEffects, Podcasting, Advanced Digital Illustration, Senior Portfolio, AND a Capstone internship at Assuaged, Inc. as a character animator. I'd say I have my work cut out for me, but I also decided to make myself available as a … Continue reading Final Semester!