Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lighting and Texturing WIP

This is really a first pass. Textures definitely have a ways to go. Right now I'm working on simulating Global Illumination for the Still Life. There should also be a bedroom render coming soon.

Once I get back to Chapman and can use Final Draft again, there should also be a huge post coming with some scripts!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Film Final

This is the final project for our Intro to Visual Storytelling class at Chapman. You can see the film on YouTube. I am generally against movies about movies, but there were so many aspects of this class worth spoofing I figured: What better subject for my final miniDV production?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mr. Toad and Salvador

Mr. Toad is modeled after the Disney design for the 1949 film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. If you haven't seen it, you should! It's very short but very fun.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Movie Posters and DVD Cover

I composed these posters and a DVD cover for a friend's thesis. The movie is written and directed by Mian Adnan Ahmad.

The Jacket

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Still Life and Environments


Self portrait:
John Gulledge and Crishy Aponte:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

J. Thaddeus Toad, Esq.

So a group of the CAs at Ringling decided we would try modeling classic Disney characters over the summer to see how well we could realize them in 3d. After a week's effort--here's what I have:

Friday, July 3, 2009

Website and AWN Article

Update: Ringling College removed my website shortly after I transferred. Nonetheless, here's an old screencap.

Also this July I was commended in an article in Animation World Magazine for my work on an I48 film project (the 48 hour guerrilla film contest).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Animation Reel

Here's Ben.
Below are the original thumbnails, his model sheet, and drawings from the animatic.

Finally, this is my animation reel after completing my second year at Ringling College.


I directed this commercial for one of the final projects for Mark Parry's Camera & Sound class. Bri Meyer and Chaz Woods helped.

Subjective Animatic and Commercial

For my final project for Concept II, the subjective animatic, I contrasted the points of view of an elephant hijacker and the passengers on the bus hijacked. It turned out kind of strange.

Below is my commercial animatic, an advertisement for Starbucks. A poodle has a frightening day at the groomers, but then is treated to a pastry. Happy ending indeed.