Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Every heard of a magical town called Kalamazoo? Well, gather round the campfire or moniter, kids. It is the place where the only animation festival in Michigan takes place every 2 years. The Kalamazoo Animation Festival International. KAFI. I know it should be International Festival, but then it would be KAIF which doesn't sound as good. Anyways I got to participate in the Cartoon Challenge, a contest with 10 teams from across the country compete to make a 30 second Public Service Announcement in 3 and a half days. The topic was Global Warming. Although our team didn't win, I got to meet tons of cool people and got to animate a tornado, which foreshadowed a real tornado that hit Kalamazoo. Good times. Since I don't know the legal issues with posting the finished video before it appears on the KAFI website, I'll wait to post that video. But just to satisfy your taste, here's some other stuff I've done in the last month

Here is a title sequence I did real quick for a guy for his Senior project.

And my first flash test down like two weeks ago, for a possible job that has to be done in Flash. Took me about 4 days to do, but I think I am getting the hang of flash. I know what your thinking, "He's just now learning Flash?" Yes, better late than never.

And if you look at this and are still disappointed in not getting to see the finishe Cartoon Challenge film, I've got more goodie to hold you over until then. Check out the new San Jose links. Seriously, those guy are freaking amazing when it comes to drawing. Awesome Inspiring stuff. Makes me want to take drawing more seriously to improve my skills. Even bought a sketch book earlier today to start carrying around.