Sunday, May 20, 2007


Party/Picnic/Potluck in my town, Milpitas.

All of you guys are invited. It is located at Sinnott Park at the end of:

tahoe drive
milpitas, ca 95035

Partry from 3-8 pm. Hope to see you guys there!

More details at this link:

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Last Class

For this Saturday I will be at class for anyone who wants any feedback on the Invisible Cities project. If there is anything else anyone has questions about such as portfolios, other assignments, or questions about the industry I can answer some of that.

This class is not required, it is just there if you want the help. If you could let me know if you'll be coming or not I would appreciate it.

Thanks guys!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

class this saturday.

Hey Dela,

Is there a class this Saturday? I might not be able to make it, since I have to pick up some relatives coming into town that morning. Please let me know, thanks.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Jaime's Shadow Puppeteers

Hi Dela, I want to thank you and Jeff so much for the mock interviews. It was very helpful and I learned a lot. I really appreciate your time and effort in making it like a real interview.

Here are my Shadow Puppeteers: Father and Son. They both work together traveling around entertaining the towns. The father, on the left, is an expert puppeteer and cares a lot about his craft/profession. He holds a shadow puppet with great care. He wants to pass down the skills to his only son. On the right is his son. His son means well but is clumsy, lazy, and goofy. He holds his shadow puppet the incorrect way and breaks it. He also wears a picture of his mother on his head wrap in her memory. In the middle is the Beast of Burden, Buddy. He is loyal and grew up with the shadow puppeteer family. He likes to have fun but can sometimes get into trouble too. He sometimes doesn't have patience for the shadow puppeteer's son and hates it when he sleeps on his back and drools (As seen in the story beat below) A smaller story beat depicts Buddy and the son knocking over the cart and getting yelled at by the shadow puppetmaster. Any critique would be great. Thanks.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Final Assignment

Here is the final assignment it is based on the book Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. This book is about a conversation between two men, one is a king and the other is describing to the king about cities he has seen on his many travels.

This is a more advanced project, based on how you approach it, as well as the subject. Originally I was going to use this as an example of how environment can influence the design of it characters. So the assignment was read about the environment and then design the people that inhabit that world.

For your final assignment I'm leaving the option up to you. Pick one city then based on the text, choose for yourself what you want to focus on. That can be characters, environments, props, moment scenes, or something else based on your portfolios focus. Please let me know which you are choosing to due so I can
crit it appropriately.


This weekend we will be holding mock interviews. It will be set up as close to the real thing as we can get it, so please treat this as a serious learning experience.

Each interview will be fifteen minutes, in order to get through the class. I have asked a friend and industry professional to join me during this process, so we will both be interviewing you. Please bring what you would bring to a real interview and dress how you feel is appropriate.

Below is the list of people who put their name up to be interviewed and the time of each interview. If for some reason this time does not work for you or I didn't get your name please let me know.

Lauren 10:00 - 10:15
Saro 10:15 - 10:30
Jaime 10:30 - 10:45
Nigel 10:45 - 11:00
Jens 11:00 - 11:15
Amie 11:15 - 11:30
Kelly 11:30 - 11:45
JP 11:45 - 12:00
Sarita 12:00 - 12:15
Janet 12:15 - 12:30

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

ghost hunters exterior

Hey Dela,

I worked on the ghost hunters environment over the weekend. I wanted to depict a moment in the story were Charlie takes Mimi a walk arround town to look for her lost parents. The overall feel I wanted to be very cold, sad, and very empty. Any suggestions or comments would be great,. Thank you.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Interviews postponed

Change of plans for Saturday's class. We will be postponing our interviews and ending class early so we can catch the David Coleman lecture. So pass the word to anyone who might not get this.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Interviews, interviews, interviews.

This weekend we will be holding mock interviews with each student to give you a taste of what you might experience in the real world.

You will be interviewed by myself and another industry professional who has kindly donated his time to come in to help out, so consider this as a seriuos learning expirence. We will set this up as close to a real interview as we can short of offering you a job.

Each interview will be about fifthteen minutes just so we can get through the class. I would suggest wearing what you feel is appropriate, bring a portfolio and any thing else you feel you need.

When we are finished we will talk about the interview process, tell you about our expirencesas well as yours, and answer any questions you have.

Stay tunned for more informaition and the time of your interview.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

puppet final inhouse (with fixes)

Still not 100% sure about the color. Any advise and comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the comment jaime, i made the camel bigger. And thanks jp, i added a little bit behind the cart to show a little depth, while kepping the silohuette primary. heres the fixes:

before and after fixes:

Bui: FINAL Final Animatic

Here is the final animatic.

I took your advice Dela. I hope everything reads better.

Crits, anyone?