Wow it’s been a very long time. I’d make updating this blog more often my new year’s resolution if I believed in new year’s resolutions! In any case I’d like to imagine that I will update it more often in future.
The Secret Life of Pets came out earlier this year. It was a massive success and I’m very proud to have worked on it. If you watch it, you can see one of my shots immediately as the film opens. I animated the crowds of people that walk over Brooklyn Bridge and through Central Park as the camera flies through the city. Two other memorable shots are near the end of the film where 200 spiders run over a car. I had to animate the spiders. 200 x 8 legs, yes it was a lot! I’ll put up a reel of my crowd work from the film eventually.
Now I work in the short films and marketing department of the studio. I worked on the opening of the Norman short here, it’s the first thing you see (where he winks and turns on the sign):
I hope to get a more up-to-date showreel out soon! I did some cool work for the short films of the upcoming movie ‘Sing!’ and am waiting for the footage to become available.
I feel like I’ve grown a lot as an animator since arriving at the studio but I haven’t stopped learning. I never will. Right now I’m trying to improve my drawing skills. Perhaps that will be my next update, drawings!
I have also started writing stories in my spare time. Not necessarily for animation. It’s very enjoyable. I came into animation because I love storytelling, so writing is another way I have found of expressing myself. It’s great.