doodling for my next short short short film. a wuff in nature being wuff doing wuff things.
This is actually a couple weeks late, BUT….
I’M HERE AT LAIKA WOOHOOOHOOOO!
I’ve been doing visual development for their fifth film… which probably won’t be released until six years later. Or more than six. LOL.
And everything is a secret, other than “fifth film”. I feel like a spy. AN UNDERCOVER SPY, EXCEPT… ALLOWED INTO THE FACILITY. And probably spying on things that will end up changing a lot in six years anyway. So maybe I’m not a very good spy.
I met cool and nice people.. everyone is very talented and glorious.
(also ANTHONY HOLDEN IS IN THE STORY SECTION ACROSS THE HALL AND HE IS SO NICE. HE ALSO LOOKS AND ACTS JUST LIKE THIS DRAWINGS. ahhhh)
I’m currently living in Hillsboro right next to Laika with a bunch of other adorable interns doing other intern things like me. Most of them are working on Laika’s fourth film, which will be released after Box Trolls…
and IT IS LOOKING SO FREAKING COOL. That is all. Expect cool things, because it is so good. THE PUPPETS, THE VISUALS, THE STORY, THE EVERYTHING. The rest of the interns are in the departments on the floor under me and are working on this film… only Ricky, Paige, and I are not.
I watched only a bit of the animatics on certain scenes, and I almost cried. Maybe I cry easily, but it still means something. Thing. MANY THING.
I’m basically working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, like everyone else… trying to create environment paintings all day.
AND KENT MILTON’S SCULPTING AREA WAS RIGHT NEXT TO US. So we walked over to stalk him a few times. He gave us a lot of good advice about the industry, the good and bads. He’s very kind and very practical. His last two weeks there were our first two weeks there, so we won’t seem him again at Laika after the break. DARNIT.
That’s what happened so far. HAPPY THINGS HAPPENED.
wow one drawing after a million years
CAME BACK FROM CHINA.
"BEAST" - by Fiona Hsieh
Hereee’s my short film this year! BFA3 at Calarts
made with TVPaint, Photoshop, After Effects, Protools, and FInal Cut Pro
music by Matthew Pablo! Here’s his website http://www.matthewpablo.com
SFX and sound design by Ryan Stunkel and Kyle Potter
beast’s voice also designed by me!
this was long and tedious and… you can finally find out what my Stupid Boy looks like LOL.
film on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/92798581
so you know how a few months ago I said “MAYBE ILL FINISH MY FILM EARLY UNLESS I ENCOUNTER SOME GIGANTIC PROBLEM”
well… i did
and it is called animating a human boy and this boy being one of my main characters in my film
his name is Stupid Boy
i will never put a stupid boy in my film again
if my film is any more unintelligent, it is all because of Stupid Boy’s presence
i hope nobody notices how stupid he is
i think i will cover him in shadows and special effects so that you cant really see him
so he will just be in some ominous magical shadow for my entire film
oh my gosh stupid boy
i hate my stupid boy
i liked the godzilla trailer so much that i drew godzilla
i can’t believe it
uh… obsessing over Hannibal right now. I can’t wait for season 2.
ironic title is ironic
/curls into fetal position and draws a million Hannibals and Will Grahams