SCAD Pictures

Had a blast at SCAD- thanks to everyone who made it possible! Hope I can visit again soon!

PS: This is what making art looks like:

Moaar arrrt!!

Splash Walk

Walk Cycle number two! Took the opportunity to practice VFX... it was not... easy.

Upcoming Talk: SCAD

Going to Savannah College of Art and Design next week!! What up Georgia- that's how we do.

Deets: Tuesday, May 20th, 8pm - for real!

Upcoming Talk: Irvine Valley College

I'm going to Irvine Valley College to do a lecture!! Thanks to Dr. Patricia Beckmann Wells for making it happen!

Details: Friday, May 16th, 11am


Want me to come to your school?? Email me: jechblog (at) gmail.com  Visit my TALKS page for more info.

Walk Cycle

I've decided to do a bunch of walk cycles as a way to re-visit some animation basics (been feeling rusty lately). Below is my first cycle:

The rig is from David OReilly's film "The External World," which he made available for download. I modified it a bit.

Lecture Pics!

Some pictures from UC Irvine and Woodbury!

The students are mesmerized by someone on stage... me I hope. I'm not sure when this was taken.

The students are mesmerized by someone on stage... me I hope. I'm not sure when this was taken.

Group poop!

Group poop!

And now from Woodbury!!

And now from Woodbury!!

Again!!

Again!!

Thanks to all who made these visits possible. Both visits were a blast! Can't wait to visit again!!

Upcoming Talk: Woodbury University

I'll be visiting Woodbury University soon! I can't wait! Come check it out, details below:

Details: Friday, March 7th, 2:30pm- Woodbury University- Room not yet disclosed

 

Want me to come to your school?? Email me: jechblog (at) gmail.com  Visit my TALKS page for more info.

Upcoming Talk: University of California, Irvine

I'm going to UCI Feb 27th - (The day after visiting CSUN!!) I'm attending as part of UCI's Game Developer Week. Come check it out, I hear it will be full of peeps from the games industry droppin some info.

The event is being put on by the University's Video Game Development Club.

Details: Thursday, February 27th- 7:45pm- University of California, Irvine -Room not yet disclosed

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Want me to come to your school?? Email me: jechblog (at) gmail.com  Visit my TALKS page for more info.

Upcoming Talk: Cal State University, Northridge

I'm excited to announce I'll be giving a talk at Cal State University, Northridge! Come see meeeeee!!

Details: Wednesday, February 26th- 5pm- Cal State Northridge- Room not yet disclosed


Oh- and here are some pics from my last Talk at Cal State Fullerton:

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I was joined by Rory Alderton- a stellar animator and colleague of mine at Riot Games. Above we pose awkwardly with our waterbottles.

Want me to come to your school?? Email me: jechblog (at) gmail.com  Visit my TALKS page for more info.

Bubble Effects Test

I'm attempting to learn handdrawn effects. I'm using flash... here is a bubble pop. More to come!

I've been looking at Joseph Gilland's books Elemental Magic. They are awesome! Otherwise just been studying other work I've found. This bubble test was inspired by a reel I saw.

TEDx Talk: Being Insecure

The TEDx talk I gave went live today. I'm very excited to share it here- I spent many weeks rehearsing and preparing. Many of my friends and colleague helped me put it together, and I am so thankful for their help- along with the organizers and volunteers at Ex'pression College who put on the event.

Check it out below:

Thanks!