Monday, December 1, 2008


Originally uploaded by Teri Shellen
Gotta take time every once in a while to enjoy what's going on around you. :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Inspirational Video

Hey there - here's a new music video from Psapp. It's a bit gory, but fabulous. I hope you enjoy!

Psapp - The Monster Song

Here's their information about the piece:
Description: The Monster Song is our brand new single, released on November 3rd in the UK and Europe. It is the first single taken from our forthcoming album, The Camel’s Back, released through Domino in the UK on October 27th.

We worked with Stephen Irwin ( for this animation who kindly and skilfully turned our scribbles into moving images. Be warned, it’s our most violent video to date with LOTS of blood, gore, dancing teeth, fishcakes and exploding mammals.

Here’s the press release bit:
The Monster Song is a sad song about loss and depression; it’s the morning after the big night before, when the green eyed monster is lurking around every corner, just waiting to pounce. Despite its dark and uneasy lyrical content, The Monster Song has an uplifting and playful pop edge due to Psapp’s trademark use of found sounds and Galia’s harmonising vocals. The Monster Song is a taste of what to expect from The Camel’s Back, Psapp’s most starkly beautiful record to date.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Term 2!!!

So term 2 has started - my mentor is Matthew Russell - amazing animator! I really enjoy my classmates so far too.

This semester is working on Body Mechanics - like weight shifting, pushing, pulling, jumping, etc. I'm so excited about what's to come.

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This is amazing - it makes me want to watch all the animated movies on here in order.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Between Terms

So in my effort to post fabulousness about my AM experience, nothing really happened. But now, we're on a week hiatus, so I'm going to go back and post up all of my work in progress and revisions - it'll be nice to get it all in one place - plus, it's a good use of time on my week off. Sooooo --- soon to come --- updated work.

In the meantime - Here's my term 1 progress reel with all of my finished work on it. I still promise to upload the sketches and the original submitted works as well. :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

105 - Obstacle Course / Stu Pose: Devastation

This week we're focusing on a ball bounce in an obstacle course. Finally we're introducing squash and stretch - woooo!!! :)



Our Pose assignment this week was Devastation - here are my sketches and my final pose for submission.

*REVISION* Final submission for Obstacle Course:

*REVISION* Stu Devastation Pose

Sunday, July 27, 2008

104 - Submitted Work

Here's are my sketches and the video I submitted for review.




*REVISION* Final Render of 104

Sunday, July 20, 2008


So this week we have a break from Stu - and we're focusing on another ball bounce. We need to do something heavy, and something light - so if any of you out there find any reference of a bowling ball, and a ping-pong ball bouncing - let me know! :)

I'll be sketching the action tomorrow - posting hopefully that or Tuesday night.


- t

103 - Ball Bounce / Stu Pose: Excited

I'm sorry I didn't post work in progress - it was kind of a hectic week. But here are my final submissions for review by my mentor. Sorry again, I'll try to be better about posting during the week.

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Here's my final ball bounce. Nothing too exciting - but I think it works.

And here are some sketches and my final Stu pose - our assignment for week 3 was excitement. I think I probably could have pushed it a bit more, but again - I think it's ok. :)

Ok - off to bed with me. :)

*REVISION* - Here's the final render for the assignment:

Sunday, July 13, 2008

102 - Random Stu Pose

So with the help of my classmates, I picked the pose to use for Stu. Here's what I turned in today - hopefully the pose reads clearly - I guess we'll see when the crit happens. :)

This is the pose that everyone seemed to like the best

Here's my pose of Stu.

Here's the silhouette. :)

*REVISION* Here's the revision from mentor comments:

Friday, July 11, 2008

102 - Sketches

So we're focusing on sketching people we see - just quick sketches - then we need to select one and pose Stu in that form.

It's been FOREVER since I've drawn - so it'll take some getting used to again. :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

My Animation Mentor Blog

So here it is - my Animation Mentor Blog. I've been meaning to start one up for a few weeks, but just haven't had much time. So we're officially ending our first week of Animation Mentor. The first week was pretty mellow - no real assignments, just getting a feel for everything and everyone.

I'm super excited about my classmates and my mentor, Peter Kelly. :) We all met this past week, and introduced ourselves, and it seems like everyone is really cool. :)

It should be a great term. :)

Next week I'll have some sketches a pose of Stu to show (YEP, I get to work with STU!!! YAY!) :)

Yay Animation Mentor! :)