Thursday, 11 September 2014

my internship with Smiley Guy Studios

This summer I had a chance to work at Smiley Guy Studios and it was absolutely amazing priceless experience. Before my summer internship I used to perceive myself more of a character designer but after learning symbol animation and effects, and being able effectively work in Flash I did develop confidence as an animator.

As I myself have a profound interest in environmental activism and sustainability I was super excited and honored to work on First Hand Climate Change Stories under the wise guidance of its director Alex Hawley. It’s about how native people of Yukon, in particular Gwich'in Nation were affected by the environmental change. Here is the teaser and here's the animatic for the the film:

I designed Caribou Mandala for the film and it was approved by Norma Kassi,who is doing voiceover and the main protagonist of the story and Chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin. It was so cool to get feedback from Norma herself! Out of six options Norma picked #6, the spacious one!

I love everything about mandala design and sacred geometry and I actually have been planning to come up with Sun Mandala design for my 4th year film that will be called Dance of Life. And by crazy coincidence I have had a chance to practice my mandala skills and as well as to figure out how to animate the rotation of it. ha what were the chances to work on a Mandala project during my summer internship:)

I also designed Bead Goose and Bead Mountains and animated them later as well.

Here you can find all the animation shots that I have been working on:

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

our 3rd year group film "Grounded" made it to Ottawa International Film Festival and to TIFF

have awesome news! It seems like our Sheridan 3rd year group film “Grounded” was accepted and will be showcased at the Ottawa International Film Festival 2014! and a little update as of March 2015, we just learnt that our film's going to be playing in TIFF Kids this spring!!
Here’s a vimeo link to our film: Enjoy!

It is an inspiring four minute short about adventures of a bunny and his little brother. The film is hand-drawn in Toon Boom Harmony. It was one awesome experience of the teamwork, dedication and successful short film production. I learnt so much this semester..and my faith in humanity is totally restored :) thank you guys for letting me experience the power of the strong teamspirit!

I so much wanted to hug everyone and so couldn't but came up with a collage of our bunny group with all my bunnies groupmates and our amazing mentor Dave Quesnelle.  Will post it here again, thank you, love you :)