Monday, December 27, 2010

DEMO REEL

When I got my 1st job getting paid for making art, I was so happy. A week before Christmas our boss took us aside and told us he was days away from letting us all go but we got money to do a videogame. The news was suppose to be good, but instead all I heard was 'layed off'. I realized at that moment how unprepared I was. I told myself I would never let that happen again.

Each year I put together a demo reel, not that I'm always looking for a job but rather to be prepared if I lost mine. I never, ever want to go back to loading trucks on the docks.
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As the year 2010 draws to a end, thought it might be nice to reflect on my last ten years of animation by putting together a demo reel.

Enjoy!

note: for students making a demo reel, please don't use this reel as template. There is a number of things wrong with this reel, most notably the length is too long. Rather go to The Spline Doctors website for a how-to guide on making a demo reel.

Friday, December 17, 2010

J-Rock reads the classic: Mater the Greater

Ok, this doesn't have much to do w animation but I'm such a proud Papa I had to share.

I was tucking in my four year old son tonite when he turned to me and said 'I'm going to read you Mater the Greater, alright?' Thank you iPhone for catching these lil' life moments that pass by so quickly.
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Enjoy Grandma and Grandpa :0)