Somewhat recent news:
I have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work on a Pixar Co-op short film over the summer. The film is called The Dam Keeper and is being directed by Pixar's Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo. If you want to keep updated on the films progress you can follow it Here.
|The Handsome Dam Keeper Crew|
The film is unique in a sense that it is a 2D animated film that is designed to look like a dimensionally lit painting. Every single frame of animation is given to a painter to paint in photoshop so the animation can interact with the lighting of the environment.
So far there have not been many images released to be the public but here is a single frame that I can show. The BG painting was done by Jeanie Chang, The character poses by Eliza Ivanova and Chris Sasaki and the character paint by Annlyn Huang.
We came into work a little early yesterday so we could have a little time to practice painting before we started work. Here is a quick still life of objects laying around the office.
We have also been going in early to do plein air paintings down by the Emeryville Harbor. As soon as I find my camera I will post some of those up as well.