Monday, October 29, 2012

October 29th

Spent about 5 hours jumping around on a few shots.
Shot 4 (Aries hitting the missile) and Shot 7 (Aries landing in giant beach ball).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oct 24th

Spent about 8 hours making Aries sideways walk cycle for shot 2.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Resume Draft - to Disney (or any character animation type position)

Travis Fowler 350 North Oaks LN  Russellville, AR 72802

To obtain an animation position at Disney specifically dealing with character.
Memphis College of Art
Candidate for Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2013
      Digital Media Major with a focus in Animation

Creative Skills
Scriptwriting Character Design Music Composing
Storyboarding Editing Voice Acting/Singing
Cartooning/Comics Acting/Performance Sound Effects
Computer Skills
After Effects ToonBoom Animate Pro Maya
Final Cut Pro Photoshop Illustrator
Flash DVD Studio Pro InDesign
iStopmotion Logic Pro Dream Weaver
Activities and Awards
2012 1st Place Winner of Memphis College of Art 24 Hour Animation Lock Down.
Memphis College of Art Brode Gallery Exhibition.
2011 Memphis College of Art Digital Media Fall Screening.
1st place winner in the Arkansas College Media Association's cartoon division.
2010 1st place winner in the Arkansas College Media Association's cartoon division.
2009 1st place winner in the Arkansas College Media Association's cartoon division.
2008 Co-founder and president of Arkansas Tech Computer Graphics Society.
1st place winner of the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton Phi Theta Kappa writing contest with psychological narrative "Gum Ball Machine.”
Honorary mention for Arkansas Tech's Third Annual Student Juried Art show and Arkansas Tech Lakepoint Art Exposition.

Employment Experience

Animation Education Event, Memphis, TN
Designed, storyboarded and animated characters acted out by Tom Kenny at White Station Middle School.  Explained the process of animation to students and guests.  Managed three assistant animators to successfully meet deadlines.

Click River Valley, Russellville, AR
Animated company’s butterfly logo for a more modern website banner.  Summer 2012

The Arka Tech, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Cartoonist.  Created weekly cartoon strip following the antics of a bewildered college freshmen on a big college campus. This included designing characters, writing original content for weekly deadlines, illustrating all artwork and telling a complete narrative within a standard format.
 Fall 2008 - Spring 2010

References Available on Request

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Work time Oct10th

Worked about 8 hours, though my pace was slow tonight.

Jumped around on making characters for the nightclub, Aries spinning around and the prince chuckling.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Researching jobs - California

Biggin's be:  Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, WB, CN, Nick, Sony

But what else...
Duck Studios seems legit and wants 2D animators.  I'll need to email them to see if they're still into it.  If so, it'd be a great foot in the door.

Hyperion Pictures- don't know if they're hiring.

Researching jobs- New York

Titmouse is a really good studio in New York, they have a drop box and encourage applications.
Curious Pictures is reputable though their site doesn't have any career info.  Buzzco is an ad group that looks like it'd be on the lower mid.

Not as much as I figured.

Researching jobs- Vancouver

Looking at Vancouver studios.  Nerd Corps looks good, kinda high on the medium level.  There are several Flash based studios that seem low key like Atomic Cartoons, Pork and Beans, Ooga booga.  All of whom have positions for animators open (though experiences is nessessary and/or preferred.)
Mercury Filmworks looks official and they have open submissions to work for them but no specific openings aside from a graphic designer.  DHX is also in Vancouver, though this one is pretty high up there and looks like experience is key.

More worktime

Keeping track of work time is pretty tough, particularly when I'm jumping around on scenes/projects.

Thursday  the 4th I spent around 3 hours making the background for shot 3 and compositing it together.

Friday the 5th I spent 6 hours working on shot 30.

Sunday the 14th I spent about 2 more hours tweeking shot 30.

Monday the 15th I worked around 10 hours working on several different shots.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Est shot of night club

Put in around 8 hours making this background.  Still needs some critiquing and people to fill it.  I'll need to figure out a quicker way to make my backgrounds while keeping in the same style (granted this should be the most demanding background.)