Saturday, June 30, 2007

New project

I am sure many people are wondering what I am doing now...( especially from friends from school) I am still animating and drawing everyday! I am actually interning at July Films, and I am very lucky enough that they asked me to work on one of their new projects as an animator. So... for the last few days, I have been doing some experimental animation for one of the characters! To me, it is my first experience just to see all the process from the concept art to story, character design, layout, and animation.... it's very inspiring to see other artists working together. There are some really talented artists, and everyday it's very inspiring to see all of their work. The problem is.....I get frustrated with myself.

Animation is so deep, it shows so much...when I get frustrated, Mike says that he can see my frustration through the animation. Before the test animation I am now working on, I was working on this test for a few weeks, and I had a very hard time animating it. I did the scene over and over and over and over.......and it still didn't have enough energy. I finally finished....and there are still many things that have to be improved, but for now, I think this is done.

I guess I realized that I need to enjoy every step I take as I grow and appreciate the struggle. Why is life is so hard sometimes......?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Panda ko panda

Last night, I watched one of the wonderful TV show, "Panda ko Panda." The show was created by Hayao Miyazaki a while back before he created Totoro. The story was about a girl who doesn't have parents will meet Panda family, and they decided to be family together and start living together. It's very silly, but it made me feel how wonderful and simple life is. I wish there are many TV shows like this today. I couldn't find long clip of it, but here is a really short clip of the animation. If you can find a whole TV show, I will recommend to watch it! The little panda looks like a little totoro ;)

Friday, June 08, 2007


Finally, everything is done! ( almost...) My mom was visiting from Japan, and I finally graduated last month! Although, I have one more class to take during the summer, now I feel more relaxed and feel much better. Hooray to all the graduates!