I’ve finally had a chance to attend CTN this year and it was a blast! I got to meet so many of my former students, old friends and made new ones too. It’s great to be able to come together with people who have the same passion for animation that you do. A few of us gave a talk Saturday morning and the turn out was great! Lots of love from my former students. It’s my first time back to LA in over 10 years!


At around 27 min in, you can see me giving a reel review!




We are waiting for people to come to start our presentation.



Setting up the booth.


Garrett and I pretending to review each others reels.img_5873



Seeing my former cube mate Robyne at Dreamworks Animation.


Dinner with friends from Blue Sky who came out to CTN. Looks it’s Greg too!



Importance of posing

Posing is one of the most important principles in animation (in my opinion) Poses tell the audience how the character/s are feeling and are the basis of any acting. Here is a great image that shows how a poses clarity is important. When I first saw the image, I thought she had a robotic arm. Remember that you have to think about the audience first! If your poses are muddy, you can confuse the viewer.



I have a side blog!

As some might know, I grew up doing a lot of home renovation with my father. Once I finally bought a home, I was able to put that knowledge to good use. I’ve done everything from electrical, plumbing to wood working and taping. Here is the new blog. The home renovations finished about a year and a half ago but I did document the process. I’ll post more photos soon.

Click here for the blog


Long time no see!

I remember what it was like to go check another animators website and not see any new content. (not to say that the one person who checks this is upset…sorry mom!) Life gets in the way and it becomes hard to manage a blog. We’ve been moving into a busy time on finishing up Peanuts and AM has wrapped up another term. I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 years teaching! Nothing really new or crazy has happened since my last post. I did a short talk about AM with the co founder of AM (Bobby Beck) which could be seen below.


That’s all for now but as soon as I have something worth talking about, I’ll be back!





What have I been doing all of this time!? Well, I’ve been on Peanuts for a few months now and It’s been a ton of fun! Rio 2 had wrapped a while back (I was only on the show for a few months but it was fun to revisit the characters) Animation Mentor has been going great and I can’t believe I’ve been teaching for over 3 years now! Not much more to report.