Around April of last year my friend, Jamie Vickers, encouraged Ben Li and I to apply to animate on Masaaki Yuasa’s “Space Dandy” episode. Yuasa-san was apparently looking for international animators and posted about it on his Facebook wall. We turned in our reels and promptly got the gig.
I decided to only take on four shots just to feel it out and to make sure I got it all in on time.
The Carpaccio animation and shadow passes weren’t used in the final cut, but I decided to include them for this post to show what was turned in and approved. The rest of the drawings I did came through though! Very exciting to see the final animation all cleaned up, colored and cut together.
Yuasa-san was very open to us using Flash to animate our shots. The production took the final keys (genga’s), printed them out, retraced onto paper and inbetweened those drawings. It’s a pretty wild pipeline, but it totally worked. I am grateful to have experienced working under one of my most favorite directors, Masaaki Yuasa-san.
If granted the opportunity I would like to do more animations for Yuasa-san and other overseas productions in the future. For now I will continue working on my personal project that I aim to get done before the end of the year.
Ep 3 Season 2
"Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"
So at the end of the Frozen Sing-Along Elsa was belting that high note like she does but then to her misfortune a paper snowflake landed right in her mouth. I was laughing so hard. Then when I saw that I actually captured photos of the occasion I started laughing even harder omg
When reality slams into our let it go expectations. Also this might be my favorite character picture. ever.
A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Coach Steven.
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai
Coach Steven was such a fun episode to work on – one of my favorites from the season! I did the communication hub designs, Emily and I teamed up all the beach/gym shots, Jasmin and Amanda did a fantastic job (as always) with paint, all under Elle's wonderful art direction! Great work, you guys!!!
now this is what i like to see… if i’m gonna buy some fancy new Strong Product i wanna see it beat the weaker version of itself into total useless garbage…… its called innovation and i’ve never been so happy to be a capitalist…
sometimes i wonder if this website is okay
I’m gonna go with no….