Here’s the first pass of a project I am currently working on with several friends called The Knight.
It’s a pretty involved story – but in this portion of it, our intrepid Knight and his sidekick, Chicken, are about to embark on their quest.
Storyboards by me, directed by Mary Kate Dangoia and produced by Anson Yu.
Today I am showing a segment from an animated show that I am creating. Back in 2007 I wrote a treatment for a television show I called Dragonfly. I later reworked it – changing characters and settings, and retooled it as Realm. In this segment, the young Matigar rushes home to discover that his village has been razed to the ground. Pretty emotional stuff. Take a look.
Joanna is excited to be visiting the city, but her friend Jiyeon forgets to check her phone to pick her up. Will Jiyeon answer the call? Will Joanna ever leave the Caltrain station? Find out in Missed Call, my second live action short film. Special thanks to my friends Jiyeon Jung and Joanna Shim for their participation. Enjoy the show.
I am pleased to present my first live action short starring two of my 2D animation friends, Joanna Shim and Josh Dresner.
Set in Union Square San Francisco, Valentine tells the story of a young man about to meet his lady friend for a romantic Valentine’s Day date. We had a great time on the project and are pleased to share it with the world. Enjoy the show.
And finally, here is the Maquette I created for character design class. This is the dreaded Octo-Dragon that I created for my friend Mary Kate Dangoia’s thesis project. I am doing the storyboards and character design for her 3D/stop motion film and created this model as a proto-type of our titular villain.
The process for creating the maquette was extremely fun. First you create turnarounds to figure out what the character will look like on all sides.
Next, you create a wire frame, which serves as the skeleton for the character.
Then you cover the wire frame with aluminum. This is essentially the first layer of “skin.”
After that, you add the sculpey clay, a little at a time. Then you bake it in the oven for 25 minutes.
And finally, when the sculpture cools, you sand it down and then spray it with primer. I used Rust-o-leum. And voila! The dreaded sea creature.
Here are some characters from a short film idea I have called “Mermaid Girl.” It’s the timeless tale of a poor young boy who sneaks into a traveling carnival and discovers a mermaid girl being held against her will by an evil carnival owner. He and his intrepid dog sidekick save the girl and save the day.
Below are versions 1, 2 and 3, ranging from cartoony to more realistic.
This is my favorite assignment for character design class. Our instructor asked us to draw a mother and father and to give the children attributes from both of them. The daughter was to resemble the father and the son was to resemble the mother. This coincided perfectly with a story that I am currently working on. In that story, Apheidas is one of the main characters, and all of his sisters are actually dryads. In the actual Greek tale, Arcas saved the Hamadryad Chrysopeleia and the two of them actually had two sons. For this assignment, I invented a sister for him based on another one of Arcas’ human daughters.