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Latest and probably the last 2D animation assignment at CalArts!!

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Shermshermsherm.

My Calarts film for this year!

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My 3rd year film at CalArts, “Nightmare in the Morning” is a music video about the way I feel in the morning.
It was an honor to work with the amazing talents who created the original song for it:
Song writer: Abby Lyons
Singer: Natalie Perez
Music production: Daniel Markovich 
This film would have been impossible to make without the support of the people of Gobelins, CalArts and from back home <3

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Hey everyone! Please watch my BFA2 film about girls, anxiety, and love!!

A lot of this film is very autobiographical, especially the violent invasive thoughts that the main character gets. Making this thing was definitely…an emotional whirlwind :,,,) In the end I’m really happy with how much I learned in the process.

Erika’s voice is Jamie @jamieolim, and Anju’s voice is Gabby @gabbycapili!

Original music by Zack @skeletondoggy!

Hope you enjoy! And content warning, there’s a little bit of gruesome imagery!

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Here’s my one week film for film workshop class B^)

pls enjoy

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Here’s my graduation film from CalArts! Thanks to my friends and family who supported me along the way!

Watch other films made by my classmates: vimeo.com/channels/calartscharanimfilms2015

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My first year film at Calarts! thanks everyone who helped and supported me!! And thank you Louie Zong for the music! 

This film is about how people get energized by different sources and situations, focusing on introversion because that’s what I know better :D

I learned a lot while doing this. I can’t wait to start my next film!

aaand you can watch all my awesome classmates films HERE

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My second year film at CalArts, “Aquarium”.
I really wore my heart on my sleeve with this one.

Thanks to all of the amazing people who held my hand along the journey.
Voice Acting by Ryan Masson & Mathew Joseph
Music and Sound Design by Luke Martin

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Hey all! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated here–I’ve been in a cave working away on my second year film! Here it is! It’s about dogs and friendship. 

It was a tough story to crack and a long time in the making, but it was worth it and I learned a lot! Hope you enjoy it! 

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“Giraffe Soup”

Here’s to my bfa1 film at calarts. I made it all with my own two hands, a load of friends, and a beautiful score by liz  thanks for watching! 

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My second year film! Please enjoy!!

Also- watch everyone else’s amazing films here! vimeo.com/channels/calartscharanimfilms2015

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but, i’m getting ahead of myself. ahem. let’s take a look at a little gif that’s been floating around the internet recently, one of my favorites, actually.

That whole “favorite” thing was sarcasm. Don’t know if I communicated that directly.

I fucking despise this gif. It’s so god damn simple. The fucking head shape has to morph like 3x to transition to each character. It’s literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen try and validate the similarities in today’s cartoons, because it’s a BASIC FUCKING HEADSHAPE. THAT MOST CHARACTERS HAVE. Yet somehow, it’s kind of a centerpiece to this anti-CalArts sentiment that’s spreading. So uh, let’s break it down, shall we?

Gumball

The Amazing World of Gumball was created by Ben Bocquelet, who didn’t go to CalArts because he lives in the UK, fuck you. Like, i’m not even gonna make an argument for this.

also have you seen the fucking plethora of creative designs on this show in a fucking multitude of mediums? why is this even in this gif

Steven Universe

Steven Universe was created by Rebecca Sugar, who went to the School of Visual Arts in New York, fuck you.

also, uh remember the fucking pilot?

oh man so simplistic and generic

wOW tHe FuCK?? ? they A L L  LOok the SAme

MAN WESTERN ANIMATION IS GOING DOWN THE TOILET THANKS CALArfuck you.

jesus okay, how about the 3 shows from this gif actually made by CalArts grads, Gravity Falls, Clarence, and SvTFOE.

you ever considered that CalArts grads (or art student grads in general) don’t just come out the school tassel to the left, directly to the studio, and sit down at a table and draw for nine months until the show is born, with the show looking exactly the same way as the first sketch? ever considered that studios, simplify design for appeal or due to constraints? That maybe some studios have a style that no matter the initial design the creator has to adhere to? That maybe some execs MAKE the creators draw in a way that’s similar to other shows, in order to bring in an audience?

also have you considered the plethora of cartoons that exist not spearheaded by calarts alums? cause there’s a lot.

TL;DR stop demonizing CalArts (and its alums). It did nothing to you. It was sitting across the schoolyard minding it’s own business and you threw a dodgeball at it’s head. Now apologize or you can go stand on the wall for 5 more minutes.