Wednesday, November 19, 2008


So I'm doing this directed study with a really nice guy named Everett Downing. He's a wicked animator, and even though he doesn't have any animation on his blog (wink wink nudge nudge) you should go over there to see the comic he's working on as well as other wonders and delights!

His blog is located at

Monday, November 17, 2008

Make your own luck

Monday, November 10, 2008


Sunday, November 09, 2008

My thesis...

Recently I've been spending day and night working on my thesis for my final review this December. I feel like I should be posting some animation here, so here's four shots I animated and then decided to discard from my thesis. I hesitated in posting them because I feared it would give away the story of my short. But I think I'll just settle for saying SPOILER ALERT! If you'd prefer to be surprised when you see my final film, don't look at these clips!

I stopped working on them when they were all pretty much in progress, so there's not a lot of polish here. But I do like a lot of the distortions and shape changes I was able to get from the rig. Most of that stuff is on ones! Can't let the computer do all the work, now can I?

Again, there shots are not examples of finished animation. They're more examples of how I work. I've put them in sequence according to my old storyboards. Enjoy!

Unused Thesis shot 1 from Graham Ross on Vimeo.

Unused Thesis Shot 2 from Graham Ross on Vimeo.

Unused THesis SHot 3 from Graham Ross on Vimeo.

Unused Thesis Shot 4 from Graham Ross on Vimeo.

Unused Thesis Shot 5 from Graham Ross on Vimeo.

Sabrina's artist bio!

My girlfriend Sabrina has been recognized by ASIFA-SF! Here's a link to her artist bio:

and here's a link to her Q and A:

And while you're at it, swing by her blog and check out her lovely thesis film:

The Curious Explorations of Jasper Morello

I hope I spelled the name right ;)

Someone showed this short to me a while back, and although I haven't had time to sit through the whole thing, the style and tone of it is really amazing. It has a dark edge to it that reminds me of Poe or maybe Slow Bob (a stop motion short from the days of Liquid Television). But I also love the Steampunk elements of it as well.

Please check it out!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Really excellent slow motion stuff

Researching a jump and found this on youtube. Really interesting to study how the body moves and compresses through space.