Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Mean Business

Here's a new animation test, finally. I modeled and rigged* this character as well, and he will probably be appearing in my film next year, with some changes (a different costume, and without that hair).

I have also completely modeled and rigged* another character besides this one, so look forward to an animation test with her soon!

*using the Advanced Skeleton Auto-Rigger for much of it

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Note to Self:

Don't edit your referenced character set without saving your reference edits, or your character's face will EXPLODE!
PS.  More animation coming SOON!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moving in a New Direction

Here is some stuff showing off some of the flexibility of the practice character I have been working on this year. I plan on doing a fully CG film next year, but I won't be using this character, I just used him to learn modelling and rigging and work out all the problems I think I'll run into, and I've definitely found things that I like and things that I will do differently for my film characters.  I had the great fortune to be taught by some really smart people this year: Dan Platt for modelling, John Yoon for rigging, and Scott Peters for shading. 

Without giving too much away, there are some more advanced techniques that I did not use on this character that I have been testing and plan on implementing in my next characters. 

Monday, May 9, 2011


Here's a promotional card I made for my film to give out at the Producers' Show:

Saturday, May 7, 2011


My 3rd-Year Film at CalArts. Enjoy!

An astronaut on a long mission begins to find her copilot extremely annoying.

My 3rd-Year Film at CalArts

Film by Brian Carter

Original Score by Hillary Thomas

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This is one of the last assignments of the year in Scott Wright's awesome animation class. He gave us these fish character designs and had us animate a scene that was less than 80 frames with them in class.

Also, PS: Films are done now, so stay tuned for the release of my film online and look forward to seeing more frequent blog posting from me for a while!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What you don't want people to say...

...When they see your student film.

Another dialogue test for my animation class/reel.

What do you know?

Hey, it's an update finally out of the clear blue sky! My long absence is due obviously to the fact that I have been working hard on my film, which is still on schedule. I've also been scrambling lately to add things to my demo reel and try to get it as polished as I can and put it up on my blog before the job fair which is coming up fast.

This is a quick dialogue test I did for CG animation class. I shot reference of myself acting it out first, which I never really did for dialogue before, and I really enjoy that method of working.