Friday, March 11, 2011


I have finally joined the blog world.
Hopefully this will be a good way to keep everyone up-to-date as to what I'm currently working on.
Senior year has kept me pretty busy and is bringing out a lot of good work. My skills have definitely been challenged, but I can already see the improvements.

So, what have I been working on?
I'll go a little image crazy in this first post to help give an idea.
Well, since last semester, I have been involved in a class called Animation Production Studio. In the class, we come up with an idea (the initial concept the class used came from Sarah Harkey. Check out her blog. and bring the idea full circle from pre-production all the way to finish. Its supposed to reflect how working in a real animation studio would be. I've really liked it so far and I get to work with a big group of really talented people.

 First semester, I was mostly focused on making concept art and story boarding for the middle sequence of the film. It was a lot of fun. Heres some examples of work I did.

Currently, in the second and final semester of school. APS class is in full production. I've posed and animated a good hand full of scenes. What is really cool is having so many people to bounce ideas off of and get critique from, it really helps the animation reach its full potential. The screening of the APS film titled "Play Date" will take place at the end of May.  Really looking forward to everyone seeing it!

On another note, I've continued to work with the bread characters I created a while back.

Good ol' Bobby Bread, Loaf, and Krista Crustless. 

I made a short called "When Bread Goes Bad" in 2009 about expired zombie bread attacking on the counter-top...

 I had so much fun making it, that I decided to go back to the original story that it was based off of and turn that into a short that I've been referring to as "The Toaster"... It is definitely still a work-in-progress, but I'm excited to have everything rolling and to animate these characters again. Hopefully I will have things pretty close to complete in the next few months!


  1. Yayyy! This is awesome! And you look so professional, too, lol :D

  2. Your work shows very high potential John West. As well as your name, very strong, which is a plus in animation. Very exciting pieces, keep it up. You will go far!

  3. Thanks to both of you!
    I really appreciate it!