Cordyceps Fungus

Again, nothing to do with animation.. but ESandra just sent this to me and I had to share it with more people. This is insane.

(you need to watch it with sound or you won't know what's going on)



Thanks to the incredibly awesome Sarasota Film Festival I get to see this on Saturday! I'm excited. It's directed by Satoshi Kon, who also did Millenium Actress, Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent (which are all worth checking out -partic. Perfect Blue) and is a master at messing with audience's heads, and making the medium of animation work for him - he takes advantage of the things specific to traditional animation in a way that I haven't seen anywhere else. His work is definitely worth checking out for those of you that aren't familiar with it.

~ Cat


Senior Show Poster!
The theme this year is cheesy horror/sci fi flicks, and we all did a poster for our piece that is, in most cases, not actually related to the content of the pieces. The show is May 4th, 7:30PM at MCC Neel Auditorium (..as you can see on the poster) and it's open to the public this year.


Website Updated!

FINALLY made myself work on my site just a little more. I added an updated demo reel and.. if you look for it, you might just find my thesis..

It still needs A LOT of work, but I figure I need to get over my fear of showing it to people.
I decided to take a short break from working on my new lipsync this weekend and do some quick runs with Gwynne's character for my reel. The second one still needs work (it gets a little rough in parts) and I think I'm definitely going to be expansing it somewhat. Who knows, it might make an appearance in the Senior Show somehow.

Jog cycle

Scared run

~ Cat


This has nothing to do with animation:
The New Map of the Brain

...although, I guess if you want to get technical... it has a lot to do with understanding behavior, or at least the reasons behind the way we act... and seeing as animation is all about creating the illusion that there's something going on inside that shell of a 3D model, this is at least somewhat relevant, right? Whichever way, it's interesting.

Anyway, it's a main page that links to a collection of articles on where science is currently in understanding how the brain works. It's from Time, so it's written in layman's terms, which is great for me anyway. Enjoy!

~ Cat

PS - I turned in my THESIS last night, but I still have a bit to do before I start spreading it around the internet... Next I start my final project, and I will definitely be posting process as I go (this one'll be short, so I'm allowed to do that.) I should have something up around Thurs.