So it's been over a month now since i've gotten back from London. Really enjoyed myself. The Frank Gladstone masterclass
was absolutely fantastic, such a great experience that I shan't forget. Met some wonderful people on the course that I hope to keep in contact with and I've learned new storyboarding skills! I've also got my own copy of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro that i'm using. So thanks again to Miles Bullough of Wildseed Studios for sponsoring me!
I've pretty much had a very busy summer, so i've taken the majority of September off, but soon i'll be doing personal projects, short animations and whatnot.
I've also graduated
from the University of South Wales, with a first in BA(Hons) Animation. Woop woop! Super happy about that. It was great seeing all my friends, pals and classmates again. Hopefully we'll all meet again in the industry some day, working together!
I've also been spending like a mother. I bought a whole buncha books like "The Art of Tim Burton" and Cartoon Network Graphic Novels from IDW Comics. DVDs like Tim and Eric and Gorillaz. Heck, I even bought a Yogi Bear Mug from 1961
I haven't even started working yet and i'm buying junk offa eBay!
Anywho- "Poachers From Outer Space"
, what of it and why do I keep talking about it?
For those not in the know, it was the last short film I made at the university and i'm very proud of it. I'm really shocked about how much people liked it, considering there was some tough competition in my class. But it's won awards and was shown in New York City at the Midsummer Night Toons event. I was even contacted by someone who works for one of the biggest animation studios in Burbank. Not sure if I can say which studio, but let's just say they're well known for Slime and Sponges.
So yeah, Poachers has really gotten my foot in the door for a lot of work, currently i'm hoping to get animation work in Bristol soon, but more on that later...
I really want to share Poachers with you guys, it's really the first BIG project i've had where I did a large majority of the animation, all the backgrounds, editing (I HATE EDITING) and Directing. I'm really proud of this film you guys and I was to finally unveil it to you.
So here's what i'm gonna do.
I've submitted it to ONE LAST animation Festival in Hollywood. Hopefully I get a response from them by next week. If it gets chosen, you'll have to wait a little longer, BUT, if it doesn't get picked up, i'll upload the film to my youtube channel for all the world to see, ready for HALLOWEEN
. It's a spooky film, it'll be poifect.
I might make a trailer advertising, but nothing special, just a cheesy 50's Sci-Fi film trailer with stock footage maybe. Who knows, we'll see. But that's my plan for the time being. Thanks for all your support that you guys give me, you're all real pals of mine!
I suppose that's all I need to update you on. Any questions, just ask. I'm still around!
See you guys on the flip sideeeeee ahhhhhh
-Jack D. Evans