Sunday, March 11, 2007

"Billy's Crush" (1:30s)

This was my freshman year film at Calarts (1998). It's about a young student in love with his teacher.

This film is particularly close to my heart because each time I watch it, I remember all the work, discovery and joy at watching my characters come to life. I also remember learning the art of animation with my friends at school. Those were the days!

22 comments:

Stephan said...

Hi! I think that this is such a nice animation!!! Good job! And it has a good concept as well!
I've been to CalArts mysef last summer, just visiting. Dante showed me around the campus. It's such a good school to learn animation. Unfortunatly I don't have the dough to go there, and because I'm from Holland, there wouldn't be a good scolarship available for me.
You are lucky!!! ;) Keep up the work and catch you later!

Greetz

-Stephan

Alina Chau said...

Chris these student films are awesome!! Always fun to look back what you did in school!! :) THanks for sharing these!

Alikins said...

Chris! That is CUTE as can BE! *sigh* and the music is the perfect touch :)

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY remember seeing this at the producer's show that year... altho I could of sworn that you used something by Pizzicato Five as the music, but I could be mistaken. I don't even think that I met you yet!

All of your films have a ton of heart, Chris. I love 'em all.

Dillon Thompson said...

I love this. I am working on an anmateed short for school and would love feed back after I am threw.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really like the animation. And yes, being a teacher, that's how teachers would respond when kids day-dream in class ;-p

GHGraphics said...

Hey this is really great! The designs are simple and it works. The emotions are clear and the timing is perfect. I like this a lot man! Very inspiring...

DoodleZoo said...

I thought this one was really cute and kinda touching! I like the idea that he's crushing on his teacher. I also really liked "The Gift"!

Charlotte

Anne-Renée said...

Wow. You're a fantastic animator and an amazing storyteller. I love the style and look of these films. I look forward to seeing more of your art & animation.

shou' said...

After watching your animation year from year, I have to admit that Billy's Crush has a special place in my heart. Brilliant work.

The music really fits with the piece. Where did you get the soundtracks for some of your films?

Also, I apologize for bugging you, but did you produce all of your films through Photoshop, Imageready, and Premiere?

ValGalArt said...

i adore this!

scottdiggs said...

Yes, do reveal your soundtrack source!
Those are some mighty fine ears on that kid.
nice stuff.

AndyMurray said...

made my day...brillant work, lovely design....great animation!!thank you for sharing.

mamú said...

great !
nice and simple.
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=)

Peter Emmerich said...

I love when she gives him the second look!

Analia Testone said...

muy, muy, muy, muy hermoso!! Gracias por mostrarlo!

Ken Chandler said...

Hilarious! The end is classic. Poor cat. :)

Angel said...

so cute and well done!

King M. Mugabi said...

this is wonderful, very charming lol

you make films in freshmen year?

-King

Aaron Ludwig said...

Awesome stuff! Great expressions.

opi said...

very cute.
hope everything doing well.
patrick.

Christina said...

Hi, Chris,

Thanks for sharing your work. Billy's Crush is endearing, upbeat, and full of life. The feeling you put into creating it is beautiful. Your work is inspiring, makes me smile, and gives me hope. Very reminiscent of the black and white sketch from Fantasia... Such magic!

It's always been my dream to be an animator, and I still have time to make the dream come true, even though I'm now in my early 30's. Would you happen to have any advice for a beginner, that has not had college experience yet? Anything I should do to prepare, helpful online programs, or blog sites I should set up? At the time being, all I have is a portfolio with pencil, ink, and pastel sketches, but have yet to complete my own animations.

Thanks again for sharing!
~Christina Goltare