I was fortunate enough to work on both RWBY season 3 and 4 during my time at Rooster Teeth. RWBY follows the story of four huntresses and their awesome adventure against the creatures of Grimm and a huge roster of villains that are out to get them.
During RWBY3 I mostly focused on acting and dialogue heavy scenes, which relies heavily on mocap. Once I started on RWBY4, I leveled up to working on intense action and fighting sequences which is mostly all hand-keyed. It's been a blast to hone different animation skills during this huge project!
RWBY Chibi is a spin-off show based on Rooster Teeth's RWBY. It's based on non-canon jokes and a cartoony and exaggerated animation style.
This show has been so collaborative and open-ended, that my role as an animator has been a bit different than usual. I take the script and cut together all the dialogue to create interesting timing and flow. Then I'll sketch out some quick boards just to show the director how I've approached the script I was tasked with. The funnest part of this process is that I get to add an extra layer of visual gags and character that I wouldn't normally get the freedom to do!
"Yoga Skeleton" was a project I tackled when I took AnimSchool's Body Acting class. I focused on making the funniest piece I could, only using physical humor and interesting timing. I also pushed myself to think of interesting transitions between key poses which I think made this project stand out from other work I had done in the past.
My main goal with this was to have fun and learn a lot about a more cartoony animation style!
STELLAR MOVES: THE STORY OF PLUTO
Stellar Moves: The Story of Pluto is my senior short film, produced at Ringling College of Art and Design. I collaborated with Tabia McCarty and Valerie Sattazahn to create this huge film that involved nine dancing planets (and a cute little moon!)
I was responsible for a little bit of everything, from concept art and storyboards, all the way to render. I mostly focused my efforts into animation and lighting/compositing.