BPA Nationals: The experience

This post is of a similar vibe as my State one. A collection of stories from Nationals but hopefully creating it in advanced I’ll be able to update it this time. (I’m hoping to add at least one story ever Bookmark this as well because there will be a live broadcast of it eventually (if they do this year like last year) and I can post the link and the event I am in.

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BPA State: The experience

So as many of you already know BPA came and went. I had the idea to make a blog post a while back that I could update as stories arrive unfortunately that draft got tragically destroyed and for that I am quite sorry. I’ve finally gotten around to rewriting some of it. Here’s where I’m going to be posting stories from state. As updated whenever I feel like doing so. [Read more...]

My experience starting an animation studio.

For those who don’t know me, I’ve been competing in computer animation with friends of mine for a couple of years. We’re well practiced and pretty successful, also I had this title sequence laying around so I figured let’s open a full fledged animation studio! With these thoughts Mixed Media Studios quickly came into being. So we opened up with a couple Reddit AMAs and every social profile we could think of (except Twitter for whatever reason). [Read more...]

Top 5 Animation Tips

So I’ve been doing a lot of animating for a computer animation competition in BPA. Due to the amount of time I’ve put into it I’ve managed to dig up a fair bit of experience. To help out any beginners in the field here are some tips and tricks that I have learned along the path to success (well it might be success I dunno yet) Easing is your friend Anyone online will tell you about keyframes in animation but often times the default linear keyframes make an animation look jerky and stiff. [Read more...]

Back to it’s former glory

I was sick of looking at the stupid Tumblr theme so I brought back my old one. I’ll be writing my own posts and no longer doing any of that dang reblogging. Tell me what you think of that in the comments. I am using WordPress now because I also hate my hosting service and nothing gets attacked more than a WordPress installation so this is much easier. Not to mention this is more or less the setup I was going to use anyway I miss the header thingy with the videos on it so maybe I’ll bring that back but outside of that this is working pretty well. [Read more...]