Thursday, January 27, 2011


A slight stylistic change to Peter, considering the immense changes to my script and storyboard. I'm super excited about it now - I can see it being finished!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I just took a break from my script to doodlepoodle a little something. I should have a leica reel uploaded tonight.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I think I should take the time to restate my motivation for making this film, because although I've linked to my Why Paper presentation, that was for another film idea I had at the beginning of September. Those are still ideas I want to work with, but the focus has changed.

Director: Sitji Chou
Composer: Raphael Choi
Method/technique: Hand-drawn animation (digital)
Materials: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects
Format: High-definition video: HDTV 1080p
Sound: 48.00 khz, 16-bit/Stereo
Length of Piece: 4 minutes
Proposed Production Period: January 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011


Just a few sketches of Peter to get a sense of how his body lumps together.


This will probably be a bit dry, but in case you're interested :)
Name: Peter

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Childhood: He had a banal childhood. His parents were professors and since his parents believed they were best for their child's education, he was home-schooled. During this time, he was able to develop mentally, drawing from his parents' physics and philosophy books. Since he was exposed to these things so early in his life, he's been obsessed with them and uses them to determine his actions. However, because he was home-schooled, he didn't have a lot of opportunities to meet kids his age, and to develop socially. This has stunted his social relationships, but though he is aware of it, he doesn't know exactly how to change.

Family, friends: His parents are deceased, and they passed on everything to him. However, this leaves him vulnerable since he has no other real connections, and therefore, has no one to speak to for support. He does have one person that he would consider his friend – the woman who serves him coffee at the place around the corner. She made the mistake of giving him her number because she noticed he seemed distressed and needed someone to talk to. He calls quite often, usually about the same thing – voids, empty space, existential thought.


I should also mention that the style of my animation refers back to my final project of second year. It was an omnibus project with our class, and we were each given a beginning shape, and ending shape. We were in charge of creating all the content inbetween those points, and this is what I came up with!


production schedule
production budget
leica reel 12162010
why paper essay
why paper presentation

1.) theodore ushev's lipsett diaries (2010)
2.) jérémy clapin's skhizein (2008)
3.) masaaki yuasa's mind game (2004)
4.) koji yamamura's a country doctor (2007)

1.) 2.)
3.) 4.)


Here's my current business card design, but I still need to do some little tweaks (especially now that I have a blog, ho ho ho). I used cotton balls, pompoms, string, coloured paper, and did some final editing in photoshop.

I think the biggest problem is legibility, so my next one will definitely be better about that...

All animation elements : Sitji Chou

Software : Adobe Photoshop CS4, AfterEffects CS4, Premiere CS4

Music : Oh, Paris! - Dent May

This demo reel is just a compilation of most of the work I've done in the past 2 years in school. I approached it more as a motion graphics demo reel, than a purely skilled based one. I think they're more fun to watch :D


Welcome to my blog! It'll be used primarily to keep track of the production on my grad film but it'll have a lot of other goodies too, so stay tuned!