Monday, November 25, 2013

Next Sunday A.D.

Yesterday was the 25th Anniversary of one of the greatest shows ever created.
I owe a lot to this show - it has given me the greatest laughs I've ever had and I'm sure it will always be just the ticket to cheer me up.

And this Thursday, for the first time since the 90s, Turkey Day returns! :D

Turkey Day 2013

Log in 9am ET/12 noon PT to see the six-hour marathon, hosted by Joel himself!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cheetah Animatic

Cheetah from Brittany Brode on Vimeo.

Final animatic for Storyboarding class. I did the editing and most of the coloring; my friend Kyleigh did all of the drawing.

Sounds from
"outdoors mono suburb" by JustinBW
"tappingMic" by susychristiansen
"monday17" by hoobtastic
"Door_Open_1-2" by mistorcaveman
"spoon on cup" by samplecat
"CatPurring_01" by mich3d
"Door slam 2" by bennstir

Music by Kevin Macleod;
"Savannah (Sketch)"
"Night Cave"
"Tafi Maradi"

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Here's a little motion capture. I'm having fun with it! The acting was done by one of my classmates.

MoCap Test from Brittany Brode on Vimeo.
Well, I'm redoing my Anxiety Lip Sync, with a great deal of help from my instructor. Here's a little snippet:

LipSync Stress 2 from Brittany Brode on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Final project for my Lip Sync class. The audio comes from Radiostar Network's Improv. It's really great stuff if you're looking for a clip to animate to and don't want to use something from a more well-known movie.

Anxiety - Final from Brittany Brode on Vimeo.

Also, if you're interested, Radiostar Network posted a Youtube video of other Academy of Art students who have used their work.

Animal Anatomy Finals

Final projects for my Animal Anatomy class. I ended up redoing them all so there would be some kind of cohesion in the design. We were told we could basically get as creative as we wanted for the final render of each animal, so since we did the dog around Halloween, I decided to turn him into a Pokemon. Originally I went with Growlithe but that turned out so bad there's no way I'm posting it. When I redid the final dog I changed to a kind of Houndour/Houndoom mix. Worked a lot better. Also for the updated finals, I did the coloring in pencils instead of digitally, and then added dodge and burn in Photoshop. Starting with colored pencils gave the nice, unexpected effect of a really furry texture without me having to add that in Photoshop.

Also, here are the links to the reference photos I used for the horse and the dog. The reference photo for the otter came out of a National Geographic.

EDIT: Well, I can't find the link to the dog photo. I could have sworn I got it off of deviantart, but now I can't find it. Hmmm.