It’s been a long time since I posted. Sorry about that, I don’t really have an excuse but I have been very busy so there is some updates in my life.
I have been working at Mechanic Animation in Wellington since late November, my first industry job! And what a job it is, I have been able to work on so many amazing projects already and have gained a wealth of knowledge while doing so. I have done many different styles of animation, designed characters and backgrounds, and I am currently storyboarding on a new project. I have been able to work alongside some incredibly talented and inspiring people, not to mention the CEO Greg Harman, who I believe has more passion for animation than any of the artist there. It’s been awesome working for someone who is so involved in the process, and really wants to see what we can do.
Finally, I can show the final product of my university project from my final year at Massey university! Just yesterday, Kiwis’ Can Fly was released on to TVNZ’s kids streaming platform, HEIHEI. It feels surreal having our project on the same platform as so many amazing shows such as Peppa Pig, Barefoot Bandits, G-Fighters, and so many more! Thank you to everybody who supported me through this endeavor, but most of all thank you to my team members, who have been beside me through it all. Courtney Gilbert, Joshua Tong, Kyle Phan, Tom Zhang and Andrew Peek, I won’t give credits here because everybody took care of so many jobs but they are all credited in the show. Also a very special mention to Justin Rotolo, our consultant, staff supervisor and all round support. Justin has been with the project since day one, has taught all of us for three years, and has become a close friend. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Anyway, here’s a link to the show. Please share it around, send in some flight ideas, but most of all, enjoy.