Looking back on 2017, it’s been a year filled with fantastic animation.
Jared Hedges and myself made it to the final round for Project Greenlight’s Next Big Animated Series for our entry Kid Engine. Variety magazine did an article about it, and lots of positive attention followed. Very excited about the potential it will bring to 2018.
Many animations followed for network movies/shows. First, I animated some pencil-sketch hand-drawn animation for the Amazon Original movie An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life, and helped design and coordinate the flip-book animations featured in the film (that was a challenge!).
More hand-drawn 2D animation followed for a Nickelodeon pilot, hopefully I’ll be able to share more about that one real soon. Then, I got to make animations for two holiday specials on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark (the Halloween and Christmas specials). I got to animate for them last year, too, so it was a real treat getting to work with the great team on that awesome show again.
The four animated education music videos we worked on for the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened to the public in November. They’re now part of a permanent exhibit in the Weiss Energy Hall, so if you’re in the Houston area, please go and make a visit there sometime soon- there’s so much to see, it’s incredible! And two animated short films we made for Sesame Street aired on HBO this year, checking off one of the things on my “animator’s bucket-list” 🙂
Our own short film, Nine to Five Ned, got another burst of exposure along the film festival circuit, screening across the country at The Denver Nickel and Dime Animation Extravaganza, ANNY (Animation Nights New York), and the Deep in the Heart Film Festival.
Along with a couple animated music videos and commercial projects, we’re closing out the year, busy as always, and so grateful to work alongside such great companies and talented creatives. Thanks for the great year, everyone! Hope to see you all soon in 2018!