Friday, December 27, 2013

Where the Wild Things Are

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a great Holiday season!  I have been relaxing and spending time with family the past few days, and it is really nice to have a break from school.

Last week I finished my workshop at the Animation Collaborative.  I was taking a class with the master Dice Tsutsumi!  I have admired his work for a long time and was excited when I was accepted into his class.  He gave me and 8 other students a crash course on light and color design in film.  Our assignment was to create a color script for Maurice Sendak's beloved children story Where the Wild Things Are.

The first image is an example of how Dice would approach a color script at Pixar.  It is a chart that tracks the emotional highs and lows of the story.  We started with the 5 most important panels, and slowly filled in the in-between's.

Here are each of the individual paintings.  Some aren't as finished as others, but hopefully they are clear enough to convey my lighting idea.

And here are some of the supplemental vis dev I create the paintings. 

Here are links to my classmates blogs/websites.  They also did some incredible work with this project, and are all amazing artists!

I could not find these guys blogs but they are great too!

Olivia Shetler
Won Sul Hyun


  1. Awesome!! Thanks so much for posting your work from the class, I was super curious what went on in the Dice's class.

  2. Thanks very much for posting this! What did you think of Dice as a teacher?