Thursday, April 21, 2011

DreamGiver Post 7...for graduation tomorrow!!

Here are a few more backgrounds from DreamGiver...and I'm graduating! The last four years have been more than I could've ever asked for! Thank you Brigham Young University and the Center for Animation!! It has been nothing short of fantastic! If you are looking for a school with top notch teaching, practical tuition,and a great animation/illustration/film program, I highly recommend BYU.....and it also has some cool mountains around it!

Other news, DreamGiver was selected for Cannes Short Film Corner and as official selection in the Seattle International Film Festival!! Congrats to everyone for a great job! It recently received an Honorable mention at this years Society of Illustrators Animation Competition as well.

Thank you to everyone for your support! Especially to the folks here at BYU, my hometown community and those who have left the kind comments via blog, email, twitter, and facebook from all around. It really means a lot to the entire team. We hope to eventually put it up online but need to wait a little longer until film festivals and competitions have ended.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Student Emmy's!!

I got to spend the weekend out in LA to receive a Student Emmy for DreamGiver from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation. It was a fun event and there were a bunch of celebrities who showed up to the awards night. I think my favorite was Elijah Woods!!!! There were also appearances by: Terrence Howard, Jane Lynch, Geena Davis, Darren Criss, Amber Tamblyn (House), Shenae Grimes (90210), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Valerie Cruz (Off the Map and True Blood), Michael Cudlitz (Southland), Jason Gann (Wilfred), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights and The Chicago Code), David Ono of ABC News, Jason Ritter (The Event and Parenthood).

I also got to catch up with some of my buddies at Disney and Sony. It was great to see everyone!

Some media coverage on DreamGiver released yesterday!

Some of the DreamGiver crew: Peter Jones, Aaron Ludwig, Tyler Carter, Michael Murdock, Brent Adams, Moy Parra, Gina Chu.

A big Emmy Statue

Darren Criss from Glee

Anikah and I ready to have dinner:)