Wednesday, March 28, 2007

news

So I received a surprising email yesterday morning... I was offered a position at Blue Sky Studios as an animator!!! WHAT?!! I mean I can't believe it, but needless to say, I have 4 months to finish up my film before I start the long commute to Whiteplains to work on Horton Hears a Who! I also met up with Alex Kupershmidt and some other Disney reps to show my portfolio over at NYU that afternoon. Once again I was very surprised that they liked what I had to show. For the first time ever, I had FEATURE ANIMATION ARTISTS looking at my work in person, and giving me advice as to what was strong and what could be cut from my reel. It was especially crazy to be sitting next to Alex while he pointed out how much he liked my drawn portfolio... I mean he sat there, pointing at MY drawings telling me I HAD to apply for an animation position at Disney (even after I told them I was offered a position at Blue Sky). It was a surreal experience to say the least. Anyway, I will post my reel soon, and I will leave you with some pages from my portfolio. What a day!
























9 comments:

Victor Ens said...

Hey WOW ! I love these. They are really GREAT.

Kyle Marshall said...

Great work with the studies, and cool croc down below.

Lou Hamou-Lhadj said...

Haha, man- its so funny just how many of the same poses we ended up keeping. Makes me miss the weekly commute to the Bronx.. "I'm such a sad bear"

G1toons said...

really tight sketches

andy said...

Very nice figure and animal drawings, congratulations on the blue sky gig, that's awesome!

crystal driedger said...

amazing sketches. Are all the animals from life? If so I tip my hat to you!

Andrew Coats said...

thanks for the nice comments everyone. They were all drawn at the Bronx zoo a year and a half ago

Michelle said...

Great drawings. I love your animals, nice work. I'm bookmarking your blog.

tomsaville said...

Way too many pictures of naked dudes. I love them all the same...the drawings not...well...you know what I mean.