i plan on taking this photo and possibly making a slate with it in after effects. i will try to get more familiar with c4d. i will be attending otis again next semester and really excited for it!

Monsters inc Title seq

still a work in progress but here is a first look.
jacob valentin


so im wrapping up my first semester of sophmore year. i am currently animating to dialogue in my traditional animation class. i am creating a title sequence for monsters inc. and i am rigging and animating a character in Maya. i have also taken on a short animation for my free time. i plan on working on this project during my break. it has been fun but i have been taking alot of time on my studies and having many long nights in the lab. i enjoy working but i believe my lack of sleep has definetley been playing a role in the quality of work i am producing. i have found myself alot more tired and less driven to create extrodinary work. this is my belief others may disagree. i am posting a old animation i forgot to post as well as some maya animation.

Title Sequence

many people ignore the title sequence involved in films. I have found them appealing and in many cases inspiring.For my Next Project i will create a title sequence for the animated feature by pixar animation studios MONSTER INC. I have already created storyboards for my ideas and created a rough animatic for my animation.I am not just recreating the title sequence but just taking inspiration and appropriating for my education. I am going to really enjoy this project and know the results will be great. i have started my assests and chose to create my images in illustrator. i will spend a few weeks on this project and the results will be posted soon. i plan on posting the rough animatic, and a few of my assets soon.


Musical piece

I created this piece on my free time. i enjoyed working on this piece. i chose the song Alice By Pogo and created my own images in adobe illustrator to animate. This piece was fun i just played with 2.5D and 3d cameras in order to create it. i found it was alot of fun just doing something aside from what i have been doing. I hope everyone enjoys this piece. i provided a download link feel free to add to your library
Alice -POGO << download HERE


I have currently been working alot in after effects i have been experimenting with 3d space or 2.5d which is not true 3d. i created a multiplane timeline of my daily commute to school. i have found that it is best to set up your work in a way that you are most comfortable working with. i found that transitions are most important when changing into new subject matter. it requires alot of understanding of shots angles and timing. i have been reading the book titled SHOT BY SHOT by Steve Katz. I have found this book useful and recommend it to any student studying animation or film. Aside from after effects i have been working alot in Maya a 3d program. I have just been becoming familiar and experimenting in the program. I enjoy it alot and plan on taking it further and animating in the program.