Fall Has Arrived + Spring 2010 CCA Work

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in CCA, Experiences | 2 Comments

As promised… almost 4 months ago, I am posting some work I completed last semester at CCA. I had a extremely busy summer break. I spent 3 months in Missouri helping my Mom at her new cafe she opened earlier this year. I thought I would have time to work on some unfinished projects and blog, but the cafe kept me much more busy than I expected. It was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed spending time with my Mom and I think it was beneficial to get my mind off of school and animation for a while. I had been going non-stop for over 3 years (including school and working at Double Helix). I had a lot of time to think about my goals, my progress up to this point in my life and and what I hope to achieve the rest of my time at CCA. My enthusiasm for school is just as strong as last semester and I am eager to start animating again.

So, without further ado, here is some work that I did for my Designing for Shots class last semester. The class was taught by Pixar Art Director, Anthony Cristov. The class work consisted of creating pre-production artwork, with a focus on designing “shots.” A shot, in terms of the class, is a storytelling idea composed for the camera. For the class, we were asked to choose a story, then design a series of shots. After shots, we then moved on to environments and characters. During the course of the class, I did three stories: Treasure Island, Murders at the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe as well as a personal story I am developing for my Senior Project film.

Treasure Island:

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Personal Short Film Development

Those are all my favorite pieces from the class. Overall, it was a very challenging class for me. It definitely confirmed my choice to become a animator and not a visual development artist. Even after all these years in art school, I still suck at perspective and totally loathe it. To check out what I was up to in my Animation 1 class, you can head over to Vimeo where I posted most of my assignments including my final short film. Stay tuned for updates on how my fall semester is going and new adventures.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Jason Scheier
    November 8, 2010

    These are so awesome Tim! Love all of your development paintings and drawings!! More more more!

    • Tim
      November 8, 2010

      Thanks Jason! I’m glad you like them :) I will be posting some new work soon!


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