The #1 question people ask me…
Utah Arts Festival
This is a Ball will be screening as part of the children’s film program at the Utah Arts festival. The festival runs June 23rd-26th. Screenings will be every half hour in the Art Yard, Noon–8PM. This program is designed for children 3 and under. The others films playing will be: This Time It’s Shopping, 4 min, […]
Blue Plum Animation Festival
Interviewed by Animation Mentor!
I was interviewed by Animation Mentor to discuss This is a Ball and my passion behind creating the film. It was a real honor to be included on their blog. Read it on their site or below. This month’s Where are they now? series features Jeff Starr, a 2010 graduate of Animation Mentor. Since graduating from Animation […]
Cube vs Square
One of the questions I get asked from time to time is, “If the ball is called a ball and not a circle, why isn’t the square referred to as a cube and the triangle a pyramid?” The idea is that the Ball is the only character with depth to his personality. The bullies are just one dimensional, hence […]
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Behind the Scenes: Rendering
A short time-lapse video of me working to resolve some rendering issues in Maya. Four shots in the movie had a problem where random dark spots would appear on the geometry. I worked for a long time to try and figure out the cause. Eventually I had to resort to manually retouching over 100 frames in Photoshop.